Sinhagad is a fort located roughly 30km from Pune city. Previously it was known as Kondana fort and was also the site of many important battles, most notable being the battle of Sinhagad in 1671.It has two gates, the Kalyan Darwaza in the south-east and the Pune Darwaza in the north-east.
The fort was built to provide natural protection. Some of the information available at this fort suggests that the fort could have been built 2000 years ago. Visitors can see the military stables , a Kali Goddess temple along with a Hanuman statue to the right side of the temple as well as the historic gates. Muhammad bin Tughlaq captured the fort from Nag Naik, Koli tribal chief. Since this time, many rulers have attempted to capture the fort due to which it went to different hands at regular intervals. Shivaji, the ruler of Marathas took over the fort in 1647.There is a steep and narrow two lane road from the base of the the top of the fort Also, you have to pay a vehicle toll at the base of the fort to continue your journey to the top. Another way of access to the top is a climbing/trekking route from either side of the fort which can be covered in around an hour, however it gets slippery in the rainy season. Shared taxi services to the base as well as the top of the mountain are also available.