Thursday, October 27, 2011

Shindyanchi Chhatri, Pune

When in Pune, one must no miss to visit Shindyanchi Chhatri, situated in Wanowrie. It is a architectural marvel.

Mahadji Shinde as commander-in-chief of the Maratha army under the Peshwas served Pune for 20 years from 1760 to 1780. This chhatri is the memorial dedicated to this great solider.

He was cremated on 12th February 1794 in Pune and in this spot a memorial was built by Madhavrao Sindhia in the year 1795. It has an exquisite architecture, reflecting the style used in Rajasthan. The Anglo-Rajasthani style of construction exhibits a fine blending of two different cultures. The memorial showcase the splendor of the past, representing the rich heritage of that era.

The exteriors are done with perfection, giving intricate details to every carving. Even years after its construction, the memorial retains its architectural designs and beauty and seems to be totally unaffected by time.

This is open for visitors from 6:00 AM to 9:00 PM. Entry Fee Rs.2.00

53 comments:

Rakesh Vanamali said...

Remarkable indeed. Very good pictures. Thanks for sharing.

Sujatha Sathya said...

had never heard of this place. looks good. nice pics
hope i will be able to visit some day.
i have been to mahabs nicely described in your earlier post

sappy said...

Many may not be knowing that there is a memorial like this.Captivating architecture.Nice photos.

Zuzana said...

It truly does look beuatiful. Your country is truly amazing, an architectural gem.;))
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DeeBee L. said...

I agree that this is quite a stunning building, the architectural details are so sophisticated!

Liz said...

Pune sounds like an amazing place to visit. Your photos are wonderful.

Happy sky watching.

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VALKYRIEN said...

Wonderful blue sky, and amazing buildings!

clairz said...

What a lovely facade on the building!

Gary said...

Beautiful shrine!! Boom & Gary of the Vermilon River, Canada.

EG Wow said...

More beautiful architecture and lovely skies! :)

Pearl Maple said...

Fabulous photos, really impressed by all the intricate details in the buildings

Pretty Life Online said...

The sky is the daily bread of the eyes. Happy TGIF! Hoping you can visit my skywatch post.

Sallie (FullTime-Life) said...

Rajesh, I think everything you ever show is done to perfection! Thank you for sharing your travels.

Sylvia K said...

Magnificent buildings and gorgeous, clear, blue skies! Terrific captures as always, Rajesh! Happy Diwali to you and your family!

Sylvia

Carver said...

Very interesting post and such beautiful art and architecture.

Rahul said...

I have stayed in pune for a long time but never visited this special place...it always happens...we miss the closest treasure...its a historically significance site...

Kay L. Davies said...

Oh, some nice blue skies, Rajesh! Wonderful.

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Gill - That British Woman said...

beautiful building, shame about the spiral staircase outside....

Gill in Canada

Shoshana said...

I love the buildings. They're quite lovely.

Al said...

That looks like an incredible memorial, great shots.

Barbara Rosenzweig said...

Wow! These photos are beautiful!

Lowell said...

I think almost all of your structures (temples, etc.) are architectural marvels. I'm hoping that someday I'll be able to visit India and see them in person! Meanwhile, I can appreciate seeing them on your blog!

SandyCarlson said...

These are outstanding photos. Thank you!

AL said...

Splendid architecture!

Cloudia said...

remarkable!
the stuff of dreams!



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magiceye said...

beautiful
had never heard of it.
must visit.
thanks

Lakshmi said...

Thanks so much for sharing ..interesting place and we have so many heroes amidst us..

Indrani said...

Great pictures.

Kim, USA said...

Wow stunning temple!

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Phivos Nicolaides said...

Amazing monuments, stunning photos!!!

ladyfi said...

What an amazing marvel! Lovely pics.

Firefly said...

India is such an interesting and intruging country. I would love to visit it to experience the culture, scenery and arcitecture.

eileeninmd said...

What a beautiful place, the carving and details are gorgeous. Great photos, thanks for sharing.

Leovi said...

Nice pictures, this temple is a marvel of art, beautiful views.

Romina said...

Nice architectural building. Very interesting and beautiful photos.

Aakash @ Love poems said...

Wonderful! Loved the first pic, old but so very beautiful ..

Kalyan said...

Simply beautifully captured shots...lovely architectures!

George said...

This is a very beautiful structure, and the blending of the two styles is very pleasing to the eye.

FotoAnna said...

Beautiful architecture!
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Wenche said...

What a special and beautiful building and place :0) Thankyou for sharing :0)

Francisca said...

Another marvelous piece of eclectic architecture, this Shindyanchi Chhatri memorial. Happy Diwali to you and yours. Rajesh!

eden said...

Wow, very impressive! Beautiful photos.

Jeevan said...

Really a great place to visit! I admire the architecture of this memorial and looks so enhance in structure.

Rajesh said...

Thank you all for appreciating this wonderful architecture.

R.Ramakrishnan said...

The monument is truly marvelous.

Rizalenio said...

Indeed, perfection exists in this temple. Interesting stories.

A Homemaker's Utopia said...

Stunning captures..:-) very nice photos..:-)

C. Suresh said...

Good Post. Was this Mahadji Shinde the Mahadji Scindia who fought Ahmed Shah Abdali?

indu chhibber said...

BEAUTIFUL ARCHITECTURE...THANKS FOR SHARING !

jaish_vats said...

Have not heard of this before. Nice share and nice pics .

Obsessivemom said...

hey I live in Wonowrie and haven't heard of this place. Can't believe it. Where exactly is it?

Rajesh said...

Thank you all for appreciating this beautiful structure.

Tulika: Sorry, I will not be able to help you with exact location as I had been to the city as only tourist.

Monica said...

The architeture is beautiful! Thank's for a interesting post!
:)