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India is blessed with a rich history that can be witnessed by Indians and non-Indians, both. In fact, it won't be wrong to say that Indian culture is as old as its heritage sites and one of the most beautiful ones is Lal Mahal, situated at Kasba Peth area, Pune. The palace was built by Shahaji Bhosle as is a gift for his wife Jijabai. One of the tourist attractions, it is also a prominent holiday destination for locals.

Located near the popular Shaniwar Wada, a celebrated fort in the city of Pune, Lal Mahal has its own share of admirers who cherish its architecture and tales of its time. Lal Mahal was built in the 16th century with red bricks. These red bricks gave this magnificent structure its name.    

Top attractions to visit near Lal Mahal

Ayyappa Temple

Perfectly built with fine architecture, the temple is a replica of the original Ayyappa Temple in Sabarimala, Kerala.

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Darshan Museum

A museum-like scenario but not a museum! Amazing statues that prompt life. The 3D holographic adds a splendid scenario.

Pune Okayama Friendship Garden

Spread across a large area that contains an array of flower species. Equally trimmed and well-maintained.

Things to do near Lal Mahal  

  • You can enjoy the street shopping near Fashion Street Pune.
  • Witness the enthralling horse riding at Japalouppe Equestrian Center.

Best time to visit Lal Mahal

The Lal Mahal remains open for all days of the week from 9AM-1PM and 4PM-8PM. The visit duration can take approx. one hour. One can visit the place any time of the year. The geographical location of the place is such that it observes a moderate climate throughout the year hence one can plan a visit in any month. 

How to reach Lal Mahal?

By Rail. Pune railway station is the nearest railway station to reach Lal mahal. One has to cover a distance of another 2km by local transport to reach Lal Mahal.  

By Road. The monument is well connected through roads hence one can take local rickshaw or taxi to reach Lal Mahal. The frequency of public transport is good therefore one does not need to make the bookings in advance. 

By AirLohegaon Air Force Base Airport is the nearest airport if you are planning to travel by air. From the airport, one has to cover another 9km by road to reach Lal Mahal.  

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