LAL MAHAL

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Location : Pune, Maharashtra
Built In: 1640
Home To: Shivaji And His Mother Jijabai


A creation of the Pune Municipal Corporation in 1983, the Lal Mahal resembles more a sandstone- red palace, than a traditional Wada. It is believed that Dadaji Konddev built this wada in 1640. Shivaji spent his early childhood here and his mother Jijabai lived here for a decade.

It was also in this Mahal that the Mughal General Shaista Khan sent by his king and nephew Aurangazeb to end Shivaji's political power lost three fingers while trying to escape through the window on being taken by surprise by a small band of Maratha soldiers in the dark of the night.

HOW TO GET THERE

Pune is well connected by air, rail and road with the important places within and beyond the state. For local transportation taxis, city buses and auto rickshaws are available.

WHERE TO STAY

Accommodation is available at the hotels in Pune .



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