Timings - Opening & Closing:
Monday - Friday: 8.00 AM - 5.00 PM ,
Saturday: 8.00 AM - 5.00 PM ,
Sunday: 8.00 AM - 5.00 PM ,
Public Holidays: 8.00 AM - 5.00 PM
Shaniwar Wada was the seat of the Peshwa rulers of the Maratha Empire until 1818 when the Peshwas surrendered to the British. Built by the Peshwa Bajirao I of Maratha Dynasty in 1730, the edifice is a real specimen of Maratha culture. Palace of the rulers of Peshwa dynasty also shows the influence of Mughal style and the feature of Maratha artistic styles in its architectural design.
Prime minister to Chhatrapati Shahu, King of the Maratha Empire, Bajirao laid the ceremonial foundation of his own residence on January 10, 1730. After the words ‘Shaniwar’ (Saturday) and ‘Wada’ (A general term for any residence complex), it got its present name. Completed in 1732, the palace was built using teak that was imported from the jungles of Junnar, stone brought...