Chatrapathi Shivaji was born in Shivneri Fort in 1627. The Fort is located at a distance of around 3 km from Junnar (125 km from Pune). Shahaji, father of Shivaji kept his wife Jijabai in this fort during her pregnancy, as the fort was unique and difficult to reach. It is easier to reach the fort by the normal road than to climb from the hills. One has to get through 7 doors before reaching the actual fort. This fort is a very big structure with a very good height. The old and beautiful 'Devi Shivai' temple is on the way. Shivaji was taken from the name of this goddess. Kaman Take, Kadelot Tok, Koli Chouthara and Dongarmatha (the top of the fort) are the other attractions near the fort. One can also see Khodad, Arvi and Kukadi dam in the same trip. One can take the bus between Shivajinagar and Pune to reach Shivneri. Hotels are available in Junnar and Pune.
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