Fort JadhavGadh

Fort JadhavGadh

A 300 year old Historical Heritage Property in India - Fort JadhavGadh

A hidden gem which is a Fort converted into a luxorious hotel in Pune is a heaven for Travellers and people who love to explore unusual places.

Interesting facts about Fort JadhavGadh-

Built in 1710 by Shri Pilaji Jadhavji the great grandson of Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj this Fort is now converted into a Heritage Luxury Hotel. Shri Pilaji has also trained Shrimant Peshwa Bajirao in those early days. He was thoroughly dedicated and gave everything for the betterment of Marathas. Now this property is managed by the Kamat group of hotels and we were surprised to see that they have managed to keep the Maratha tradition alive and strong. As there are few cultural activities, the door-opening ceremony, live aarti happening twice a day and many such other things here which make you feel a part of the History.
 

The Grand Welcome and Suites at Fort JadhavGadh-  As soon as you enter a “Tutari”  is played for you by the Mavlas. And a lady in Navvari saree will greet you with a Tilak on your forehead. Coming to Suites/rooms there are different suites according to different prices. We went for the basic one which cost us around 8k with breakfast. As you enter the room you get a special note where all the activities are written off according to their timings so that you can plan it the way you want. Rooms were neat and clean with the tea/coffee maker/wardrobe section/TV/locker and all the necessary things.

Food – “Payatha”, this restaurant located in the vicinity of Fort Jadhavgadh is absolutely worth and should be in your bucket list when you are in Pune. Its a rooftop restaurant designed with sections given “Mumbai”&  “Pune”. Plus the railway station names given to all tables which looked quite innovative and out of the box. Special thanks to Chef Biswanath and of course the GM Biswajeet Biswas sir who recommended us the best dishes here. There was a Buffet section of both Veg and Non-Veg respectively. The live flute music was so mesmerising that you would not want to leave this place. A standing ovation to the Flutist who entertained us throughout our lunch-time, he played Bollywood, Indo-western, english and the best of oldest Hindi songs as well.

Food – “Payatha”, this restaurant located in the vicinity of Fort Jadhavgadh is absolutely worth and should be in your bucket list when you are in Pune. Its a rooftop restaurant designed with sections given “Mumbai”&  “Pune”. Plus the railway station names given to all tables which looked quite innovative and out of the box. Special thanks to Chef Biswanath and of course the GM Biswajeet Biswas sir who recommended us the best dishes here. There was a Buffet section of both Veg and Non-Veg respectively. The live flute music was so mesmerising that you would not want to leave this place. A standing ovation to the Flutist who entertained us throughout our lunch-time, he played Bollywood, Indo-western, english and the best of oldest Hindi songs as well.

Fort JadhavGadh
Coming to the food we had-
 
Corn Tikki, Cheese balls
 
Ch achari tikka, Fish tikka
 
Tandoori aloo
 
Main course-
 
Mix vegetable, paneer tikka lazeez
 
puneri batata, mutton curry, dal-rice and biryani. We highly recommend the live counters which had Puran polis made by the local villagers here giving a surreal authentic taste. Also the bhakris and phulka rotis. 
 
 
Live jalebi/Malpua counter plus a different counter for desserts (icecreams, moongdaal halwa, truffle/strawberry/tiramisu pastries).
 
 
    Also Saturday/Sunday nights they have special Ghazal Nights which are quite entertaining.
 

Activities at Fort JadhavGadh- Navvari Saree draping, pottery, painting, live aarti twice a day,  opnening/closing ceremony of Main door of the Fort (mind you the actual weight of the door is around 1000 kgs), archery, rifle-shooting, bullock-cart ride, zip-line and many such. Also the audio-tour of the fort which was very accurate  and easy. They had given numbers on the walls so that you could type the number on your device and it would give out the information through the head-phones. The museum which was also Shri Pilaji’s home had classic vintage items diaplayed where unfortunately clicking pictures was not allowed. The audio tour is highly recommended and a must do thing in the Fort.

Why you should come here- During our stay we witnessed most people coming here to celebrate their birthdays and anniversaries. Also this is one of the best places if you are looking for destination weddings or to plan up any corporate events/picnics. And also let me tell you the service is incredible here. Everyone working here has a decency, are soft-hearted with super team-work ethics. They are always there to help you anytime. Would thank GM Biswajeet Biswas and  Roma Deepak, Abhishek(Chajja),Pappu, Sagar and the rest for super experience. 

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