One day trek to fort Visapur – 29 Jul’19

Details-

Visapur fort-

Type: Hill fort
Height: 3,700 Feet above MSL (Approx)
Grade: Medium
Base Village: Bhaje -Malavali

Visapur fort was built during 1713-1720 CE by Balaji Vishwanath, the first Peshwa of Maratha Empire. It is a twin fort to Lohagad. During 1818 war, British forces captured Visapur fort first and then Lohagad. Considering the strategic importance of Visapur, both the north (Konkan) and the south (Deccan) gateways were blown up by Britishers, and except a few huts, nothing was left standing. In contrast, most of Lohagad fort is still intact.

Major Features
Visapur Fort is larger and at a higher elevation than its twin fort- Lohagad. Within the fort are caves, water cisterns, a decorated arch and old houses. There are two roofless buildings surrounded by outer or veranda walls said to have once been Government offices. The ruins of a large stone-built house are known as the Peshwa’s palace. There is a huge carving of Hanuman near the palace. Unlike the inner structure, majority of its wall is still intact.

 

Itinerary-

Sunday 29 Jul’18

  • Meeting Point: Borivali National Park at 05:30 am
  • Leave for Malavali (the base village) by private transport

(Route will be Western express highway till JVLR junction, Gandhi Chawk -Kanjurmarg Stn., Vashi, Kalamboli, Mumbai-Pune Exp.way)

  • Reach base village by 9:00 am, Breakfast and round of Introductions & Briefing on Rules and Regulations
  • Start trek & Reach top by 12:00 pm
  • Explore the fort & lunch on top of fort
  • Start descending towards base village by 2:30 pm
  • Start return journey by 05:00 pm
  • Reach Mumbai by 9:00 pm (Tentatively)

 

Event Cost-

Rs. 1,100/- (Rs. One thousand one hundred only) per person

Includes-

  • Private transport from Borivali NP to Malavali base village & back
  • B’fast and evening refreshment
  • NB Expertise Charges

 
Excludes-

  • Lunch for the day
  • Bottled water/ Cold drinks
  • Personal / Accident insurance
  • Anything other than above mentioned in inclusions

 
Things to carry-

  • Lunch for the day
  • At least 2 Litres of water
  • A haversack to put in everything to be carried for the trek
  • Extra set of clothes, Towel / Napkin, Cap
  • Camera, something to munch on (Optional)
  • Personal medicines required if any
  • Identity Proof

 

Registration-

For Registration, Contact – 99306 91186/ 91679 66042/ 98200 20261/ 98695 09488

To register your seat please transfer event cost in the account below:

Account Name: Nisarga Bhraman Eco Tours
Account No.: 50200024447001 (Current)
RTGS/NEFT/IFSC Code: 0000414
Bank: HDFC Bank
Branch: Shantivan, Borivali (East)

After making the payment through net banking or mobile, please take a screenshot of the transaction and mail it to nisargabhraman@gmail.com or send it over Whatsup.

Limited seats, entry on first come first served basis

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Rules & Regulations-
  • Consumption of alcohol, Drugs, Narcotics is strictly banned on the event & should lead to expulsion from the trek
  • The leader’s decision will be final and binding on all members. No arguments will be entertained
  • Each member will be responsible for his/her own safety and baggage
  • Please do not wear any jewellery or gold chains/rings
  • Please do not litter, we believe in the saying, “Wherever you go, leave only your footprints and take back only memories.”

 
Disclaimer:

Hiking / Trekking / Rock climbing is an adventurous activity and accidents can happen in spite of taking utmost caution and care. The organization will not be responsible for any injury / accident / death to the participant while on trek.

Medical Disclaimer:

It is Important to be physically fit while on treks. If suffering from any allergy or ailment, please bring prescribed medicines to prevent serious health problem including heatstroke, severe headache, cough, dehydration and hypothermia. Participants suffering from chronic conditions like asthma bronchitis, blood pressure, migraine, diabetes etc. should take permission from their physicians before treks.