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Shaniwar Wada, Pune

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Architectural Building Tourist Spot
Visit Shaniwar Wada, an 18th-century fort which, at its peak, housed over a thousand people. The fort, built in 1732, once stood at seven stories high, and was the capital building of the Peshwa empire. An unexplained fire tore through the fort in 1828, burning for seven days. Only the fortification walls, gateways, and the nine bastions that surrounded the palace remain today. Learn about the fort's rich and interesting history, and admire the remains of what was once considered the seat of the Peshwa rulers. Plan to visit Shaniwar Wada during your Pune vacation using our convenient Pune family vacation planner.
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  • The shahuji maharaj gifted the shaniwar wada to peshwa for his bravery . It is well known place in history . There is an Indian flag . The cleanliness is also good. It is a historic place . Visit once...  more »
  • Shaniwar wada is steeped in Maratha history. The best way to experience this place is through the light and sound show that takes place after sunset at 7:30 pm (in Marathi) and 8:30 pm (in Hindi). We ...  more »
  • The fort building is an excellent sight with antique architecture and majestic energy. The fortification is great. Excellent place for educational or research trips.  more »
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  • The Fort is good but many of its doors are closed, usually there is crowd near ticket window. It is good for photography and much neat! It has a nice garden in the centre good for sitting in evening, there are parking issues so I suggest to take an auto rickshaw or taxi as per convince! Much history can be found from the information written there. The experience can be made better by taking a guide. There is arrangement for fountain show in the evening which is average from my point of view! 😄
  • Amazing place to visit and highly recommended by me to all the history lovers! Well maintained, the whole structure gives the feel to you as felt by the royal family backing dates long ago. The whole plotting and the construction is amazing and breathtaking. You need a whole day to roam the entire "wada". I'm sure you're gonna love it.
  • Only the walls of the original structure is intact... Inside there is nothing... The windows on the upper side of the main gate is the place to relax due to continuous breeze... the open space outside the monument is used for cultural programmes... a famous place thanks to it's history... on the backside is the red light area (prostitution)...
  • A historical place inside the pune city. Parking need to be considered. Surrounded by narrow and busiest roads. Better avoid personal vehicles if you plan to visit the fort alone.
  • The palace is built with a wall circling the wonderful gardens inside which you can wander around. You can walk atop the wall also and there are regular stairs to move between the wall and garden. Busy roads getting to it but worth it for the peace and tranquilty you receive once inside.