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Lal Mahal, Pune

  • This red coloured palace is one of the most prominent attractions in Pune that you must add to your bucket list when you are visiting Pune. The place was built by the father of Shivaji, Shahaji Bhosale with the intention to revive the recently destroyed city of Pune in 1630 CE. However, the original structure was completely demolished in a series of attacks that befell Pune and now the structure that stands was only a part of original Lal Mahal once. The new Lal Mahal was thus rebuilt in an entirely new way near the Shaniwar Wada in Pune.

    When visiting the Lal Mahal, tourists can see a great collection of oil paintings that showcase various events in the life of Shivaji Maharaj. There is also a statue of Shivaji’s mother Jijamata and there is the popular place for recreation for kids at Jijamata Garden. Lal Mahal is also famous as the place in history where Shivaji Maharaj cut the fingers of Shaistekhan, the Mughal invader when he was trying to escape from the Lal Mahal. 


    • Location: Lal Mahal, Kasbapeth area, Pune, Maharashtra, India

    • Best Time to visit: Tourists can plan their trip to Lal Mahal any time throughout the year in Pune

    • Entry fee:  The cost of entering the place is INR 3/ 0.046 USD Per Person

    • Timings:  The timings for the mornings are from 9:00 AM to 1:00 PM and for the evenings, the timing is from 4:00 PM to 8:00 PM