Shaniwar Wada

Currently Open [Closes at 05:00 pm]
  • Address: Shaniwar Peth, Pune, Maharashtra 411030, India
  • Timings: 09:00 am - 05:00 pm Details
  • Ticket Price: 5 INR
  • Time Required: 02:00 Hrs
  • Tags: Ancient Ruin, Historical Site, Family And Kids, Architecture , Archaeological Site , Heritage Building

Shaniwar Wada - Review

Every city has a historical monument that defines it. Pune’s such main landmark building is the Shaniwar Wada. The seat of Indian politics in the Peshwa period, it has become a symbol of Maratha glory. It is an expansive, charming palace with gardens and fountains.

It was originally built as the residence of Peshwas, the great generals of Maratha Empire. The foundation was laid by Bajirao I in 1730 AD. There is an interesting anecdote about how this place was chosen for construction.

The story says that Bajirao saw a rabbit chasing a dog here and decided that it was the best to build a palace that would never face defeat. What he believed almost came true, until 1818 when the Peshwas surrendered to the British.

The building was nearly destroyed in an unexplained fire in 1828. It has five gates and nine bastions that enclose this majestic building. Teak tracery on the pillars, polished marble, ornamental exquisitely carved arches and impressive fountains, Shaniwar Wada still shows traces of its golden years.

A statue of Bajirao I, the undefeated Maratha general adds beauty to the area. This architectural marvel is a must see attractions in Pune itinerary.

Shaniwar Wada Information

  • Do not litter in the premises.
  • Recommended monument for history buffs.
  • It is a very good place for taking photographs.
  • Try to catch the evening light and sound show.
  • Take a history enthusiast with you if you are not one, it is will enhance your experience.
  • Try the Maharashtrian cuisine in the shacks and restaurants around the fort.
  • A light and music show based on Maratha history is conducted every evening.
  • You can contact on: +9102026126867. Given contact is of Maharashtra Tourism Development Corporation for information about this place.

Shaniwar Wada Ticket Prices

  • Indian Nationals: INR 5
  • Foreign Nationals: INR 100
  • Light and sound show: INR 25

Shaniwar Wada Hours

  • Timing of Light and Sound Show (everyday): 7:15 pm to 8:10 pm (Marathi Show)
  • 8:15 pm to 9:10 pm (English Show)

How To reach Shaniwar Wada by Public Transport

  • Shanivarwada bus stop
  • Shaniwar Wada Kasba Peth Police Chowki bus stop

Restaurants Near Shaniwar Wada

  • Atharva pure veg
  • Sharda
  • Vasanti lunch home
  • Cafe Mangii

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  • Shaniwar Wada Address: Shaniwar Peth, Pune, Maharashtra 411030, India
  • Shaniwar Wada Timing: 09:00 am - 05:00 pm
  • Shaniwar Wada Price: 5 INR
  • Best time to visit Shaniwar Wada(preferred time): 09:00 am - 03:00 pm
  • Time required to visit Shaniwar Wada: 02:00 Hrs
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Things to Know Before Visiting Shaniwar Wada

  • 95% of people who visit Pune include Shaniwar Wada in their plan

  • 78.95% of people start their Shaniwar Wada visit around 08 AM - 09 AM

  • People usually take around 2 Hrs to see Shaniwar Wada

Thursday, Friday and Saturday

56.71% of people prefer to travel by car while visiting Shaniwar Wada

People normally club together Laxmi Road and Dagdusheth Ganpati while planning their visit to Shaniwar Wada.

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Shaniwar Wada, Pune Reviews

  • Good place to visit and know about history.. Can be maintained better though.. Accessible and within city.. Doesn't take long time to reach.. Better to avoid going by own vehicle due to traffic n parking issues.. Parking is available but mostly occupied..

  • The place is nice and spacious. Once you get in it's a huge area. I recommend you to have food and have lot of energy before entering the fort. There are these nice description mentioned every here and there which are very helpful and inquisitive about what will.u find ahead. It is mentioned there on the fort that there was a massive fire which lasted for 7 days after which they were able to control it, however the remains of the fort is still pretty good and appealing

  • One of the best historical place at Pune. Situated at heart of the city. Worth a visit. Though most of the remains are gone and it's plain once looked casually. Yet you can imagine and frame how each and everything has been built. At the entrance, we are welcomed by a massive gate which gives a mammoth look to the place. Loved the time spent there.

  • शनिवार वाडा (बोली मराठीत शनवारवाडा) ही महाराष्ट्रातील पुणे शहरातील ऐतिहासिक वास्तू आहे. इ.स.च्या १८व्या शतकात हा वाडा मराठा साम्राज्याचेपंतप्रधान, अर्थात पेशवे यांचे निवासस्थान व कार्यालय होते. भारत सरकारने शनिवारवाड्याला दिनांक १७ जून, इ.स. १९१९ रोजी महाराष्ट्रातील राष्ट्रीय संरक्षित स्मारक म्हणून घोषित केलेले आहे.[१] शनिवारवाड्याच्या पायाभरणीचे काम १० जानेवारी १७३० रोजी सुरू झाले, तर २२ जानेवारी १७३२ रोजी शनिवारवाड्याची वास्तुशांत करण्यात आली. १७३२ नंतरही या वाड्यात वारंवार नवीन बांधकामे, बदल होत राहिले. बुरुजाचे दरवाजाचे काम होण्यास १७६० हे वर्ष उजाडले. १८०८, १८१२, १८१३ या वर्षी छोट्या-मोठ्या आगी लागल्याच्या नोंदी सापडतात, तर १७ नोव्हेंबर १८१७ ला वाड्यावर ब्रिटिशांचे निशाण लागले. त्यानंतर येथे काही काळ पुण्याचा पहिला कलेक्‍टर हेन्‍री डंडास रॉबर्टसन राहत होता. त्यानंतर वाड्यात तुरुंग, पंगुगृह, पोलिसांची निवासस्थाने होती. १८२८ मध्ये वाड्यास मोठी आग लागली व आगीत बहुतेक सर्व इमारती जळाल्या. पुढे तब्बल ९० वर्षांनी वाड्याची दुरवस्था संपण्याचा योग आला. १९१९ मध्ये वाडा संरक्षित स्मारक म्हणून जाहीर झाला व वाड्याचे उत्खनन करण्यास सुरुवात झाली. त्या काळी वाड्यात कोर्टासाठी वापरण्यात येणारी इमारत १९२३पूर्वी उत्खननासाठी पाडण्यात आली. शनिवारवाड्यासंबंधी अनेक घटना, दुर्घटना आहेत. वाड्यातील पेशव्यांच्या कार्यालयात अनेक वीर आणि मुत्सद्दी येत. राजकारणाचे येथे फड रंगत; पेशव्यांचा दरबार येथेच होता. पेशव्यांच्या घरांतील मुलामुलींची लग्ने याच वाड्यात होत. शनिवारवाड्यासमोरील पटांगणात मोहिमेला जाणारे सैन्य जमे. पुढे जाहीर सभा होऊ लागल्या. आचार्य अत्र्यांनी संयुक्त महाराष्ट्राची चळवळ याच पटांगणातून लढवली. वाड्याच्या पटांगणातील मारुतीस सभामंडप होता. हे मंदिर लॉइड्ज पूल (हल्लीचा नवा पूल किंवा शिवाजी पूल) बांधणाऱ्या केंजळ्यांनी बांधले. मंदिरात १९ मार्च १९२४ रोजी मारुतीची मूर्ती बसविण्यात आली. हा मारुती बटाट्या मारुती म्हणून प्रसिद्ध आहे.

  • One of the best historical place at Pune. Situated at heart of the city Worth a visit. A great place to hang out with friends and family. Many college couples come here for spending time with their beloved ones. Though most of the remains are gone and it's plain once looked casually. No packing facility available outside Shaniwar Wada.If you bring your own vehicle then you have to arrange the parking system yourself.

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