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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.
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The fort is nice; At a height of 4600 ft. you get a good view from the fort. You can try visiting it in monsoons and the views will be much better then. Don't eat at the fort though...it's unhygienic and crowdy. So much so that downhill you get a traffic jam on the narrow road on a holiday. Visit on a weekday, you'll be much much better off :)
Our beloved Kondhana! Sad to report but it totally has lost its former glory as a weekend gateway place. Its more of a fish market now. Too many vendors, too rowdy a crowd, so much waste generated so small a parking to handle the daily crowd too. People get out of their house on weekends with their family for peace of mind, not to quarrel with local vendor for giving you four buttermilk when you clearly asked for three and then charging for 8 since one glass has 2 quantity. Sinhagad used to be the first love of all trekkers and hikers. It was n will always be mine. But I will try my best not to visit again.
Avoid visiting the fort on holidays. As this is one of the most accessible fort around pune by road, expect huge crowd on national holidays and weekends. If you are planning to visit, plan it after mid June and till October as in monsoon you can enjoy the lush greenery all around with clouds. PS: don't miss the wind point :)
On weekends it is very much crowded. Will suggest to visit in weekday if you want to explore it and enjoy nature calmly. You will get कांदा भजी अँड पिठलं भाकरी here whivh tastes fabulous. Don't expect Any hygiene.
I'll rather give five star rating if they maintain road. Other than that this one is must visit. If you are visiting pune you should definitely head towards this fort. Especially between July to January. In summer reach over the top before sunrise.