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Shaniwar Wada, Pune

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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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  • If you have time to visit the many forts of Maharashtra, this can make up for a bit. Unfortunately, sseules the walls are really interesting, the Interior of the fort being empty.
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  • Shaniwar Wada - Historic place where Jijau built this city by her own responsibility. Shivaji maharaj used to stay here.  more »
  • Shaniwar Wada, situated in Pune, Maharashtra, INDIA is approximately 285 year old fortification built in 1732, used to be the palace of Bajirao I, who was the second Peshwa (Prime Minister) of Maratha...  more »
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  • The palace is historical with its architecture and strength maintained till date. It is best enjoyed when sun is not overhead to make the atmosphere hot. You can find all sorts of facilities from food stalls to atms nearby the venue.
  • The palace here is in ruins but the fort itself is still standing tall. The front gate is awesome. The lawn inside is well maintained. Also loved the light and music show at night.
  • Though it is described as palace, there is no palace inside. There are lawns inside which are well maintained. The walls of the fort and the water reserves are the only historic monuments left. Usually crowded during the weekends.
  • Well a large part of the fort has been destroyed by fire years earlier! But still it's beautiful. It's a calm and serene place in midst of noisy city.
  • It's really nice place to enjoy and explore with your Family on weekend. If you are lucky enough then there are changes that you will get to see and meet some celebrates and attend some programs which will be free of cost :)