Shaniwarwada

The majestic Shaniwarwada, spread over 625 acres, was the seat of Maratha 'Peshwa' and is a sight to behold. The seven-storied mansion was built by Peshwa Bajirao I and could house as many as 1000 people. The fortification of Shawarwada comprises five gateways and nine bastions that enclosed the whole complex and a door that dissuaded enemy attacks. The place was largely destroyed by mysterious fires in 1827 which continued to rise. It eventually led to the destruction of the entire palace complex except for the mirror hall and the outer wall. The principal gate of Shaniwarwada was Dilli Darwaja (Delhi Gate); the other gates were Mastani or Alibahadur Darwaja, Khidki Darwaja, Ganesh Darwaja and Narayan Darwaja. The walls were painted with scenes from Ramayana and Mahabharata and a sixteen petal lotus-shaped fountain in the palace is reminiscent of the exquisite craftsmanship of the architects. You can view the leftover plinths, and imagine the wooden pillars and lattice work that added to the beauty of the mansion. The sound and light show by Pune Municipal Corporation in an open air auditorium in the grounds of Shaniwarwada is a must watch.

About Shaniwarwada

The majestic Shaniwarwada, spread over 625 acres, was the seat of Maratha 'Peshwa' and is a sight to behold. The seven-storied mansion was built by Peshwa Bajirao I and could house as many as 1000 people. The fortification of Shawarwada comprises five gateways and nine bastions that enclosed the whole complex and a door that dissuaded enemy attacks. The place was largely destroyed by mysterious fires in 1827 which continued to rise. It eventually led to the destruction of the entire palace complex except for the mirror hall and the outer wall. The principal gate of Shaniwarwada was Dilli Darwaja (Delhi Gate); the other gates were Mastani or Alibahadur Darwaja, Khidki Darwaja, Ganesh Darwaja and Narayan Darwaja. The walls were painted with scenes from Ramayana and Mahabharata and a sixteen petal lotus-shaped fountain in the palace is reminiscent of the exquisite craftsmanship of the architects. You can view the leftover plinths, and imagine the wooden pillars and lattice work that added to the beauty of the mansion. The sound and light show by Pune Municipal Corporation in an open air auditorium in the grounds of Shaniwarwada is a must watch.

Monument Information

Address

Shaniwar Peth, Pune, Maharashtra 411030

How To Reach

  • Nearest Airport :Pune Airport
  • Nearest Railway Station :Shivaji Nagar Railway Station
  • Nearest Bus Station : Shaniwar Wada PMT Bus Stand

Opening Hours

  • Opening Time : 06:00:00 am
  • Closing Time :06:00:00 pm

Weather

  • Monsoon : Maximum: 28.4°C Minimum: 22.2°C

    Summer : Maximum: 37.7°C Minimum: 19.9°C

    Winter : Maximum: 28.9°C Minimum: 11.5°C

    Recommended Season to Visit : Winter Season (October to March)

Facilities available At the Monument

  • Basic Amenities Available

Contact Details

  • Shri B. G. Yelikar
  • Phone: +91-8888527881
  • E-mail: circlemum.asi@gmail.com

Ticket Information

Terms & Conditions

  • The e-ticket is not transferable.
  • Entry Fee is not refundable.
  • E-ticket cancellations are not permitted.
  • The Monument is open for visitors between sunrise and sunset.
  • Visitor shall be required to show photo identity proof in original at the entry to the monument.
  • Edibles are not allowed inside the monument.
  • Inflammable/dangerous/explosive articles are not allowed.
INDIAN Visitor:
Total ₹ 25
₹ 25 - by ASI as Entry fee & ₹ 0 - by ADI as Toll tax
FOREIGNER Visitor:
Total ₹ 300
₹ 300 - by ASI as Entry fee & ₹ 0 - by ADI as Toll tax
SAARC Visitor:
Total ₹ 25
₹ 25 - by ASI as Entry fee & ₹ 0 - by ADI as Toll tax
BIMSTEC Visitor:
Total ₹ 25
₹ 25 - by ASI as Entry fee & ₹ 0 - by ADI as Toll tax