Sinhagad is very well known fort near Pune for one day picnic spot, for trekking and place to spend time with your loved ones. One of most popular weekend destination around Pune.
Sinhagad Fort history:
Singhagad Fort was earlier known as Kondana fort.After one the most famous battle at singhad by Tanaji Malusare, one of the sarder of Shivaji Maharaj this fort was recaptured from Mughal.He lost is life in that battle. There is an anecdote that upon hearing of Tanaji’s death, Shivaji Maharaj expressed his remorse with the words: “Gadh aala, panh sinha gela” – “We gained the fort, but lost the lion” It was therefore renamed as Singhagad (lion’s fort).
Sinhagad fort height:
4304 feet from sea level.
How to reach Sinhagad fort:
Singhad is around 28 kilometers from Pune in southwest direction. From Pune you need to travel towards sinhagad road -> Khadakwasla dam -> Singhagad
From Hadapsar we can go via Katraj by pass road -> Katraj -> singhad road -> Khadakwasla dam -> Sinhagad
There is entrance fees at entrance road of singhagad fort of 20/- for 2 wheeler and 50/- for 4 wheeler.
The weather at sinhagad in monsoon season is just beautiful. You will experience mixed climate. You will seen nice greenary all aroud with fog in between and drizzle in between. Singhad fort is also famous for kanda bhaji and onion chatney (40/-) served with it. Apart from that you will get
pitla bhakri (30/-), wange bharit (40/-) brinjal sabji and matki dahi (30/-)
Places to see sinhagad fort:
Tanaji malusare samadhi
Khadkawasla Dam back water