Wednesday, August 17, 2011

Shivneri Fort

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.

When you plan a visit to Shivneri, we also recommend exploring the surrounding scenic spots like “Konkan Plateau”, “Nane Ghat”, “Jivdhan”, “Malshej Ghat” and the famous fort of “Harishchandragad”.

How to get in?
The best option is to go to Junnar and take the Sakhali Vaat or Rajmarg to go to the top of the fort.
When to go?
Monsoon, it’s the best time of the year.
Where to stay?
There are a number of hotels in Junnar which provide decent accommodation facilities. On special request, one can also stay on the fort but it requires prior intimation.
Where to eat?
A number of eatables are sold inside the fort but it’s advisable to carry the food from Junnar.

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