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Lal Mahal

Pune is home to some of the most historically significant monuments in India. The monuments in Pune date back to the early 16th and 17th century. Pune witnesses travelers from all parts of the country and globe alike who come to the city to have a glimpse of the past glory and architectural brilliance of India.

Pune has an amalgamation of monuments belonging to the different reigns of the country. You can find monuments that were built right from the age of the Maratha rulers to the British era.

The Lal Mahal of Pune is one of the most famous monuments in Pune. In the year 1643 AD, Shivaji's Father Sahaji Bhonsale, famously known as Dadaji, established Lal Mahal for his wife Jijabai and son. Shivaji stayed here for several years until he captured his first fort. Lal Mahal in Pune is made of red bricks. It is strategically located in the center of the city.

In the year 1998 Pune Municipal Corporation refurbished the Lal Mahal of Pune.

The Lal Mahal is also famous for an important historical event that took place between Shivaji and Shaistekhan's, a Mughal invader. This is the place where Shivaji Maharaj cut Shaistekhan's fingers when he was trying to escape from the window of the Lal Mahal. The famous statue of Jaimata (Shivaji's mother) still adorns the Lal Mahal of Pune. Visitors can see the statues great Maratha leader, Shivaji in his youth. There is one that shows Shivaji with a golden plough where his mother Jijabai and Guru Dadoji Konddev are looking at him. Pictorial representation also reflects the life of Shivaji Maharaj. The popular Jijamata Garden is now a recreational park for kids. You can enjoy some time with your family here. The popularity of the Lal Mahal of Pune influence many people to visit the monument.

Since Lal Mahal at Pune is located at the heart of the city, accessibility is not a problem. You can travel by local transport from any part of the city to get to the Lal Mahal.

If you are in Pune do not miss the experience of visiting the famous Lal Mahal. The place is really a worth visiting.