This is an historic building in Kasaba Bavda, Kolhapur. It was constructed during 1877-1884. Being an excellent specimen of architecture built in black, polished stone, it has been an attraction for tourists. There is a museum, zoo and a ground lake. Museum is dedicated to a fine collection of possessions of Chhatrapaties of Kolhapur like costumes, weapons, games, jewellery, embroidery & stuffed wild animals. There is also one of Aurangzeb's swords at the Shahaji Chhatrapati Museum.