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April 3, 2012

Doors to history

Warning - Photo heavy post.

Hello readers,

How have you been? Spring has been too fast to enter in my part of the world and also seems to be leaving to fast to usher in what promises to be a very hot summer. I took advantage of a wondeful saturday to go click some photos at a really pretty palace/house near my place. It's the Aga Khan Palace in Pune. It's an exquisite building with lush gardens on all sides. It's so beautiful, you kind of forget that you are actually right in the middle of the city. Here we go on a tour:

 The plant life and blooms were absolutely stunning.

There is a significance to the place in Indian history. When British colonised India in the nineteenth and early twentiet century, Mahatma Gandhi was kept under house arrest here, along with his wife Kasturba Gandhi and a secretary Mahadev Bhai Desai. Both his wife and his secretary breathed their last at this place and their ashes are kept here as a samadhi alongwith a part of Gandhiji's ashes. It's a very serene place, silent and perfect for meditation or contemplation.

We met this guy on one of the stairs. He was a pretty cool model.

How did you find a little part of our history (it's right in my backyard, sort of unbelievable). Did you like it? I would love to hear about famous places near your place of residence or any place you love to go on quiet weekends, do tell me.

 Buh bye till next time.


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