Larger and even taller than its counterpart (Lohagad Fort), Visapur Fort is a gigantic architecture that has stood all the test of time. Out here, one can find caves, wells, arches, and old houses. Amongst all these, the two roofless buildings, which once belonged to the secretariat, are worth noticing. Here one can find some good number of Hanuman Temples too as he was the patron deity of Visapur fort.
The well inside the fort was built by the Pandavas. Also, worth checking out are guns, some of which belongs to Queen Elizabeth's reign.Like other guns on the fort it has been disabled by breaking off its trunnions. Close to it are the remains of an old Mahadev shrine.
Built during 1713-1720 CE by Balaji Vishwanath, the first Peshwa of Maratha Empire, Visapur Fort is perhaps the strongest example of the Maratha architecture. It is so strong that it compelled the British Army to make special arrangements for the attack. Due to its strategic location, quite close to the Lohagad fort, Visapur was once the cannons depot, which was later used to blow up Lohagad Fort, forcing the Marathas to flee.
Things to Do & See in and around
The luscious surrounding of Visapur Fort makes a perfect background for camping. Travelers even trek through the bumpy yet beautiful trails to reach the fort.
Sunset to sunrise
No entry fees
The motorable road is till Lohagad Fort, which is quite close to the Visapur Fort. From Lohagad Fort, one will have to trek to reach Visapur Fort. One can even trek to Visapur Fort, which mainly starts from Malavali Railway
Best time to Visit
Monsoon & Winter