Jadhavgadh Fort, Hotel Pune

Jadhavgadh FortJadhavgadh Fort is the world’s first museum heritage hotel & resort and offers an unparalleled experience. Built in 1710 by “Pilaji Jadhavrao”, a valiant Maratha general, the Jadhav Gadh fortress lies in the heart of the 25 acre Jadhav Wadi.

An imposing and impressive structure, the Fort Jadhavgadh Pune is now a unique luxury hotel and it stands, quite literally, in two worlds: the traditional and the modern.


Jadhavgadh is situated in the beautiful rolling hills of Saswad located 22 kms away from Pune on the old Pune – Satara Road at a height of 2511 ft above sea level.  Fort Jadhavgadh was made in the year 1710 as a place of residence as well as a safe haven when being attacked by enemies. Although not as magnanimous as other Maratha era Forts like Sinhagad, Jadhavgadh had quite a few architectural similarities and a fine example of Maratha craftsmanship. Built on a quaint hill top all that was visible of the fort, and still is, were the gigantic walls of brown black stones.

Jadhavgadh Fort Side

Fort Jadhavgadh

Fort Jadhavgadh Door

The steps going up the main entrance were huge stone blocks making it easier for the animals like horses and elephants going up the fort. But the step way itself was curved. A sharp left turn after the initial climb and then again a steep climb with a left turn after entering through the main spiked doorway. This was essentially done to make the task of a probable enemy and his troops all the more cumbersome if they had to force entry through the main door, inadvertently giving precious time for those inside for last minute preparations.

Fort Jadhavgadh Front

Fort Jadhavgadh Cannon

Hotel Jadhavgadh Pune

Inside the fort was divided into the outer walled area and an inner structure where the women folk resided. This area was also utilized for rain water harvesting, dexterously taking benefit of the ample showers the region received and saving water for future use. A number of dungeons were also made in the fort, the main purpose of these being to store grains and as was inevitable during those tumulus times, to keep prisoners of war. Till date, four of these enigmatic dungeons have been traced and are being restored. It is believed that one of the dungeons may be a secret pathway that Pilaji Jadhavrao and his men used in times of crisis.

Jadhavgadh Hotel

fort jadhavgadh pool

Fort Jadhavgadh Spa

Fort Jadhavgadh is a hotel property with modern amenities catering to International Standards of a leisure hotel, without hurting its heritage status,which truly reflects the spirit of the local province, its people and its customs. Value-for-money luxury, after considering the secluded location and concept of a museum fort hotel, it is extremely neat and clean with the natives of the province making perfectly courteous hosts. Two restaurants, one serving authentic Maharashtrian cuisine and the other, a round the clock eatery, serving continental and Italian food (not quite great ) are the options in-house, whereas several dhabas (street side eateries serving variety of Indian cuisines) are in close proximity which do not belong to the hotel.

Fort Jadhavgadh swimming pool

jadhavgadh hotel resort room

jadhavgadh maharaja suite view

The hotel also has a temple (which is a part of the ancient fort) consisting the idol of Lord Ganesha. It has premium rooms (the preferred mid-category to stay) with a choice of mountain views or rain shower equipped bath-spaces attached individually to each of such rooms.


To conclude, Jadhavgadh Fort is a good family outing for the local people whereas a great, one of its kind cultural stay for foreigners seeking an exceptional life-time experience!

35 comments to Jadhavgadh Fort, Hotel Pune

  • kirit doshi

    Thank you. I was not aware.

  • Jagdish

    Excellent!!! What could be the feeling when you stay there!!!How to Book?

  • pradeepkumarsharma

    so nice and beautiful i always like this place thanks





  • chakresh

    nice.. i’ll love to stay in july,if got good package…chakresh

  • Nikhilesh Desai

    What is the tarrif and from airport/railway station how far this is?

  • ramesh

    its very beautiful

  • malojirao Shirole

    congratulation to Dadasaheb & Annasaheb to restore their heritage

  • Shailesh

    Let me cofirm booking availability from 26 April to 29 April 2012 with the complete terif. Thnx

  • Mr.Percy Elavia

    I am looking forward to a day out Picnic for my School Staff sometime in the end of this month after 25th inst. We will travel by our Sch.Bus and what rout to take as we are at TALEGAON Dabhade on Old Mumbai Pune Rd., (NH-4). The place looks very interesting and we can see the fort and also the hotel and spend a day out. Can Lunch be arranged or is there a place where we can have a nice decent Veg / Non-veg Lunch and at what rates. Kindly clarify the above and reply ASAP so we can plan this outing Immediatelyu. Thanking you, Mr.Percy (Administration – Heritage School). Thanks. Percy.

  • aayat khan

    beautiful place

  • ramesh chheda

    nice properity.it is not on travel agent’s list.what are the other sightseeing /activites around.

  • Kumar

    Very nice! What about the tariff?

  • neelakuyil

    Thanks for sending these photos. the building and its conversion are some of the finest!

  • vijay mehta

    Excellent!!! What could be the feeling when you stay there!

  • vijay mehta

    Excellent!!! What could be the feeling when you stay there!
    PL go on holiday, u like it. it’s very near from pune

  • vijay mehta

    pl go on holiday with family ,, u will like it

    very much near to pune

  • Dhananjay Rau

    We (meaning my family and I) discovered this resort about two years ago. We were smitten by its uniqueness and have been there several times. The blend of the ancient and modern has to be seen to be believed. Hats off to the skill of the architects. A great experience. Whenever we have guests from abroad, we make it a point to visit Jadhavgadh with them. It never fails to impress them.

  • Dr V.V.Shirvaikar

    Was not aware such a place is so near. However need information on their rates or email address.



  • makarand vaidya

    I was not aware of this site though I hail from Pune.Thanks

  • Pawan kumar chindalia

    Beautiful one of the best in the world

  • Nemkumar Dhabu

    Good information of Jadhavgadh Hotel. The gadh is transformed into good hotel (excellent example of combination of traditional and global sanskriti.
    We were unaware of this hotel. We would like to go to this hotel.

  • Shah Madhusudan

    seems a nice heritage hotel.the indian turism dept must advertise about such attractive places in india.

  • cuterohitfromhydyahoocom

    really so nice i am planing to move there next month

  • Fr. Prabhakar IMS

    I was so much impressed by this site. I am happy to see even though I hail from Andhra Pradesh.

  • Ravindra

    Very nice fort cum hotel

  • nigist

    Indiaouting.com is a very good or attractive web site. I would continue visiting in the future!


    Nice Fort Cum Hotel.

  • Shafaat Husain

    By seeing these images got fascinated to plan a visit and spend week ends with my wife and

    children & enjoy a wonderful experience . shall appreciate if you could furnish the details of how to

    make reservations and Tarrif for deluxe Executive rooms , as we shall be travelling by road , all the way

    from Mumbai .

  • Pratim Dowarah

    ………..amazing place and the food is awesome!!

  • champak dalal

    Great…honestly we never knew such a interesting tourist spot,very close to pune

    Tariif and other allied details be fwd asap

  • m.tavitiraju

    i love this images

  • Sivaram K

    I liked the review of this hotel. Let me know the tarrif and fecilities provided here. I want to know how many days before we should book and the best time to vosit.

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