A creation of the
Corporation in 1983, the Lal Mahal resembles more a sandstone- red palace,
than a traditional Wada. It is believed that Dadaji Konddev built this
wada in 1640. Shivaji spent his early childhood here and his mother
Jijabai lived here for a decade.
It was also in this Mahal that the Mughal General Shaista Khan sent by his king and nephew Aurangazeb to end Shivaji's political power lost three fingers while trying to escape through the window on being taken by surprise by a small band of Maratha soldiers in the dark of the night.
Pune is well connected by air, rail and road with the important places within and beyond the state. For local transportation taxis, city buses and auto rickshaws are available.
Accommodation is available at the hotels in Pune .