Shaniwar Wada

Gate of the Shaniwar Wada
An equestrian statue of Peshwa Baji Rao I, Prime Minister of the Maratha Empire, in the Shaniwar Wada complex. He was the first resident of the fortified palace.
The imposing walls of the Shaniwar Wada, in an 1860 photograph
Shaniwar Wada palace's Delhi Gate or Delhi Darwaza.
Shaniwar Wada palace fountain, the Hazari Karanje
Jharokhas at the Shaniwar wada.
A hall in the first floor above dilli darwaja (Delhi Gate)
Gardens of Shaniwar Wada

Historical fortification in the city of Pune, India.

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Seventh most populous city in India and the second-largest city in the state of Maharashtra, with an estimated population of 7.4 million It has been ranked "the most liveable city in India" several times.

Residential High Rises in Pune,India
The circular Nandi mandapa at the Pataleshwar cave temple built in the Rashtrakuta era (753-982)
Skyscrapers under construction in Pune South
An equestrian statue of Peshwa Baji Rao I outside Shaniwar Wada. He expanded the Maratha Empire in north India c. 1730.
British Government House, Ganesh Khind, Poona (c. 1875)
National Chemical Laboratory
Vetal Hill Panorama, a prominent hill in Pune. Elevation c. 800 m
Tulshibaug Lane in Pune, a busy shopping hub of Pune
Baner, when it was a recently developed suburb of Pune.
Hadapsar, a recently developed suburb of Pune.
EON IT Park, Kharadi
Kirloskar Group headquarters in Pune
Volkswagen India Plant and offices in Pune
Force Motors plant in Pune
Shinde Chhatri in Wanowrie, Pune.
Deccan college houses the museums of Maratha history and Indian archaeology
Ganpati procession by Jnana Prabodhini school
Maharashtra Cricket Association Stadium
Pune Municipal Corporation Building
Khadakwasla reservoir, the main source of water for the city
St. Vincent's High School, Camp, Pune.
Jnana Prabodhini Prashala, Sadashiv Peth, Pune
Savitribai Phule Pune University headquarters. During the British era, the building served as the Monsoon residence for the Governor of the Bombay Presidency.
Pune Railway Station – entrance
An EMU on the Pune–Lonavla suburban line
Deccan Express with Vistadome Coach
Local buses in Pune
Pune Metro during trial Run
A highway leading into Pune
Departure lounge at Pune Airport
B. J. Medical College, Pune was established in 1878 and is associated with the Sassoon Hospital.

Historical landmarks include the Lal Mahal, the Kasba Ganapati temple and Shaniwar Wada.

Baji Rao I

The 7th Peshwa of the Maratha Empire.

Portrait of Baji Rao I, an artist's impression
Baji Rao I's handwriting in Modi script.
Troop movements of Baji Rao I and Asaf Jah I (Nizam-ul-Mulk) in the Battle of Palkhed
Equestrian statue of Peshwa Baji Rao I outside Shaniwar Wada, Pune
Seal of Bajirao I
The Shaniwar Wada fortress in Pune was built as the seat of the Peshwa rulers during Baji Rao's reign.

He began the construction of Shaniwar Wada in 1730.


City in the Pune district of the Indian state of Maharashtra.

Shivneri hill, Junnar
Scouts in Junnar.
Entrance to Shivneri fort.
Manmodi Caves Chaitya. Woodcut from Photograph, 1880.
Location of Buddhist caves around the city of Junnar.
Naneghat caves near Junnar
Saudagar Gumbaz

The Shaniwar Wada, the de facto seat of government of the Maratha Empire in Pune was completed in 1732 by Peshwa Bajirao I.Teak from Junnar was used extensively in its construction.

Bajirao Mastani

2015 Indian Hindi-language epic historical romance film directed by Sanjay Leela Bhansali, who also composed its soundtrack.

Theatrical release poster
Ranveer Singh (left) and Deepika Padukone were cast to play the titular roles.
The set for Shaniwar Wada was the biggest set created for the film.
The paintings of Raja Ravi Varma was used as an inspiration for creating Kashibai's look
Some of the outdoor scenes were filmed at the Amer Fort
Priyanka Chopra (pictured in 2011) received widespread praise and several awards for her performance.

Back home in Pune, Kashibai greets Bajirao with a tour of their newly built Shaniwar Wada and the Aaina Mahal (Hall of Mirrors), which allows her to see him from her room.


City and a municipal council in Pune district of Maharashtra, India.

Khandoba temple
Long shot of Jejurigad's mandir on mountain
Stairs with arched entrance of the Jejuri Khandoba mandir
Sacred fire (Jyoti) in front of the Khandoba temple.
Deepstambha in front of the temple

The historic Shaniwar Wada fort, the central seat of Maratha Empire at Pune was completed in 1732 by the famed Peshwa Bajirao I, at a total cost of ₹ 16,110, With lime mined from the lime-belts of Jejuri.

Madhavrao II

The 12th Peshwa of the Maratha Empire in India, from his infancy.

Madhav Rao Narayan
Madhav Rao Narayan with Nana Fadnavis.
A Representation of the delivery of the Ratified Treaty of 1790 by Sir Chas Warre Malet Bart to His Highness Soneae Peshwa, in full Durbar or Court as held upon that occasion at Poonah in the East Indies on 6 July 1790

Madhavrao committed suicide at the age of 21 by jumping off from the high walls of the Shaniwar Wada in Pune.


The daughter of Chhatrasal and Ruhani Bai Begum.

An artist's impression of Mastani (dated 18th century A.D.)

Mastani lived for some time with Bajirao at his palace of Shaniwar Wada in the city of Pune.

Maratha Empire

Confederacy that came to dominate a large portion of early modern India in the 18th century.

The Maratha Empire in 1758 with the Nizam of Hyderabad and the Mughal Empire as its vassals
Maratha kingdom in 1680 (yellow)
A portrait of Shivaji Maharaj
Sambhaji, eldest son of Shivaji
Peshwa Balaji Vishwanath
Peshwa Baji Rao I
Peshwa Balaji Bajirao
Peshwa Madhavrao I
Mahadaji Shinde restored the Maratha domination of northern India
A mural depicting the British surrender during the First Anglo-Maratha War. The mural is a part of the Victory Memorial (Vijay Stambh) located at Vadgaon Maval, Pune.
Peshwa Madhavrao II in his court in 1790, concluding a treaty with the British
Battle of Assaye during the Second Anglo-Maratha War
Peshwa Baji Rao II signing of the Treaty of Bassein with the British
Maratha king of Gwalior at his palace
Pratapgad fort, one of the earliest forts administered by Shivaji.
Maratha darbar or court.
Gold coins minted during Shivaji's era, 17th century.
Maratha Gurabs ships attacking a British East India Company ship
Arms of Maratha
Ramchandra Pant Amatya
Thanjavur Maratha palace
Maratha Empire at its peak in 1759 (orange)
Maratha Empire in 1760 (yellow)
Maratha Empire in 1765 (yellow)
Maratha Empire in 1795 (yellow)
Maratha Empire in 1805
Maratha Princely States in 1823

Several majestic palaces were built by Maratha principalities which include the Shaniwar Wada (built by the Peshwas of Pune).


Peshwa Queen and the wife of Raghunathrao, the 11th Peshwa of the Maratha Empire.

Shaniwar Wada - the place where the conspiracy of the assassination of Narayanrao unfolded

On 30 August 1773 in Shaniwar Wada, in an effort to free himself, Raghunathrao hired Gardis as mercenaries.

Rama Madhav

2014 Indian Marathi-language historical drama directed by Mrinal Kulkarni, It takes place during the Peshwa era.

As a child, Rama enters Shaniwarwada for the first time wearing saree and at a very young age she has a responsibility.