Sinhagad Fort, Pune
About Sinhagad Fort, Pune
Sinhagad Fort, Pune - Address, Ticket Price
Address: Thoptewadi, Sinhagad Ghat Rd, Pune, Maharashtra 411025
Ticket Price: 10 INR
Time Required: 04:00 Hrs
Timings: 06:00 am - 06:00 pm Details
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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.
Sinhagad Fort Information
- 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.
Sinhagad Fort Ticket Prices
- Mentioned ticket price is for vehicles only. For trekkers following the other route, there are no entry fees.
How To reach Sinhagad Fort by Public Transport
- State Transport buses from Swargate and Shaniwarwada fort.
- Awasre Wadi bus stop
- It is recommended to go on your own vehicle.
Restaurants Near Sinhagad Fort
- Local shacks and stalls
- Hotel Ratna
- Sheetal Lunch Home
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Monsoons are the best time to visit! If not monsoon, then early mornings. Trek from the base is easy from endurance point of view as well. Those who do not want to trek can take the jeep with 60/- per person. Good, local food available at the top. A nice place to visit and spend time with your friends and family.
It's one of the best places around. If you are looking for a one day trip, you can go here. It's a 1.5 hour of trekking from the bottom of the hill. The view is mesmerizing. Trekking is easy but the slope is very steep. Water and lemon water and all those kind of things are available on the way.
Driving/tracking to the top is the best part. Best time to visit is early morning n rainy season. There is hardly anything to see on the fort as such. Having the local food sitting on the mat is worth an appreciation.
Very close to Pune and extremely beautiful especially during rainy season. Historic place. Commercialization has it's side effects and you can see plastic bottles and wrappers lying around. The road needs to be repaired. Also since they are charging every vehicle going to the fort they should use that money for maintenance effectively.
Visit during Monsoon is great, one can see Mother Earth clad with all shades of green. Through out year, Sinhagad attracts more visitors who trek to reach hill top, especially during week ends... One can find, health conscious people start climbing early in the morning, take about 40 minutes to reach hill top, carry-out excercise, return. There are many regulars who climb even 2 to 3 times... In simple words Sinhagad is heaven for everyone...
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