Sinhagad Fort Tours
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.
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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 Tickets Prices
- Mentioned ticket price is for vehicles only. For trekkers following the other route, there are no entry fees.
How To Get To 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
- Up and above
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Share your experience - Rate Sinhagad Fort, Pune
A wonderful place for a weekend trek. Spectacular views of the entire city and adjoining lush green hills. I strongly suggest you to trek up the hill to reach the fort rather than going up the road by car. Be prepared with comfortable clothing for climbing, lots of water, basic first aid and shoes with good grip. Loved the experience.
Very good place for a one day trek. The more early you start the more beautiful places you get to see. You can relax once you reach on the top. There are many places at the top where you can eat. Various stalls offer various Maharashtrian dishes. The place is very beautiful when viewed from top.
Good place for trekking and weekends. Now a days ghat road is close so a trek is also a good option from a other road before security check. Families, couples and trek lovers its a good spot for you.
Nice place for hiking or short trek. We often go here on weekends. You can go for trekking or can also reach the top by driving a car or riding a bike. It approximately takes around 45 minutes to 1 hr to reach at the top. Also, lot of options available for eating out. And, on Dongar Forte you can spend a day with friends and family.
If you are a beginner in trekking it's definitely a right fort to be started...requires less endurance and ample amount of tea houses give opportunity to savour on food , lemon juices and tea. The trail is well marked with frequent trekkers...It has a proper parking area at t base of the fort n fort is also accessible via road to the top. The food at the fort is a must have. Lastly, toilet block is also available at the top of the fort...so don't panic Njoy your trek n holiday!
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