Sinhagad Fort Overview

Ranked 2 of 410 sightseeing in Pune

Sinhagad Fort is located at a distance of 35 km from Pune. Meaning 'The Lion's Fort', it is situated on a hill rising 800 m above the surrounding countryside. Site of the Battle of Sinhagad in 1670, the fort was previously called Kondana. At an elevation of 1,350 m above sea level, the fort lies on an isolated cliff of the Bhuleswar Range of the Sahyadari Mountains.

Kalyan Darwaja in the southeast and the Pune Darwaja in the northeast mark the entrances of the fort. Named after the sage Kaundinya, the previous edifice of the fort contained Kaundinyeshwar Temple, caves and carvings. Believed to have been built 2,000 years back, it was captured from the Koli tribal chieftain, Nag Naik, by Muhammad bin Tughlaq in 1328 AD.

A memorial to Tanaj, as well as the tomb of Rajaram, who was Shivaji’s younger son, is also located within the complex of the fort. Military stables, brewery and a Kali Temple are also located within the complex. Apart from the historic gates, the fort complex also contains a Hanuman statue. In addition to being a favourite weekend retreat, it is also a popular trekking destination.

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Sujit desai

Sujit desai4.0/5

1 review

Days of Glory ( Maharashtra)

It was an mesmerizing experience in the monsoon with all the flog and the refreshing air around left like haven. The fort is quite scenic and reminds us of the glory of Shivaji Maharaj

Pramod Goel

Pramod Goel5.0/5

7 reviews

With Nature in Sinhagad Fort, Pune, Maharastra

I was in Pune so many times but this time I got the opportunity to visit Sinhagad Ford Pune with my friends. It was post monsoon. The weather was so pleasant and greenery was spread around.
  • With Nature in Sinhagad Fort, Pune, Maharastra
  • With Nature in Sinhagad Fort, Pune, Maharastra
  • With Nature in Sinhagad Fort, Pune, Maharastra

Abhinav Sudan

Abhinav Sudan5.0/5

65 reviews

Awesome view and place

This is a great place to visit while here in Pune. The fort is at the hilltop and there is a temple also of Goddess Kali. It is worth visiting and capturing too. The greenery from the top during rainy season is enchanting.Happy Holidaying !!Warm Regards

Swapnil Zambare

Swapnil Zambare5.0/5

2 reviews

Pune is not complete without Sinhgad

Best time to visit is in monsoon. When small amount of rain going on with the fogs. You will forget all the worries here after seeing such a wonderful scenery.

Amitav roy

Amitav roy4.3/5

7 reviews

Important place to visit

One of the best historical place to visit. We need to visit this fort to know how Tanaji has climbed the fort with the help of Yeswanti (lizard) and took the invaders by surprise and captured the fort for chatrapati shivaji

Mandar Pasalkar

Mandar Pasalkar4.3/5

20 reviews

one of the important fort in the history

This is located at west part of Pune around 36km away, you need around 2 hours to reach here if you are planning to come by car till the top another option is you can hike from base.This is one of the important forts in the history of this region, still well maintain with some of the old structures are rebuilt, you can have idea of how big it was in that time.Must do is try a local food like Bhakari and Portal and yogurt from mud pots.

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Prasad subbakrishna

Prasad subbakrishna0.4/5

4 reviews

Not easily rachable

We have wasted nearly 3 hours and petrol worth not less than Rs 500 as we could not reach the place because there was no road at all, but one thing we should appreciate is that the ticket vendor has earlier informed that vehicle cannot reach the place, but people who can trek may reach



5 reviews

Quick tour for a breath of fresh air

I had been here thrice (latest being Sept 2016). Post monsoon, this place is too beautiful. There was mist in the air & greenery all around.Although I feel the people here (food stalls) have now understood the meaning of commercialisation. Earlier when you ordered food here, you would be treated as a guest at home, however now it seems we are just customers in a restaurant.All in all, a good place to visit which is close to Pune city.

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Jigar Dave

Jigar Dave3.6/5

52 reviews

Awesome Fort

This fort is awesome in monsoon trek. The fort is approx 2000 feet high. The view from this peak of the hill is really amazing. The fort is now remains of the then fort. But the history here still seems lively. The history lovers are amazed by the magic this place has stored for them.

Ketan Mehta

Ketan Mehta4.3/5

32 reviews

Worth visiting with friends and bikes

Sinhgad is the best place to be when you think of outing and you are confused what place to visit next. Just pack up your bags and pick the bike and start riding towards Sinhgad. You will definitely enjoy!

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Sinhagad Fort, Pune

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on my way - trek route view sinhgad fort
Sinhagad Fort, Pune

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atop kalyan gate - sinhgad fort
Sinhagad Fort, Pune

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on way to the sinhgad fort