Shinde's Chatri

#13 of 23 things to do in Pune

Get a glimpse of the glory of Maratha dynasty at Shinde's Chatri, which is located in the Wanowri suburb of Pune. The Shinde Chhatri which dates back to 18th-century is a complex which houses a Shiva Temple and a samadhi (cenotaph) of military commander Mahadji Shinde. He is attributed to earning back the lost Maratha grandeur, which also includes reviving the seat of Delhi from the Mughals under Maratha terms. He was also conducive in the collapse of the dominant British troops controlled by the East India Company first Anglo-Maratha war. As a Shiva devotee, he decided to build a Shiva temple in 1794 in Pune however, unfortunately, he drowned to dead the same year and was also cremated in the same compound. Shinde Chhatri is considerably novel in its architecture and is an influence of Anglo architecture which can be seen in the front section, and one can also witness some Rajasthani sway. The yellow sandstone rectangular section fashioned mandapa with stained glass doorways and windows stands in firm contradiction to the temple Shikhar behind it. 

Entry time: 9:00 A.M to 6:00 P.M 

Entry fee: 5/person (Indian), 25/person (foreigner)

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