Shivneri By Ramveeturi (Own work) [CC BY-SA 3.0 or GFDL], via Wikimedia Commons

Shivneri

Distance

92 Kms

Best Season

Monsoon – Winter

Overview

Shivneri fort is located near Junnar in Pune district. Shivneri is known to be a place of Buddhist dominion from the 1st century AD. Shivneri is a hill fort having a triangular shape and has its entrance from the South-west side of the hill. Apart from the main gate there is an entrance to the fort from Eastern side called locally as the chain gate, where in one has to hold chains to climb up to the fort gate. The fort extends up to 1.6 km with seven spiral well-defended gates. There are statues of Jijabai and young Shivaji maharaj inside the fort. The centre of the fort is a water pond which is called 'Badami Talav'. To the South of 'Badami Talav' are the statues Jijabai and a young Shivaji. In the fort there are two water springs, called Ganges and Yamuna, which have water throughout the year

Attractions

Lenyadri(2 km)

Lenyadri caves is one of Ashtavinayak temple in Maharashtra.

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