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Aga Khan Palace

Oct 13, 2017

The mighty edifice of Aga Khan Palace is situated in Pune and was built by Sultan Muhammed Shah Aga Khan III in the year 1892. It is one of the most important landmarks in Indian history and has been instrumental in many defining moments of India’s independence. Aga Khan Palace is well known both for its architectural excellence as well as its historical significance. Spread over a vast land of 19 acres, the palace is now the headquarters of the Gandhi National Memorial society. Here, making khadi is still one of the prime activities.

The Palace is a grand building and it is very crucially associated with the Indian Freedom Movement. The reason behind the construction of this palace was to support the poor in the neighbouring areas who were hit by famine. In the memory of Kasturba Gandhi and Mahadev Desai, architect Charles Corea had their memorials built in the premises of the palace. The palace houses a museum which holds a rich collection of pictures. There are also other items like the personal belongings of Gandhi. The Palace also has the ashes of Mahatma Gandhi hurried in its ground. In 2003, the monument was declared to be of national importance.

Last modified: Tuesday January 16th, 2018

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