Trek to Lohagadh, Lonavala, India

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Gituli
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Trek to Lohagadh, Lonavala, India

Postby Gituli » Sun Jul 10, 2011 2:27 pm

The hills of Lonavala & Khandala wear a cool green cover in the rainy season....
...the only season when one can enjoy Lonavala the most :)

We took a Cab to Malavli (near Lonavala) from Mumbai....Left the vehicles back a little after Malavli station & went on to trek, up the hill :)

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Destination Lohagadh by Kquester, on Flickr

Steps that go to Bhaja Caves:
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Route to Bhaja Caves by Kquester, on Flickr
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Gituli
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Re: Trek to Lohagadh, Lonavala, India

Postby Gituli » Sun Jul 10, 2011 3:54 pm

From: Mumbai
To: Lohagadh (Fort)
Route: Mumbai-Pune Expressway, take the 2nd exit to Lonavala.
Go to Malavli station....

There are 2 routes..
1. Concrete stairs leading up to Bhaja Caves &
2. A muddy road leading to Lohagadh Fort built on top of the hill.

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Destination Lohagadh by Kquester, on Flickr

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Lohagadh Fort by Kquester, on Flickr

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Lohagadh Fort by Kquester, on Flickr
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Gituli
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Re: Trek to Lohagadh, Lonavala, India

Postby Gituli » Sun Jul 10, 2011 4:13 pm

The Trek is long and tiring....So if you carry something to eat, its cool :)
Some snacks or chhut-put stuff is nice :)

By the way there are small huts n hotels on the way up....So no issues of food :P

The view from the top is AWESOME :)

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Lohagadh Fort View from top by Kquester, on Flickr

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View from Lohagadh Fort by Kquester, on Flickr

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View from Lohagadh Fort by Kquester, on Flickr
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Gituli
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Re: Trek to Lohagadh, Lonavala, India

Postby Gituli » Sun Jul 10, 2011 4:22 pm

One Precaution: Please dont wear woodland shoes in rainy season :(
I made the mistake of wearing them......i had to wait to run down most of the time to avoid slipping
Had to climb up with a lot of pain & at one point got stuck while climbing a shortcut up :P

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Lohagadh Fort by Kquester, on Flickr
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Gituli
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Re: Trek to Lohagadh, Lonavala, India

Postby Gituli » Sun Jul 10, 2011 5:25 pm

After coming back downhill, there are 2 Awesome falls :)
We ran up to one of them :) :) Was simply AWESOME :)

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Falls near Malavli (3) by Kquester, on Flickr

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Falls near Malavli (1) by Kquester, on Flickr

The flow was very slow at the start & with slight rains, the flow had increased exponentially :)
Must take a bath there :P
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Falls near Malavli (2) by Kquester, on Flickr
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Gituli
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Re: Trek to Lohagadh, Lonavala, India

Postby Gituli » Sun Jul 10, 2011 5:26 pm

Yes.....carry a spare set of clothes & undergarments to come back dry after you are done with all the fun :) :)
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Re: Trek to Lohagadh, Lonavala, India

Postby Mari » Mon Jul 11, 2011 11:46 am

beautiful pics :) did u go by the first option of going to bhaja caves and then to the lohagad fort?? i rem the last time we did that, and i was the guide na ;-) wow i so love to be a leader in adventurous things :)

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Re: Trek to Lohagadh, Lonavala, India

Postby Gituli » Mon Jul 11, 2011 5:27 pm

No Mari, we took the muddy road up to Lohagadh :)

I remember, you were our guide to the Bhaja Caves last time :)
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Re: Trek to Lohagadh, Lonavala, India

Postby Debarpita » Sun Jul 24, 2011 8:49 pm

Fantastic... Added to my list now.


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