Maharashtra Tourism
Shaniwar Wada, known for its remarkable architecture, is one of the most famous monuments in Pune city of Maharashtra.

Shaniwar Wada

Shaniwar Wada is a royal residence built by the second Peshwa, Bajirao-I Shaniwar Wada, which is located in Pune. Construction of Shaniwar Wada began on 10th of January 1730. It is said that Bajirao Peshwa-I laid the foundation by collecting handful of mud from the nearby Lal Mahal.

Shaniwar Wada today is left with only with an imposing outer wall. It is visible that the ruins can translate the glory of the Maratha power. The doors of the palace are so strong that it had been designed to dissuade huge enemy attacks.

Only the fortification walls with five gateways, and nine bastions that enclosed the whole complex, elaborate foundations of the original palace and the Nagarkhana with its fine wooden pillars and latticework are left of the palace.

Pune is well connected by air, rail and road with the important places within and beyond the state.