Explore the Lion's Fort - Half Day Vacation

Tripoto
2nd Jun 2019
Day 1

Monsoon Special Hike :

Sinhagad Fort is located roughly 40kms from Pune and is about a 1.5 hours drive from the Pune Station.This place is reachable by bus from the Swargate Bus Depot else shared cabs are also available.

Photo of Sinhagad Fort, Sinhagad Ghat Road, Thoptewadi, Maharashtra, India by The ShotStory

Initially called the Kondhana Fort this was strategically built almost 2000 years back and has witnessed many battle cries and victory cheer before being renamed Sinhagad - the Lion's fort.

Photo of Explore the Lion's Fort - Half Day Vacation by The ShotStory
Photo of Explore the Lion's Fort - Half Day Vacation by The ShotStory

Perched on the Bhuleshwar range in the Sahyadari mountains this heritage structure is of historical importance and has withstood the test of time - The Pride of Maharashtra.

Photo of Explore the Lion's Fort - Half Day Vacation by The ShotStory
Photo of Explore the Lion's Fort - Half Day Vacation by The ShotStory

The fort also houses the television tower for broadcasting local TV signals.

Photo of Explore the Lion's Fort - Half Day Vacation by The ShotStory

There are two entrances to this for - the Pune Darwaza as shown in the photo above and the Kalyan Darwaza.

Photo of Explore the Lion's Fort - Half Day Vacation by The ShotStory
Photo of Explore the Lion's Fort - Half Day Vacation by The ShotStory

Monsoon is the best time to explore this heritage site...an hour climb....but the view from above is totally worth it!!

Photo of Explore the Lion's Fort - Half Day Vacation by The ShotStory
Photo of Explore the Lion's Fort - Half Day Vacation by The ShotStory

Enjoy the climb...munch on the raw cucumber,mangoes and kala jamun..feel the light drizzle on your face and the wind in your hair!!

Photo of Explore the Lion's Fort - Half Day Vacation by The ShotStory

Be mesmerized by the lovely foggy view of the village far away and the lake view below!

Photo of Explore the Lion's Fort - Half Day Vacation by The ShotStory
Photo of Explore the Lion's Fort - Half Day Vacation by The ShotStory

This is a popular destination for families and trekking enthusiasts alike.There are small eateries and shacks all along the way...do indulge in a local meal here!

Photo of Explore the Lion's Fort - Half Day Vacation by The ShotStory

Pithla - Bhakhri ( A spicy besan curry & traditional bread ) served with thecha (Authentic Maharashtrian condiment) is a favourite here! The Wangechi Bharit ( roasted eggplant ) is a must try as well!!

Photo of Explore the Lion's Fort - Half Day Vacation by The ShotStory

The Kanda Bhaji (Onion Fritters) served here are crunchy & yummy and accompanied with the Masala Chai(A special Tea) - perfect for the rainy day and foggy mornings!!

Photo of Explore the Lion's Fort - Half Day Vacation by The ShotStory

You can even visit the beautiful temple on the way back - sit here for a while and just soak in the beauty and peace.

Photo of Explore the Lion's Fort - Half Day Vacation by The ShotStory
Photo of Explore the Lion's Fort - Half Day Vacation by The ShotStory

Hike more ...Worry Less :)

Monsoon Magic!!

Photo of Explore the Lion's Fort - Half Day Vacation by The ShotStory
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