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Shrivardhan Fort Lonavala Address: Rajmachi, Udhewadi, Maharashtra, 410405, India

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Shrivardhan Fort Lonavala Timings

Day Timing
Monday 12:00 am – 12:00 am
Tuesday 12:00 am – 12:00 am
Wedesday 12:00 am – 12:00 am
Thursday 12:00 am – 12:00 am
Friday 12:00 am – 12:00 am
Saturday 12:00 am – 12:00 am
Sunday 12:00 am – 12:00 am
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Lonavala showcases exceptional natural beauty and safeguards traces of the region's history, reaching far back to the 17th century.

Nestled amidst the lofty peaks of the Sahyadri range, one can discover the remains and echoes of the Maratha rulers' era – forts, watchtowers, and quaint lodgings that evoke a sense of nostalgia while offering captivating views.

These locations attract both nature enthusiasts and history geeks alike.

One such remnant of the past is the age-old Shrivardhan Fort. A place full of natural beauty and calmness yet rich in history is a major tourist attraction in Lonavala.

All about Shrivardhan Fort, Lonavala

Situated in the Rajmachi village within the Sahyadri mountain range of Maharashtra, the Shrivardhan Fort is part of the Rajmachi fortification alongside the Manaranjan Fort, dating back to the Maratha era.

Both forts sit on two different mountains that are just across each other.

Of the two forts, Shrivardhan Fort stands taller at an elevation of 900 metres above sea level, serving as a strategic vantage point and watchtower to spot potential enemies from afar.

What sets the fort apart is its mesmerising panoramic views of the surrounding valleys and mountains, especially during the lush greenery of the monsoon season.

It would be recommended to trek for some time to reach the Shrivardhan Fort. The trek to the fort follows a path that consists of half stone-paved steps and half rocky terrain. En route, a small ancient cave collects fresh and sweet water during the monsoon season, offering a refreshing respite.

Along the way, there is an ancient Kalbhairav temple with intriguing elements like an old cannon and early human-like paintings engraved on stone.

What makes the trek unique is the open path, free from dense forests or towering trees hindering the view. Each step takes you higher, revealing an unfolding picturesque valley below.

Upon reaching the fort, you can find stone water tanks, likely used by city guards for storing water. Inside the fort's premises is also a Shivling bound by small stone walls. It would have been a place of worship for the stationed guards.

Adjacent to the fort is a small cave adorned with Lord Ganesh's portrait on its door, having three separate rooms that may have housed guards and their weapons.

These rooms provide a secure, clean, and comfortable space for those looking to camp on the site.

The fort still has several cannons from the 17th century, untouched and well-preserved. The remnants of the past lend a deeply nostalgic atmosphere to the place, inviting visitors to relive those historical times vividly.

History of Shrivardhan Fort, Lonavala

Dating back to the 17th century, Shrivardhan Fort was constructed by the Maratha warrior Shivaji Maharaj.

Overlooking the crucial Bor Ghat trade route, the fort was pivotal as a watchtower safeguarding against potential looters.

Imagine the vigilance of soldiers or guards stationed there, scanning the surroundings for signs of approaching enemies. The fort's walls echo the cries of battles fought in times past.

Entry fee and timings of Shrivardhan Fort

There is no entry fee to visit Shrivardhan Fort.

While the fort does not have specific timings, commencing your visit before noon is recommended. This time frame ensures you can fully appreciate the scenic views before daylight fades. Moreover, embarking on the return journey in darkness poses potential risks.

Best time to visit Shrivardhan Fort, Lonavala

The best time to visit Shrivardhan Fort is during the monsoon season, when the rainfall turns the entire surrounding valleys and mountains into a lush green canvas. Also, during the monsoon, small waterfalls flow throughout the trekking trail.

November to February is also good for people looking for pleasant and cool weather.

How to reach Shrivardhan Fort, Lonavala?

Lonavala is well-connected to Pune (67 km) and Mumbai (83 km). So, a road trip is one option. You can also catch trains from Pune and Mumbai to reach Lonavala Station.

The base village of the Shrivardhan Fort trek is just 13.5 km away from Lonavala.

You can easily get a taxi from top car rental companies in Lonavala & Khandala or auto rickshaw to get there. You can commence your trek from the base village, and within 2 hours, you will be on top of the Shrivardhan Fort.

Shrivardhan Fort offers an ideal escape for groups of friends, encompassing a complete adventure package. It has a scenic hike and the evocative nostalgia of ancient ruins and temples. It is a captivating journey back in time. Adding Shrivardhan Fort to your Lonavala bucket list and a star to your trip to Lonavala is highly recommended.

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