Aga Khan Palace
Nothing can beat the tranquility at the Aga Khan Palace where important moments of history come alive within the large stone rooms or lush gardens. It’s a must-visit for every tourist, but the grand structure is also a draw for architecture and history buffs or those who simply want a breath of fresh air and solitude. The plaques and notes are informative but if you want to soak in the history and feel of the place, seek out Neelam Mahajan, the guide who has been there for the past 30 years. She’ll fill you with anecdotes on how the palace was once a residential school, take you to the backyard where the samadhis stand and show you the flag pole in the garden where Gandhi hoisted the Congress flag in 1943 and 1944. Getting there: Go down the Nagar Road and ask anyone for the way to the Palace, it’s a landmark on the main road.