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Friday, March 14, 2014

POTW #74 - Main Gate of Shaniwar Wada, Pune (Const 18th Cent)


Shaniwar Wada was the residence of the Peshwas. This gate, in a way, symbolizes the power of the Marathas (who held sway over India for the better part of the 18th Century). The spikes on the gates were to prevent war-elephants from ramming down the gates in the event of a siege.

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Nice click, reminded me of our visit to the fort located in mid of the city yet having a clean place to walk around, great picture perfect spots and neat lawns good to lie down enjoy green grass and summer J In short good preserved seat of the Peshwa Rulers from Maratha Empire.