The state of Maharashtra is a diverse state. Maharashtra is known as a state with diverse cultural and historical heritage. The name Shivaji Maharaj is taken with great pride and respect. His performance is just as glorious.

He conquered 273 forts.

One of the famous forts is Sinhagad.

The fort is situated on the Bhuleshwar hill in the Sahyadri hills southwest of Pune. Its former name was Kondhana. It has an elevation of 760 m above the ground and an elevation of 4400 m above sea level.

The fort looks very picturesque because of the television tower and two moats.

The fort is endowed with a natural gift of stone ramparts, which help to protect the fort.

Sinhagad fort is about 25 km from Pune, 180 km from Mumbai, and from Nashik side.

Its history is just as interesting.

History of Sinhagad Fort

Shivaji Maharaj had to give 23 forts to Jayasinghe (Mughals) for the release of Shahaji Raja under Purandara. Among them, Kondhana was the main fort. After his liberation from Agra, Shivaji Maharaj started to retake the fort. The fort, the capital of Shivaji Maharaj, is to the north of Rajgad, a few miles away.

That is why it is good to monitor Pune from Sinhagad and control it.

It was well organized, which is why the Mughals had deployed more troops on the fort. The Mughals had entrusted the responsibility of leading the fort to Udebhan Rathore. He was a native Rajput but had converted to Islam.

When this fort was under the control of Adilshah, Shivaji Maharaj used to see it from Rajgad every day.

Seeing the flag of Aurangzeb fluttering on it, the Maharaja’s heart was pounding. That is why he had taken the task of getting this fort in his own hands. However, he had entrusted the task of getting the rest of the forts to the Rajmandal.

However, his child friend and loyal activist Tanaji Malusare did not agree with this. At the same time, his son Raiba was going to get married, so when Shivaji Maharaj advised Tanaji Malusare to get married first, Tanaji said,

First to get married, then to my Raiba.

In the end, Tanaji Malusare got into a fight with Maharaj and took over the madness of Kondhana’s campaign.

On the night of February 4, 1670, Tanaji and 500 Mavals reached the foothills of Kondhana from Rajgad. After midnight, everyone gathered on the banks of Dronagiri. Tanaji Malusare, with a torch, gun and moonlight in her hand, tied a rope around her waist and climbed up the hill.

The guards on the fort suddenly became alert and as soon as the fort keeper Udebhan Rathore got the news, the Mughal soldiers also got ready for battle. A fierce battle started on the fort.

Tanaji Malusare, with a torch, gun and moonlight in her hand, tied a rope around her waist and climbed up the hill.

The guards on the fort suddenly became alert and as soon as the fort keeper Udebhan Rathore got the news, the Mughal soldiers also got ready for battle. A fierce battle started on the fort.

Tanaji and fort keeper Udebhan Rathore came face to face and the battle still raged.

And it was in this battle that Tanaji Malusare died a heroic death. At that time, Tanaji Malusare’s brother Suryaji Malusare continued the war against the Mavals and finally won.

Maharaj there

The brave saga of this fort will always keep the fire burning in the hearts of Indians and Maharashtrians. And Shiva lovers come to visit this fort to remember it.

How to reach Sinhagad Fort

To reach the fort, Swargate is at a distance of about 35 km from the bus stand at Sarasbagh.

Swargate can also be reached from Nehru Stadium.

Buses No. 50 from Swargate run on this route.

We get off the Pune-Kondanpur bus and go to the fort through the Kalyan gate.

This route has to cross 2 doors.

Pune Darwaza- If you go by Pune-Sinhagad bus, it takes 3 doors.

These places can be seen after visiting the fort

Pune Darwaza: When you go up to the fort, you can see the magnificent entrance.

Kalyan Darwaza – If you go to the west of the fort, you will see Kalyan Darwaza. Torna and Rajgad forts are in the same direction.

To enter through this door you can enter from the top of Kalyan village. There are carvings of elephants and mahouts on both the basti

To reach the fort, Swargate is at a distance of about 35 km from the bus stand at Sarasbagh.

Swargate can also be reached from Nehru Stadium.

Buses No. 50 from Swargate run on this route.

How to reach Sinhgad from Mumbai

Take Mumbai Pune expressway as this is the best suggested road route of Mumbai to sinhagad Fort Pune if your are planning to travel by car

Way

We get off the Pune-Kondanpur bus and go to the fort through the Kalyan gate.

This route has to cross 2 doors.

Pune Darwaza- If you go by Pune-Sinhagad bus, it takes 3 doors.

These places can be seen after visiting the fort

Pune Darwaza: When you go up to the fort, you can see the magnificent entrance.

Kalyan Darwaza – If you go to the west of the fort, you will see Kalyan Darwaza. Torna and Rajgad forts are in the same direction.

To enter through this door you can enter from the top of Kalyan village. There are carvings of elephants and mahouts on both the bastions of the gate.

This is seen on the left when you come up through the liquor store-Pune door.

Devatake – If you go behind the Tanaji Monument, you will see Devatake on the left side of the small lake. It is used for drinking. When Mahatma Gandhi came to Pune, he used to order water from here.

Monument of Udebhan – The monument of Udebhan Rathod, an official of Sinhagad on behalf of the Mughals, can also be seen here.

The hill will be visible when you come up from the back side of the door. The square stone is known as a monument.

Jhunjar Buruj – If you go down the hill in front of the monument of Udebhan, you can

Tanaji alias Dronagiri had climbed the Kondhana fort from the same edge. You can come back from Jhunjar Buruja and go here along the wall. This is the western edge of the fort.

Kondhaneshwar Temple – This Shankar temple of the Yadav period was a family deity of the Yadavas.

Amruteshwar Bhairav ​​Temple – After passing Kondhaneshwar, you will see this ancient temple on the left. There are 2 idols of Bhairav ​​and Bhairavi here.

Tanaji’s Monument – This well-known monument can be seen on the left side of the back of the Amruteshwar temple.

Rajaram Samadhi – Samadhi of Rajaram Maharaj, son of Shivaji Maharaj can also be seen here. This Samadhi looks like a colorful temple of Rajasthani style.

Tilak Bungalow – This bungalow is on the land bought by Bal Gangadhar Tilak from Ramlal Nandaram Naik. He used to come here in summer days.

Jhunjar Buruj – If you go down the hill in front of the monument of Udebhan, you can see Jhunjar Buruj.

The brave saga of this fort will always keep the fire burning in the hearts of Indians and Maharashtrians. And Shiva lovers come to visit this fort to remember it.

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