Friday, December 30, 2011

Vishrambaug, Pune

Built in 1811, Vishrambaug served as a pleasure palace for the entertainment of the last Peshwa, Baji Rao II. Baji Rao's parents orchestrated the brutal murder of their young nephew Narayanrao, in order to gain the title of Peshwa. When Baji Rao became Peshwa, he was widely despised and reviled by his subjects as being the son of murderers. During his reign, the Maratha Empire came to an end, after nearly 150 years of rule.

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