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Kasturba Samadhi

Kasturba Samadhi is located within the serene locality of Aga Khan Palace in Pune. It is widely known as Kasturba Gandhi Memorial and is built in memory of Mahatama Gandhi's wife Kasturba Gandhi who breathed her last in this palace.

The exquisite white marble memorial or Kasturba Samadhi is designed by the noted architect Charles Correa. Kasturba Gandhi's ashes are kept here and a statue of Mahatma Gandhi has been built near by the memorial.

Since the palace was used by Britishers as prison, Mahatama Gandhi, his wife Kasturba and his secretary Mahadevbhai Desai served their sentence here for almost 2 years for starting the Quit India Movement in 1942. Mahadev Bhai and Kasturba passed away in between and this is why Kasturba Samadhi was built there.

Kasturba Samadhi is accompanied by a National museum in memory of Kasturba Gandhi in the vicinity of Aga Khan Palace and houses things such as Gandhiji's writing desk, his bed, Kasturba's clothes and her footwear.

Beside Kasturba Samdhi, the walls of the museum also known as Gandhi National Museum which is dedicated to Kasturba Gandhi have been beautifully decorated by the snaps of Indian freedom movement, these pictures are mesmerizing as well as unnerving for they make you feel proud as well as make you realize the pain through which our ancestors went through.

Visitors are allowed to visit the Kasturba Samadhi from 9 am to 6 pm, but in between it remains closed from 12:30 pm to 1:30 pm for lunch. Entry fees are charged for the maintenance of the memorial. The entry fees for children is Rs 2 while for adults, it is Rs 5 only.