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Sinhagad , Pune

    Sinhagad is a hill fortress located at around 35.6 kms southwest from Pune city. Previously, it was called Kondana. The fort is of historical importance as many battles have been fought around it. The most important one being the Battle of Sinhagad of 1671. The locality of Sinhagad comes under the jurisdiction of Pune Municipal Corporation (PMC). Other prominent localities situated close to Sinhagad are Khanapur, Donaje, Arvi, Kondhanpur, Kalyan, Osade, Sasewadi, Girinagar, Paud among others. This is a popular trekking destination for the people of Pune as it is situated on a hill, at a height of 700m above the surrounding landscape. You can also see Panshet, Khadakwasla, and Varasgaon dams as well as the Torna fort. Sinhagad in Pune is easily accessible by PCMT buses. The local municipal transport service runs buses every hour from “Shaniwar Wada” and “Swargate” to the Sinhagad foothills at Donje village. Shared taxi services to the base as well as the top of the mountain are also available. Some of the key residential projects in Sinhagad are Gokhale Mist, Mantra 7 Hills, Sumeru Vilochan, Aadishri Apartment among others.

    Connectivity

    It is easily accessible from Pune via PMPML buses. Pune- Swargate-Sinhagad Road-Khadakwasla-Sinhagad are the main routes. The local municipal transport service, the PMPML, runs buses every hour from Shaniwar Wada and Swargate – to the Sinhagad foothills at Donje village

    Pune International Airport which is located at a driving distance of 52.2 kms from Sinhagad via NH48.

    Shivajinagar, Manjri, Dapodi and Khadki are the nearby railway stations. However, Shivajinagar Railway Station is the nearest railway station to Sinhagad which is located at a distance of 36 kms via NH48.

    Factors for past growth

    Being close to the developing localities along with major tourist places has attracted both investors and end users toward Sinhagad. Locality is moving towards the development as roads are widening and reconstruction. It is a favourite tourist destination in Maharashtra. People who visit here. Look for the rental option. As a result, huge demand for 2 BHK flats for rent in Sinhagad.

    The presence of Banks, ATMs, Schools, Hospitals and retail stores etc. in the locality makes Sinhagad a self-sustained locality.

    Infrastructural Development (Social & Physical)

    Venkateshwara High School, DSK School, Nalanda English Medium School and Aryans School are some good schools in the vicinity.

    Some of the renowned hospitals providing health care facility to the residents of Sinhagad are Sinhagad Speciality Hospital, Sahara Hospital, Pulse Multispeciality Hospital, Trimurti Hospital, Sai Hospital, Shri Balaji Trust Sanjivani Hospital and Bharti Hospital among few.

    Abhiruchi Mall, Dorabjee’s Mall, Brand factory and Revolution Mall are the major malls in and around Sinhagad which serves the daily needs of the residents of Sinhagad as well as its neighboring localities.

    Major issues

    There is a steep and narrow two lane road from the base of the fort to the top. In between the road is in bad condition and currently getting reconstructed. Also you have to pay vehicle toll at the base of the fort to continue your journey to the top.