The Story Behind Palace Shaniwar Wada In Pune

by Kritika Kukreja
The Story Behind Palace Shaniwar Wada In Pune

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Once Bajirao-Kashibai’s love nest, Shaniwar Wada now stands as one of the most popular historical sites in Pune.

What Is It?

The grand and glorious Shaniwar Wada in Pune was once a fort and the famous ruler Bajirao and Kashibai’s love nest. But today, it has become a haunted monument. The locals believe that the fort is haunted by the ghost of Bajirao’s grandson, Narayanrao. The murder was so brutal that it was impossible to find all pieces of his body.

Even today, people sit by the banks of the river at night listening to the wailing cry for help. Although, the monument has met with many unexplained fires, it still stands tall as an attraction for tourists even today.

(Image Credit – Wikipedia)

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What’s In It?

Shaniwar Wada was built in 1732 as a palace for the glorious Maratha empire and the Peshwas. It is known for its architectural brilliance, but costed only ₹16,100 to build at that time. Bajirao was the first ruler who lived there.

(Image Credit – Trawell)

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Address: Shaniwar Peth, Pune, Maharashtra 411030
Phone: 020 2612 6867
Entry fee: ₹15 – ₹25

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