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Fort Jadhavgadh, Pune

Pune, Maharashtra

Fort Jadhavgadh

Places Of Interest

Dive Ghat - A yawning distance from the fort this Ghat is frequented by trekkers as well as nature lovers to get a panoramic view of the exuberant hills as well as the captivating Mastani Lake in the depth of the valley. It is believed that this lake used to be the meeting place of Bajirao Peshwa and Lady Mastani. A diversion before the Ghat can also take you to the location of the lake.

Purandar fort - Some 14 Kms south west of the hotel, on the NarayanPur- Saswad Road, lies the famous Purandar Fort perched on a gigantic mountain mass. The place really consists of two fortresses with the satellite fort Vajragarh situated on the east of Purandar on a narrow ridge running out of it. 
Purandar is an ideal trekking destination with the picturesque sahayadris and the bhima valley forming an ideal background setting. Once on the fort do not forget to visit the temples of Purandeshwar and old temple Kedareshwar on the summit of the hill. Also worth a visit is the statue of Murar Baji Deshpande, the brave fort-keeper ("Killedar") who was killed in the fight to protect the fort. 
It is advisable to carry ample water on this tour.

Narayanpur - At the base of Purandar fort is the tiny village of Narayanpur which draw huge crowd of devotees visiting the famous Lord Datta temple and Narayaneshwar. Worth seeing once you are in the vicinity as a pilgrimage as well as for the natural beauty surrounding the area.

Balaji Temple, Ketkawale - This temple is a magnificent replica of the world famous tirupati balaji temple. The idol, wood work, sanctum-sanctorum, priests and even the laddoo prasad makers, seem to be paying obeisance to the original abode of the lord Balaji at Tirumala. Set amidst the most beautiful mountain ranges and shaded by the tumulus clouds, even nature plays its role enchantingly to make this must visit a truly divine experience.

Purandar wada, Saswad - Just a ten minutes drive from Fort Jadhavgadh is the prehistoric Purandar wada known to be Maharashtra's oldest standing structure. This grand residence built by the Peshwas has much in common with the more often visited Shanivar wada in Pune including the huge spiked gateways and well protected outer walls. Also adjacent to the wada is an ancient Ganesh temple. 

Sangameshwar Temple and Malhargad fort - Located near the confluence of the rivers Karhe and Chambli, the yadav era temple of Sangameshwar and the last fort built by the Marathas both lie in Soneri village, a mere half an hour drive from Saswad. 

Jejuri - The village of Jejuri, about 20 km from the hotel, is famous as the abode of Lord Khandoba and boasts of a beautiful temple on a hill with 200 steps. On a clear day one can easily spot Saswad town and dive ghat from this hill top. What is fascinating here is the array of deep mala - light stands made of stone, on display as you climb up the stairs. You can also see prehistoric weapons and musical instruments of the past. 
15 km further the same road you can also visit the famous Ganesh temple of Morgaon.

Pandharpur - This place also known as the southern kashi of India is renowned for the temple of lord Vittal, the supreme God of the universe for all Maharashtrian. Although people flock in, in large numbers all through the year, this place becomes the supreme hub of activity twice a year on Ashadhi Ekadashi and Kartiki Ekadashi. These are the days when thousands of devotees from all parts of the country come bearing palkhis (palanquins) of various saints to this destination. The Dive Ghat, Saswad, and all other places en route to Pandharpur are immersed in the conglomeration of pilgrims on these special days.

In Pune - Shaniwar wada, Kelkar Museum, Parvati hill, Osho Commune international, Aga Khan Palace, Saras baug, Katraj Snake Park, Sinhagadh fort are some sightseeing places in Pune which distinctly portray the cultural heritage and natural beauty of the city.

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