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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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  • Has a story to tell this place, but it is ruins now, and a fire is given as a cause. But the way it is totally razed in places makes you think otherwise. Overall a little disappointed  more »
  • At the heart of city, it mesmerises each one of us. Right from the front gate, you can start with purchasing masala cucumber, mangoes etc. and enjoy your visit. For me, it was savior which provided pe...  more »
  • Shaniwarwada is a landmark in Pune city. If you love history - Shivaaji stories do go with someone who can tell tales around the fort ruins. Maybe show you Rulers mothers house, next door , temple nea...  more »
  • Nice place to spend time, but most of the part is destroyed. Govt has still able to maintain few places.. you have to pay ₹15 as entry fee and get a token, submit when you return.. very limited parking area.. you can have tasty street foods near by.. few spots are restored and reconstructed.. overall good to visit..
  • Nice history for those interested. Couples spend their peace and fun time here sometimes. Which is indeed hideous. The maintenance by the board in concern isn't appreciable. However the place by itself is brilliant if you learn to ignore everything else.
  • Shaniwar wada is a great place to visit to enrich your historical knowledge. They have maintained it very well although it has become old. They even have put up boards at every important point describing what is that place and why was it important. It was a nice experience.
  • 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.
  • A very good historical place. Not much things available now but the lser show is a good experience. The details are informative. The sound system is very best. Has surround sound. Very good effect.
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