Photostory: Sinhaghad Fort Series – 2

I split the Sinhaghad photostory in 2 parts as I felt that it would not be able to continue in one stretch like I did for the trek. For Sinhaghad Part-1 read here.

Photostory: Sinhaghad Fort Series - 2

Photostory: Sinhaghad Fort Series – 2

As soon as I reached the top, I could not move a step. I wanted to lie down there and probably never get up.

Photostory: Sinhaghad Fort Series - 2

Photostory: Sinhaghad Fort Series – 2

But when I saw some Jamuns and raw mangoes I needed no further incentive to get up. Sinhaghad is always famous and known for kanda-bhaaji and boiled peanuts. I didn’t know that I would be getting some fresh fruits too.

Photostory: Sinhaghad Fort Series - 2

Photostory: Sinhaghad Fort Series – 2

V posed as a dummy – part & parcel of being a food photographer’s husband. But I know he enjoys it too.

Photostory: Sinhaghad Fort Series - 2

Photostory: Sinhaghad Fort Series – 2

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Coming back to the trek, after the fruits, we ordered the must-eat Kanda-Bhajji at Sinhaghad. The vendors with their independent small ‘tapris’/ huts survive on cooking and serving some amazing local Maharashtrian cuisine like Pitla-Bhakri, Jowari, etc.

Photostory: Sinhaghad Fort Series - 2

Photostory: Sinhaghad Fort Series – 2

These shops/ makeshift-restaurants are run by local people living in nearby areas. And during my umpteen visits there, I have eaten with several of them and found them all equally good. So you can choose any.

Photostory: Sinhaghad Fort Series - 2

Photostory: Sinhaghad Fort Series – 2

Out of all the local variety of food available one must indulge in kanda-bhajji served with pickle and kulhad curd (curd set in earthen pot). I have tried many times to replicate that magic at home, but never been successful. I leave it now only to the experts to serve what they make best. :)

Photostory: Sinhaghad Fort Series - 2

Photostory: Sinhaghad Fort Series – 2

After a hearty breakfast of kanda-bhajji, raw mangoes, jamuns and curd, it was time to trek down to the foothills. When I attempted climbing down my legs started shaking. And I gave up! I just couldn’t bring myself to! V finally had to trek down alone, bring the car back-up to the fort and then pick me up.

Yeah I can be a pain in the ass for the hubby, when I really want. But that’s a wife’s prerogative. :)

Disclosure – I have been compensated for some links on this post. All opinions expressed are my own.

  • Varun Khanna

    Nice clicks Deepali !!