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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. 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.
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  • This is actually a place to to with friends at night with some horror stories of the place in mind to make your visit adventures. .....  more »
  • Sanjay Leela Bhansali epitomised and glamorised this place too much that this place did not quite live up to the expectations. Located in the heart of Pune, the grandness of the palace can only be ima...  more »
  • It's nice place. There is parking space available but limited. You can sit and relax for hours here. It open space so avoid visiting during noon if you are not ok with it. Evening time is much pleasan...  more »
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  • So pretty even after being burned down. Very well maintained as a monumental history depicts its own story. With a very affordable entry fees for Indians. The best part being the flag that is hoisted which gives a very patriotic feel at a historic place. Love it.
  • Shaniwar wada has been kept very well. It is a neat and clean place. The only suggestion would be that since most of it was destroyed and there are not many buildings standing, if...Must have been a magnificent palace all those years back. Wish the management would have preserved it better. Need better tour guides
  • It is very beautiful place. It's a one of the historical place in pune. These place is good for photography. Tickets in these place are 20 rupees per head. Here is garden inside the gate. And if you don't want to go inside you can sit outside the gate because there is also sitting arrangements are available. People can easily spend 5min to 1hr over here. Family place. Children can play here very safely. They also organise events over here. Parking space is available for free. Ladies toilet is also available here. But it's not to much clean as you think.
  • Good place to visit at weekend with family and friends.. Historical monuments and there history... Also a great place for photography. Net and clean surrounding.. Great place for tourist attractions.. Historical monuments are well maintained..
  • Nice location. Easy to notice from normal traffic. If you want to spend an hour, visit this place. The ticket rates are cheap for Indians but high for foreign nationals. You have to pay extra for camera, but you can always carry mobile with you. The place is not too big but you can enjoy there for an hour. The laser show is also good. Kids also enjoy there, so it is good to bring young kids.

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