Samiksha Mundada
30 Nov, 6:50 PM
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Standing tall and strong even after 200 years.

Even after almost 200 years, Vishrambaug Wada, the residence of the last Peshwa or ruler of the Maratha Kingdom, is still standing the test of time. The Teen-Chowki (three-storey) Wada is 260ft in height and 815 ft in width. During those times, the wada took six years to be constructed and was built at a cost of Rs. 2lakh. The wada is supposedly named after the gardener, Vishram. On 31st October, 1880 a surprise fire engulfed the place ravaging the entire wada. It later went under the British reign. In 1930, the Pune Municipal Corporation bought the Wada from the British Authorities. Currently, the Wada houses a couple of government offices, as well as a post office and a handicraft store, SMILE (Savitri Marketing Institution for Ladies Empowerment).


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