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Aga Khan Palace

Kasturba Gandhi National Memorial

Located on the Pune Nagar Highway, roughly 7 km from Pune Railway station, the Aga Khan Palace was built by the Imamsultan Muhammad Shah Agakhan III in 1892. Mahatma Gandhi, his wife Kasturba Gandhi and other leaders were imprisoned here by the British for two years, following the Quit India Movement of 1942. Kasturba Gandhi died in the palace in 1944 and Mahadev Desai, Mahatma Gandhi's private secretary also passed away here. Both of them were cremated in the palace grounds.

Formerly a luxurious holiday home for the Aga Khans, the architecture of the palace reminds one of fairy tale houses. The striking feature of the palace is its Italian arches. The sprawling lawns offer a welcome retreat.

The palace is open daily from 9:00 hrs to 18:00 hrs. Lunch break: 12:30 hrs to 13:30 hrs. Entry fee Rs 5 for adults and Rs 2 for children.

Updated on 7th June, 2005
District: Pune


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