We all are familiar with the diverse forts nestling in the Sahyadri Mountain Ranges. One such less explored defense is Purandar fort. The Purandar fort lies at incredible tallness of 4472 feet above sea level and is situated at a proximal distance of 50 kms from Pune. Purandar Fort Pune is also recognized as the twin of Vajragad Fort. Purandar Fort Pune is taller than the Vajragad fortification and lies on its western side. When you arrive at the stronghold, we suggest looking at the ancient temples in and around the territory. The head of the fort presents a breathtaking vista of its twin Vajragad and other hilltops.
It is popular among adventure buffs and sightseers as well as a place of great historical significance. The fortification has withstood a few authentic achievements. It has been referenced a few times in the uprising of Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj and the Maratha Empire against Adil Shahi, the Mughals, and the Bijapur Sultanate. The historical backdrop of the slope stronghold of Purandar follows back to the eleventh century during the Yadava Dynasty. From that point onward, the Fort was taken over by the Persians, and later by the fourteenth century, the post was given to Maloji Bhosale, grandfather of Shivaji Maharaj. The Fort is likewise the birthplace of Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj's son, Sambhaji Maharaj. Right now, the fortification is in ruins. Be that as it may, this engineering magnum opus's great magnificence in the core of Western Ghats keeps on pulling several sightseers consistently. Along with its historical importance, the post and its environmental factors attract visitors in huge numbers for the end of the week escapes, nature exploration, and adventure activities.
From Narayanpur, you should stroll up by tar road to arrive at the fortification entrance door. The trekking trail to arrive at the fortification passageway has been shut, so the main alternative is the tar road. This tarred road is motorable so that one can drive till halfway to the top. Purandar Fort is a military ensured territory and is closed for visitors after 5 pm. Likewise, photography isn't allowed at Purandar Fort.
There are two starting points to reach the top. The primary point is from the base village itself from the assigned parking space around the Banyan tree. A motorable street from Narayanpur will take you to the base of the fortress. There is the Binni Darwaza, which is the principal access to the fortification. A Catholic Church dating back to the British period welcomes the visitors at the entryway. The actual trekking starts from the back part of the church. It takes scarcely around an hour to reach the head of this fort.
The second point is from the fort's base, where the road from Narayanpur village comes to an end, and the stairs begin. The second way is to get down at the base village and start trekking from there itself. This course is more ideal in light of the all-encompassing magnificence of the mountains, paving the way to the fortification.
The fortress has two certain levels. The lower part, known as the Machi, has a few sanctuaries devoted to the stronghold's benefactor divinities. This level has a catholic church going back to the nineteenth century, not a long way from its first entry. There is a flight of stairs from the lower level of the fortress to the upper level, which prompts Ballekilla. This spot houses perhaps the best creation inside the fortification, Binni Darwaza. It likewise houses the Kedareshwar sanctuary (devoted to Shiva), the fortification's highest point. There are a couple of water tanks at the head of the slope. Albeit the vast majority of them are in ruins, the antiquated sanctuaries of Kedareshwar, Lord Indra, and Laxmi are an unquestionable requirement visit. The stronghold offers excellent all encompassing sights of the surroundings. One can get clear and exceptional perspectives on the close by Sahyadri mountain ranges and spot Vajragad fort, Torna Fort, Sinhagad Fort, and Rajgad Fort.