The Shaniwar Wada was a palace built in 1732 by the Peshwa Bajirao I. It was designed by intricately carved and designed teak doorways and pillars, Besondere Merkmale / Exklusivität marble floors, a breathtaking fountain shaped like a lotus called Hazari Karanje or Fountain of Thousand Jets.
Shaniwar Wada has five doors that include Dilli Darwaja - the main gate facing the north in the direction of Delhi, Mastani Darwaja - the door used by Mastani or Bajirao’s second wife, Khidki Darwaja, Ganesh Darwaja - near the Ganesh Rang Mahal and Jambhul Darwaja or Narayan Darwaja used by concubines to enter and leave the palace. The main gate or Dilli gate is so big that an elephant can pass through it. The palace was constructed using 16,110 rupees in the 18th century.
The palace was damaged due to various fire accidents. The fire in 1828 burned for one whole week and devoured the entire palace leaving only the fortification of nine bastions and five gates. Further damage was caused to the palace by the flood to the river Mootha in 1962.
Today the outer fortification of the fort and some of the plinths of various structures. There is a fountain in the structure. No 18th-century residential structure is seen today, though the remains of those can give us glimpses of the grandeur.