Thursday, January 12, 2012

Garden at Shaniwar Wada, Pune

Shaniwar Wada in Pune cannot be missed by any tourist at it is at the center of the city. Built in 1732, it is the residence of the Peshwas.

This place in the ancient time had beautiful garden around the palace. Now there is only glimpse of past glory.

The garden had remarkable fountains in those days.

I have captured some of the flowers that had bloomed in the garden during my visit to the place.


47 comments:

George said...

Your second photo shows how magnificent those gardens must have been. The remaining flowers are still beautiful.

Vetrimagal said...

Hi,

Internet has made possible lots of things. For me , it the window to the outside world, and especially , our dear country. though blog like yours, I can see and feel the local scenes of places I only heard of or not heard of at all.

Thanks.

Zuzana said...

Oh, I wish I was in that garden with the fountain right now.;) Today here the weather is truly like the end of days are near, stormy and torrential rain.Sigh.;)
xoxo

joo said...

I love gardens, and this one is awesome!

Lowell said...

I can imagine it must be very costly to keep up a place like this. Although I read recently that India had a large number of new billionaires last year! Maybe one of them could buy it and renovate it to its past glory? :-)

DeeBee L. said...

The garden is more attractive than the building which is quite severe and fortress-like, very unlike Indian traditional architecture, but it's different and interesting to see another side in a way!

Mama Zen said...

Gorgeous flowers!

Nisha said...

amazing capture...love the flowers...

Sylvia K said...

Sad to lose the beauty of the past, but there is still some there to see and your photos are wonderful as always, Rajesh! Love the colorful flowers and can just imagine how much colorful beauty was there before! Have a wonderful weekend with your family!

Sylvia

Carver said...

That looks like an interesting place to explore.

NixBlog said...

Lovely captures, Rajesh!

Gary said...

Impressive!! Boom & Gary of the Vermilon River, Canada.

ewok1993 said...

i could only imagine the grandeur of this place in its heyday.

eileeninmd said...

Lovely flowers and photos, Rajesh! Happy Skywatching!

Genie said...

If you ask me, I think it is still beautiful...an amazing piece of architecture which you captured so well.genie

SandyCarlson said...

What an incredible building. The grounds are gorgeous.

Al said...

It's strange to think about how much effort must have gone into keeping those fountains running. Nice shots!

sceneoftranquility said...

Nice flowers at the garden.

ladyfi said...

What a lovely garden!

Leovi said...

Nice pictures of the garden, I love those flowers.

Tina´s PicStory said...

beautiful :)

eden said...

Beautiful photos.

Have a great weekend!

Jeevan said...

Could feel how wonderful it would have been if maintained properly. Nice knowing this place.

FotoAnna said...

Lovely captures, Rajesh!
I love really the flowers... ;-))
Happy SWF greetings from Holland,
Anna :-))

Ash said...

Magnificient!

Life Ramblings said...

looks like a lovely place to explore.

Carol said...

It must have been a beautiful place. The gardens are impressive.

Team G Square said...

Cool pictures .

Barb said...

These look like frilled Irises in a flamboyant color I've never seen - and also a lovely species of Verbena which I plant in my gardens. Thank you for this flash of color, Rajesh. Have a good weekend with your Family.

Kim, USA said...

I don't doubt about it. Just by the look where the fountain is located entails a great flower garden. Thanks for sharing!

Orchid

CameraCruise said...

Great shots from the beautiful garden!
Have a great weekend.

Modern Mom said...

Both are lovely.

Pink Bougainvillea

Shoshana said...

That flowers, they're beautiful. I have seen them in Texas, too.

Sallie (FullTime-Life) said...

It is a little sad to know that the gardens are no longer well-maintained, but the building is beautiful and certainly would be worth a visit. (I wish I could do that!)

Pat said...

I can see that once Shaniwar Wada was once a beautiful and elegant establishment. The garden area looks like it was quite magnificent at one time.

Jama said...

The Canna and the Lantana flowers are so pretty!

magiceye said...

beautiful place well maintained!

Denise said...

Thank you for showing us so many interesting places, and also the beautiful flowers.

P.N. Subramanian said...

Beautiful. Shanivaar Wada (or Peth?) was indeed an important area of Pune as the seat of the Peshwas. The last photograph seems to be a wild growth though these plants are now being cultivated with some kind of genetic engineering to bring out flowers with different colors.

Costin Comba said...

beautiful garden, beautiful flower. Greetings from Romania. Have a nice week.

Pietro said...

What a wonderful place, lovely flower images.

Rajesh said...

Thank you for appreciating this wonderful place.

Firas said...

I like the way you presented this : )

Arti said...

Beautiful place. The garden flowers are wonderful.

Ghazala Hossain said...

Lovely garden and flowers :)

Panchali said...

This blog made me nostalgic, Rajesh. Have been there on a couple of times...Great shots! The glandular bunch looks awesome :))

Rajesh said...

Thank you for appreciating this wonderful place.