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Chaitanya Raje

Vishrambaug Wada:- A Historical Marvel Of Pune

Vishrambaug Wada is a historical building located in the heart of Pune City. It was constructed during the Peshwa Supremacy and has played a significant role in the history of the city ever since. The Wada has been beautifully conserved over time and serves as an excellent illustration of the architectural style common during the Peshwa Reign. The Wada witnessed the rise and fall of the Peshwa Era, the British Raj, and the Indian Independence Movement.

Peshwa Bajirao II ordered the building of Vishrambaug Wada in 1807. During the Peshwas’ travels to Pune, it was meant to be their home. The Marathi words “vishram,” which means “rest,” and “baug,” which means “garden,” are combined to form the name “Vishrambaug.” The Wada served as a tranquil retreat for the Peshwas and was constructed amid a large garden.

The architecture of Vishrambaug Wada mixes Mughal and Maratha elements with magnificent carvings and embellishments that are unique to each. The Wada has a variety of courtyards, each serving a specific purpose, such as housing, kitchens, and stables. The Wada also has a substantial ceremonial hall that was used for important events and rituals.

There are two primary entrances to the Wada. On the east side of the structure, the first entry has a lovely wooden door with elaborate carvings. On the north side of the structure, the second entry includes a sizable gateway and a sizable wooden door.

The interior of Vishrambaug Wada is just as beautiful as the exterior. The Wada has a large number of rooms, each with its unique features. The rooms are decorated with beautiful carvings, paintings, and artifacts. The walls are adorned with intricate frescoes, while the ceilings have elaborate stucco work.

One of the main attractions of Vishrambaug Wada is its museum. The museum is located on the first floor of the Wada and showcases a large number of artifacts and antiques. The museum has a vast collection of coins, pottery, textiles, and weapons from the Peshwa period of influence.

The Wada has been described as a “living museum” by historians, and it continues to attract tourists from all over the World. In recent years, there have been efforts to preserve and restore Vishrambaug Wada. The Government of Maharashtra has taken various steps to ensure the maintenance and upkeep of the building. The Archaeological Survey of India (ASI) has declared the Wada a protected monument.

As the city of Pune has grown over the years, Vishrambaug Wada has become an integral part of the city’s history and growth. As rightly quoted by historian James Fergusson “The Architecture of India is not only the finest of all the eastern types but also one of the noblest and most beautiful in the World”.


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Mr. Chaitanya Rohini Raje

Manager, Dreams Per Square Feet



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