Sinhaghad Fort Pune | Series 2
Sinhagadh Fort has a colourful and significant history in the shaping of Marathas. It is still a big symbol of this region’s trials and victory during the time of great Shivaji. The fort is very beautiful and inspire an awe when one reaches the top.
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. To know more about Sinhaghad Fort, read series 1 here.
As soon as I reached the top, I could not move a step. I wanted to lie down there and probably never get up.
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.
V posed as a dummy – part & parcel of being a food photographer’s husband. But I know he enjoys it too.
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.
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.
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. :)
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. :)