Fort Jadhavgadh, the lone heritage hotel in the state of Maharashtra, is at around 22 kilometers distance from Pune. It was the royal residence of the Maratha regime.
Image courtesy – Fort Jadhavgadh Hotel and Resort website.
Fort Jadhavgadh was constructed in 1710, on 25 acres land. It is situated at an altitude of 2511 feet above sea level. Pilaji Jadhavrao constructed this fort. He was the Maratha General in the army of Emperor Chhatrapati Shahuji. Pilaji Jadhavrao was among the select group of loyal men of Shahuji, to help him sat on the throne of the Maratha empire, majority of which was lost to Mughals during long drawn battles.
Emperor Chhatrapati Shahuji was the grandson of Great Emperor Chhatrapati Shivaji and son of Emperor Sambhaji. He was kept prisoner by Mughal Emperor Aurangzeb. After the death of Aurangzeb, Shahuji was released. Pilaji Jadhavrao built this fort as a safe fort for the young Shahuji and also to train the soldiers. Chhatrapati Shahu reigned the Maratha Empire from 1707 to 1749.
The Royal rooms are now converted into a heritage hotel. There are a total of 58 rooms in this heritage hotel. These include 3 suites, 12 royal tents & 4 Neem Forest cottages, along with 39 rooms of various types. There is also an in-house museum, The Aai Museum.
How Do I Go to Fort Jadhavgadh Heritage Hotel?
Fort Jadhavgadh Heritage Hotel is at around 22 kilometers from Pune city. Mumbai is at around 180 kilometers from this magnificent fort and palace.