Shaniwar Wada, located in Pune District
, was constructed in 1730 by Bajiroa of Martha Dynasty. It was the palace of the great Peshwa rulers and it symbolizes Pune's
culture. The palace was scalded down in a major fire in 1827, but the enormous walls remain.
The influence of
Mughal design and the hallmark of the Maratha artistry comes to fore at Shaniwar Wada. The twenty-one feet tall main door,
Delhi Darwaza is what remains of this once glorious palace.
The palace is open on all days from 08:00 hrs to 18:30 hrs.
Shaniwar Wada Light and Sound Show presented by Pune Municipal Corporation is an added attraction at Shaniwar Wada.
There are two shows: the
Marathi show is from 19:15 hrs to 20:10 hrs and the English Show is from 20:15 hrs to 21:10 hrs. There are no shows on Tuesday. Ticket rate is Rs 25.