About Vishram Baugh Wada
Located in the heart of the city and midst the hustle and bustle lies this lovely wooden structure which might or might not catch your attention. The shopping spree in you wouldn’t consent you to do so, but it will definitely pull you there as you know the history about this place.
This wooden structure on Bajirao Road, Pune (Tulsi baugh as famously known) was built by Bajirao Peshwa II between 1803- 1809. Built during the ancient times, the wooden carvings and the windows which are as tall as a door are the charm of this building. The wood used to construct this is pure processed Saag. It is 78 feet wide and 66 meters long. The intricate carvings at the entrance are still preserved somehow and can be easily spotted. The three storied construction is as old as 300 years and around 1lakh rupees (then) was spent to build this edifice. After Peshwas this place was used as a jail for quite some time.
Vishram Baugh Wada is one of the examples of Pune being a cultural resource. Babasaheb Purandare (a famous personality of Pune) took the responsibility of renovating the inner courts and the hall of Vishram baugh Wada into their original form of today.
This place was once a garden (baugh) and its name is derived from the gardener known Vishram.
Today this place is used for various purposes. This building has a government library, a post office and a museum of Maratha history. Not only this, women here have their small business run at the entrance of the Wada which are home made.
Admits the city commotion, this is a mini highlight of culture and heritage from the ancient times.