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Aga Khan Palace, Pune

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See an important landmark and monument of Indian national history at Aga Khan Palace, a building linked to the lives of Mahatma Gandhi and his family. Gandhi, his wife Kasturba, and his secretary Mahadevbhai Desai were held prisoner here following the launch of the Indian independence movement in 1942. Kasturba and Desai passed away while in captivity, and today their samadhis (tombs) represent major sites of pilgrimage. The Italian-influenced palace, built in 1892 by Imam Sultan Muhammad Shah Aga Khan III, now houses the national memorial to Gandhi, with photographs and paintings capturing moments from his life and the independence movement he inspired. To visit Aga Khan Palace and get the most from your holiday in Pune, create itinerary details personal to you using our Pune vacation builder.
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  • Nice palace well maintain and clean place. One of the most visited place by tourist in Pune. Nice well maintain garden.  more »
  • A grand Memorial but lacking in upkeep. The exhibits need some dusting and place kept neat and clean. The canteen is shoddy may not appeal to visitors from abroad. The sales counter also lacks charm. ...  more »
  • A pleasant walk around the grounds and some interesting detail about the internment of Ghandi and his wife during the 'Quit India' campaign. Exhibitions more concerns with the construction of the nati...  more »
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  • Intro: Place is very neat and clean, maintained by the Government. They are currently charging Rs. 15/- as the entry fee which. Ambiance is great, especially in monsoon. Why you should visit this place? You'll get to know history of the Father of the Nation (Mahatma Gandhiji). How he, his wife, his secretary and Sarojini Naidu was sent here during our independence. Things needs to be improved: You'll get canteen inside but varieties are not available in food. Toilets are available but not so clean, I would rate it average.
  • We absolutely loved this place! For tourists, this is a old palace, located in the middle of a wide and verdant garden, quiet and cool environs, plenty of place for kids to run around and frolic and lots of history thrown in. For history buffs, this is where Gandhiji was incarcerated for quite a while and Kasturba Gandhi passed away here, so did Gandhiji's trusted aide Mahadev Desai. For local Pune'ites, this place is a small oasis of peace and quiet, located quite close to the Airport. What we loved: - Ample parking. - Well maintained. - No crowds at all. - Wide open spaces. - Lots of greenery. What could be better: - No proper restaurant inside, just a basic place serving snacks and a limited menu. - Better explanations of the exhibits inside and a 'walking tour' map to help visitors would have been great. Verdict: Don't miss this place and don't rush through either. Plan a leisurely visit and savor the place! I meant Palace :-)
  • I dont find its a real, You can explore museum but very less to see. If you are couple then there are so much place for sit outs. There are Mahatma Gandhi and Kasturba Gandhi Samadhi which is replica. Raj Ghat in delhi is Mahatma Gandhi Samadhi
  • It's heritage : It was handed over to govt of India by Aga Khan 3 - Sir Sultan Muhammed Shah. We also have Samadhi of Kasturba gandhi. Place is cool with flowers, garden and when you go inside you will see gandhian eras charkha and other stuff.... Defenitly it needs to be furnished with more of bapus era..
  • Nice structure of 19th century. Very calm place with nice greenery. Gandhiji was arrested and placed in this very Agak han Palace in 1942. This place took 5 years to build with help of 1000 workers. Agak han the 1st built with view to monitor famine affected villages around. One can see all memories of Gandhiji's of his 2 years here. Mahadev bhai Desai Gandhi's assistant was with him. There are Samadhi of Gandhi, KasturBa and Mahadev bhai adjoining to Place. Lots of oil paintings and photographs of those days. One must visit this place.