Nana Phadnavis wada
Nana Phadnavis wada
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Sushma K
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2.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2022 • Family
The administration charged entry fee for outsiders but entry is free for locals. When we visited some local boys group ( of 8 people ) with two girls entered. We were a group of four people visited on 08 Feb 2022. That group turned out to be a bunch of hooligans, followed us in the wada and tried to misbehave with us. We came to visit such a nice historical place but we left hurriedly with a bad taste in heart.
The trust and administration should take a note of this and act upon it.
Written 6 April 2022
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Akshay Sharma
New Delhi, India11,101 contributions
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Jan 2021
Nana Phadnavis Wada is located near Menwalai Ghat and is an old house built for the minister of Shivaji - Nana Phadnavis. This is about 400 years old and still stands erect. There is an entry ticket, a ticket for taking mobile snaps but it is worth it. There is a free guide Mr Deshpande who explains the nitty-gritty of this old mansion. House is under renovation and some part is still being used by the family of Phadnavis. A must visit place when you are around this area.
Written 11 January 2021
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Gypsy Baba
Pune, India176 contributions
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Apr 2024 • Friends
Recently went to this place with our Royal Enfield Motorcycling Club King's Royal Riders.
Was pretty impressed to see this part Maratha history almost in it's past glory if not in 100% but much better than most of the one's that I have been to.
I think what lacks in a state like Maharashtra with such a great history be it culturally and the various rulers that have been a part of it is non preservation of the monument which tells about the past of Maharashtra.
We were charged 50 each for the entry which has the inclusion of guide too. Also, I think this amount charged is valid too in order to preservation and the restoration of the place too.
Once the tour of the wada is over people can buy different souvenirs too from here which would have your name written in Modilipi.
Located just behind the wada is the Menawali temple.
Written 8 May 2024
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Sumithran
Navi Mumbai, India830 contributions
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Apr 2022
This is the traditional house of the famous Nana Phadnavis. The house is under renovation. There is an entry fee of Rs. 40 and there are a couple of guides who explain the salient features. The payment for the guide is voluntary. It is an interesting to study the traditional build and architecture. The backyard of the house which is restricted to visitors leads to the riverbank.
Written 23 April 2022
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Pranab Pal @paltravelogue
Navi Mumbai, India478 contributions
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Oct 2018 • Couples
We visited the Nana Phadnavis Wada during our return journey from Mahabaleshwar, Panchgani via Mahabaleshwar - Wai road.
About 5 - 6 Kms from Wai (exactly from the junction of diversion to Wai town from Mahabaleshwar - Wai road) is Menavali village.

A six - quadrangled big Wada (a mansion with inner courtyards) stands here at Menavali village, belongs to Nana Phadnavis - the most influencial statesman during Peshwa period of Maratha empire ......

During the year 1768, Nana Phadnavis built this Wada, a Ghat (steps) leading from the wada to the bank of Krishna river, and two temples, one dedicated to Lord Vishnu and another to Maheshwar Lord Shiva .
The architectural combination of a Wada - type residence, a Ghat on waterbody, and a temple was typical of the Peshwa era.

The Wada was beautifully built and stand tall with quality constructions during that time. The wooden works looked solid and pretty good even now .....

'Mastani' (Bajirao Peshwa's love) was rumored to be kept under house arrest here .

The back side of the Wada is Krishna river ghat .... very beautiful & scenic .
This secnic location is one of the Bollywood favourite ......
Many Bollywood shootings took place here ........ Swades, Gangajal, Mangal Pandey , Dabang Il , Bajirao Mastani .....

Notes :
- No entry fees required.
- The Wada remains closed from 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm for visitors. There are caretakers who will give you a tour of 'Wada' without any fees.
- Carry your own water bottle as you have to walk a lot if you are interested to see the place in detail.
- You can carry some light snacks and enjoy the scenic beauty by sitting at Krishna river ghat.
But don't pollute the area & river water with paper waste & plastics ....

It is really an amazing place to visit if you are fond of scenic photography 📷 and ancient architecture & Maratha history ..... which I am ......

I strongly recommend this serene & nice place to visit and feel the Peshwa history !!! 👍
Written 31 October 2018
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Pramod Shinde
Wai, India4 contributions
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Jul 2015 • Family
Nana Phadnavis born Balaji Janardan Bhanu, was an influential minister and statesman of the Maratha Empire during the Peshwa administration in Pune, India.The Nana Phadnavis Wada is a large six-quadrangled, perimeter-protected wada. This construction was completed circa. 1780. The Nana Phadnavis wada on the bank of the river Krishna at Menavali, is one of the very rare places where such a combination is preserved intact.
Several Bollywood movies have been shot, using the wada as an exotic location, notably, Yudh (Jackie Shroff/Tina Munim), Mrutyudand (Madhuri Dixit), Goonj Uthi Shahnai, Jis Desh Me Ganga Rahata Hai (Govinda), Ganga-jal (Ajay Devgan), Sarja (Ajinkya Deo) and Swades (Shahrukh Khan, Gayatri Joshi).
Written 5 August 2015
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Shirish P
Mumbai, India100 contributions
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Nov 2013 • Family
This is the place where one of the most wise men from Indian history Nana Phadnavis - lived (for some time at least). He is credited with successfully navigating the Maratha empire (and hence the history of India) through some rough times - especially after the third battle of Panipat. He built this place as his residence since he was granted this town by his King - the peshwas, but, he lived in Pune for most of his life. The actual village - Menavali is near (4 kms) to Wai - a relatively famous religious cultural town in Western Maharashtra. Thousands of tourists visit the nearby famous hill-station of Mahabaleshwar, but, insignificantly few visit Menavali. One could see the Wada - the residential place from inside (no one lives here, but, there is a care-taker family who could open the doors for visitors). A must-see for those interested in Maratha history
Written 17 June 2014
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AmulAwasthy
Pune, India4,117 contributions
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Oct 2017 • Family
Not many people visited this place but it belongs to a very important chapter of Maratha history. This wada belongs to Nana Phadnavis who was once heavyweight in Peshwa regime. Wada is typical structure with huge ghat attached to it (Menavali). It is a private property and you need to ask them to open the lock however you can visit it from outside anytime. It is hardly 5-6 KM from WAI and a must visit place for history lovers.
Written 11 October 2017
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Tanwani
316 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Sept 2014 • Couples
This place is a real old one. Its architecture will make you astonished as te walls even today are hard and nice as fresh as a new architecture. People who like history should visit this place. The care takers open the doors for visitors over here. A nice place to go. Please avoid loudly behavior or non-sence comments as they might not be a place to say that as its quite a silent place/house wherein the history to be respected.
Written 13 November 2014
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Sweetannu
Mumbai, India1,011 contributions
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Mar 2019 • Family
We reached the location following the maps. A very sleepy town indeed. The huge banyan tree at the entrance amazed me. The elderly vilkage folk were sitting around. The Wada is under restoration yet one could get a feeling of royalty n wondered about the lifestyles of people so many years ago.
The house is situated near the river and a set up of old temples. The water is kept clean. A good trip here.
Written 29 March 2019
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