Trip Planner:   Asia  /  India  /  Maharashtra  /  Pune District  /  Pune  /  Shaniwar Wada

Shaniwar Wada, Pune

3.2
#13 of 208 in Things to do in Pune
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. Before you head to Pune, plan trip itinerary details with our user-friendly Pune trip itinerary planning tool , to make sure you see all that Pune has to offer, including Shaniwar Wada.
Create an itinerary including Shaniwar Wada
map
Shaniwar Wada Reviews
Rate this attraction
TripAdvisor Traveler Rating
TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 3.0
730 reviews
Google
4.2
TripAdvisor
  • built by Peshwas, the army chief of maratha rulers stands significantly in Pune's history.It is small fort like structure exhibiting architectural intellect of that time.most of inside structure now i...  more »
  • I was very much interested to this fort after watching Bajirao Mastani movie. So I went to Ma Na Pa by Bus from Phase 2 then reached Fort by walk within 10 mins. Long queue was there at ticket counter...  more »
  • Though nothing is left to suggest that there was once a 7 storied palace in place of these stones and wells, still the sound and light show takes you a a glorious past of Peshwas and Marathas  more »
Google
  • 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! 😄
  • Must visit forts for people living in India. Though not much to see, this place signifies the historic empire of maratha reign. Reading about the history in advance and visiting nearby places will improve the experience. Get your self a guide that would be even better.
  • 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.
  • A great sneak peak into rich Maratha heritage. Though goverment started taking care of it pretty late, so almost entire palace is gone to dust, yet just the gate and boundary wall is good example of engineering. Light and sound show is good.
  • It has nothing left in there. You can only find a park like area to roam around because there is no building left to visit.Only the foundation is left. Its better to choose some other spot for picnic. I am giving two stars just for the park which you can cover in 40 minutes.

Plan your trip to Pune

  • Get a personalized plan

    A complete day-by-day itinerary
    based on your preferences
  • Customize it

    Refine your plan. We'll find the
    best routes and schedules
  • Book it

    Choose from the best hotels
    and activities. Up to 50% off
  • Manage it

    Everything in one place.
    Everyone on the same page.

Where to stay in Pune

South-east of the main train station sit most of the accommodations on offer in Pune, with the choice largely revolving around standard hotels featuring small pools and restaurants. You can find some more luxurious options in the more spread-out areas to the north of the city center, and along the rivers that flow through town. Hostels and guesthouses provide budget-friendly options, with the bulk located near the university accommodation districts, and the side streets of the older parts of town.
Live like a local, find unique places to stay
Millions of travel reviews on TripAdvisor

Plans in Pune by other users

4 days in Pune BY A USER FROM INDIA December, popular PREFERENCES: December ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 4 days in Pune, Ahmedabad & Kutch District BY A USER FROM INDIA December, teens, kids, culture, outdoors, relaxing, beaches, historic sites, shopping, popular PREFERENCES: December, teens, kids, culture, outdoors, relaxing, beaches, historic sites, shopping ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 2 days in Pune BY A USER FROM INDIA December, culture, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, beaches, historic sites, museums, shopping, wildlife, fast-paced, popular PREFERENCES: December, culture, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, beaches, historic sites, museums, shopping, wildlife ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Fast-paced 3 days in Pune BY A USER FROM INDIA December, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, beaches, museums, wildlife, popular PREFERENCES: December, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, beaches, museums, wildlife ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 3 days in Pune BY A USER FROM INDIA January, popular PREFERENCES: January ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 5 days in Maharashtra BY A USER FROM INDIA December, popular PREFERENCES: December ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 7 days in Maharashtra BY A USER FROM INDIA December, popular PREFERENCES: December ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 4 days in Pune BY A USER FROM INDIA December, kids, relaxing, historic sites, museums, wildlife, popular PREFERENCES: December, kids, relaxing, historic sites, museums, wildlife ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 3 days in Pune BY A USER FROM INDIA January, popular PREFERENCES: January ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 11 days in India BY A USER FROM GERMANY December, hidden gems PREFERENCES: December ATTRACTION STYLE: Hidden gems PACE: Medium 3 days in Pune BY A USER FROM INDIA February, popular PREFERENCES: February ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 8 days in Maharashtra BY A USER FROM INDIA December, popular PREFERENCES: December ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium
View more plans