Purandhar fort stands 4,472 ft. above the sea (1,387 m) in the Western Ghats, 50 km southeast of Pune ahead of Saswad village, also known for birthplace of Sambhaji Raje Bhosale. The fort has two distinct levels. The lower part of purandar is called the machi. North of the machi is a flat area where the cantonment and hospital was housed. There is a statue of Murarbaji Deshpande, the fort-commander (killedar) who gave his life to protect the fort from the Mughals. Entrie to the fort after 5 pm is restricted.
This fort is a significant site for trekkers and adventurous tourists to visit. Specially after the monsoon, this place becomes one of most sought trekking destinations for trekkers from the Pune area