This fort is a 17th-century military fortification located near Junnar in Maharashtra, India. It is the birthplace of Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj, the founder of Maratha Empire. Shivneri is known to be a place of Buddhist dominion from the 1st century AD. The caves, rock-cut architecture and water system indicate presence of habitation from the 1st century. The fort is at about 2-3 km from the junnar town and is worth a visit.
Tulja Caves are located beyond north end of Shivneri, India. The cave has circular Chaitya hall surrounded by twelve octagonal pillars around Stupa. These caves are one of the earliest caves of Junnar, excavated around 50 B.C.
Perfect One Day Excursion
An easy hike with rewarding views of Western Ghats
Ancient Cave Exploration
Visit to birth place of Shivaji Maharaj
0630 hrs : Reporting
0700 hrs : Proceed to Junnar by private bus. Travel time approx 2.5 hours. (Packed Breakfast)
0930 hrs : Reach start point and start the trek
1200 hrs : Explore the Fort and Descend
12:30 hrs : Lunch
1400 hrs - 1600 hrs : Visit Tulja Caves
1615 hrs : Have tea and snacks
1700 hrs : Leave for Pune
1900 hrs : Reach Pune