Sinhagad Fort

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12 reviews
Feb 16, 2005
You can choose to climb it (a good 3-4 hours of medium climb) or drive up to the top (1.5 hour from pune city). Either way its fun!The fort is famous for having being occupied by the marathi king Shivaji. However, one of its ket attractions is that you can see the surrounding country side standing atop the fort (which is why it was built in the first place - to keep an eye on the enemy). It has a strong history associated with it. Get your self a local guide or take along a puneite friend. They will be glad to tell you the stories. Places to see up there.The tomb of Tanaji. The tomb of shivaji's general Tanaji Malusare who died reclaiming the fort from enemy hands. He was close and childhood friend of the Shivaji. Shivaji, on hearing of his death, uttered the immortal words "gad ala pan sinha gela" (meaning "the fort has been won, but the lion has been lost"). The tomb itself is pretty small, but holds an important place in the maratha history.The tomb of Rajaram.Rajaram was shivaji's son. He led a short term as the king of maratha empire. He is believed to have died of a unspecified illness in 1700 on this fort. More photos.
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