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Purandar
 At a Glance
Trek Purandar
Alias -
Type Hill Fort
District Pune
Height above mean sea level ~ 4550 ft (~1387 m)
Base Village Narayanpur
Minimum Duration 2 days
Region Pune
Transport Kalyan to Pune  (road/rail, ~ 150 km)- Narayanpur (road, ~ 40 km) (Vehicle like jeep can reach upto the level of Purandeshwar mandir now).
Time to reach the top About 3 1/2 hrs from base village (About 45 minutes from Purandeshwar mandir)
Water Availability Potable water isn't available
Best season to visit November to February
Sights to visit Purandeshwar mandir, Kedareshwar mandir, Sawai Madhavrao Peshwa mandir, statue of Murarbaji Deshpande, a par of Sar darwaja, remnants etc.
Difficulty Rating Simple
Shelter Purandeshwar mandir, Kedareshwar mandir
 Location
Purandar from Narayanpur - Saswad road


This famous fort (famous for Purandar treaty) is located on Narayanpur - Saswad road. Narayanpur is about 40km from Pune on Pune- Satara road.
 
 Precaution
Purandar water tank



Though Purandar has many water cisterns (at least 25), they don't hold potable water, especially in summer. So better to take enough water from base village itself.
 
 Sight Seeing
Purandeshwar mandir



Purandeshwar mandir is in a good condition and has been maintained well (except for the modern coloring)
 
 



This is second of the pair of Sar Darwaja. As can be seen, it's in a good condition. Sitting in the darwaja quietly in the darwaja and imagining the glory of Maratha's gives a different feeling!!
 Note
 All references regarding duration of trek and transport are given with respect to Kalyan, which is about 50 km north-east of Mumbai.
 Contact
   cdeepan@gmail.com                        Deepan Ashok Choudhary
   abhijit.avalaskar@gmail.com            Abhijit Ulhas Avalaskar
   Last updated on : 1st Dec 2005