Situated 90km northwest of Pune, above the village of Junnar, Shivneri Fort holds the distinction of being the birthplace of Shivaji. Within the ramparts of this ruined fort are the old royal stables, a mosque dating back to the Mughal era and several rock-cut reservoirs. The most important structure is Shivkunj, the pavilion in which Shivaji was born.
About 8km from Shivneri, on the other side of Junnar, is an interesting group of Hinayana Buddhist caves called Lenyadri. Of the 27 caves, cave 7 is the most impressive and, interestingly, houses an image of the Hindu god Ganesh.