The Aga Khan Palace in Pune, India, was built by Sultan Mohammed Shah Aga Khan III in 1892. It is said that it was built to provide employment for the people of nearby areas
who were hit by a devastating famine. Its claim to fame, apart from its magnificence and beautiful gardens, is its association with Mahatma Gandhi who was imprisoned here from 9th August 1942 to 6th May 1944 during the nation’s struggle against British rule. In 1969 the Aga Khan IV, Prince Karim Shah, donated the palace to independent India. Having played a role in India’s freedom movement, the palace was declared a national monument.
Take a virtual tour of Aga Khan Palace and Museum courtesy of Gandhi Heritage Portal by clicking on the link below: