National Institute of Naturopathy, Pune is an autonomous body under the Ministry of AYUSH, Government of India, registered under the Societies Registration Act, 1860 at New Delhi on 27th September, 1984 and came into existence on 22-12-1986. The institute has a Governing Body headed by the Minister of AYUSH, Government of India.
Formerly, this place was known as “Nature Cure Clinic and Sanatorium” owned and managed by Late Dr Dinshaw K Mehta. All India Nature Cure Foundation Trust was established in this Centre and Mahatma Gandhi became its life time Chairman. He stayed here for 156 days on various occasions from the year 1944, whenever he visited Pune. This historical sanatorium known as “Bapu Bhavan” admeasuring 1.6 acres of land is named after Mahatma Gandhi who made this his home, whenever he was in Pune. "Bapu Bhavan" is named after Mahatma Gandhi, Father of the Nation, who made this Institute his home by staying here for 156 days, whenever he visited Pune since 1944.
Gandhiji conducted many National and International activities from this place. Gandhiji's life is a source of guidance and a sacred heritage to us.