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Shaniwar Wada in Pune

·  Summer: 20 to 42° C (Hot)
·  Winter: 8 to 32° C (Cool)
   Monsoon: July to September

Best time to visit:  July to February

Opening Time: 08:00 a.m.
Closing Time: 06:30 p.m.
Weekly Holiday: N/A

Entry Fees for Indians Adults:  INR 5
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Entry Fees for Foreign Nationals Adults:  INR 5
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A palace fort located in Pune, Shaniwar Wada which was constructed in 1746 by Bajirao Peshwa is one the famous monuments in the city. Embellished with gorgeous courtyards,impressive fountains and huge audience halls, Shaniwar Wada exemplifies the proficient and delicate architecture of Maratha craftsmen.

The main attraction of this palace is its approximately 21 feet main door that faces north. Other interesting designs include its various intricately carved gates like Dilli Darwaza, Mastani Darwaza, Ganesh Darwaza and Khidki Darwaza etc.

Popular as the most beautiful and important landmarks of Pune, Shaniwar Wada have certain paintings that portraythe scenes from Hindu epics like Mahabharata and Ramayana. The greeting garden and city centre located inside the palace depicts the luxurious side of Shaniwar Wada.

Apart from the beauty, Shaniwar Wada also holds Sound and Light Show in Marathi from 7:15 p.m. to 8:10 p.m. and English show from 8:15 p.m. to 9:10 p.m.The Sound and Light show costs about INR 25 per person.

Visitors to this place can also explore nearby attractions like Raja Dinkar Kelkar Museum, Aga Khan Palace, Pashan Lake, Sinhagad Fort and Empress Botanical Gardens.

Road: Shaniwar Wada is well-connected to major cities in Maharashtra by state transport buses. Both private and luxury buses operate from nearby cities. The road condition is relatively good.

Railway: Pune Railway Station (located about 2.7 km.) is the nearest railhead to reach Shaniwar Wada. State transport buses or private taxi can be hired from the station.

Airway: Pune Airport (located about 10 km.) is the nearest airport to reach Shaniwar Wada. Taxi service is available from the airport. Regular flights for Chennai, Delhi and Mumbai are available.