Aga Khan Palace

Open Time : 9:00 AM to 5:30 PM

Entry : paid

Address : Aga Khan Palace, Samrat Ashok Road, Palace View Society, Kalyani Nagar, Pune, Maharashtra, India

Why to visit Aga Khan Palace

One of the significant landmarks in Pune that provides insight into India's struggle for independence is the Aga Khan Palace. A memorial honouring Mahatma Gandhi and his wife Kasturba Gandhi, who were under house imprisonment here, is situated on the banks of the Mula River.

Sultan Mohammad shah Aga Khan constructed this palace in 1892, primarily to aid those in Maharashtra who were stricken by the famine. 

Additionally captivating its guests are the lovely, expansive lawns at Aga Khan Palace. Its five halls and stunning Italian arches will wow you. It has two stories, the first being approximately 1080 square metres in size and the second being 445 square metres. The 2.5-meter passage wraps around the entire structure.

The Gandhi Memorial Society is responsible for looking after this palace as well as the museums and monuments. The group has been successfully maintaining the entire complex and holding numerous exhibitions at the palace since 1980.

A store selling only Khadi and cotton clothing as well as handcrafted textiles can be found inside the Aga Khan Palace complex. Additionally, trainings are provided at the complex. Free trainings are also offered for persons with less stable financial circumstances.

Except on major holidays, it is accessible to visitors every day of the week. From nine in the morning until about five in the evening, you can tour the palace.

FAQ on Aga Khan Palace

How to reach Aga Khan Palace?

Nearly 3.7 kilometres separate the Aga Khan Palace from the Pune Airport. You can use a taxi, make an online reservation, or even drive your own vehicle to get to the Aga Khan Palace more quickly and comfortably. With no significant left or right turns at the street intersections, the journey from the airport is relatively convenient and direct.

When is the best time to visit Aga Khan Palace?

The months of late September or early October through April are the best times to visit Aga Khan Palace. These are the months when the climate is ideal for visiting the mediaeval palace's expansive environs because the weather is so beautiful.

What hotels are near Aga Khan Palace?

Hotels near Aga Khan Palace: (1.49 km) The Ritz-Carlton Pune (2.07 km) Conrad Pune (2.12 km) Jugglers Backpack

What restaurants are near Aga Khan Palace?

Restaurants near Aga Khan Palace: (1.48 km) Ukiyo (1.49 km) Aasmana (1.47 km) Three Kitchens Restaurant and Bar

What are the prominent places to visit near Aga Khan Palace?

Bund Garden (3.1 km), Maratha History Museum (3.6 km) and National War Memorial (4.6 km) are the prominent place to visit near Aga Khan Palace.

Special Tip

Outside, there is a little drinking fountain in case you need to quench your thirst. The entrance charge is around INR 10 for Indians and INR 1,000 for visitors.

By Suraj Seth

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