Aga Khan Palace

The Aga Khan palace is a magnificent palace built by Sultan Muhammad Shah Aga Khan III in 1892 on the Pune Ahemadnagar highway. He built the palace as an act of charity for the famine stricken people of this region. The palace is spread over 19 acres of land and its architectural beauty surpasses all other contemporary monuments in Pune. Later on the palace became a landmark in the history of the freedom movement of India as Mahatma Gandhi, his wife Kasturaba Gandhi, Mahadeobhai Desai, Sarojini Naidu and many other people were kept in captivity after the ‘Quit India’ resolution. Kasturaba Gandhi and Mahadeobhai Desai took their last breath in this monument. Today we can see their memorials at the back of the palace. The spacious halls of this palace have been converted into a Gandhi museum today exhibiting the objects used by Mahatma Gandhi and Kasturaba Gandhi along with some rare photos of these two with important political leaders of their era. Today it serves as headquarter of the Gandhi National Memorial Trust. (Timings – 9am to 6 pm. Tickets Rs. 5/- for adults and Rs. 2/- for children. Phone no. + 912026880250, Email – Gandhi_memorial@vsnl.net)