Sinhagad Fort

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  • Address: Thoptewadi, Sinhagad Ghat Rd, Pune, Maharashtra 411025, India
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  • Timings: 06:00 am - 06:00 pm Details
  • Ticket Price: 10 INR
  • Time Required: 04:00 Hrs
  • Tags: Landmark, Hiking Trail, Historical Site, Family And Kids, Picnic Spot, Fort

Reminders of the historic battles of the Marathas follow you while you stumble across the windswept ruins on the Sinhgad fort. This fort, 25 kms outside Pune, is a beloved weekend spot of Punekars and Mumbaikars alike.

Sinhgad is significant for the memorials of Tanaji Malusare and Chhatrapati Rajaram. Rajaram, the younger son of Shivaji was the third coronated king of the Maratha Empire. Tanaji Malusare was a Maratha general who lost his life in the Battle of Sinhgad.

In March 1640, Tanaji with the help of trained Iguanas and his handful trusted soldiers entered the impenetrable fort. Although Tanaji lost his life in the battle, his party recaptured the fort from the Mughals. Mourning the loss of his favorite general who fought like a lion, Shivaji changed the name of the fort from ‘Kondhana’ to ‘Sinhgad’.

You will find a Bungalow of Lokmanya Tilak, one of the earliest progressive Freedom fighters of India on Sinhgad. Ancient spy holes, rugged stone gates, an ancient temple of Godess Kali, a few abandoned cannons is all that remains of this legendary fort.

They say that if you look carefully, you will find old coins scattered from the wealthier days of Sinhgad. You sit gazing into the beautiful, dangerous valleys and wonder how this place looked a few centuries ago.

A meal consisting of Pithla-Bhakri (Bengal gram flour with fresh spices and Jowar bread) from one of the fort shacks is also one of the highlights of a visit to Sinhgad. Do not miss this favorite picnic spot, especially in the winters, when you can munch on sweet corn and have a memorable day with your pals.

You can take a cab or travel the way trek lovers do, you will be bewitched by the pristine aura of this place. Breathtaking views of the Panshet and Khadakwasla dams, layers of green velvet on all the hills around, Sinhagad is as it was hundred years ago.

  • Start early in the morning if you are going to trek to the top.
  • Carry a stick with you, for balancing while hiking.
  • It can get pricky cold in the mornings, carry warm clothes.
  • Be careful during monsoons, the roads get very slippery.
  • Experience the food at the local shacks. The Kanda bhaji and Pithla Bhakri are mouth-watering.
  • Do not consume alcohol or any other intoxicating substances in the area.
  • Do not litter or vandalize the structures.
  • Sinhgad is a fort widely climbed by Trekkers. Many people gather here for celebrations on 19th February, Shivaji’s birth anniversary. 

  • Mentioned ticket price is for vehicles only. For trekkers following the other route, there are no entry fees.

  • State Transport buses from Swargate and Shaniwarwada fort.
  • Awasre Wadi bus stop
  • It is recommended to go on your own vehicle.

  • Local shacks and stalls
  • Hotel Ratna
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  • Sinhagad Fort Address: Thoptewadi, Sinhagad Ghat Rd, Pune, Maharashtra 411025, India
  • Sinhagad Fort Timing: 06:00 am - 06:00 pm
  • Sinhagad Fort Price: 10 INR
  • Best time to visit Sinhagad Fort(preferred time): 06:00 am - 11:00 am
  • Time required to visit Sinhagad Fort: 04:00 Hrs
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  • 81.59% of people who visit Pune include Sinhagad Fort in their plan

  • 69.93% of people start their Sinhagad Fort visit around 05 AM - 06 AM

  • People usually take around 4 Hrs to see Sinhagad Fort

Friday, Saturday and Sunday

93.79% of people prefer to travel by car while visiting Sinhagad Fort

People normally club together Kolad and Lavasa while planning their visit to Sinhagad Fort.

People also prefer to start their day with Sinhagad Fort.

* The facts given above are based on traveler data on TripHobo and might vary from the actual figures
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  • Very nice for an adventurous trip can be done 1 day return very easily. But should be visited early in the morning that is 5-6am the scenic views are at their best in the morning time. Avoid visits on Saturday and Sunday and if you want to visit on Saturday and Sunday then reach at the top till 5-6 am then only you can enjoy your trip if you visit at 8-9am on Saturday or Sunday then you have to see only traffic jam nothing else

  • Awesome place to visit for a trek or outing. Best time to visit would be early mornings if u want to catch the sunrise. Nice time to go is after monsoon as summer dries up this place too much. Also 5-9 AM is the best time of the day. It is a good place for one day trip with friends and family. Food availability is good with locals preparing in traditional Maharashtrian style. The coast is little bit high but it balanced with the test of the food. The fort is well maintained but it could be better.

  • Very nice for an adventurous trip can be done 1 day return very easily. But should be visited early in the morning that is 5-6am the scenic views are at their best in the morning time. Avoid visits on Saturday and Sunday and if you want to visit on Saturday and Sunday then reach at the top till 5-6 am then only you can enjoy your trip if you visit at 8-9am on Saturday or Sunday then you have to see only traffic jam nothing else

  • Awesome place to visit for a trek or a day outing. Best time to visit would be early mornings if u want to catch the sunrise. Sunsets r equally gr8. The evening time is soothing. Rainy season best to hike on the local trails nearby.

  • Very well maintained. Restoration could have been better though. But that's to blame our previous generations as almost nothing inside the fort is left much. Except for the boundary fortifications not much of the old buildings stand. If you are going to see great structures or pieces of history then you won't be happy. But the place is well maintained and clean right now. Nice time to go is after monsoon as summer dries up this place too much. Also 5-9 AM is the best time of the day. Nice views and vantage points throughout. Snacks bhakri available are good at the parking.

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