Heritage Cell


Lal Mahal

This Childhood Residence of Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj is located at the heart of Pune City. This building is reconstructed on same location and holds a special place in hearts of all admirers of Shivaji Maharaj.

Pune Municipal Corporation have prepared a Master Plan to develop LAL MAHAL as the main Tourist attraction and inspiration to the new generation. 

The campus will have various galleries depicting life & values of Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj.

The main entrance is designed like the grand entrance of Shiv - Kalin Forts. You enter in the open landscaped area with statue of Bal Shivaji and Jijamata ploughing the land. The building fascade is modified on lives of Shiv - kalin architectural vocabulary.

The open to sky gallery at ground floor will showcase  murals depicting Shivaji Maharaj's administration skills. Hall at Ground floor of the building houses statue of Jijamata which is worshiped by many people. 

The first floor  hall will have paintings depicting main events in life of Shivaji Maharaj including the episode of Shahista Khan which happened at this location. Also you can see collection of Weapons, Cloths, Coins, Utensils, letters from Shivaji Maharaj’s era.

The newly developed Terrace Gallery will display information about major forts built by Shivaji Maharaj with stress on Forts around Pune.

Thus Lal Mahal will recreate and provide virtual experience of various facets of the glorious Life of the Great Shivaji Maharaj.