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

Sinhagad Fort - Review

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
  • Skye
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TripHobo Highlights for Sinhagad Fort

  • 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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Things to Know Before Visiting Sinhagad Fort

  • 81.74% 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.

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Sinhagad Fort, Pune Reviews

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  • Reaching the place is tiring experience as roads are not properly maintained. So when you reach the place taking a sharp left turn, you will find some space to park the vehicles. You also get a washroom thereby. The journey starts with moving forward every step. You get to see beautiful views all around. If you are young energetic enthusiast take the routes where people hardly go. You will surely reach a place worth going to. If you walk just along the path provided, you would still enjoy the views.

  • Trek Difficulty level- Easy Very nice view. Tip:- don't carry too heavy backpack. The weather is cool but not very chilly Did my first trek here.Awesome experience. Really good climb.There are multiple trails easy slopes and little challenging Rocky ones too. You can choose for your own. There are little shops along the trail too. You will get water and snacks too.

  • It's 50 km away from Pune main city. The trek is worth every effort spent. It generally takes around 1.5 hours for casual trekkers and 45 minutes to an hour for hard core trekkers. Also Visit this place for the most amazing views and stopover at small shacks for some authentic food experience. Before planning to here, please check once for the accessibility to the fort as sometimes the road was closed due to landslide during the rainy day.

  • Best outing point, specialty when monsoon shows up. A mild cold and misty look with the shower will make you feel incredibly lucky one. In addition, historical 2000 years ago built an old fort got a beauty and enticing views. Must visit this place. If you have vehicle you do not have to climb the mountain because you can ride up to almost hill-top.

  • It's 50 km away from Pune main city. The trek is worth every effort spent. It generally takes around 1.5 hours for casual trekkers and 45 minutes to an hour for hard core trekkers. Also Visit this place for the most amazing views and stopover at small shacks for some authentic food experience. Before planning to here, please check once for the accessibility to the fort as sometimes the road was closed due to landslide during the rainy day.

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