He was Peshwa Bajirao I. She was his danseuse and concubine, Mastani. A woman of legendary beauty and talent. And their love story is a well-known folk tale. Here, in the recreated ‘palace of Mastani’ is romance recaptured. The luxurious setting, colourful paintings, glittering chandeliers, ornately carved ceiling, splendid lamps and innumerable musical instruments all combine to capture a fascinating period in Indian history, and evoke all the grandeur of Peshwa life.
 
View of Mastani Mahal



Mastani was supposed to be the daughter of Chhatrasal Bundela, the king of Bundelkhand (Madhya Pradesh). Mastani was known for her beauty and bravery.
Mastani
(Glass Pinting, Portrait)
Mughal School
18th Cent. A.D.
An Artist's Impression


Bajirao I is known to have built a palace for his beloved ‘Mastani’ at Kothrud near Pune City in 1734 A.D.. The founder of the Museum Late Dr. kelkar dismantled this historical palace with help of skilled artisans and reconstructed it in the original position in the premises of the Museum.
 
Bajirao Peshwa I
(Portrait)
Mughal School
18th Cent. A.D.
An Artist's Impression