Sinhagad Fort, Pune - Travel Guide


Are you interested in trekking in Pune? If yes, you must visit the Sinhagad Fort located in Pune city, Maharashtra state, India. Here you will get important information of Sinhagad Fort regarding its best time and location, attractions and many more. Read this article before you plan the trekking.

Sinhagad Fort Pune


Sinhagad Fort is a popular picnic spot located at a distance of 25km from Pune city in Maharashtra state, India. This is a popular trekking destination for the people of Pune as it is situated on a hill, at a height of 700m above the surrounding landscape. I think most people are familiar with the fact that in Maharashtra state, you can see different forts. It is believed that Tanaji Malusare, a general in Shivaji's army sacrificed the wedding of his son to win the fort. This brave soldier was well supported by uncle Shelar Mama as well as Marathas. Sinhagad Fort

Do you know how this fort was named as Sinhagad fort? This fort was named after Kondana, after this brave Tanaji Malusare who fought like a true lion till his death. So Sinhagad fort is sometimes known as Lion fort also. When you get a chance to visit this fort, you can see that it still reflects the story of our Pune city. From this Sinhagad fort, you can also see Panshet, Khadakwasla, and Varasgaon dams as well as the Torana fort. Sometimes this fort is also used for training purposes by the National Defence Academy. Inside the Sinhagad fort you can also see the Samadhi of Tanaji Malusare with that of Shivaji's younger son Rajaram. Once, this fort was the summer house of Bal Gangadhar Tilak, the great freedom fighter. You can also see Dev Taki, which is a tank famous with sweet and cold water in Sinhagad fort.

One of the main attractions of this fort is its climbing on foot. It's better to carry some snacks with you while visiting the Sinhagad fort. Now I hope most of you may be thinking about how we can reach Sinhagad fort very easily. So read the rest of this article where you will get more information regarding Sinhagad Fort Pune, which will help to clear your doubts.

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Best time to visit the Sinhagad fort: Monsoon and winter season

How we can reach Sinhagad fort?


Sinhagad in Pune is easily accessible by PCMT buses. Sinhagad fort is located at a distance of 860km from Bangalore, Nagpur 800km, Kolhapur 250km, Mumbai 200km and Ahmedabad 720km respectively.

From Pune to Sinhagad fort
Pune- Swargate- Sinhagad Rd- Khadakwasla- Sinhagad

From Mumbai to Sinhagad fort
Mumbai- Talegaon- Pune bypass highway- Warje- Khadakwasla- Sinhagad

From Kolhapur to Sinhagad fort
Kolhapur- Satara- Pune bypass Rd- Warje- Khadakwasla- Sinhagad


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Comments

Guest Author: Suresh20 Mar 2015

I am comming from Delhi to see Sinhagad Fort how to reach by air ? No Shop's avaible near to Sinhagad Fort for buying food items? Sinhagad Fort timings. Share some travel places near to Sinhagad Fort



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