Shaniwar Wada was the palace of the great rulers Peshwa dynasty in Pune. Built in 1730 by the Peshwas, this grand fortress right in the heart of Pune is a majestic haveli; complete with superlative features housed the old residence of the Peshwa family. The fortress is guarded by beautiful old brass studded gates that contrast with the palace. Beautiful lotus pools look like they did back when the Peshwa family was living here. The structure is a real specimen of Maratha culture and the architectural design shows the influence of Mughal style and the feature of Maratha artistic styles. The 21 feet tall massive door of the palace known as Delhi Darwaza is one of the remains of the grand old Palace. At night, there is an impressive light and sound show.