My workplace is situated very near to this place..If i start walking from office i will reach this place in max 10 mins. Aagakhan Palace, also known as the Gandhi National Memorial was constructed by Sultan Mohammed Shah, Aga Khan III, in the year 1892,to provide an employment to the draught struck villagers around the place. Later this palace was donated to the Government Of India.
In 1942, Mahatma Gandhi was kept in house arrest in this palace along with Kasturba Gandhi and his secretary, Mahadev Desai who was like son to Gandhiji
The cleanliness and peace maintained at this place is commendable. Everything is very well maintained and is in good condition. There are many rooms in this palace which had house various people apart from Gandhiji,during their house arrest like Sarojini Devi Naidu etc
Gandhiji’s room has his personal items like Chappals,Charkha,Stick,utnesils etc. There are some letters in display which Gandhiji wrote after death of his dearest secretary.
This place has the Samadhi’s of Kasturbaji who also died at this place,while in house arrest and Mahadev Desai and a small amount of gandhiji’s ashes are also kept here.
It was a great experience to visit the place,which till now i had watched only in movie,”Gandhi”