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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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  • We visited on a weekend and whilst it was busy it was nit overcrowded - great views from the top and definately worth a visit  more »
  • The trek is quite a task for this fort though its worth the effort. The stable and others are intact though smelly. The kids will have a good experience of an actual fort here  more »
  • Sinhagad Fort is juts 100 kms from central Pune and seems to be a popular destination for families. Since I viisited on 31 Dec, the place was full of people and we had to wait for about an hour as the...  more »
  • Nice place to visit. I would suggest one should go by bike. The nature is excellent. If you are planning to visit in winter then great. The road is good for most of the part but last 1 -2 km it becomes little rough but you can manage it.
  • Yes absolutely nice place to visit. Hill station where you can enjoy a lot. Go by byke you feel good with drive in curvy ghat road. More over the food items are yummy... Food lovers loves it definitely. Suggested to go in early morning or in the evening. Good place to enjoy.
  • Very awesome place to go. It's about 50km from Pune city. Do start your journey early in the morning so that you can enjoy the sunrise from the fort. You can go by any vehicle to top or you can even trek. After reaching up you have to trek little bit where no vehicles can go, but the trek is fine to do. Early morning you get some awesome breakfast over there do not miss that out. The view is just superb and it may take 3-4hrs to see the whole place.
  • Excellent place for a day getaway. Scenic beauty, history and great authentic food. If you plan the trek it's even better. It's a simple 45 min trek and you'll meet nature lovers and other trekking groups in the way.
  • Monsoons are the best time to visit! If not monsoon, then early mornings. Trek from the base is easy from endurance point of view as well. Those who do not want to trek can take the jeep with 60/- per person. Good, local food available at the top. A nice place to visit and spend time with your friends and family.

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