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Day 02 (2nd December): Mumbai / Pune

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Day 02 (2nd December): Mumbai / Pune

Following a buffet breakfast at the hotel we will set out by bus to Pune, a city crucial to the lives of Mahatma Gandhi, his wife Kasturba, and his secretary Mahadev Desai. They were held as prisoners at Pune’s Agha Khan Palace from August 9, 1942 to May 6, 1944, following the launch of the Quit India Movement.  It was during captivity at the Agha Khan Palace that both Kasturba and Mahadev Desai breathed their last. To honour them, the locations of their deaths were converted into memorials, known in India as Samadhi. We will visit the memorials and get a chance to explore the prison that grew to become such an important and spiritual place for the Mahatma....

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Day 03 (3rd December): Pune / Mumbai / Porbandar

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Day 03 (3rd December): Pune / Mumbai / Porbandar

We begin day 3 of the tour with an early breakfast at the hotel, and drive back to Mumbai. From Mumbai’s domestic airport we will board a flight to Porbandar, a port city on India’s west coast, and the birthplace of Mahatma Gandhi. On arrival, the group will be met and transferred to Hotel Harmony to freshen up following which we will visit Kirti Mandir, Gandhi’s ancestral home. On October 2, 1869, the Gandhi household was blessed with a baby born to Karamchand Gandhi and his wife Putli bai.  They named him Mohandas, and he went on to become the Father of the Nation. Therefore, the ancestral complex of the Gandhis was converted into a temple, to commemorate and reflect...

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Legacy Tour at Pune
Kasturba Gandhi’s Final Resting Place

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Legacy Tour at Pune  Kasturba Gandhi’s Final Resting Place

Kasturba Gandhi was married to M.K. Gandhi in an arranged marriage. Gandhi was thirteen and Kasturba fourteen years old at their marriage in 1883. When Gandhi left to study in London in 1888, she remained in India to raise their newborn son Harilal Gandhi. She had three more sons: Manilal Gandhi, Ramdas Gandhi, and Devdas Gandhi. Working closely with her husband, Kasturba Gandhi became a political activist fighting for civil rights and Indian independence from the British. From 1904 to 1914, she was active in the Phoenix Settlement near Durban South Africa. During the 1913 protest against working conditions for Indians in South Africa, Kasturba was arrested and...

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Legacy Tour Kolhapur to Pune

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Legacy Tour Kolhapur to Pune

Day 3. On the road from Kolhapur to Pune. Visiting Aga Khan Palace.   Aga Khan Palace is a majestic building, featuring Italian arches and spacious lawns, is considered to be one of the greatest marvels of India. The palace is closely linked to the Indian freedom movement as it served as a prison for Mahatma Gandhi, his wife Kasturba Gandhi. It is also the place were Kasturba Gandhi and Mahadev Desai breathed their last breath. In 2003, Archeological Survey of India (ASI) declared the Palace as a monument of national...

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