Sinhagad

Sinhagad

Distance

30 Kms

Best Season

Monsoon – Winter

Overview

Sinhgad, is a fortress located roughly 30 kilometers southwest of the of Pune. Previously called Kondhana. It is a popular weekend destination for many residents of Pune. PMPML, runs buses every hour from Shaniwarwada and Swargate − to the Sinhagad foothills at Donje village. Non-vegetarian food, alcoholic drinks and smoking are strictly prohibited on the fort. One of the most famous battles for Sinhgad was fought to recapture the fort by Tanaji Malusare, a Mard Maratha Koli and a general of Shivaji in March 1670. Tanaji lost is life during battle but after leading his forces to a decisive victory. There is an anecdote that upon hearing of Tanaji's death, Shivaji expressed his remorse with the words: "Gad aala pan sinha gela" - "We gained the fort, but lost the lion. British took three months to capture this fort, which was longest it took them to win any fort in Maharashtra.

Attractions

Trekking

One of the most sought trekking destination from Pune residents, you can trek to the top of the fort from the base near Donje village. The climbing route from either side of the fort can be covered in around an hour, however it gets slippery in the rainy season.

Food

It is also famous for various food stalls providing maharashtrian food “Pitthla bhakri” and snacks “Bhaji”.

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