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Koli chief Kuriji Naik captured the fort in 1790 Purandar killa is one of the major historical forts of the state of Maharashtra. This fort is located on the Western Ghats in the city of Pune, Maharashtra. Purandar Fort is famous as a symbol of the rise of Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj against the Adil Shahi Bijapur Sultanate and the Mughals. Because it was the first victory of Shivaji Maharaj.

Let us tell you that Purandar fort is the birthplace of Chhatrapati Sambhaji Raje Bhosale.  An observatory and a cantonment remain on the northern side of Machi. Apart from this there is a temple in Purandar Fort. The temple is dedicated to Lord Purandareshwar. Apart from the Shiva temple, the fort offers beautiful panoramic views of the surroundings. The fort is a famous tourist attraction and a place of historical importance near Pune.villages are located in the lower extension of the fort.

Purandar Killa History:

The history of Purandar Fort dates back to the 11th century. The fort was first associated with the Yadava era. The Persians defeated and conquered the Yadavas and in 1350 they built the Purandar fort. During the reign of Ahmednagar and Bijapur kings, the government ruled the fort. Maloji Bhosale ruled Supa and Pune in the 16th century. Shivaji Bhosale raided and captured this fort in 1646, which was also included in it.  Aurangzeb had conquered the fort in 1665.

Shivaji Maharaj had signed the first treaty of Purandar with Aurangzeb to save the legacy of the ancestors. Under this deal Shivaji had to hand over his twenty-three forts including the Purandar Fort. In 1670, Shivaji Maharaj reconquered the Purandar killa.but this was not followed. Koli chief Kuriji Naik captured the fort in 1790. In 1818 it came under General Pritzler. At the time of World War II the attraction functioned as an intermittent camp.

Best Time To Visit Killa of Purandar:

tourists can visit the Purandar Fort at any time of the year. But the best time to visit the fort is from October to March. The weather in Pune is quite pleasant from July to February. Hence it is the best time to visit this huge city of Maharashtra. Sawai Gandharva Music Festival is organized at Pune in the month of December. Which attracts the entire Indian classical music lovers.

Purandar  Killa Timing & Entry Fees:

Let us tell you that the fort of Purandar is open for the travelers from 9 am to 5 pm. Travelers can visit the fort on any day during that time.

There is no entry fee of any kind from tourists to visit Purandar Fort. That is, it is necessary to have only proof for admission here.

How To Reach purandar killa :

Travelers can board flights, trains and buses to reach Purandar Fort. The nearest airport to Purandar Fort is Pune Airport. It is located 45 km away from the fort. Pune Railway Station is the nearest station to the fort. It is 30 km away from the fort. Because of that, passengers can easily reach the fort via bus.

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