Memorial Gandhi, also known as Aga Khan Palace is located in the Indian city of Pune. The majestic white palace was built in 1892 by Imam Sultan Shah Aga Khan. However, later in 1969 the castle was donated to India by his successor Aga Khan IV in appreciation of the personality and philosophy of Mahatma Gandhi.
There are many reasons for the palace to be associated with the life and the way of the Indian spiritual leader. In 1942 Gandhi calls for immediate independence of India. A little later he was arrested and held in Pune two years under the home address that is in Aga Khan Palace. During this time his wife Kasturba and his personal secretary and a very good friend Desai are constantly there. During the downtime, however, both associates of Gandhi die. Their remains were laid at the campus.
Subsequently part of the dust of Gandhi (Who died in 1948) is also affixed to the castle.
After two years on May 6, 1944, the Father of the Nation was released for health reasons.
These facts make the place sacred to all Indian people. Every year thousands of pilgrims come to honor the memory of Mahatma Gandhi and his relatives. On the territory of the Aga Khan Palace throughout the year, events organized by the Society Gandhi. Aga Khan is the main building of the organization.
The Aga Khan Palace has a museum where visitors can see a rich collection of photographs and to learn details of the biography and values Gandhi. The museum has many of his belongings - hand-written letters, made immediately after the death of his close ones and accessories and clothes, of the Indian activist and politician. This is where the famous film Gandhi is set.
The palace itself is considered a national monument, symbolizing the liberation movements in the country. The building itself is a majestic building, one of the architectural masterpieces of the city of Pune. The castle is surrounded by amazing natural beauty.
Palace welcomes visitors every day from 9 to 18 hours. Access fee is 5 rupees for adults and 2 children.
The palace is located near the site Yerwada in the city of Pune.