Formerly known as "Kondana" or “Kondhana”, Sinhagad that stands for the "Lion's Fort" is for sure one of the most renowned weekend destinations for people of Mumbai and Pune. Enjoying the location at just about 30kms to the Southwest of Pune city, this fort is famous with those who love trekking — situated on a Bhuleshwar range hill of the Sahyadri Mountains and around 1300 metres above the sea level. Well, people who don't want to trek and want to visit this fantastic fort to take pleasure in its exotic views, they can get to this place via car.
Sinhagad fort had been the place of many battles. Marathas fought many battles from the year 1640 to the early 1700s to be in command of this fort. Notably, the action of Sinhagad in 1670 is very famous. Did you know that this fort tactically built to give natural protection because of its vertical slopes? Yes, that is true, and if we mention its well-known battle, it happened during the night time on 4th February 1640. More to the point, this war fought between Tanaji Malusare, a military leader of Maratha ruler Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj and Udaybhan Rathod, fort-keeper under Jai Singh a Mughal Army chief. At the end of the war, Tanaji Malusare became the victor and handed over the control of this fort to the Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj. Mughals suffered heavy causality, and few from Maratha side and after the battle, Mughal troops, were locked up by the Marathas. Tanaji Malusare was gravely hurt and died in the hands of Udaybhan Rathod. Upon learning the passing of Tanaji Malusare, Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj was struck with sadness and displayed his grief by famously speaking, "Gad ala, pan sinha gela" , "Fort captured, but the lion is lost." A movie made in Hindi, Tanhaji: The Unsung Warrior to be released on 10th January 2020 based on the life of Tanaji Malusare.
Trekking to this fort is the just-right activity to be a part of the adventure. Indeed, it is the most excellent way to see the sights of this beautiful place. Here, you'll connect with nature in a particular way and enjoy a picturesque view of the city from the top. Sinhagad fort visit is the most excellent way to spend your weekend break. Plan a picnic with your kids here, and they will feel refreshed and re-energized.
Here, the tip for you is trekked up the fort in the early morning for a mesmeric sunrise view and don't forget to take a camera along to capture those beautiful moments in it.
Katraj to Sinhagad, which we also know as K2S, is a famous and well-liked night trek for proficient trekkers and beginners as well. This trek begins from the Katraj Tunnel Top (Old), crosses numerous mountains & hills that lead to the top of Sinhagad Fort. Unquestionably, this trek is something that tests your strength and endurance.
What is more, spending night time under the dark sky with twinkling stars is sure to make your holiday enjoyable and unforgettable. Katraj to Sinhagad Fort starts on an utterly night with the brisk wind around, and you'll need the steerage above 15 mountains & valleys from the Katraj Tunnel to the Sinhagad Pune Fort in Pune.
Also, from the top of your leading destination, Sinhagad fort, you can delight in the views of Rajgad, Torna, and Khadakwasla Dam. Last but not least, you can visit this fantastic Sinhagad Fort any time of the year, and upon your visit, we bet you'll experience one of the most beautiful moments of your life. So get ready with your trekking shoes and enjoy your weekend with your friends or family.