I have lived in Pune since last 10 years but haven't visited all the places in the city yet (what a shame!). Mahadaji Shinde Chhatri Temple has always been on my list since long. Due to some reasons I couldn't go there. But after the lockdown in December 2020, when all temples were opened after 7 months, I decided to pay a visit to the temple.
How to Reach -
So one fine morning, I took an ola and reached Shinde Chhatri temple at 8am. The temple opens everyday at 7am and closes at 8pm. It is located in Wanawadi, which can be easily traced with google map.
Entry fee is Rs. 10 per person. Best time to visit is either early morning or during sunset. Photography is not allowed inside the monument. However they allow to use mobile phone to take photos from outside.
Shinde Chhatri is a monument dedicated to the 18th century military leader Mahadji Shinde who served as the commander-in-chief of the Maratha army under the Peshwas from 1760 to 1780. According to some accounts Mahadji Shinde built the temple and his last rites were performed here and his samadhi was made.