Shaniwar Wada is a royal residence built by the second Peshwa, Bajirao-I Shaniwar Wada, which is located in Pune. Construction of Shaniwar Wada began on 10th of January 1730. It is said that Bajirao Peshwa-I laid the foundation by collecting handful of mud from the nearby Lal Mahal.
Shaniwar Wada today is left with only with an imposing outer wall. It
is visible that the ruins can translate the glory of the Maratha power.
The doors of the palace are so strong that it had been designed to
dissuade huge enemy attacks.
Only the fortification walls with five gateways, and nine bastions that
enclosed the whole complex, elaborate foundations of the original palace
and the Nagarkhana with its fine wooden pillars and latticework are left
of the palace.
Pune is well connected by air, rail and road with the important places
within and beyond the state.