Mahal (Palace), dating back to the year 1634, was constructed by Sahaji
Bhonsale, Shivaji's father. When Sahaji received territories in Pune
from Bijapur Sultanat, he sent his wife, Jijabai, and his son to the
city and got the palace built as their residence. In 1998, Lal Mahal
came under the management of Pune Municipal Corporation and underwent
large-scale renovation. Read on to get more information about the Lal
Mahal of Puna, India.
Lal Mahal has an impressive collection of Shivaji and Jijabai's
pictorial representations, of which one shows young Shivaji plowing land
with a golden plough and Jijabai and Guru Dadoji Konddev looking at him.
The other major attractions of the Lal Mahal of Pune include four
Umbrellas on its terrace and a statue of Jijabai. There is also a
beautiful garden inside the palace complex, known as Jijamata Garden.
Now the garden has been converted into a children's garden and is very
popular amongst kids as well as senior citizens.