Shivneri Fort, Junnar

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The Shivneri Fort, situated near Junnar, is popular for its architectural style and is more famously known as the birth place of the great Maratha Warrior – Shivaji Maharaj. Shivaji was not only born in this very fort in 1630, but also took his military training here.Tourists will be amused at the idea of crossing seven gates before the actually enter the main fort. In the Fort’s premises, there also exists a small water pond called Badami Talav, located right in the centre of the fort. The idol of Shivaji’s mother, Jijabai and Shivaji can be observed here.There is a temple that lies in the proximity of the fort that is dedicated to Goddess Shivani and a must watch while you are here.

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