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hsudhir

Hyderabad to Sinhagad, Pune, Maharashtra

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A weekend getaway to Sinhagad fort, Pune.

 

Hyderabad ------------ Zaheerabad -------------- Solapur ------------------ Pune -------------------- Sinhagad

Hotel in Pune - Hotel Utsav Deluxe, Pune central city (Very good *** hotel) 

Hyderabad (Miyapur) to Pune --------------- 11 hours including break fast and Lunch breaks.

 

It was for my colleague's wedding, I had to go along with my wife to Pune. We had a day leisure time and decided to explore some places around Pune. Monsoon was chasing and the western ghats were calling me for an exploration. After a little chat with my friends in Pune, we came to know that there are  many forts to explore based on the difficulty of trekking and height such as Lohgad, Tikona and many more! I decided to go to Sinhagad fort.

 

Sinhagad fort is a perennial favourite weekend gateway for Punekars and is on a list of must visit places for tourists. If you are in Pune for a weekend, make sure you visit this place.

During my visit to Sinhagad, I have seen groups of bikers, cyclists and trekkers going to the fort. The best way to reach the fort (apart from trek) is by bike or car.

We chose to drive until a certain point and then trek up :) 

 

Things to carry:

1) Rain jackets

2) Water bottles (Please do not litter once you are done with it. Carry it back until you find a trash can)

3) Sports shoes  

4) Camera

 

We started towards Sinhagad with a lot of excitement. Sinhagad is 25 kms away from the Pune centre and takes about 1 hour to reach the fort base point.

 

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Monsoon was the best part of this drive and I had thoroughly enjoyed the surroundings while I drive my car even though the roads are bad. Monsoon is the reason for this too :D 

 

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As we drove closer, the placed started to get filled with dense fog.

 

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We reached the village soon to park our car and start the trek up. :) 

 

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The reason of enjoying the trek up the fort is all because of the weather. The fort is at the height of approximately 4000 ft above sea level and during monsoon the feel of walking in the mountain range is as if you are walking on the clouds.

 

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Trekking on the mountain is more difficult activity, especially during monsoon as you don't get much grip to move forward due to wet ground. But again, the best part of trekking is greenery and that you see in abundance during monsoon.

 

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The fog surrounds the mountain range and all you can see is greenery peaking from the fog. If you are lucky, rain during such trek is refreshing.

 

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I saw many people trekking up with the camera and the phone in their hand, ready to capture the beauty of mountain coupled with awesome weather.

 

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We reached the place and it was completely covered with dense fog. We couldn't see anything by the time we had reached the top most point. Visibility was absolutely zero.

Another thing which added magic to this experience was the joy of eating hot food. Inside Sinhagad fort, at the entrance and also at the base, you will find many street food stalls inviting you for enjoying piping hot Kanda Bhaji and Thalipeeth (traditional Marathi food). Apart from Kanda bhaji, they also have Aloo bhaji. All the calories we burnt by trekking got doubled by eating this street food. :D 

 

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After all the snacks, we trekked down and drove down deep into the woods to explore more of these western ghat region.

 

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I would recommend one to visit early in the morning to avoid crowd and comfortable parking space for your car at the village base point.

 

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We continued our drive back home through the western ghats and I feel I made the right choice to visit this place in June to experience monsoon :) 

 

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Over all, the weather that day made a lot of difference in the trip and more enjoyable. We had an amazing time and sharing this with you all satisfies to the fullest. I hope this is helpful to all for planning their monsoon drive until the next coming months. :)

 

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Amazing post @hsudhir. I have been to Sinhagad too but it was around 5 years ago. There's not much to see at after you reach the top but, the trek up hill is so much fun especially when it rains and the view that it offers while you are traveling in a group. My visit was during the month of August and it rained from the middle of the trek which add a lot of green to my eyes. Very refreshing. :) Thanks for sharing your experience.

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Superb post bro... So this was the reason you've taken an extra day leave from work last month :P  I hope you had a wonderful monsoon drive in the western ghats. :) 

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5 hours ago, ujwal said:

Superb post bro... So this was the reason you've taken an extra day leave from work last month :P  I hope you had a wonderful monsoon drive in the western ghats. :) 

 

Thank you @ujwal :D 

 

 

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18 hours ago, Sridhar Tandra said:

Looks like a super cool place, btw we are just trying to come out of the clouds!! emoji41.pngemoji14.png

 

Lol.. I know. @Sridhar Tandra I have seen your Coorg post. Great work bro. :) 

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On ‎7‎/‎13‎/‎2018 at 1:41 PM, sagar said:

Amazing post @hsudhir. I have been to Sinhagad too but it was around 5 years ago. There's not much to see at after you reach the top but, the trek up hill is so much fun especially when it rains and the view that it offers while you are traveling in a group. My visit was during the month of August and it rained from the middle of the trek which add a lot of green to my eyes. Very refreshing. :) Thanks for sharing your experience.

 

Thank you for your kind words @sagar I am sure you have had the best time during your trek to this place too :) 

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