Of the forts near Lonavala the Lohagad fort is the only one which can actually considered as a sightseeing option near Lonavala. The trek to Lonavala is a liesurely walk and if you are on a two wheeler you can even ride upto the base of the fort where the stairs to the fort starts. Vichukata, the wind point, is the main attraction within the Lohagad fort. Lohagadwadi is the base of Lohagad fort.
Lonavala is located just before the coastal plains begin and there are many forts located around Lonavala thanks to the ancient trade routes that pass through the region near Lonavala. Although most of the forts near Lonavala are trekking destinations more than sightseeing options near Lonavala you definitely can visit these forts if you are on a long holiday in Lonavala.
Rajmachi with its two peaks Shrivardhan and Manoranjan, is a popular trekking destination especially during and just after monsoons. Ruins of forts, water falls, temples and the ancient Buddhist caves on the way beacon the trekker through dense forests presenting a mixture of history and nature which makes Rajmachi very popular. Rajmachi is a long trek and can take about 5 hours to reach the base of the forts.
Visapur fort is located very close to the Lohagad fort and the trek route to Visapur coincides with the trek route to Lohagad till Gaimukh Khind.
Tikona fort, also known as Vitandgad is located close to the Pavana Dam. Tikona fort is an easy trek and can be visited even during a short trip to Lonavala. Tikona is a small fort and can be explored within an hour. Tikona fort offers beautiful views of Pavana lake.
Forts & Treks in Lonavala
There are many forts ideal for trekking near Lonavala