Shivneri Fort

One of the most famous monuments of Pune is Shivneri Fort

Information:- One of the most famous monuments of Pune is Shivneri Fort. It is popular because it is the birth place of the great Maratha leader Chatrapati Shivaji. It is the historic military fortification located near the village Junnar. There are more than 100 caves being carved in the surrounding mountains of Junnar.

How To Reach:- Junnar is the nearest place that is two km away from the fort. To reach Junnar one can catch bus from pune/ Shivaji Nagar. There are no rail services available there. State transport is available. The distance between pune and Junnar is 103 km and two kilometres from Junnar to Shivneri Fort. It takes 2 hours to reach Junnar from Pune and one hour to climb the top of the fort. Be careful as the highest density of leopard population lives in the dense forest of Shivneri. One can stay on the fort with options of Shiv Kunj or Ambarkhana.

Extra Places To Visit:- Junnar Caves, Naneghat, Ozar vigneshwara temple

Type:- Hill Fort

Fort Range:- Naneghat

District:- Pune

Height Above Sea Level:- 3500 ft

Difficulty Rating:- Medium

Base Village:- Junnar

App Time To Reach Top:- 2 hrs from the base village

Water Availability:- Water cisterns are available on the fort.

Food:- Available at Junaar. Not on the fort

Shelter:- One can make a stay on the fort in Shiv Kunj or Ambarkhana. Shiv Kunj is a suitable option among the two because of water cisterns is available near it

Best Time To Visit:- Any time except summer

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