Maharashtra Tourism
Lal Mahal is an important monument in Pune city. Maratha leader Shivaji spent most of his childhood in Lal Mahal.

Lal Mahal

Lal Mahal, MaharashtraLal Mahal is a red brick building situated at Pune. Shivaji spent here most of his childhood. There are statues of "Jijamata" (Shivaji's Mother) and a structure showing young Shivaji plowing with a golden plough, with mother Jijabai and Guru Dadoji Konddev looking at him.

There are also four umbrellas on the terrace, which is the prime attraction of the Mahal. This is the place where Shivaji Maharaj cut Shaistekhan's fingers when he tried to escape away from one of the windows of the Lal Mahal.

Incidents from Shivaji Maharaja's life are pictorially represented on the walls of this palace. There is also a garden dedicated to Jijamata, known as Jijamata Garden. Pune Municipal Corporation had renovated the Lal Mahal in the year 1988. Pune is well connected by air, rail and road with important places within and beyond the state.