Sunday, 27 March 2016

Information About Sinhagad Fort

Sinhagad’ meaning the Lion’s fort is structured 700 meters above the sea level on the Sahyadri mountain ranges. The fort is around 30KM from the main city of Pune in the southwest direction. This fort is perhaps one of the most visited forts, as it is easily reachable from the city.

The name ‘Sinhagad’ or Lion’s fort was originally named as ‘Kondana’. In the famous Battle of ‘Sinhagad’, fought in the year 1671 , the fort received its present day name to honor a great warrior in Shivaji’s army - Shri. Tanaji Malusare. The fort is a symbol of bravery and loyalty of this great martyr who lost his life for the glory of the great Maratha Empire.

‘Sinhagad’ Fort is a great place to be in, not only for history lovers; but also for anybody who likes to travel and explore the beauty of nature.

In and around Sinhagad: 

Just as we fight back this exhausting summer and the monsoons are just about to enter, visiting ‘Sinhagad’ is perhaps the best plans to make. With beautiful waterfalls and greenery all around, the fort is truly magical to witness.

The entire trip to ‘Sinhagad’ from Pune is a short journey that can take half of your day. The fort has an easy climb unlike many forts in and around the district. Besides, it is not very far from the main city and thus you spend lesser time on commute.

Apart from the glory of this fort, ‘Sinhagad’ is a popular picnic spot for tourists as it has many things to offer in relation to number of places not only within the fort but also around the fort. To begin with:


If water adventure is what goes you crazy, this is the best place to be in. A one day excursion filled with fun and thrill, the place has that all you may want. Water scooters, banana, speed boat rides are only few things that you can try.


A family trip to Lavasa is something that you can opt for this summer. However, you only need to skip the climb to the fort. A beautiful planned and structured hill destination, Lavasa is a beautiful place with all its natural beauty and the apt climate that it offers.


Varasgaon dam also know as Veer Pasalkar dam. This dam along with Panshet and Khadakwasla form the primary water reservoir of the entire city. It is a 50 KM distance from the fort and people who visit the fort do proceed to this dam as well. This place is also a great attraction for cyclists in the city.

Nilkantheshwar Temple: 

One of the greatest attractions of ‘Sinhagad’ after the fort is this temple of Lord Shiva. It is a must watch for all who visit the place as it has loads to offer from its ample sculptural beauty and uniqueness. The temple has remarkable carvings of many mythological characters on walls. Some of them are ‘Ashta Vinayak’, ‘Dashavatara’ etc.

Besides, ‘Sinhagad’ also has two important water parks that are the greatest holiday destination for kids in the city. Thus, apart from the climb that makes ‘Sinhagad’ fort a tedious visit during summers, the place has loads to offer for such seasons as well. Thus, visiting ‘Sinhagad’ has to top the holiday destination spot for the year. 

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