Sinhgad is a fortress located roughly 30 km southwest of the city of Pune, India. Previously called Kondana, the fort has been the site of many important battles, most notably the battle of Sinhgad in 1670. It was also strategically located at the centre of a string of other forts such as Rajgad, Purandar and Torna.

One of the most famous battles for Sinhgad was fought to recapture the fort by Tanaji Malusare, a general of Shivaji in March 1670. A steep cliff leading to the fort was scaled with the help of a monitor lizard named Yashwanti, colloquially known as a ghorpad. Thereafter, there ensued fierce battles between Tanaji and his men, and the Mughal army that had the fort at the time. Tanaji lost his life, but his brother Suryaji took over and captured Kondana.

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