90 kms away from Pune is the fort where
Shivaji Maharaj was born, it was in
1627. The fort is very difficult to
climb hence safe from enemies, so
Shahaji kept Jijabai in this fort during
her pregnancy. Shivaji was named after
the name of a goddess 'Devi Shivai'.
Shivaji spent his childhood on this
fort. He acquired all the skills and
training on this fort which he used
while establishing Swaraj. He learnt the
early lessons of Swaraj on this fort.
Near to the fort is Nane ghat to give a
great view of Konkan Plateau and natural
scenery. Close from here there is
another fort named Jivdhan which is
famous for trekking. If one goes by the
road to the fort he has to go through 7
doors to reach the actual fort. 'Devi
Shivai' temple is also on the road to
At the center of the fort is a water
pond which is called 'Badami Talav'. To
the South of 'Badami Talav' are the
statues Jijabai and child Shivaji.
Other places to see on this fort are
Dongarmatha, Kaman Take and Kadeloot Tok.