I learnt about the place from a brilliant guide over there. The building was once a seven-storied structure. Unfortunately it caught fire. And the palace burnt down. Now only the remains could be seen with the five gateways and nine bastions enclosing the entire palace. The main principal gate is called the Dilli Darwaza (Delhi Gate). The other gates are known as the Mastani or Alibahadur Darwaza, Khidki Darwaza, Ganesh Darwaza, and Narayan Darwaza.
I clicked pictures of the walls in the palace depicting the scenes from the epics like The Ramayana and The Mahabharata. A lotus-shaped fountain of sixteen petals stands evocative of the exquisite work of those times. The Shaniwarwada holds an important chapter in the history of the Maratha Empire. However, it is now maintained by the Pune Municipal Corporation.
Meanwhile, I went to the shops nearby and made a bill out of my shopping. I reached the spot where the show was to be hosted for the evening. It was really a good show.