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(129 kms ) Sinhagad formerly known as kondana was one of the most impregn able forts in western India. impregn able forts in western India. Maratha spy infiltrating the defences of the Bijapuri general. Known as kondance until 1647, it was given new name by shivaji in 1647 a mediaeval foundation, it fell to Muhammodibn Tughlaq in 1328 A.D. and to succeeding invaders of the Deccan such as Milk ahmad of Ahmadnagar (1486)and the dynasty of Bijpur in 1637.A.D After Tanaji had taken it for the Marathas in Mughals and blockded in 1701 for two years. The British pacified it in 1818 A.D.it is 25 kms form Pune, this fort is associated with the herotic Sacritice of Tanaji Malusare, The place is now used as a sanatorium, A motorable Road leads all the way to the top where a television tower stands. Tombs of Rajaram son of Shivaji, Tanaji Malusare and udebhan Garrison commander of Kondana, Bungfalow of Lokmanya Tilak Donagiri Cliff which Tanji Scated with his warrios to conquer the fort.
Adding to the attraction of the Pune city is the Sinhagad Fort, which lies in the vicinity of the city. The fort stands perched on a hill, at an altitude of approximately 700 m above the landscape that surrounds it. The height at which the fort stands has resulted in its being a very popular trekking destination amongst the adventure enthusiasts. Amongst the numerous treks that go from the Sinhagad Fort, the most famous is the one that goes from Katraj to Sinhagad.
Since the fort is approximately 25 from the main city of Pune, it is also quite popular as a picnic spot. Once known throughout the state for its magnificent architecture, Sinhagad Fort has been ravaged by the travails of time and today stands mostly in ruins. It has been witness to a number of battles, of which the most memorable one is that in which Tanaji Malusare, a general in Shivaji's army, recaptured the fort.
Inside the premises of the Sinhagad Fort are the samadhis of Tanaji Malusare, and Rajaram (younger son of Shivaji). Situated atop the fort are the bungalows of Lokmanya Tilak, a great freedom fighter, and G.D. Madgulkarm, a famous Marathi Poet. Sinhagad Fort is one of the places used by National Defence Academy for training purposes. Tourists visiting the Pune city make sure to see this amazing fort atleast once.