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Shaniwar Wada

Shaniwar Wada in Pune

The remains of this fortressed palace of the Peshwa rulers are located in the old part of the city. Built in 1732, Shaniwar Wada was destroyed in a fire in 1828, but the massive walls and ramparts remain, as does a mighty fortified gateway. Once there lived about 1,000 people in its buildings. In the evenings, there’s a 45-minute sound-and-light show ( at 8.30pm IST; ₹25) though a minimum of 10 people is needed for the show to commence.

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Maharashtra, India
Time Needed:
2 hours
73.8531921°N, 18.5195583°E
Distance from Pune to Shaniwar Wada
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Opening Timings:

Monday: 9:00 AM – 5:30 PM

Tuesday: 9:00 AM – 5:30 PM

Wednesday: 9:00 AM – 5:30 PM

Thursday: 9:00 AM – 5:30 PM

Friday: 9:00 AM – 5:30 PM

Saturday: 9:00 AM – 5:30 PM

Sunday: 9:00 AM – 5:30 PM

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Overall Rating:4.3

  '3' out of 5
"The historic fort of Bajirao Peshwa spread over a vast area. Monumental architecture and carvings. No maintenance and least information on Peshwas for people to know. Said to be haunted during the nights. Walk-able distance from PMC bus depot and Dagaduseth Ganpati Temple"
  '3' out of 5
"I don't find scenic thing here. It's just a normal fort with boundary and no rooms. Definitely not a place to visit in day. Overall ok ok. You can visit once "
  '3' out of 5
"It's most intresting place there is lots of historic story of shaniwarwada pune... i enjoyed a lot with my frnds..."
  '5' out of 5
"One should visit this place. This place is the residence of peshwa family . After Shivaji Maharaj ,Peshwa ruled pune at the time of 17th century.This place is heart of pune city ."
  '3' out of 5
"Notable iconic structure with some part of it in a bad condition, but it's one of the best built fort built during that period. It has been featured in the Bollywood flick Bajirao Mastani and it was like shown in the film. Do visit !!"

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Content of this page was last updated at Sep 4, 2016