Shinde's Chhatri Overview

Ranked 28 of 410 sightseeing in Pune

Shinde's Chhatri was constructed as a memorial of the Maratha noble character Shri Mahadji Shinde. The 18th century military leader, Shri Mahadji Shinde, served as the commander-in-chief of the Maratha army under the Peshwas from 1760 to 1780. Located in Wanowrie, the memorial is actually a hall that marks the spot of Mahadji Shinde's cremation on 12 February 1794.

Reminiscent of the Maratha rule, the structure is known for its exquisite architecture that reflects the style used in Rajasthan. Made out of iron, the entrance gate shines till this day. The complex of the memorial had a temple, dedicated to Lord Shiva, which was built by Mahadji Shinde, in 1794. Outside the sanctum sanctorum of the Shiva Temple, a samadhi (memorial) was constructed in 1965. The structure was constructed following the Vaasthu Hara rules.

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  • Best Time: During DayLength of visit: 1-2hrs
  • Length of visit: 2-3hrsBest Time: During Day
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Operating hours

Monday - Friday:
6:00 AM -9:00 PM
6:00 AM -9:00 PM
6:00 AM -9:00 PM
Public Holidays:
6:00 AM -9:00 PM

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Chandranath Shirwaiker

Chandranath Shirwaiker3.9/5

73 reviews

The Samadhi Sthal of Maharaj Mahadji Shinde

This is one amongst many spots one can visit in Pune and review the history of Pune and its surroundings. Here lies the Great Scindia (Shinde) who fought and won against the British army at Vadgaon. The Shiva Temple in the walled enclosure and the assembly hall in the front takes one back in history. The Shinde lineage is here for one to go through the history.
  • The Samadhi Sthal of Maharaj Mahadji Shinde
  • The Samadhi Sthal of Maharaj Mahadji Shinde

Sushma B

Sushma B3.6/5

2 reviews

Well-maintained personal family temple

The temple is personal property of Scindia family. The architecture and interiors are beautiful and well-maintained. The surrounding and atmosphere is peaceful and tranquil. Nominal fee is charged and I found it worth a visit.

Neha Thakur

Neha Thakur3.6/5

43 reviews

It has a nice archaeological touch

It is located in Wanowari near pune. There is a shiv temple inside the campus. Its architecture is a reflection of Rajasthan. The place had a nice archaeological touch. The walls were having beautiful sculptures encrypted on them.

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Shinde's Chhatri, Pune

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Chandranath Shirwaiker

The Shiva temple at the rear
Shinde's Chhatri, Pune

Photo by

Chandranath Shirwaiker

Shinde Chaatri front Hall