Nana Phadnavis wada

Nana Phadnavis wada, Wai: Address, Nana Phadnavis wada Reviews: 4/5

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Akshay Sharma
New Delhi, India8,633 contributions
Wada style of old house.
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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Sweetannu
Mumbai, India959 contributions
Interesting activities
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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SuhasGujarathi
Irvine, CA86 contributions
Peaceful location
Jan 2019 • Family
Very beautiful and old Shiva temple. Numerous movies have been shot on this location - Swadesh, Gangajal etc.
Written 11 January 2019
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swarna33
Navi Mumbai, India38 contributions
In sad state
Nov 2018 • Friends
Your heart breaks to see the total neglect of this place. It is in shambles, and will not last long. Those interested in Maratha history definitely visit it as soon as possible.
Written 8 November 2018
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Pranab Pal @paltravelogue
Navi Mumbai, India480 contributions
Peshwa Heritage at Menavali Village
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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Nilesh904
Mumbai, India49 contributions
Good place
May 2018 • Family
Overall a good place but not very well maintained. Silent place by the river side. Must visit with family when you are in Wai
Written 15 May 2018
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Madhumeeta
Pune, India88 contributions
Revisiting Peshwa era !
Jan 2018 • Family
We visited Phadanvis wada on our trip to Wai. It can be easily located. U hv.to inform the caretaker to open the wada once we reach there. Have portion is open for public and other half is residence of the phadanvis family who occasionaly visit from Pune. The tour can be completed in 15 mins..and one can visit the ghat adjoining the wada on the krishna river.
The wada needs some repairs...surroundings have to be kept clean. But once inside u will be happy with the architecture.
Posting a few photos..hope u njoy them.
Written 22 January 2018
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Poonam G
Pune, India40 contributions
Overall a good place
Jan 2018 • Family
Nice place by the riverside. Wada could have been maintained in a better way but still not as bad. Gives good overview of how it would have been in the past. Travelled with parents and 4+ year old kid and all loved it. Calm, serene place for those who like history as well as nature
Written 22 January 2018
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NeelinJagtap
Pune, India114 contributions
Heritage...!!
Nov 2017 • Friends
Would recommend to read a bit of history about the place before visiting this historic place. Wada is a architects delight, however the same is not maintained at all. Nonetheless it's a worth visiting place.
Written 27 November 2017
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Afreen Ansari
Mumbai, India1,041 contributions
Menawali
Oct 2017 • Friends
Nana Phadnavis settled the village and built himself the Wada with the ghat on the river Krishna during 1780. This 200 years old wada is an architectural wonder, where most of the movie scenes are shot like BajiraoMastani, Dabang, RRajkumar etc. The wada is now maintained by the 5th generation of the Maratha Warrior.
Written 1 November 2017
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