Situated among the higher peaks of the Western Ghats, the state covered an area of 2,357 square kilometres, and had a population of 137,268 in 1901.
The town of Bhor, once the capital of the princely state, is located about 51 kilometres south of Pune, adjacent to Bhatghar Dam. The royal palace is still present. Also present in the vicinity is the temple of Bhoreshwar, dedicated to Lord Shiva. A temple dedicated to goddesses Janubai and Khiloba is located in Mhalawadi, a village close to the Bhatghar Dam.
The state was founded by Shankarji Narayan, who was appointed as the Pantsachiv, one of the eight hereditary ministers by Rajaram Chhatrapati in 1697, and was acceded to the Dominion of India on 8 March 1948. The rulers of Bhor were Hindus of the Deshastha Brahmincaste. They used the title "Pantsachiv" and were entitled to a hereditary 9-gun salute. Raja Shrimant Sir Raghunathrao Shankarrao Babasaheb Pandit Pantsachiv, the last ruler of the state, signed the accession to the Indian Union on 8 March 1948.