Pune, India by leananiemand

Pune, India

I slept like a log, and only got going around 11 am. My first stop was the Aga Khan Palace, built by Sultan Muhammed Shah Aga Khan III. Legend has it that the palace was built as an act of charity to provide labour for the poor in the neighbouring areas of Pune, who were drastically hit by famine.
The palace is also the place where the British kept Mahatma Gandhi, his wife Kasturba Gandhi and his secretary Mahadev Desai prisoner during the “Free India movement.” Both Kasturba Gandhi and Mahadev Desai died in the Palace during their captivity. Today the palace is a memorial to Gandhi, and his ashes are buried in the garden.
I didn't know that. Thanks for the information.
February 11th, 2020  
This is a very interesting story Great shot
February 11th, 2020  
Beautiful picture and I really appreciate the description.
February 11th, 2020  
Beautiful architecture.
February 11th, 2020  
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Great building.
February 11th, 2020  
A lovely building and interesting information Leana.
February 12th, 2020  
An elegant building with quite a history.
February 12th, 2020  
A beautiful building and composition. Fav!! 😀
February 12th, 2020  
Beautiful building!
February 12th, 2020  
Such a lovely building with an incredible history.
March 3rd, 2020  
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