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Shivneri Fort

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Shivneri Fort in Junnar

Shivneri Fort is one of the most magnificent as well as historically rich forts of India. It is situated at a distance of 2.5 km from the Junnar, Maharashtra. The fort dates back to the time period when Shivaji was not even born yet. Almost the entire childhood of Shivaji was spent playing inside the compound of the fort.
Apart from its connection with Chhatrapati Shivaji, the fort is also quite popular for its surround architecture. To make the Shivneri Fort enemy proof, Shahaji ordered the construction of seven massive gates. One has to go through all the seven to gain entrance into the fort.

Badami Talav, a small pond situated in the heart of the fort, is one of its most endearing features. In the vicinity of the pond is a magnificent statue of Jijabai, along with her son Shivaji. Amongst them is a temple dedicated to Goddess Shivani. The local people of the area believe that Shivaji was named so, after the Goddess only.

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Location:
Junnar
Maharashtra, India
Best time to visit Junnar: 
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Ticket / Cost / Expenses:
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Time people usually spend here:
2.5 hours
Latitude / Longitude:
19.2005119°N, 73.8571664°E
Distance from Junnar city center to Shivneri Fort
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Opening and Closing Timings:

Monday: 9:00 AM – 6:00 PM

Tuesday: 9:00 AM – 6:00 PM

Wednesday: 9:00 AM – 6:00 PM

Thursday: 9:00 AM – 6:00 PM

Friday: 9:00 AM – 6:00 PM

Saturday: 9:00 AM – 6:00 PM

Sunday: 9:00 AM – 6:00 PM

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Read traveller's reviews about Shivneri Fort..

Overall Rating:4.5

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  '5' out of 5
"Birth place shree Chatrapati Shiwaji Maharaj. Well maintained Archilogical fort. Having small musiam at base of Fort "
  '5' out of 5
"Chatrapati Shivaji Maharaj Birth place well Maintained by Archelogical Department"
  '4' out of 5
"Shivaji Maharaj's Birth Place...Awsm place to visit in monsoon!."
  '4' out of 5
"This is a very beautiful place which is been maintained very nicely and anyone can visit shivneri after malshej ghat it hardly takes 45mins to reach.The birth place of shivaji maharaja."
  '5' out of 5
"Shivneri fort is one of the famous fort of Maharashtra. It is also the birth place of the famous Maratha king Chatrapathi Shivaji. Shivneri fort is located near Junnar village."

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Content of this page was last updated at Sep 28, 2016