"For those who love trekking - Sinhagad." Top 5 Page for this destination Pune Things to Do Tip by ushar

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History books dont quite prepare you for the awesome "Fortress of the Lion'. It stands at a height of 1290 meters, 25 Kms away from the Pune city. Over 300 years ago, Tanaji, the Maratha warrior, and his army, with the help of ropes and giant lizards, scaled the sheer precipice and silently stormed the Bijapur citadel at midnight, creating History.
The 'samadhi' to Tanaji Malusare stands asa a reminder of the bravery and glorious vitory of Marathas.
On hearing of the passing away of Tanaji, Shivaji is known to have said "we have gained the fort but lost the lion". Whereupon the the fort got its name "Sinha (lion) Gad (fort).
It is a paradise for who love rock climbing and trekking too.

Address: Pune, Maharashtra
Directions: Pune,
Maharashtra State,
India
Asia

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  • Written Aug 9, 2005
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