Agakhan Palace is situated 2 km away from Bund Garden in Yerwada on Pune-Nagar Road. Hugely popular for its historic importance, it is made with Italian arches and spacious lawns.
Mahatma Gandhi, Kasturba Gandhi, Shri Mahadeobhai Desai, Dr. Sarojini
Naidu and others were kept under imprisonment in the Agakhan Palace
during 1942- Quit India movement. Shri Mahadeobhai Desai and Kasturba
Gandhi breathed their last breath in this Palace. Marble memorials of
these two great leaders are there.
Agakhan Palace is known for its architectural excellence. Spreading on
a 19-acre land, the picturesque beauty of the palace captivates the eye
of every onlooker; with its magnificent structure. Mahatma Gandhi's
items like his bed, writing desk, Kasturba's saree and other clothes;
her Chappals (slippers) are maintained properly at their place.
Prince Agakhan donated this palace to Gandhi Smarak Samittee in 1972.
Maintenance of parks and gardens are responsible for the committee since
then. Pune is well connected by air, rail and road with all the
important places within and beyond the state.
Aga Khan Palace is one of the most important historical monuments in the state of Maharashtra.