Sinhagad Fort (Pune)

Kalyan Gate of Sinhagad Fort Sinhagad Fort

        Sinhagad Fort ( The Lion's Fort ) is one of the most famous attractions of near pune  situated in a distance of 30 km from the city of Pune city of Maharashtra State, India. Sinhagad is situated on a the Sahyadri hill, at a height 700 meter above the surrounding landscape and 4300 feet above sea level . Sinhagad fort originally called Kondana, it was renamed the Lion Fort in honour of Shivaji’s trusted aideTanaji Malusare who lost his life in a daring raid on the fort. These are the only two gates to enter in the fort. When we see those doors, we get a complete idea about how unattackable this fort is. TheKalyan Darwaja is in the south east and the Pune Darwaza is in the north-east end of the fort. The samadhi of Tanaji Malusare, along with that of Rajaram, Shivaji's younger son, can still be seen inside Sinhagad Fort. Once known for its brilliant architecture, the fort now stands in mostly in ruins.

        The establishment of this fort dates back to about 2000 years ago. Many major and memorable battles of the Indian history have fought under the Sinhagad fort since its establishment between diverse troops. There are ancient carvings available on the walls of the fort, which dates back to about 2000 years old. In 1328, the fort was under the control of the Mughal Emperor, having been captured from Nag Naik (Koli tribal chieftain).

The nearby Panshan Dam and magnificent views from the top makes it a much adored and desired picnic spot.

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1. Distance between Pune - Sinhagad Fort 30 kms. Pune Pune Map
2. Distance between Mumbai - Sinhagad Fort 200 kms.