Shivneri (3500ft)

Shivneri Fort - a landmark of Maratha history is the birth place of 'Chatrapati' Shivaji Maharaj. Shivneri fort was a difficult fort to climb in those times and Shahaji, father of Shivaji, worried about the safety of his pregnant wife Jijabai, chose Shivneri as the place where she could safely give birth to her son. Shivneri fort is a well maintained fort and all the important landmarks in Shivneri fort has been well marked thanks to ASI.

Shivneri Fort Shivaji-and-Jijabai Shiv Janmasthal..

Shivaji was born in Shivneri on 19 February 1630. Shivaji spent his childhood and got his name Shivba here. Inside the Shivneri fort is a small temple dedicated to the goddess Shivai Devi, after whom Shivaji was named. Shiv Janmastal has been preserved as a historic monument by ASI.

Distance from Major cities

Pune to Shivneri100

Mumbai to Shivneri 160

Kolhapur to Shivneri320

Nashik to Shivneri 150

Nagpur to Shivneri720

B'lore to Shivneri 950


Junnar is the transitional zone between the Sahyadris and the broad plains to the east. Junnar has the largest number of excavations numbering over 200 independent excavations spread over the four hills. Tuljalena, Manmodi, Sivaneri and Lenyadri are the sub-groups depending upon the location.

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