Located in the Aga Khan Palace, one of Pune's most popular tourist destinations, the museum is dedicated to the lives of Mahatma Gandhi and Kasturba Gandhi, and the struggle for India's independence. A few hundred tourists visit the museum every day, and the monument is also popular for its sprawling lawns and mesmerising architecture. 

The Aga Khan Palace was built in 1892 by Imam Sultan Aga Khan III. Mahatma Gandhi and his wife Kasturba Gandhi lived at the Aga Khan palace from 1942 to 1944, right after the launch of the Quit India Movement. Kasturba Gandhi and Gandhi's secretary, Mahadev Desai, died at the palace, and their samadhis are also located here. It spans over a large area that has many gardens and galleries. The museum also houses personal items of Gandhi like his spectacles, dining table, charkha, chappals and mala. The most popular items in the museum are the letter that was written by Gandhi at the death of his secretary, and the room that Kasturba Gandhi took her last breath in. The palace and the museum are now taken care of by the Archaeological Survey of India.

Category
Personalia
Established
1974
Opening Days
Sunday, Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday, Public holidays
Visiting Hours
09:00 a.m. - 05:30 a.m.
Entry Fee
Applicable Indian Citizen Rs. 25
Foreigner Rs. 300
Free for children
Average Duration
3-4 hours
Address
Agakhan Palace, Nagar Road, Kalyani Nagar
Getting There
The museum and gallery is located in the Aga Khan palace. It is connected by cabs and buses. The closest bus stop is Kalyani Nagar, but the frequency of the buses is low. This museum is also a part of the Pune Darshan Tours. The museum is 10 minutes from the Pune airport and 30 minutes from the railway station.
Facilities
Managed By
ASI
Docent Guide
No
Person In-charge
Other, Gajanan Manjawle
Phone
020 2661 2700