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.
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Visit Aga Khan Palace built in 1892, followed by a visit to the Pataleshwar Caves, an 8th century rock cut cave temple dedicated to the Hindu god Shiva. Enjoy the Parvati Hills, Raja Dinkar Museum & Darshan Museum.
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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.
The museum is unkempt and unwieldy. It fails as a museum to relive some major events of Indian history. It is not informative at all.Totally ignores the history of the builder Aga Khan and his family although it is named after him. Extremely hyped place and seeks to simply ride upon hazy nationalist sentiments of visitors. The place is worth visiting only for its beautiful garden. Could be a beautiful afternoon reading nook. The palace is largely used by college couples seeking some alone time. Kudos to them for choosing this pretty green place over a glitzy mall.
This place is part of Indian history. Our father of Nation Great Mahatma Gandhi was arrested and kept at this place for his involvement in Quit India Movement. This place has various things used by Gandiji. The palace is well maintained and clean. The entry fee is Rs.15 per person, and little extra for foreigners. A good historic place to visit.
Nothing much to explore. The place is clean and well maintained. If you intend to be lazy and just spend time then this place is good. It has a canteen in backyard. The food is good and decent. It's close to pheonix mall so its easily accessible. One can easily take a cab to reach.
Good place to visit. The entry fee is nominal and the place along with the garden around it is well maintained and clean. Clean and water filter is available at the place making water easily accessible for the tourist. The parking lot is big enough due to which there is no parking issues.