Shaniwar Wada is one of the most famous attractions of Pune. It is palace that built in 1746. It was the pride of the Maratha Empire during that time. They seated the place until 1818 when it was surrendered to the British. In a tragic incident in 1828, a large part of the palace was destroyed due to an unexplained fire. A few parts of the palace left and that is now opened for travellers.
During the 18th century, the fort was a prominent centre of Indian politics. Marathas kings and solider gathered to the palace for meetings. The palace was made from the stone was brought from the lime-belts of Jejuri. The doors of the palace were made from a tough wooden called “Teak.” It took 2 years to complete the palace.
The timings for the Sound and Light Show in Marathi are 7:15pm to 8:10pm and the timings for the English show are 8:15pm to 9:10pm.
Today, the saved part of the palace is for public display. The fort has 5 gates. The Dilli Darwaza is the main gate that has a huge door. There are 3 halls, beautiful ceiling and wall paintings can be seen and the ceilings of the halls were hung with beautiful chandeliers. The marble finishing of the floors will leave you mesmerized.
Per Head Rs. 25/- only.
Per Head Rs. 15/- for School Children
(Provided the show is organized by the school)