It is very rare that I sit at home and do nothing when the weather outside is awesome. Me coming to Pune is a boon for me, and the monsoons in Pune are just awesome.
Shaniwar Wada is pride of Pune and on one fine monsoon day, I went to this place and though it is not a big fort, it has its own charm. Had nice time visiting this place.
There are several stories about this place, yeah, sometimes, too much of google research is bad, it was drizzling when i reached the place, my phone got wet in the rain. Phone started behaving in a weird manner and i was like “Oh!! My God, my phone got haunted”…yeah..it was just a stupid thought.
Do visit this place and it is good 🙂
Some historical info about this place (content courtesy: google search)
Shaniwarwada was the stately mansion originally built as the residence of the Peshwas. The foundation of the mansion was laid by Bajirao 1 in the year 1730 AD and construction was completed in 1732 AD at a cost of Rs. 16,120. Several additions were made to the palace like fortification walls with bastions, gates and court halls by his successors.
What was once a seven storied structure was gutted by a fire in the palace. Only the remains can be seen now like the fortification walls with five gateways and nine bastions that enclosed the entire palace. The principal gate is called Dilli Darwaja (Delhi Gate); the other gates are called Mastani or Alibahadur Darwaja, Khidki Darwaja, Ganesh Darwaja and Narayan Darwaja.