The Aga Khan Palace, located in Pune, was built by Sultan Muhammed Shah Aga Khan III in 1892 and has become an important historical monument in India. Considered to be one of India’s greatest marvels, this palace also served as a prison for Mahatma Gandhi along with other freedom fighters, linking it closely to the Indian freedom movement. The Aga Khan Palace is known for its traditional Indian architecture and Italian arches as well as for its beautiful lush green gardens. This must-visit attraction also has a collection of pictures and portraits from the life of Mahatma Gandhi, and numerous others. Visitors to the magnificent palace will also be able to take a look at the room where Mahatma Gandhi used to stay.
Ticket rates range from Rs 5 to Rs 100
9:00 am to 5:30 pm
Around an hour or more
Adults, senior visitors, young adults, families, children
The beautiful architecture, the collection of photos and paintings, the picturesque gardens, and the room Mahatma Gandhi used to stay in
Although Muslim visitors may not be able to locate prayer facilities while at the Aga Khan Palace, there are quite a few mosques in Pune. Muslims visiting the palace could therefore ask to be directed to a mosque close by, or they could get directions to one of Pune’s popular mosques like the Jama Masjid or Chand Tara Masjid. They could also find a quiet place in the garden to offer their prayers, when needed.
While Muslim tourists will not find Halal food outlets inside the Aga Khan Palace, the city of Pune has a fantastic selection of Halal restaurants. These restaurants serve a range of cuisines and are located all over the city. Muslim visitors must also make it a point to try out some delicious street food while in Pune. Since a big number of Indians are vegetarian, Muslims visiting Pune will be able to find a vegetarian restaurant without a problem.