Incredible Maharashtra

Aga Khan Palace

This historic landmark was built in 1892, by Sultan Mohammad Shah Aga Khan, as  an act of charity to provide employment to famine hit people in the neighboring regions of Pune. This gracious building has many lush green  gardens, salons and suites which makes it a historic monument. This palace that once belonged to the Agha Khan, served as quarters for imprisonment of Gandhi and his wife Kasturba during Quit India Movement, in 1942. Situated near the River Mula, the palace is a simple memorial to Gandhi and his life.Gandhiji's wife breathed last in this palace itself.  The Kasturba Gandhi Samadhi / Memorial also comes in vicinity of the Palace. There is a special shop which sells khaadi and hand loomed textiles. 
The memorial remains open from 09:00am to 06:00pm in the evening.Lunch timings are from 12:30pm to 01:30pm. Entry fees Rs 5 for adults and Rs 2 for children and USD 2.00 (INR. Rs. 100) for foreigners. If  you are visiting Pune, do make a stop here...