About 90km away from Pune is this fort built by Sahaji. The
fort is arduous to climb as it was a deliberate effort to ensure
security from enimies. Jijabai spent her period of pregnancy in this
fort and gave birth to great Shivaji Maharaj in 1627. Shivaji was
named after the goddess Shivani whose temple is also
very close by. Shivaji spent his childhood learning his basic
knowlede and skills in this fort only. It was through Shivaji's
early lessons and training in this fort that he realised the concept
of Swaraj(self-rule). So one can attribute all the contributions of
Shivaji Mahraj to his training in this fort.
Near to the fort is Nane Ghat, providing a great view of Konkan
Reigon and beautiful scenery. Very close to it is Jivdhan which is
famus for trekking. One has to pass through seven doors to enter
actual fort. At the center of the fort is a waterpond, 'Badami
Talav' with statue of Jijabai with son Shivaji, to the south of it.
Must visit for those who wish to explore the childhood of great
Shivaji Mahraj as well as for those who wish to experience trekking.