Shaniwarwada, the citadel of the peshwas an important chapter in the history of the
Marathas, continues to stand tall in the face of heavy odds. A bonanza of a Light
and sound show at a cost of Rs 1.25 crore is all set to make this historical monument glow
dazzlingly. The shabby and dusty ground, bang in front of the Wada, which had politicians
and other celebrities waxing eloquent during public rallies, is being spruced up with a
landscaped garden and permanent stage for speakers.
Shaniwar Wada now put on the tourist map has been spruced up for a light and sound
show. virtualpune.com reports.
Shaniwarwada a must see on the tourists itinerary, particularly if one takes the Pune
Darshan bus, is actually a big let down for sight-seers. Its old world charm has slowly
become a thing of the past, largely due to the beastly skyline that surround it:
mutli-storeyed cemented structures that have ugly facades. However, recent efforts of the
Pune Municipal Corporation promise to turn a new leaf for this monument. No sanctions are
being given to high rise buildings around this Wada.