Sinhagad Fort3619 Votes Currently Closed
- Address: Thoptewadi, Sinhagad Ghat Rd, Pune, 411025, India
- 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
Reminders of the historic battles of the Marathas follow you while you stumble across the windswept ruins on the Sinhgad fort. This fort, 25 km 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 Goddess 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 Travel Tips
- 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.
Entrance Ticket Details For Sinhagad Fort
- Mentioned ticket price is for vehicles only. For trekkers following the other route, there are no entry fees.
How to Reach Sinhagad Fort
- State Transport buses from Swargate and Shaniwarwada fort.
- Awasre Wadi bus stop
- It is recommended to go on your own vehicle.
- Local shacks and stalls
- Hotel Ratna
- Sheetal Lunch Home
- Up and above
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74.7% of people who visit Pune include Sinhagad Fort in their plan
05 AM - 06 AM
69.93% of people start their Sinhagad Fort visit around 05 AM - 06 AM
People usually take around 4 Hrs to see Sinhagad Fort
93.79% of people prefer to travel by car while visiting Sinhagad Fort