Shivneri Fort – Birthplace of Chattrapati Shivaji Maharaj.wmv

Shivneri is a prominent fort in Maharashtra due to its historic importance. Shivneri more than a trekking destination is popular as a weekend picnic destination and a ‘pilgrimage’. (Many consider ‘Shiv janmasthal’ as a temple and a place of worship). There is a tarmac road till the first of the seven gates of Shivneri fort and a liesurely half an hour walk takes one to the Shiv janmastal through manicured gardens and landmarks of Shivneri fort.
This historic Shivneri fort, is located about a 105 km from Pune, near Junnar village. A two and a half hour drive to the north of Pune gets you to Junnar which lies at the foothills of Shivneri fort. Being one of the most important forts in Maharashtra, and a historic monument as declared by ASI directions to Shivneri fort is well marked and reaching the fort wouldn’t be difficult.

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