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Shaniwar Wada

The Shaniwar Wada   

    The Shaniwar wada is historical, heriage place in Pune. It is Palace fort loacted at the heart of Pune city. It was constructed in 1732 as the mansion of the Peshwa (prime ministers of the Maratha Empire), and remained the political capital of the Empire until its annihilation.


The foundation of the mansion was laid by Bajirao I in the year 1730 AD. Several additions were made to the palace like fortification walls with bastions, gates and court halls by his successors. Around 1,000 people used to stay in the palace. 


The Garden at Shaniwar Wada



The all internal palace get burnt in 1828. Thus one can see only foundation part of internal palace. Now a days a beutiful garden is maintan at place of old palace. The forification has many gates namely Dilli Darwaza (Delhi Gate), Main gate facing north.  Mastani Darwaja (Mastani's Gate) facing north, this gate was used by Bajirao's mistress Mastani Khidki Darwaja (Window Gate), facing east.  Ganesh Darwaja (Ganesh Gate), facing south-east. Jambhul Darwaja or Narayan Darwaja (Narayan's Gate), facing south.

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The Light and Sound show:


 
    The hour-long Shaniwar Wada sound and light show runs every evening.
Timing of the Show :
Marathi: 7:15 pm to 8:10 pm and English : 8.15 pm  To 9.10 pm 


How to Reach Shaniwar Wada

  • Distance from Pune Airport : 16 Km (30 Minutes by car)
  • Distance from Pune Railway Station : 3 to 4 km (by auto 10-15 minutes)
  • Distance from Swarget Bus Stand:  15 minutes
  • Distance from Shivaji Nagar Bus Stand:  5 minutes

How to approach from place that you might know

  • It is at  North direction from  Dagdusheth Halwai Ganpati  (10-15  minutes walking)
  • It is at North direction from Appa Balwant Chowk (ABC) : (5 minutes walking)
  • Distance from Saras Bag 2-3 Km (10 minutes)

Local Conveyance in Pune

    Other than your personal vehicle or hired one you can go for-
  • Radio cabs
  • Auto Rickshaw
  • Corporation Buses (PMPL)

Famous places, Attractions nearby Shaniwar Wada

  • Dagdusheth Halwai Ganpati
  • Appa Balawant Chowk, place to buy any kind of book
  • Saras Bag
  • Kelkar Museum
  • Laxmi Road for shopping
  • Tulasi Bag for shopping
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Where to Stay in Pune

Pune has good range of Hotels. Here are few to list..
  • Hotel Marriott
  • Hotel Blue Diamond of Taj group
  • The Sagar Plaza
  • Sun-n-Sand
  • Hotel Aurora Towers
  • Le Meridien
  • Hotel Shree Panchratna
  • Cetral Park
  • Gandharv Residency
  • Hotel Best Western The Pride
  • Royal Orchid Golden Suites
To find more about  Hotels in Pune click here 


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