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. Plan to visit Aga Khan Palace and other customer-reviewed, writer-recommended Pune attractions using our Pune trip itinerary planner.
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  • Historical place you can say. Because lots of monuments of Gandhi ji are here. Which taken good care of. A nice place to go with friends and family.  more »
  • Not much to see. Many of the rooms are closed to the public. The building looks nice from the exterior but a closer look reveals that it could do with more maintenance. Entrance fee is much higher for...  more »
  • The palace is maintained well. Entry fee is nominal. Gives good knowledge about the life history of Gandhiji. This is the place where Kasturba Gandhi spent her last few days. There is a small garden a...  more »
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  • Nice place giving a view into an important part of India's history. Good place for a history buff as well as children who should be taught about India's freedom struggle. However, mostly presented through some photos and boards with lot of text. Could have used some modern means like audio-visual means to make it more interactive and interesting. Also, better maintenance can help. The lawns outside are maintained very well and are a refreshing sight on a hot afternoon after spending some time inside.
  • Gleaming with colonial architecture this marvel sits in the beautiful city of Pune and has it's own charm and a soothing vibe. Kasturba Gandhi spent her last days here and the place has a royal feel to it. It is well maintained and photography is restricted inside. Lastly it should be on your list while you visit Pune for a vacation or just a short visit. Peace.
  • It's a great place for people interested in the history of this place and significance of this place. Good to hangout with family or friends. The museum is alright but the place around the palace is serene. Beautiful landscape and well maintained. Extremely peaceful place. With many old trees and a greenery.
  • Best museum out there. You can see lots of books related to freedom fighters. Kasturba garden near this place is also beautiful. Nice environment. You will surely love this place if you are interested in history knowledge.
  • The place is well maintained. It's quite small for the name of palace. Its well located on the road with sufficient parking space for both cars as well as bike. Entry fee is RS 15 and no parking charges. It also lists down some of the historic moments that too place in Mahatma Gandhi's life.

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