Some interesting history is connected to the Agha khan palace but it is best known as the jail of Mahatma Gandhi, Kasturba Gandhi and other freedom fighters. They were imprisoned here for two years from 1942 to 1944. Kasturba Gandhi and Gandhiji’s secretary Mahadev Desai died at Agha Palace. There Samadhi were built at the corner of premises. Some ashes of Mahatma Gandhiji were brought to the Pune and placed near the samadhi of Kasturba Gandhi.
It is donated to Indian Government by Agha Khan IV in 1969. Now it is named as “Mahatma Gandhi Memorial”.
Roaming around palace itself is a great experience. There are five room in the palace and Mahatma Gandhiji’s and Kasturbaji’s statues are placed in most of them. Some handwritten letters by Gandhiji were also stick to the walls which made this place even more interesting.