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About Aga Khan Palace, Pune

The Aga Khan Palace is one of the important monuments in Pune that gives you a glimpse in the freedom struggle of India. Located on the river Mula, it is a memorial dedicated to Mahatma Gandhi and his wife Kasturba Gandhi who were on house arrest here.

The Palace was built in 1852 by Imam Sultan Muhammad Shah Aga Khan III. The place became vital in the Independence movement when Gandhiji, his wife Kasturba and his secretary, Mahadev Desai stayed here after the Quit India movement in 1942.

It was later donated to the Indian people by Aga Khan IV to express his support for the Gandhian philosophy.

Aga Khan Palace has gained the status of an international place of pilgrim as thousands of people swarm this place to pay their homage to the Father of the Nation. Kasturbaji and Mahadev Desai passed away while their time in this Palace and the place holds their Samadhis. Gandhi’s ashes are also stored here.

The Palace built according to Italian structure, also has a well maintained sprawling garden. A picture gallery and museum that display Freedom struggle and Gandhi’s contribution are some of the attractions of this place.

Every national holiday is celebrated with different activities here. A visit to The Aga Khan palace is worth your time as it is considered as one of the greatest marvels of India. Aga khan palace is the one of the best things to do in Pune.

Aga Khan Palace Information

  • Afternoons are less crowded.
  • Do not smoke in the area.
  • Do not litter the palace premises.
  • The building has a GandhianKhadi shop, the material is very original and hand weaved.
  • Books about Gandhian philosophies might interest you at the palace.
  • Beware of rickshaw walas who bluff outsiders.
  • It is open all days of week.
  • Recommended for history buffs.

Aga Khan Palace Tickets Prices

  • Indian Nationals: INR 5
  • Foreign Nationals: INR 100

How To Get To Aga Khan Palace by Public Transport

  • Agakhan Palace bus stop
  • Kalyaninagar bus stop
  • Kasturba Hall bus stop

Restaurants Near Aga Khan Palace

  • McDonald’s
  • Dominos
  • Toscana
  • KFC
  • Baan tao
  • Chopper chocs
  • Kalyani refreshments
  • Greenfield

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Address: Pune Nagar Road, Kalyani Nagar, Pune, Maharashtra 411014

Phone: +910-7385746855

Ticket Price: 5 INR

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Time Required: 02:00 Hrs

Timings: 09:00 am - 05:30 pm Details

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  • A doubly incredible destination: first, of course, the chance to connect with Mahatma Gandhi, and secondly the lovely little palace and gardens. The painting of Gandhi caring for his wife in her last days, which were spent right in the same room, is deeply moving. Her ashes and some of his rest on the grounds. Also of interest at the palace are many photos and memorabilia of the great man. There is also a little shop for such items, as well as a few edibles. This place should surely be one of the highlights of Pune for tourists, but also a place to revisit from time to time for those who live here. I appreciate that it's permissible to bring your own food and sit as long as you like on the spacious lawn under the trees.

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  • This place is one of the important pages of History and has connection with Mahatma Gandhi. The place has been well maintained by the Govt and also has a calm and serene surrounding. One should give a visit to the place , to understand the Gandhiji stay here. All the details have been well maintained. Do visit.

  • This place is of historic importance. It is both a place for history lovers and nature enthusiasts. Beautiful gardens with lush green trees and grass. The canteen is not that good. But the place in itself is well maintained and beautiful.

  • A very nice, calm place, perfect for an evening walk. Many photos and belongings of Mahatma Gandhi and Kasturba Gandhi is showcased. The photos are not handled/maintained properly; many look washed out. Sad that only ground floor is accessible to visitors.

  • Nice open green place in the midst of Pune, where one would least expect it. A place with some historical importance. Nicely maintained. Good car park and reasonable entry fees. Good for a small break..

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