This is a three-storyed mansion, known for its beautiful entrance and balcony with carved woodwork typical of the Peshwa period. The 260 ft long and 815 ft broad Teen-Chowki Wada was built by the last Peshwa, Bajirao II as his residence at a cost of Rs. 2 lakhs. The Wada’s eye-catching wooden facade is memorizing in its beauty, and has beautiful columns carved in the Suru form. On October 31, 1880 a surprise fire engulfed the Wada ravaging the entire structure. Vishranbaug Wada was restored to its somewhat original appearance by public subscriptions and municipal contributions.
Located in the heart of Pune city, the Wada is a symbol of Pune’s rich cultural heritage. Ironically, it is also a symbol of neglect and apathy to that very rich cultural heritage. For many years till 1958 it was to serve as the offices of the Poona Corporation. Today it houses assorted offices: a strange fate for what was once a king’s abode.
The terracotta, brown and white façade of the Wada, its wooden balcony, and massive wooden pillars catches the eye of all at the outset.A big spacious dancing hall on the first floor of the Wada was meant for Bajirao’s entertainment.We can look at the work as a fine example of art and architecture prevalent during the Peshwa regime.
How to Reach Vishrambaug Wada?
The Vishrambaug Wada stands right in the middle of the city on the Bajirao Road adjacent to Laxmi Road. The famous place for shopping in Pune, Tulsibaug is right in front of the Vishrambaug Wada.Vishrambaug Wada is easily accessible from any part of the city. Hiring an auto rickshaw is the best option. Otherwise a bus to Swargate from Deccan or Buses going to Shivajinagar from Swargate will take you to Vishrambaug Wada.
Compiled by: Townpune.com Team