Aga Khan Palace, Pune

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  • Address: Pune Nagar Road, Kalyani Nagar, Pune, Maharashtra 411014, India
  • Timings: 09:00 am - 05:30 pm Details
  • Phone: +910-7385746855
  • Ticket Price: 5 INR
  • Time Required: 02:00 Hrs
  • Tags: Museum, Palace, Family And Kids, Architecture , Heritage Building
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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 Ticket Prices

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

How To reach 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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Things to Know Before Visiting Aga Khan Palace

  • 61.17% of people who visit Pune include Aga Khan Palace in their plan

  • 29.96% of people start their Aga Khan Palace visit around 09 AM - 10 AM

  • People usually take around 2 Hrs to see Aga Khan Palace

Monday, Thursday and Friday

94.09% of people prefer to travel by car while visiting Aga Khan Palace

People normally club together Darshan Museum and Sri Balaji Mandir while planning their visit to Aga Khan Palace.

* The facts given above are based on traveler data on TripHobo and might vary from the actual figures

Aga Khan Palace, Pune Reviews

  • A memorable monument they say, really? Is it? Well, the place was not at all worth the visit. Had a lot of expectations as I have heard a lot about this palace and also it is one of the known landmarks in India. But in real its just an old building after all, that too not maintained properly. I don't know what to say, people have just ruined the purpose of visiting this place, now this place is only good for hangouts for our teenagers and nothing more than that.

  • 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.

  • Excellent place to visit. Every Indian must visit it atleast once. Minimal entry fee for Indians (15/-). For foreigners, its 200/-. Good parking place. A small canteen is also there to have a quick bite of snacks, tea, coffee, fresh juices and milkshake.

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