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Sinhagad Fort, Pune

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Perched on a remote hill, Sinhagad Fort served as the site of many historic battles, including the famous 1671 Battle of Sinhagad. The carvings found within the fort's temple suggest the structure could have been built 2,000 years ago. Take an uphill climbing route, along which locals sell boiled eggs and salted butter. See the military stables, old wells, historic gates, a brewery, a statue of the god Hanuman, and a temple dedicated to Hindu goddess Kali. Look for the bust of Tanaji--a general who lost his life in the Battle of Sinhagad--and a tomb of his younger brother Rajaram. Nature lovers will enjoy views of the surrounding mountains, flights of different spices of birds, and a rose garden. A visit to Sinhagad Fort represents just the start of the adventure when you use our Pune trip planner to plot your vacation.
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  • Wonderful visit. This is the perfect season to visit any Gad/ Fort. Weather is good, rains have stopped, so there's no moss/ mud etc. Less chances of slipping. Cool weather helps you walk more... 
    Wonderful visit. This is the perfect season to visit any Gad/ Fort. Weather is good, rains have stopped, so there's no moss/ mud etc. Less chances of slipping. Cool weather helps you walk more...  more »
  • Good place to be Too much encroachment No traffic control and hence most of the times traffic gets stuck and people have to walk 4-5 kms Not a place to visit on weekend due to huge rush overall badly....  more
    Good place to be Too much encroachment No traffic control and hence most of the times traffic gets stuck and people have to walk 4-5 kms Not a place to visit on weekend due to huge rush overall badly....  more »
  • Historical and amazing, this is worth going on your trip to Pune. You just need to do a little climb but it is worth it. 
    Historical and amazing, this is worth going on your trip to Pune. You just need to do a little climb but it is worth it.  more »
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  • Surreal, very calming environment. We went in the morning and reached around 9 am. The surroundings were very good. We were amazed by the beauty of nature. Due to clouds it was difficult to see some things. Also you have to be careful while walking as things are not clearly visible due to clouds. Recommend to read history before visiting the fort, so you can feel the importance of the place when you are walking there. I don't recommend visiting on Sunday because there will be huge traffic jams as most of the people park their vehicles on the road side. Even when we visited on Saturday, when we left around 2 in the afternoon we were stuck around 1 hr. Another suggestion is you can trek route, I did not go that route, so not sure about the difficulty. Next time definitely I am definitely going to trek to Sinhagad Fort.
  • Surreal, very calming environment. We went in the morning and reached around 6 am. The surroundings were very good. We were amazed by the beauty of nature. Due to clouds it was difficult to see some things. Also you have to be careful while walking as things are not clearly visible due to clouds. Recommend to read history before visiting the fort, so you can feel the importance of the place when you are walking there. I don't recommend visiting on Sunday because there will be huge traffic jams as most of the people park their vehicles on the road side. Even when we visited on Saturday, when we left around 2 in the afternoon we were stuck around 1 hr. Another suggestion is you can trek route, I did not go that route, so not sure about the difficulty. Next time definitely I am definitely going to trek to Sinhagad Fort.
  • Surreal, very calming environment. We went in the morning and reached around 9 am. The surroundings were very good. We were amazed by the beauty of nature. Due to clouds it was difficult to see some things. Also you have to be careful while walking as things are not clearly visible due to clouds. Recommend to read history before visiting the fort, so you can feel the importance of the place when you are walking there. I don't recommend visiting on Sunday because there will be huge traffic jams as most of the people park their vehicles on the road side. Even when we visited on Saturday, when we left around 2 in the afternoon we were stuck around 1 hr. Another suggestion is you can trek route, I did not go that route, so not sure about the difficulty. Next time definitely I am definitely going to trek to Sinhagad Fort.
  • Visited just two weeks back. And I am so happy that I witnessed the beauty of Sinhagad during monsoons. It’s indeed very visible in the pictures. You can check it out. Since it is a bit far from the main city and you might find traffics on the way, I would suggest you to visit early in the day instead of going in the evening. If you are visiting in evening after 3 PM you might not be able to explore everything. Since the place covers good geographical area. Even if you are visiting in morning, you can spend the whole day there as it has good places to sit and relax. Food is easily available there. Also, you can visit with family for a weekend picnic . 😇 Regarding vehicle and parking, I would suggest not to park on the way up on roadsides, as it causes more traffic. Go till the end you can find plenty of space for parking on the top.
  • Hi everyone, The fort is just as ancient as it is. And the place is wide open and has great views. You can spend an amazing time over here. Can't be explored within a day, as you'll come here and walk along and sit in a spot for the peace of the destination. For this you must visit as early as possible in the morning because it's really crowded mostly on weekends. So do reach here by 6 am if possible and have a glance at the wonderful sunrise. Thus you can walk over the place, take pictures and keep it on as you wish. The best part is that it is really open and the everlasting view of it is just mesmerizing. Do go out with your friends and families. Do eat bhaje there and the rest of the items as per your needs. Must visit. Can be visited multiple times a year. Good luck!

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