The ancient fort is a mute spectator to the vast changes that happened around.
There was a time when it was the seat of power
Decked up in fine silks the fort was witness to the rise of the Peshwas
The city slowly developed at the foothills of this fort
The Peshwa dynasty and its glorious run to becoming the rulers of the whole of India was seen and documented here
This ancient fort also saw many treacherous plans unfold that changed the course of history
Backed by motives like personal ambitions, moral righteousness or even monetary gains, many in the bloodline killed each other.
Power is more important than relations is what the fort seems to have learnt.
Even today Shaniwarvada stands tall in the heart of Pune
Testament of a glorious past and a teacher of important life lessons for anyone who cares to listen