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Shivneri Fort

Ritika Tyagi
After clicking pix, we moved ahead towards fortress Shivneri. A 1.5-2 km power from the statue of Shivaji Maharaj takes you to the auto parking place. From this point, nice stone steps are laid till the top. It turned into a consistent and smooth climb. The fort has seven doors - Maha Darwaja, Parvangicha Darwaja, Hatti Darwaja, Peer Darwaja, Shipai Darwaja, Phatak Darwaja, and Kalambaka Darwaja. An interesting fact about those doorways is their huge wood doors fortified with iron spikes. Strong partitions and sheer rock cliffs on three aspects ensured Shivneri turned into nicely protected. We reached the pinnacle after 30-forty minutes of the climb.You can see a temple of goddess Shivai Devi after Shipai Darwaja. History says that Shivaji Maharaj turned into named after the goddess Shivai. After crossing remaining front, you can see Ambarkhana on the left side. Ambarkhana is the place wherein a big quantity of grain may be saved. This vicinity is quite ruined however nonetheless, you could get a sense for the massive creation. During Maratha rule, it changed into stated to be served as solid for horses and residence for elephants. From this factor, there are 2 methods to explore the citadel. One goes to the hill where you can see Koli Chauthara and edaga. This monument is constructed within the region where Mughals killed thousands of Koli (fisherman) infantrymen within the yr 1650. Another course is going toward Shiv Kunj and Birthplace of Shivaji Maharaj.We determined to head the second one path. On this route, you encounter a big water trench. It is referred to as Ganga and Jamuna. There are overall 10 water tanks on Shivneri castle. The reason for these water tanks become to supply ingesting water and its miles said to have been constructed at some stage in Yadava instances. After those water tanks, we saw Shiv Kunj that is a monument built by means of the state authorities, in honor of Chatrapati Shivaji Maharaj. Inside Shiv Kunj there may be an idol of Shivaji (as a child) and Jijabai fabricated from Panchdhatu (an alloy of 5 metals)The plateau in the front of the Shiv Kunj consists of the birthplace of Shivaji Maharaj, Hamamkhana, Badami water tank, Kadelot point, and Kamani Masjid. The birthplace of Shivaji Maharaj is now referred to as Shiv Mandir (Shivaji temple). As we entered in Shiv Mandir, we saw a room which houses a statue of Shivaji Maharaj and a cradle to signify his birthplace. A narrow stone stairway takes you to the top ground. There is an artificially created lake with stone floors and wall named as Badami tank. From here you can also visit Kadelot point where prisoners had been punished by using throwing them down the citadel. Shivneri fort information is also availableAs you input the main door, you first come across a room which homes a statue of Ch.Shivaji and cradle to suggest his birthplace. Alongside this room is a narrow stone stairway which causes the upper floor. There are arched windows on all aspects and additionally, the earlier stated jharoka windows). The ceiling is also fantastically accomplished.Facing the birthplace shape is the 'Badami talao' which became an artificially created water pool. Right in its midst is a stone pillar.On the manner back you word a tomb-like structure atop a hillock. It is the 'Koli Chauthara', a memorial built for the hundreds of 'kolis' (fishermen) massacred by way of the occupying Mughals after a virus of a rebel(1650). Unfortunately, because of the paucity of time, we weren't capable of seeing the monument. We later realized that we ignored the 'Kadeloat' factor as well, where prisoners sentenced to loss of life had been thrown off the cliff (kadeloat). Alongside the Kadeloat point become the Qaidkhana (prison).Nor should we see the Idgah structure (which has a few Bahamani graves), as we moved quickly down the stone stairs.But on the way back we had been capable of an image the sunset which indeed looks stunning from the citadel.Fortunately going down wasn't as strenuous as the manner up and we reached the foothill within 45 minutes.
Shubham Saxena
Ridhima Srivastava
Distance from Pune: 100kmStarting Point: Junnar VillageDifficulty Level: Moderately difficultTrek Length: 1hrBest Season: All year (monsoon preferred)Sightseeing options: Such as the Lenyadri Ganesh Temple, which makes up for one of the Ashtavinayaka Temples. The trek also exposes the beautiful landscape of the Konkan plateau. 6. Lohgad Trek
Neha Makdey
Antriksh Goel
It is the birthplace of Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj, the founder of Maratha Empire. The fort extends up to 1 mi (1.6 km) with 7 spiral well-defended gates. We climbed through these gates to the top.