Junnar - Sanitarium of India

Junnar is a city of thousands of years of history of the district of Pune in Maharashtra state of India. The nearby fort of Shivneri is the birthplace of Shivaji Maharaj the founder of the Maratha Empire.

State Transport buses run between Pune and Junnar from Shivajinagar ST stand. Also bus facility available from Mumbai (kalyan) to Ahmadnagar. Same is the case from Ahamadnagar and Nashik. Transportation from Ahamadnagar and Mumbai takes a route of NH 222 while from Pune and Nashik will take a route of NH 50.

The Junnar area has been historically famed for its teak forest.

The Shaniwar Wada, the de facto seat of government of the Maratha Empire in Pune was completed in 1732 by Peshwa Bajirao. Teak from Junnar was used extensively in its construction..

Junnar area is dotted with historic places including Shivneri , the birthplace of Shivaji maharaj (1630) , the cave temple of Lenyadri; One of the famous temple of Lord Ganesha Ozar and the walled town of Junnar itself.

POPULAR LOCATIONS IN THE JUNNAR

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Forts

Shivneri Fort, Narayangadh Fort, Chavand Fort, Jivdhan fort, Hadsar Fort, Nimgiri Fort, Shindola Fort, Kombad-Ranjan Fort, Durga, Dhakoba, Hatkeshwar.

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TEMPLE

Girijatmaj-Lenaydri, Vighnhar-Ozar, Sant Dnyaneshwar Maharaj’s Reda Samadhi temple, Kukadeshwar Temple, Jain Temple, Khireshwar temple, Kapardikeshwar Temple, Vadaj Khandoba, Parunde brahmanath, Varsubai, Bangarwadi.

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CAVES

Lenyadri, Amba-ambika, Shivneri, Naneghat, Suleman, Tulaja, Khireshwar, Bhutlig, Manmodi Caves, Jain caves, Tulaja Caves.

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PIER (GHAT)

Nane Ghat, Malshej Ghat, Ane Ghat, Lahgacha ghat, Bhorandyache dar, Darya Ghat, Mandarne Ghat, Mhasvandi Ghat, Ingalun Ghat, Kunti daryachi vaat, Rityache Dar.

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DAM

Edgaon Dam, Manikdoh dam, Vadaj Dam, Pimpalgaon Dam, Chilhewadi Dam, Netwad Dam

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RIVERS

 Mina, Mandavi, Kukadi, Pushpavti.

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GORGE (KHIND)

 Ganesh Khind, Vel Khind, Tolar Khind, Vagh Khind.

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SCIENTIC CENTER

GMRT, Arvi, Leopard rescue centre

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NATURAL WONDERS

Tefra, Natural Bridge, Ambehatvij hill.

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PINNACLES (SULUKE)

Nanacha angatha, Vanarlingi, Amboli, Bahuli.