Sinhagad Fort, Pune
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Address: Thoptewadi, Sinhagad Ghat Rd, Pune, Maharashtra 411025, India
Ticket Price: 10 INR
Time Required: 04:00 Hrs
Timings: 06:00 am - 06:00 pm Details
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About Sinhagad Fort, Pune
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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Sinhagad Fort, Pune Reviews
A good place to hang out with Friends and/or Family.. Recommend to visit the Fort via Trekking.. It takes just over an hour to trek to the top.. You have many places in between to have rest and refreshments.. The fort itself is clean enough.. The views offered by the spot, and the breeze of air in open areas of the fort make it a really beautiful moment to spend.. Recommend Trekking early in the Morning, so that you can enjoy the Sunrise.. If planning to visit late, visit the vehicle by vehicles and enjoy the Sunset.. Snacks, food, refreshments are good too.. If you like trekking, this Fort is worth a Trek at least once..
Best place to hangout with Friends. It is best option for small treks on weekends. The fort has a significant history and it is worth a visit. You will love the nature and it's beautiful views. You have a variety of food items served by the local people. The fort also has a by road option with trekking the fort. You will enjoy the most in monsoon the rides get bumpy but it view worth it. Do visit.
Really a Wonderful Historical place to visit. Take a brisk walk around many places on top of the mountain and you have a pure Marathi village lunch at small huts and take some rest under the hood of trees where the wind gives you peaceful rest. The lunch is little bit expensive but taste should appreciate because you cannot have like appetite any where else. At the end you have to walk down before sunset and carry a bag of beautiful memories along with you. Should visit those who have not..
A must visit destination if you want to experience the nature from big heights... This place makes it a great choice for lovers of beautiful mountains and soothing nature.. you get a lot of small food stalls on the top selling corn, fruits, juices, ice cream, tea, coffee, etc। So you don't need to worry about carrying food stuff over there... Road network to this place is not so good..
Wonderful Historical place to visit. Start off early morning and reach by noon. Take a brisk walk around many places on top of the mountain. Have a pure Marathi village lunch at small huts and take some rest under the hood of trees. Then walk down before sunset and carry a bag of beautiful memories along with you.🙂