Legend has it that Thorale the Elder was out, gathering ghee in the grounds of the to-be palace, he saw a rabbit chasing a dog. Taking inspiration from this Shaniwar Wada was built. A palace which would never see defeat. Built in 1730 by Bajiroa 1st it’s an impressive palace and grounds, the seat of Peshwas power reflected in its opulence.
Shaniwar Wada is open for visitors from 8am to 5pm. Entrance is free.
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