Scenic view post monsoon at Sinhagad Fort, Pune

Sinhagad Fort – A must visit place in Pune, Maharashtra!

Pune’s must-visit touristy place – Sinhagad Fort (Lion’s Fort), suggested to be built around 2000 years ago, is the second-highest peak in Maharashtra. It can be seen from far distance. Initially known as Kondhana, Sinhagad Fort has to be one of my favourite places because of the numerous reasons – the scenic drive, view from the top, scrumptious authentic food, history and much more.

Beautiful shaded road towards Sinhagad Fort, Pune
Beautiful shaded road towards Sinhagad Fort, Pune
Layered Mountain, Sinhagad Fort, Pune
Layered Mountain, Sinhagad Fort, Pune
Nanchi, Megha at Sinhagad Fort, Pune
Nanchi at Sinhagad Fort, Pune
View from Sinhagad Fort, Pune
View from Sinhagad Fort, Pune

When to visit: Well, for me, it is always fascinating to visit a place in all the seasons. The photographs in this posts are from multiple visits. Though the best time to visit Sinhagad Fort is the monsoon and post monsoons/winter i.e starting from July to January. February onwards it starts getting hot but still you can enjoy the beauty of the fort in the early morning or during sunset. It never seems to amaze you.

  • View of Khadakwasla from Sinhagad Fort, Pune
  • Vendor selling Peanuts, Corn and snacks in parking lot, Sinhagad Fort, Pune
  • Topkhana, Sinhagad Fort, Pune
  • Tangy Munchies on small shops, Sinhagad Fort, Pune
  • Talav, Sinhagad Fort, Pune
  • Sookhi Bhelpuri, Sinhagad Fort, Pune
  • Small Corn Shop at Sinhagad Fort, Pune
  • Skyscape, Sinhagad Fort, Pune
  • Sinhagad Valley covered with yellow flowers, Sinhagad Fort, Pune
  • Scenic road to Sinhagad Fort, Pune
  • Viewing Point from Sinhagad Fort, Pune
  • Yellow flowers on the side of road leading to Sinhagad Fort, Pune
  • Summer Landscape at Sinhagad Fort, Pune
  • Way to Sinhagad Fort, Pune
  • Walking at Sinhagad Fort, Pune
  • Sinhagad Killa Board, Sinhagad Fort, Pune

People usually trek till the top and enjoy the magnificent sunrise. What a view, I must tell you. The breathtaking views are addictive. I can go there almost everyday. There is also an alternate scenic motorable road which can save your trekking efforts. The picturesque road is available until the parking at the top.

Tickets: At the starting of the road, there is a ticket counter. The cost is Rs.20/- for two-wheelers and Rs.50/- for four-wheelers (as in March 2020).

One can easily spend 4-5 hours or a half-day picnic with family and friends. Sinhagad Fort is usually crowded on weekends and holidays. Walk, Walk, and Walk to see some of the wonders of nature from the top at Sinhagad Fort. One of the fascinating and noticeable things is the Doordarshan Relay Towers. Yes, and apart from it there are Pune Darwaza, Kalyan Darwaza, some caves, temples, stables and ruined buildings up there. It is so fascinating to imagine the history behind the remains. What would have been the life then!! OMG! I am amazed every time.

Pune Darwaza, Sinhagad Fort, Pune
Pune Darwaza, Sinhagad Fort, Pune
Close-up, Kalyan Darwaza, Sinhagad Fort, Pune
Close-up, Kalyan Darwaza, Sinhagad Fort, Pune
Ruins, Sinhagad Fort, Pune
Ruins, Sinhagad Fort, Pune

I have been to Sinhagad Fort n times and believe me each visit was memorable and full of fun.

Megha, Nanchi against the background of Sinhagad Fort, Pune
Nanchi against the background of Sinhagad Fort, Pune
Empty Bench on the way to Sinhagad Fort, Pune
Empty Bench on the way to Sinhagad Fort, Pune

From one side of the fort, you can see the popular Khadakwasla Dam and on the other side, you will beautiful landscape.

Khadakwasla Dam view from Sinhagad Fort, Pune
Khadakwasla Dam view from Sinhagad Fort, Pune

After strolling the fort for a couple of hours, you can grab the most famous Pithla Bhakri, Kanda Bhajiya, Kulfi, and seasonal bites. I love each and every dish. You will be surprised to know, the shopkeepers are the residents from nearby villagers and carry all the stuff every day from the villages to uphill and that too on their feet. So much worth! The love, the warmth you get while they cook and serve is immeasurable.

Kanda Bhajiya, Pithala Bhakri, Dahi, Lunch Meal at Sinhagad Fort, Pune
Kanda Bhajiya, Pithala Bhakri, Dahi, Lunch Meal at Sinhagad Fort, Pune

Enjoy the photos and some scenic views. I hope you will like it. Also, do not forget to carry your cameras to capture the beautiful experience.

  • Scenic road to Sinhagad Fort, Pune
  • Scenic road leading to Sinhagad Fort, Pune
  • Scenic Pathways at Sinhagad Fort, Pune
  • Scenic Green Roads on the way to Sinhagad Fort, Pune
  • Ruined Door, Sinhagad Fort, Pune
  • Ruins, Sinhagad Fort, Pune
  • Road towards Sinhagad Fort, Pune
  • Road leading to Sinhagad Fort, Pune
  • Red Leaf, Sinhagad Fort, Pune
  • Rays falling over mountains, View from Sinhagad Fort, Pune
  • Raw Mango or Kairi, Sinhagad Fort, Pune
  • Pathway to Topkhana, Sinhagad Fort, Pune
  • Pathways at Sinhagad Fort, Pune
  • Nimbu Pani in the making, Sinhagad Fort, Pune
  • Edibles at small shop on Sinhagad Fort, Pune
  • Boiled Peanuts and Corn in the Parking Area, Sinhagad Fort, Pune
  • Boiled Corn as snacks, Sinhagad Fort, Pune
  • Corn Bhel and Amla, Sinhagad Fort, Pune
  • Corn Bhel, Sinhagad Fort, Pune
  • Imli, Baer, Tangy Munchies at Sinhagad Fort, Pune
  • Human Face Structure, Sinhagad Fort, Pune
  • Human Face Structure, Close-up, Sinhagad Fort, Pune
  • Guava, Sinhagad Fort, Pune
  • Green Road towards Sinhagad Fort, Pune
  • Fort Wall against mountain range, Sinhagad Fort, Pune
  • Enroute Sinhagad Fort, Pune
  • Door to Abandoned House, Sinhagad Fort, Pune
  • Close-up, Kalyan Darwaza, Sinhagad Fort, Pune
  • Coconut Tree at Sinhagad Fort, Pune
  • Small Corn Shop at Sinhagad Fort, Pune
  • Small Lake, Sinhagad Fort, Pune
  • Sinhagad Valley covered with yellow flowers, Sinhagad Fort, Pune
  • Skyscape, Sinhagad Fort, Pune

52 thoughts on “Sinhagad Fort – A must visit place in Pune, Maharashtra!

  1. The pictures and the scenes are amazing..!! Thank you Madam for sharing.. 😊
    I am more intrigued by the rich History and the strike for the liberation of Sinhagadh Fort by Subedar Tanaji Malusare, in the reign of Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj. I am sure there will be artefacts, sculptures or other historical evidence which trace their origin during the times of Shivaji Maharaj.
    The fruits and snacks look quite lip smacking and presumably fresh, due to the fact that the Fort is quite close to the dam and some farmlands which benefit from it. It will indeed be a memorable experience to visit the Sinhagadh Fort. In such historical places, I feel a deep surreal connection. It feels like I am transported back in the Age of its Glory, amidst the hustle bustle and the enactments of events which define the place – centuries back in time.. 😊

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    1. Thank you Abirbhav for stopping by. I too am fascinated by the history of Sinhagad Fort. Recently a bollywood movie was made on Tanaji Malusare, who had a huge role in capturing the fort with the help of his tamed Monitor lizard. There are definitely ruins of those times sharing the stories of the past.

      Yes, you have a keen observation. These villagers carry everything fresh from there villages and trek everyday to serve the consumers on the fort. Thank you for reading it and I am glad you liked it….:)

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      1. I loved it.. ☺️
        Places like these should be promoted more to help people learn about India’s rich Heritage.. ☺️
        Thank you Madam for sharing.. Always a pleasure reading your posts.. ☺️

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  2. Wow–that opening photograph is stunning! And after a hike enjoying the scenery, those platters of food must be all the more delicious. Thank you for the armchair trip this evening! P.S. Thank you also for becoming a follower of my blog, From the Inside Out. I pray you’ll find the posts meaningful whenever you’re able to visit!

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    1. Yes, as you must have read in my post….It is the second highest peak in Maharashtra. It is an experience to be there and feel the vastness of nature. πŸ™‚ I am not sure if you have been to Pune or not.

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      1. Hahaha! It is, but I being in sales profile you don’t usually get Saturday Sunday off.
        On top of it, I worked 7 days a week for a few months due to pressure. And ended up going nowhere. πŸ˜’

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  3. Wow! With every one being home and being for for the foreseable future, I am redoubling my efforts to save for our next adventure. Probably Spain or the Republic of Georgia again!

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  4. You find the most amazing and beautiful places to explore! And I am loving your adorable embroidered top. So cute! These photos are so stunning and a welcome vision right now as we are isolated at home! Thanks so much for sharing and linking up with me.

    Shelbee

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