Forts in and around Pune
Sinhagad meaning Lion's den (Marathi: सिंहगड), Previously called Kondana fort. It is located in the south of Pune city, Maharashtra, India, situated on a hill which rises 800 meters above the surroundings. The fort's location has been strategically important since at least the 14th century and has been the site of many important battles.
Dist From Pune: 25 Km.
Lohagarh fort is 7kms south of Malavali station on the Pune-Mumbai railway line. Situated on a side range of Sahyadri mountains, if divides the basins of Indrayani and Pavana rivers. Close to Lohagarh, on its eastern side, there is another fort, called Visapur.
Dist From Pune: 52 Km.Read More
The history of the Purandar fort goes back to the 13th century. The Bahamani Sultans in the 14th century built here some walls and bastions. From 1484 AD, for about a hundred years, the fort remained in the hands of the Nizamshahi rulers. In 1596 AD, the fort was given as Jagir to Maloji Bhosale, grandfather of Shivaji. However, Shivaji had to struggle very hard to establish his control over the fort in 1646 AD. In 1665 AD, Purandar was besieged by the mighty Mughal forces under the command of Jai Singh and Dilir Khan. In the ensuing battle Murar Baji Prabhu, the gallant commander of the fort, was killed.
Dist From Pune: 40 Km.
Torna is the first fort which was conquered by Shivaji Maharaj in 1643. Shivaji Maharaj renamed the fort Prachandagad, and constructed several monuments and towers within it. It is the highest fort in Pune district.The hill has an elevation of 1,403 metres (4,603 ft) above sea level, making it the highest hill-fort in the district. The name derives from Prachanda (Marathi for huge or massive) and gad (Marathifor fort).
Dist From Pune: 50 Km.Read More
The great Maratha king Shivaji made the fort his capital in 1674 when he was crowned king of a Marathi kingdom which later developed into the Maratha Empire. The fort, which rises 820 m (2700 ft) above sea level, is located in the Sahyadri mountain range. There are approximately 1400–1450 steps leading to the fort, though today a rope-way exists to reach the top of the fort. The fort was looted and destroyed by the British upon siege.
Dist From Pune: 58 Km.Read More
It is known as the birth place of Maratha king Shivaji. Shahaji Bhonsale, Shivaji's father, was a general in the army of the Adil Shah, Sultan of Bijapur. He was concerned for the safety of his wife Jijabai during her pregnancy as there was constant warfare going on. He, therefore moved his family to Shivneri fort. Shivneri is a highly defensible location, with steep rocks on four sides and a strongly-built citadel. Inside the fort is a small temple of goddess Shivai Devi, after whom Shivaji was named so.
Dist From Pune: 90 Km.Read More
Rajgad was the capital of the Maratha empire under Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj for a very long time, hence the fort is historically significant. Like most other forts on Maharashtra, this fort is also not very well maintained, which is very sad.
Dist From Pune: 42 Km.Read More
Tikona also known as Vitandgad. The dominant hill fort in Maval in western India. It is located near Kamshet around 60 km from Pune. The village nearest the fort is called Tikona-Peth or Tokono-Peth. The 3500 ft high hill is pyramidal in shape and the name Tikona means "triangle".
Dist From Pune: 60 Km.Read More
Pratapgarh, a very strong hill fort built by Shivaji in 1656-58 AD. Before Shivaji, the hill, known as Bhorapya, was a flat-topped high round rock at the head of the densely forested Koyana basin. The construction of the fort was entrusted to Moropant Pingale, who later became Shivaji’s Peshwa, and Hiroji Indulkar, the architect. A special feature of the fort is its double line of fortification and walls on all sides, their heights varying according to the nature of the ground.
Dist From Pune: 142 Km.Read More
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