Shaniwar Wada
Shaniwar Wada
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  • babita13
    Jaipur, India332 contributions
    Visit for our History
    In my last visit I was not able to visit this place so little bit curious for this. It is just ruins and that was also not maintained properly, We Have asked for some guide to explain the history but there was no one so just go through the inscription displayed there. the best part is nearby spots of Dagdu Seth Ganesh temple and Luxmi road and Tulsi Market.
    Visited November 2022
    Written March 6, 2023
  • Ria1104
    Kolkata (Calcutta), India599 contributions
    Seat of the Peshwas
    I visited this place when I had a long layover in Pune. This was one of the only places I knew and thought of exploring it before taking my second flight. The place is now mostly in ruins, only the outside wall is standing mighty and tall. Very few tourists were seen in the complex. Mostly the localites and college kids went there for some relaxation. So yes, I was the odd one out, in lounge clothes, with my backpack and shooting everything with my phone. I spent my me-time walking solo on the wall clicking random pictures. It was my first solo exploration and I enjoyed it a lot. There is one huge tree at the centre of the complex which provided shade to a huge area and most of the people were relaxing there. I too spent some lone time there before leaving. Only one thing I regretted was that I wore my regular heels which might have been a disaster while going up and down the huge stairs. There are several street food stalls just outside the complex from where you can taste some of the local delicacies at affordable prices. I, overall, enjoyed my brief time there, I would recommend this place to you only if you are a history buff and old forts interest you like me. Else there is a chance that one might get bored out easily.
    Visited March 2023
    Written March 28, 2023
  • Vishwajeet Tomar
    Pune, India7 contributions
    Monument with untrue statement by archeology
    Went there recently. Place is photogenic. Rs 25 per head was taken as ticket which seems higher if compared to the facilities and maintenance exist inside. Anyways One can walk around by imaging the then situation and statement marked by archeology dept. However It is undigestable that a 7 floor building made within 2 years and majorly built by stone, was finished due to the fire 🔥. We all know this is not the truth. Archeology dept should also mention when and who had destroy this monuments. Plotting lies into the public domain is a sin. The same issue is also with ellora caves.
    Visited October 2023
    Traveled with family
    Written October 11, 2023
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Max
Toronto, Canada7 contributions
Dec 2019
This is an old fort which you can visit in about an hour or two. The entrance has a small fee but is extraordinarily crowded. The construction is solid stone and during the Peshwa days must have been completely impregnable. However safety is a major concern because there are unprotected openings as you walk around the fort at heights. Your phone camera will be adequate to take photos.
Written February 1, 2020
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ragjoshi
Mumbai, India200 contributions
Mar 2020
While the imposing gates are now the city's emblem or symbol of Pune, the interior of the Wada/ palace tells of stories of the Peshwas from about 200 years ago. Walk along the 9 bastions and 5 gates to learn about medieval history of Pune. Do not miss the Sound and Light show
Written March 9, 2020
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Santosh B
1 contribution
Dec 2022
This was a terrible experience. The website said that the English Light & Sound Show starts at 8:15 pm. We booked tickets online. When we arrived at the main gate at 8:10 pm, there were two other families waiting to get in. We started knocking the door at 8:15 pm and finally a person opened the door. He said there was no show at 8:15 and the last show in Hindi started at 8:00 and they would not let us in as we were late. This person (Abhishek Sawant) was very rude and refused to look at our tickets and see the website from where we had booked. We insisted we would like his supervisors number and he finally gave in. On calling his supervisor (Mr. Garud) there was further finger-pointing (asking us to contact PMC) and the bottom line was there was no ownership or regret for providing poor service. Very sorry state of affairs. All three families ended up leaving.
Written December 27, 2022
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MelMul
London, UK158 contributions
Feb 2020 • Solo
I visited as part of a walking tour. The original fort was largely destroyed by the British (the lower stone walls are original, the brick is a reconstruction). Worth a visit, but consider whether to view from the outside only, as the inside consists only of gardens. Western (white) travellers - you might get asked for your photo to be taken with locals (however conservatively you're dressed). I understand that this has something to do with having a photo of you with a white person in your home bringing wealth and prosperity (?!?). It's harmless and I just smiled for the camera!
Written February 2, 2020
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Abhay Mehta
Udaipur, India235 contributions
May 2022
Shaniwar wada built by the great Bajirao Peshwa is worth visiting if you have interest in our history. The entry gate is megalomanias and attracts you. The property is with Archeological department and a ticket of Rs 25 is charged as entry fee. Inside it is a big garden and large rampart all along the Shaniwar Wada. One must have a walk over it. The wooden pillars and shafts on the first floor attracts you and reminds of good old golden days.
Written May 15, 2022
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Neeldana B
Pune, India134 contributions
Feb 2020
This place is usually crowded most of the times. If i have to compare the time I had visited few years back and now. honestly there is a lot of difference. There is a specific timing to visit and certain things are not maintained as it used to be before.
Written April 6, 2020
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Schanbis
Ottawa, Canada64 contributions
Jan 2020
This historic monument has a huge gate that is quite impressive and that seems to be the only attraction. You have to buy a ticket and pass through the security to go to the inside of the complex where you see a vast open area walled all around. One can walk around and enjoy the surroundings here.
Written February 29, 2020
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Surya Katakam
Hyderabad, India1,935 contributions
Sep 2019
The Shaniwar Wada fort in Pune, which covers about 625 acres, was constructed by Peshwa Bajirao I, as the abode of the Peshwas.The Shaniwarwada was originally the seven storeyed capital building of the Peshwas of the Maratha Empire which was built in 1732. The Wada was attacked by the British and all the top six stories collapsed leaving only the stone base.

Shaniwarwada has five gates:
1. Dilli Darwaza
2. Mastani Darwaja
3. Khidki Darwaja
4. Ganesh Darwaja
5. Jambhul Darwaja

Entry Fee: 25 INR Per Head Indian Citizen and 300 INR per Foreigner per Head

Visitors Timings: 08;00 am to 06:30 pm
Written January 17, 2020
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Ria1104
Kolkata (Calcutta), India599 contributions
Mar 2023
I visited this place when I had a long layover in Pune. This was one of the only places I knew and thought of exploring it before taking my second flight. The place is now mostly in ruins, only the outside wall is standing mighty and tall. Very few tourists were seen in the complex. Mostly the localites and college kids went there for some relaxation. So yes, I was the odd one out, in lounge clothes, with my backpack and shooting everything with my phone.
I spent my me-time walking solo on the wall clicking random pictures. It was my first solo exploration and I enjoyed it a lot. There is one huge tree at the centre of the complex which provided shade to a huge area and most of the people were relaxing there. I too spent some lone time there before leaving. Only one thing I regretted was that I wore my regular heels which might have been a disaster while going up and down the huge stairs. There are several street food stalls just outside the complex from where you can taste some of the local delicacies at affordable prices.
I, overall, enjoyed my brief time there, I would recommend this place to you only if you are a history buff and old forts interest you like me. Else there is a chance that one might get bored out easily.
Written March 28, 2023
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Rajani B
651 contributions
Feb 2020
This is an 18th Century palace portraying a mix of Maratha and Mughal architectural styles. It's worth visiting once. I am quite interested in history and I went to this place with lot of enthusiasm. I am amazed to see the place but lack of proper maintenance and cleanliness was disheartening.
Written April 30, 2020
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