Lal Mahal :
Shivaji's father Shahaji who was a Sardar in the Bijapur Sultanat, was given territories in Pune. At that time he was residing in Bangalore. He decided to send his wife Jijabai and his son Shivaji to Pune. In 1636 AD for their residence he built a palace for them, to which he named Lal Mahal. Shivaji stayed here for many years until he conquered his first fort.