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Situated at a distance of 50 kms from Pune, Purandar Fort is the birth place of Shivaji's son- Sambhaji. The fort has two storeys- the upper is called Balekilla while the lower is called Machi. Besides the Shiva temple, the fort offers beautiful panoramic sights of the surroundings. Purandar Fort is a famous tourist attraction and a place of historical significance near Pune. The fort has withstood several historical milestones and has been mentioned several times in the uprising of Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj and the Maratha Empire against Adil Shahi, the Mughals and the Bijapur Sultanate. It is also identified as one of the twin forts (Purandar and Vajragad Forts) and also the place where Shivaji Maharaj's son, Sambhaji, was born.
Purandar Fort is located in the Sahyadri Mountain Ranges, at a height of 1387 feet above sea level. This fort is located to the western side of Vajragad Fort and the village located at the base of the hill is called Purandar Village. Other than its historical significance, the fort and its surroundings draw visitors in large numbers for weekend getaways, nature exploration and adventure activities.