This beautiful Purandar fort is one of the well-known vacation spots in Pune, in Indian state of Maharashtra. It is located around 40 km from Pune and stands at 4472 ft above the ocean level. It lies in the lap of Western Ghats. It is believed that the son of Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj and the second leader of the Maratha Empire – the great Sambhaji was born here. It was constructed in the eleventh century amid the rule of the Yadava dynasty. Eventually, it was also ruled by a few different administrations. These also include the British apart from the Marathas. As per legends, the hill on which the fortress is constructed is said to have been brought by Lord Hanuman from the Himalayas. Because of being a hill fortress, Purandar fort encompassed by lavish greenery, it has additionally caught the attention of trekkers and campers. There are two particular levels of the fortress. The lower portion of the fortress is known as machi. The north part of machi has a hospital and a cantonment. There is also a temple that is devoted to god Purandareshwar from which the name of the fortress was taken. Another temple found in this fortress is of Sawai Madhavrao Peshwa.
Purandar fort open at 09:00 AM to 06:00 PM