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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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  • Although this a must visit, plan before you go. 1) Either you can trek which would take average 2 hours to get to the top and another hour to go further and visit different points and samadhi. In whic...  more »
  • Best time for Trekkers/Bikers/Runners is morning. Its a 1.15 hrs of trekking. So you can start early in the morning and witness lovely morning there. After exploring fort you can have Pithal Bhakari, ...  more »
  • When you visit Pune you must visit this Fort as it has one of the good history information which will be admired by the teenage and the young generation.  more »
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  • A nice place to trek in the early mornings. Best time to start trekking is 6 am. Take about an hour for a reasonably fit person to climb to the top. The climb down could be harsh on the knees. Hence Once the top, one can either 1. go left towards the parking, eat at one of the shacks and take a jeep down to your vehicle that is parked in the valley before the climb. 2. Take a right and roam around on the actual fort. There are few historically significant sites and few more eateries. The roaming around could take time though.
  • Visited this place with friends to watch sunrise and I must say the sky before sunrise and the shades of light along with cloud you can see here is really amazing. We had a breakfast here in a small dhaba which was also good and then we started exploring fort. There's not much to look for inside the fort and some restoration work was going on when we visited here. I should say one must visit this fort at least to watch the sunrise and nature's beauty during sunrise.
  • A fine place to trek. The difficulty level is Easy. There is an alternative too for people who can't trek but still wanna see the fort and the beautiful view. The usual time to trek is 4-6 am and is a suitable time as the sun ain't your enemy then. Go with family and friends. Be safe and have a good day!
  • Warm sunny weather, away from the city. It's a nice short trek with steep climb at short intervals. The state transport bus stops at the foothills of the trek and the route is well marked with fruit vendors catering to your thirst and hunger. The play of the sun and shade makes way for a picturesque scenic setting. Though it's summer but it's a short trek and the heat doesn't takes such a toll.
  • A good place to hang out with Friends and/or Family.. Recommend to visit the Fort via Trekking.. It takes just over an hour to trek to the top.. You have many places in between to have rest and refreshments.. The fort itself is clean enough.. The views offered by the spot, and the breeze of air in open areas of the fort make it a really beautiful moment to spend.. Recommend Trekking early in the Morning, so that you can enjoy the Sunrise.. If planning to visit late, visit the vehicle by vehicles and enjoy the Sunset.. Snacks, food, refreshments are good too.. If you like trekking, this Fort is worth a Trek at least once..
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