Type: Hill Fort, Caves
Lets embark on the journey to visit the birth place of, the Great Maratha Emperor, Chatrapati Shivaji Maharaj & relive the moments of the past, experience the history & embark on a different journey,
Shivaji Maharaaj was born at the fort on 19 February 1630, and spent his childhood there. Inside the fort is a small temple of goddess Shivai Devi, after whom Shivaji was named so.He acquired all the skills and training on this fort which he used while establishing hindavi swaraj (self-rule). He learnt the early lessons of swaraj on this fort. There are statues of Jijabai and young Shivaji. In the fort there are two water springs, namely Ganga-Jamumna, which have water throughout whole year.
This is the place on the fort where the birth of Shivaji Maharaj took place. This place is named as Shiv Mandir. Ahead of Shiv Mandir there is a huge water tank.
Kadelot point :
This is the place where prisoners were punished by throwing them down the fort. This point is on the northern end of the fort.
Shiv Kunj :
Shiv Kunj is a monument constructed by the state government, in honor of Chatrapati Shivaji Maharaj. Inside Shiv Kunj there is an idol of Bal Shivaji and Jijabai made of “Panchdhatu”
Kamani Masjid :
In front of Shiv Kunj on can see this Kamani Masjid. It might have been named Kamani because the top of this structure is like bow that is called as Kaman in Hindi. On the east-facing wall there is an inscription in Urdu.
Ganga Jamuna :
These are the water cisterns behind the Shiv Kunj. Water in these cisterns is potable. On whole of Shivneri there are more than 10 water tanks.
Every fort needs to have a warehouse for its storage of grains and food products. Ambarkhana is the place where huge amount of grain can be stored. The caretakers here keep this place very clean.
Starting & Meeting point: 06th Aug 2016 from Thane station (W) Cidco Bus stop @ 06:00 am Sharp
Pune:- Shivajinager Sharp 6am
Thane to Shivneri Route
06:00 am SHARP: Start the journey from Thane/Pune.
10:00 am: Reach the base village of Lenyadri Caves )(Packed Breakfast in the journey )
10:15 am:Start the climb of 300 rock cut steps to reach the caves.
10:45 am: Reach the caves, explore the beauty of all the caves, take the blessing of Shree Girijatmaja Vinayak feel the peace of the temple, explore & capture the beauty of the surrounding.
11:15 am: Start descending to the base.
11:30 am: Reach base of Lenyadri Caves.
11:45 am: Start the journey towards Shivneri Fort.
12:00 am: Reach the base of Shivneri Fort .
12:30 am: Start the ascend..
1:00 am: Reach the top, explore the fort & capture some beautiful shots for your memories.
1:30 pm: Start descending…
02:00 pm: Reach the base & have lunch.
3:30 pm: Start the journey towards Mumbai.
09:30 pm: Reach Mumbai & conclude the journey with beautiful memories..
Things to carry:-
* ID proof
* Minimum 2 liters water
* Dry snacks (cake, biscuits etc).
* Personal medicine if any
* Good comfortable sport shoes
* A good backpack to accommodate the above.
* Rain protective gear
* Towel / Napkin (must)
* Extra pair of clothes (optional)
* Caps / Hats / Sunglasses (optional)
Pune People:- 1200/- per head for Mumbai People,
Pune People:- 850/-
Advance: -Rs: 650/- for confirmation.
Balance amount at meeting point
* Transportation from Thane to Thane by non ac private vehicle
* 1 Breakfast, Veg. Lunch & Evening Tea & Snacks
* Guide & Expertise charges.
* SPR Hikers Expertise.