Full Moon nights are especially haunted here. It is said that this Shaniwarwada Fort Pune is haunted by the ghost of a prince who was brutally assassinated when he was 13 year old by a relative. His ghost can be heard shrieking in the middle of the night.
This fort is from the times when the Peshwas ruled in Maharashtra, and contains a chilling story within its walls. Narayan, heir to the throne after his brother Madhavrao died, was killed on his uncle Raghoba’s wife’s orders. As his assassins chased him all across the fort, the 13 year-old boy yelled, again and again “Kaka, mala vachva!” (Uncle, save me!). Visitors visiting at Shaniwarwada Fort Pune after nightfall can still hear his cries for help.