Event Description

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3 February 2017 Friday
Heritage Walk Heritage of Mahatma Phule Krishi Mahavidyalay with Sanjeevani Joglekar  | 10.00am – 12.00pm | English-Marathi
This century old college flourishes through education program as well as research. It was thanks to the appeal of Mahatma Jyotiba Phule to the British government that such institution grew. From agronomy to agriculture engineering or horticulture, be a part of this unique visit to learn more about the history of the college and the various type of agriculture!
Heritage Walk Heritage of Reserve Bank of India @ College of Agriculture Banking, Ganesh Khind | 4.00pm – 6.00pm | English
A unique display of exhibits tracing the journey of the Reserve Bank of India for 75 years and a peek into the historical developments that shaped the country’s economy. Join us for this visit to the RBI Archives at the College of Agricultural Banking, Pune. The RBI Archives was established on August 24,1981 and acts as a nodal agency in respect of records management matters in RBI.
Workshop Ancient Scripts: Brahmi by Dr. Manjiri Bhalerao @ Tilak Maharashtra Vidyapeeth, Sadashiv Peth | 10.30am – 12.30pm | English-Marathi
Workshop Ancient Scripts: Modi by Rajendra Dhume @ Tilak Maharashtra Vidyapeeth, Sadashiv Peth | 2.30pm – 4.30pm | English-Marathi
Origin and development of the script – various theories . History of the study of the script and the inscriptions in Brahmi. The significance of the information as a source to reconstruct the history of India. Development of the script into modern Indian scripts. Practical training in the script and experience of reading the original inscription.
Lecture Legacy and Life at National Defence Academy’ by Wg Cdr Prabhat Shukla with Heritage India @ VIT-Management, Kondhwa Budruk | 11am – 1pm | English
A lecture by Wg Cdr Prabhat Shukla on National Defence Acadamy. This will include brief history of NDA and training at NDA. Cadet’s developmental process in 03 years along with the values developed in training.

4 February 2017 Saturday

Nature Trail Bird Walk with Dharmaraj Patil, Jeevitnadi @ Pashan Lake   6.30am – 8.30am| English-Marathi
Pashan lake is famous for its birdlife. It is one of the important natural heritage sites of Pune city. The lake is a refuge to variety of local as well migratory birds. Winter is the season when one can observe both these types of birds at the lake. The walk will provide keys on how to identify birds, their behavioral ecology and their role in lake ecosystem. Present status and the impact of unthoughtful interventions on the ecosystem will also be discussed.
Workshop Sketching Session with Urban Sketchers: In and around Nageshwar Temple, Somwar Peth | 8.00am – 10.00am | English-Marathi
Pune Urban sketchers will hold sketching sessions in tandem with the festival events.The topics vary from Historical buildings, streetscapes and precincts in Pune.This time it will be the Nageshwar Temple and surrounding areas of Somvar Peth. The sketching session is followed by a exhibition of sketches done on site. Our mission is to raise the artistic, storytelling and educational value of location drawing; promoting its practice and connecting people around the world who draw on location where they live and travel. We aim to show the world, one drawing at a time.
Heritage Walk Guided Tour of Tata Central Archives and Campus, Bund Garden | 3.00pm – 5.00pm | English-Marathi
The event will include a guided tours of the Tata Central Archives’ galleries and the Tata Management Training Centre Campus. This year a special Tata Properties exhibition is on display for participants.Tata Central Archives (TCA) located within the Tata Management Training Centre Campus at Pune, Maharashtra is the first Business Archives in India. TCA is a repository of Records comprising documents, manuscripts, photographs, awards, trophies, medals, citations, paintings, memorabilia, audio and video recordings, etc. relating to the genesis and development of the Tata Group, its leading personalities and its manifold activities.
Heritage Walk Cinema Heritage of National Film Archive of India, Law College Road | 4.00pm – 6.00pm | English-Marathi
The National Film Archive of India, established in February 1964, preserves and safeguards the heritage of Indian Cinema. Join us for this tour of the NFAI where you will get a look at how films are archived, stored, played and many historical insights into cinema. Also a tour of the newly restored Main Auditorium and special archive tour of Kothrud Facility of NFAI.
Nature Trail Bat Spotting Walk with Dr. Vishakha Korad | Assemble @ Garware College Main Gate |6.00pm – 8.00pm | English-Marathi
Did you know that Bats are bio- indicators of the environment and that India has 11.6% of world bat species? Join us for a family friendly, evening guided walk to spot bats! Learn about the ‘what, where and why’ of the world of Bats, their behaviour and about Bats in Pune! At dusk, you will also get an opportunity to listen to the bats as they emerge to hunt for insects. Participants shall bring – warm clothes & mosquito repellent – Torch – water bottle- diary, pen and binoculars
Workshop Learning Various Cultures through Stories by Kathalaya Learning Centre @Wari Book Cafe, Kothrud | INR 300 per head | 10.00am -12.00pm | English-Hindi
Pune – A Confluence of cultures, and what better way to learn about various cultures than stories! In this engaging and interactive workshop, both children and adults will be introduced to various techniques of storytelling and will hear stories about different cultures that exist in Pune. Songs/Poems and words in different languages, interspersed in the story, will make it fun and captivating. So be there to enjoy this interesting potpourri of Cultural stories!
Food Walk Food Walk through the Old City by Western Routes | Starting @Tilak Statue, Mahatma Phule Mandai | INR 700 per head I 9.30am – 12.30pm I English
Explore the city through it’s food! On the walk we will take you to traditional eating joints in the old city which have been serving delicious food for more than 60 years! No better way to spend your weekend mornings than walking through the old city and having Puneri breakfast at 4 different locations!
Workshop Kulhad Recycling Workshop by Diksha Mane @ Nukkad Cafe, Viman Nagar | INR 550 per head | 3.00pm – 5.00pm| English-Hindi
Kulhad is a popularly known clay pot used to drink tea (mostly in northern states of India)This little pot attracts many craft lovers to display their creativity on a cute little clay canvas.We are holding a workshop to give this use and throw clay pot a everlasting identity.
Dance-Music-Theatre Musical Musing- The Heritage of Pune @ Nukkad Cafe, Viman Nagar | INR 300 per head | 6.30pm – 8.30pm | Hindi
A Musical Night, to explore Pune as a center of the arts & culture through composition of various saints from Pune. The compositions of Saint Tukaram, Saint Dnyaneshwar and similar, with universal messages, which has strengthen the great philosophical movement in India, will be sung and couplets will be explained. Compositions of Kabira and Meerabai, resonating the theme, will also be taken. The entire musical night is to make the audience aware and revisit the thoughts that has influenced the thoughts and culture of Pune, Maharasthra and beyond.
5 February 2017 Sunday
Heritage Walk Signature Pune Heritage Walk with Janwani @ PMC Main Building | 7.00am – 10.00am | English-Marathi
National Award Winning Pune Heritage Walk is a fantastic initiative launched in 2012 by Janwani and Pune Municipal Corporation. During 2.5 hrs our guide takes locals and visitors every week-end on an exciting journey through history, architecture, arts and traditions right in the heart of Pune. From war stories to love stories, from discreet lanes to vibrant shopping street, from smell of incense in the temple to dashing fruits at the market, the Pune Heritage walk is for all! To add to the experience, the Signature walk includes “Pune Kasba”; cultural events and small market within the recently restored Vishrambaug Wada heritage site. more info on www-puneheritagewalk.com
Workshop Creative writing – Travel & Cuisine by Heritage India @ Bhavani Mahal,Vishrambag Wada | Limited Seats |    10.00am – 1.00pm | English-Marathi
With food and travel writing emerging as hugely popular genres of writing, have you wondered as to what exactly goes into making the article/blog/ a success? Memorable reads, particularly those involving food and travel, must touch your heart, even as they involve your five senses. They must make the experience come alive for the reader, and whet their curiosity to know more on the topic.Discover what goes into the construction of a well-written piece on your favorite cuisine or that ancient fort you recently visited. Join a workshop by senior journalist and writer Kalyani Sardesai who will take you through the art and craft of Food and Travel writing.
Workshop Sambhaji Maharaj Patra Wachan & Introduction to Persian @ Bharat Itihas Sanshodhak Mandal | 4.30pm – 7.00pm | Marathi
Bus Tour Heritage of Rajgurunagar : Chandrachud Wada, Holkar Wada, Mastani Samadhi by Vatsaru Trekkers & Tours | INR 650 per head | 7.30am – 2.30pm | English-Marathi
The Bus tour covers the following:-
Kanhersar : Wada Of Yeshwant Vishnu Chandrachud (Chief Justice of India)
Yeshwant Vishnu Chandrachud (Marathi: यशवंत विष्णू चंद्रचूड) (12 July 1920 – 14 July 2008) was the 16th Chief Justice of India. Born in Pune in the state of Maharashtra, he was first appointed Judge to the Supreme Court of India on 28 August 1972 and is the longest-serving Chief Justice in India’s history at 7 years and 4 months. WafGao : Yashawantrao Holkar Wada. This is the “Gaddhi” built by Holkar. Whole structure of Gaddhi is intact. Currently a school is run by Rayat Shikshan Sanstha of Karamavir Bhaurao Patilwho is also reknown revolutionary in education system.Pabal : Samadhi Of Mastani. Pabal state was part of Peshva. Peshva Bajirao has gifted Pabal to Mastani. It has ruined wada of Mastani & her Samadhi
Workshop Paint a Canvas at Nukkad Cafe, Viman Nagar | INR 799 per head | 2.30pm – 5.30pm | English-Hindi
Its a workshop full of Arts and Fun. Splash some colors, play around, and before you know, create your gorgeous piece of art to add to your home decor. Theme this time will be – Pune: A Confluence of Culture. Painting on the canvas will be done on the same theme. Instructor will make you (all the participants) go through simple step-by-step instructions and you will be able to make a masterpiece. Even if you never painted, you will be create a masterpiece. And hopefully leave you with a new found talent you’ll want to explore! You will be provided everything that is needed: canvas, paints, brushes, music and inspiration…. Just bring yourself, your friends and let the Paint Party begin! Age Group: 10+
Bus Tour Devrai Familiarization Visit by Mission Devrai | Limited Seats | 7.00am | Velhe and around
Sacred Groves are common pool resources or important elements of ecosystem. These small patches of forests, protected by village communities, allowed nature to sustain its own way so that it can support various life forms like trees, herbs, shrubs, climbers and various dependent microbial & animal life, and cherish many such examples. Worship is one way of protection. As we all know, that this beautiful tradition was seldom recognized formally and remained unknown to common man until Dr. V. D. Vartak and Dr. Madhav Gadgil brought it into lime light, and since then this unique institution of Devrai or the Sacred Grove is universally studied for its wonders and its uses in present day problems. This tour introduces Devrai to an uninitiated nature lover accompanied. We provide- Transport by bus Devrai, expert, breakfast and two times tea.
Games and Quiz Jajwallya Abhimaan – A Quiz about Pune by Thinq2Win, Aayojan College, COEP & Heritage India @ COEP, Mini auditorium | 5.00pm – 7.00pm | English-Marathi
Part of the Pune Heritage Festival 2017, this is a quiz about Pune. The quiz will consist of a written preliminary round for all teams, immediately followed by a final. We are inviting teams of 2 members. One member needs to be under 15 years of age (as of Dec 31, 2016) and the other 15 or above. Both participants can also be under 15 years, if they can’t find a smart adult! Solo entries are allowed, but only if the participant is under 15 years. Language medium: English, but if needed, we’ll explain the rules and questions in Marathi
Dance-Music-Theatre Music of Pune – Djembe-Gondhal-Mardani Khel performance @ Amanora Mall, Oasis | 6.00pm – 8.00pm
For the first time we bring for you a unique confluence of music of Maharashtra. Djembe is an African folk instrument popularly played in India today, Gondhal is a devotional folk form while Mardani Khel is a traditional martial valour art form. Join us to support Pune’s traditional occupations and celebrate the folk art forms! Event is open for all.

6 February 2017 Monday

Heritage Walk Legacy of Botanical Survey of India by BSI and Biosphere | 9.00am -12.00pm | English-Marathi
The Western Centre of Botanical Survey of India was established on the 12th December, 1955. Initially it was housed in the Law College premises in Pune and shifted to the present site at 7, Koregaon Road, Pune in 1958. The centre houses a herbarium and is well-equipped for taxonomical research with a well-established library, museum and an associated garden. Join us for a special tour of the campus that houses a beautiful old heritage structure! Get a chance to view their herbarium which has c. 1,70,000 specimens including 571 types under 146 taxa.
Heritage Walk Architectural Beauty of Council Hall with Ar. Kiran Kalamdani | 10.00am-12.00pm| English-Marathi
Built in the high Victorian Period of the 1870’s as a Council Hall this landmark brick building was built to seat about 200 people. At the time, this was the happening venue in Pune especially for cultural programmes like ball dances! It was here that the first session of the then Bombay legislative assembly was held on July 19, 1937. Join us for an exclusive tour of the Council Hall and get an insight into the process of conservation of a heritage property
Lecture Pune’s historic water supply system – a new look by Pallavi Gokhale @ COEP, Mini Auditorium | 3.00pm – 5.00pm | English
Historic water supply system of Pune has been a topic of study of people from variety of fields. It has not only attracted the historians but also the hydrologists, geologists, town planners and most importantly the natives of the city. This water supply system is brought to life in 3D digital form that offers an interactive experience delivering new perspective of the system. This information is now hosted online so that it can reach a lot of people free of cost. Listen to Pallavee about the project in a special lecture at COEP
Film Screening Historical Pune in Films- ‘Dhyasaparva’ @ Waari Book Cafe, Kothrud | 7.00pm – 9.00pm | Marathi
Dhyaas Parva (English: An Era of Yearning) is a 2001 Marathi language Indian dramatic biopic about Raghunath Karve, written by Chitra Palekar and directed by Amol Palekar. The film stars Kishor Kadam in the lead role, with Seema Biswas, Atul Kulkarni, Sachin Khedekar, and Varsha Usgaokar.


7 February 2017 Tuesday
Workshop Paper Conservation Workshop by Bhandarkar Oriental Research Institute | Limited Seats | 5.00pm – 7.00pm | English-Marathi
Old books and manuscripts form a great treasure of any household. People try to preserve this treasure in various ways. Preservation of this heritage can be done more effectively with scientific knowledge of its material and deterioration. This workshop, conducted by Dr. Shreenand Bapat, Curator In-charge of BORI, will deal with the following topics: (1) Nature and material of books and manuscripts, (2) Factors of deterioration of the material, (3) Simple remedies of preventive care, and (4) Introduction to specialized treatment. A tour of the BORI collection and demo will also be a part of the program.
Exhibition Exhibition of rare books and manuscripts by Bhandarkar Oriental Research Institute @ Nizam’s Guest House, BORI | 9.00am – 5.00pm | English-Marathi
The Bhandarkar Oriental Research Institute, Pune, was founded on July 6, 1917 in the honor of the work of Ramkrishna Gopal Bhandarakar, the foremost pioneer of scientific Orientology in India. With a collection of some of the rarest and oldest books in India, BORI is a one of its kind institution in the country. Join us for an exhibition of rare and ancient Manuscripts at the Bhandarkar Oriental Research Institute.
Lecture Pune va Parisaratil Naisargik Warsa’ by Sachin Punekar, Bhavatal and Biosphere @ Indradhanushya Hall |        6.00pm – 8.00pm | Marathi
A Lecture by well-known environmentalist Dr.Sachin Punekar’is on the rich and diverse natural heritage in and around Pune. It is one of the three part series of lectures on natural heritage.
Film Screening Historical Pune in Films- Ramshastri @ Waari Book Cafe, Kothrud | 7.00pm – 9.00pm | Marathi
Ram Shastri Prabhune was the Chief Justice (Mukhya Nyayadhish or “Pantnyayadhish” ) in the apex court of the Maratha Empire in the latter half of the 18th century, during the heyday of that empire. He is best remembered for having passed strictures against the sitting Peshwa of the time for instigating murder. Ram Shastri’s integrity in public affairs is regarded as a model for all times.
8 February 2017 Wednesday
Nature Trail Tree Walk @ Savitribai Phule University, Main Building by Ushaprabha Page | 7.00am -9.00am | English-Marathi
Lecture Devrai…Ek Samruddha Warsa’ by Mission Devrai, Bhavatal and Biosphere @ Indradhanushya Hall | 6.00pm – 8.00pm | Marathi
Sacred Groves are common pool resources or important elements of ecosystem. These small patches of forests, protected by village communities, allowed nature to sustain its own way so that it can support various life forms like trees, herbs, shrubs, climbers and various dependent microbial & animal life, and cherish many such examples. Worship is one way of protection. Listen to an engaging lecture on Devrai. This is one in three part lecture series on Natural Heritage of Pune
Film Screening Historical Pune in Films- ‘Rama Madhav’ @ Waari Book Cafe, Kothrud | 7.00pm – 9.00pm |Marathi
Rama Madhav : Directed by Mrinal Kulkarni the film Rama Madhav is based on the Era of the Peshwa Period. It is 17th Century’s immortal love story. The film begins with Madhav, son of Peshwa Narayanrao Peshwa; getting married to little Ramabai. Madhavrao is made the next Peshwa of the Maratha Empire. But, Nanasaheb’s brother Raghunathrao , who is supposed to assist him in the administrative affairs, walks out of the office displaying his anger, having lost his chance. Then begins the love and hate story of this film, after Rama grows older by six years, and under the peshwaship of brave Madhavrao, Maratha power recovering from the losses suffered during the Panipat Campaign.


9 February 2017 Thursday
Nature Trail Tree Walk @ Shyamaprasad Mukherjee Park, Erandwane by Tree expert Ushaprabha Page | 7.00am -9.00am | English-Marathi
Heritage Walk Work of Central Bee Research Training Institute | 10.30am -12.30pm | English-Marathi
If the bee disappeared off the surface of the globe, then man would only have four years of life left ~ Albert Einstein Join us for a tour of this amazing institute and learn all about the importance of our Indian bees and pollination. The Central Bee Research and Training Institute has a library with over 3000 books, a museum, labs and of course some busy bees. The institute is also the only beekeeping training center in India and offers week-long training to individual so you might pick up a registration form at the end of the visit too and start making your own honey!
Lecture Maharashtrachi Olakh – Dagdanchya Desha’ by Abhijeet Ghorpade, Bhavatal and Biosphere @ Indradhanushya Hall | 6.00pm – 8.00pm | Marathi
We are not taught the story of the beautiful Basalt rock of Maharashtra. This rock is central to the history and geography of this State. Our culinary traditions, foods, natural heritage, art, trade and commerce and many other aspects are defined by the Black rock. Know the story of this rock in one of the three part lecture series on natural heritage of Pune.

10 February 2017 Friday

Nature Trail Tree Walk @ Tathawde Udyan, Erandwane by Ushaprabha Page | 7.00am -9.00am |English-Marathi
Heritage Walk Heritage of Film and Television Institute of India | 4.00pm – 6.00pm | English – Hindi
FTII was once the campus of Prabhat Film Company- one of the leading film studios of India. It was built 81 years ago. Film Studio was a unique institution that had a talent pool and facilities to produce various films under one roof. Studios were self-sufficient, disciplined and were called as karkhanas. It was an important stage in the history of Indian film history.This tour will illustrate many aspects of the functioning of the studio, a visit to the Museum and we will also see a short film which depicts the achievements and cultural legacy of the studios. Special feature – the only surviving black and white film lab in the country!
Workshop Art Revival @ Pagdandi Book Cafe, Baner-Pashan Link Road  INR 750 per head ( all art material included )                11.00am -12.30pm | English
The “Doodling Pune Heritage” art event is an attempt to appreciate the architectural wealth of Pune through the medium of fine art. Workshop participants will be taken through a short session on the historical background of a few Pune monuments and how to interpret them from the point of view of an artist. Subsequently, the participants will be taught doodling techniques, composition, ideation and use of different art supplies to create a finished art work. Participants will be given the choice of selecting a Mug or a Notebook to do their final art work on, which they can take back home. Everyone has a unique vision to see and interpret things which is also true for how we perceive the monuments in our city, this workshop is a homage to bring out that vision and keep Pune Heritage alive in our hearts and minds.
Lecture Confluence of Cultures as seen through Indian Art – Dr. Shrikant Pradhan @ Tilak Maharashtra Vidyapeeth, Sadashiv Peth | 11.00am – 12.30pm | English-Marathi
The lecture will be structured around the following topics -Indian art in the form of stone sculptures, metal sculptures and paintings , Survey of Indian art through ages , the chronological assessment of the most important examples of art ,the changes in the technique of making the pieces of art as seen in their spacio and temporal frameworks, Various stylistic features of the pieces of art as seen in their spacio and temporal frameworks, Analysis of the numerous art examples along with the different influences of other contemporary styles, Amalgamation of various styles in the common thread of Indian civilization.

11 February 2017 Saturday

Nature Trail Bird walk at Bhamburda by Nature Walk Outdoors @Vana Bhavan Gate | 7.00am -8.30am | English-Marathi
Heritage Walk Lal Mahal and Shaniwarwada walk by Janwani @ Delhi Darwaja, Shaniwar Wada | 9.30am – 11.30am | English-Marathi
Two sites that have left a permanent mark on India’s history are located right in our city! Shivaji’s Lal Mahal and the palace of the Peshwas, Shaniwar Wada. These sites have been blessed with the great Maratha leaders, namely Chatrapati Shivaji Maharaj and Thorle Bajirao Peshwe. Come hear the stories, and experience the ambiance as you walk along these legendary sites.
Heritage Walk Heritage of Ayurveda Rasashala | 10.15am -12.00pm | English-Marathi
“Ayurveda addresses all aspects of life— the body, mind and spirit. It recognizes that each of us is unique, and everyone responds differently to the many aspects of life” In Sanskrit, Ayurveda means “The Science of Life.” Join us for an insightful tour of the Ayurved Rasashala. Ayurveda Rasashala was established in 1935 to impart practical knowledge of manufacturing Ayurvedic drugs to Ayurveda Graduate students. During the visit, learn about the benefits of Ayurveda and get a chance to tour their facility and see how Ayurvedic medicines are manufactured from raw materials to the final product.
Food Walk Cantonment Snack Walk by Western Routes | Starting @ JJ Garden Gate, Camp | INR 700 per head | 6.00pm – 8.00pm | English-Marathi
The cantonment area or popularly known as ‘Camp’ in Pune has always been a cosmopolitan area.Thanks to the presence of different cultures living together amicably, the food in the camp area has emerged to be a great mix of cuisines. On this evening walk, explore the ‘food’ of the cantonment area which is a mix of traditional, authentic and fusion!
Workshop Food Fusion- demonstration by SNDT College @ Tarapore Hall SNDT | 11.30am – 1.00pm | English-Marathi
The types of foods consumed by people around the world vary as per the region and cultures.This diversity has changed gradually with time to match our society and resources.There is a shift away from traditional eating pattern.So department of Food Science and Nutrition ,S.N.D.T College ofhome-science is organising demonstration and display of traditional dishes of different regions.There will also be sale of food products prepared by our students.
Exhibition Tana -Bana Textile Exhibition by SNDT College @ Tarapore Hall SNDT | 1.30pm – 3.00pm | English-Marathi
The Department of Textile Science & Apparel Design, SNDT College of Home Science, Karve Road, Pune will put up an exhibition of the TRADITIONAL TEXTILES & EMBROIDERIES OF INDIA. Our country has a rich cultural heritage. This is most beautifully reflected in the vibrant colours, exquisite motifs and amazing craftsmanship of traditional textiles, both woven and embroidered, made in the different parts of the country. The exhibit will showcase a collection of traditional saris and other textile articles from Kashmir to Kerala and also from Rajasthan to Assam. A brief information about the articles will be displayed with all textiles. The department faculty and students will be available for further explanation, if required.
Heritage Walk Heritage of Chinchwad by Pimpri-Chinchwad Citizen Forum @Morya Gosavi Samadhi Mandir | 4.00pm – 6.00pm | English-Marathi
This initiative has been organised to focus and promote the city’s historical places. There are many heritage places that can attract tourists to Pimpri Chinchwad. However, due to the lack of information, these places remain neglected.This walk aims to bring cover the sites such as Chaphekar Wada(birth place of Chaphekar brothers), Morya Gosavi temple, Ram temple, Hanuman Temple, Mangalmurti Wada, Bhairavnath Temple, etc. So come, join us and discover the Pimpri Chinchwad like never before!
Film Screening Wild Maharashtra- Kavadi the dying river- Film Screening by Nature Walk Outdoors @ Indradhanushya Hall, Mhatre Bridge | 6.00pm- 8.00pm | English
Bus Tour Flirting with the rocks!- Bus Tour by Bhavatal & Biosphere | 7.00am – 7.00pm |  Marathi-Hindi
Route: Pune- Dive Ghat- Saswad- Morgaon- Supe- Pune (About 150 km) .  This is a journey to explore our rock, the Deccan Trap Basalt. The tour is to learn how our rock has influenced our Geography, History, Culture & our lives. It reveals hidden treasure in form of beautiful minerals hidden in the cavities of our rock. This journey, by wadding through several structures, also gives perspective to look at our rock…a must journey for any enthusiast who love to explore nature.

What will you see ? Apart from the characteristics of Basalt, see Dykes that tell a story of our volcanic activity, Ancient volcanic ash (Tuffa), Volcanic breccia that reveal ancient volcanic activity. Laterite that reveals climate change that took place during ages. Ancient monuments & life in Basalt

12 February 2017 Sunday

Nature Trails Bird walk by Nature Walk Outdoors @ Empress Garden | 7.00am – 8.30am | English-Marathi
Heritage Walk Music Legacy of Bharat Gayan Samaj | 10.30am – 12.30am | Marathi
Nature Trek Bhorigiri – Bhimashankar Trek by Vatsaru Trekkers & Tours | INR 650 per head | 6.00am – 4.00pm | English-Marathi
Bhorgiri village is a very small village. There are hills on the three side of the village. And one of the hills has Bhorgiri Fort and Caves. The trek route is through dense jungle and provides many opportunities for nature lovers and particularly Photographers!!! One can see the state animal of Maharashtra Giant Squirrel, in local language known as “Shekru.” In Monsoon this is the perfect trek for Beginners, Nature Lovers, and Photographers. It’s a plain Jungle walk of around 3 Hours which ends at “Gupta Bhimashankar”. One has to pass the Streams & waterfall to reach the Bhimashankar Temple.
Bus Tour ‘Durg Bhramanti Shibir’ by Destination Nature | INR 650 per head | 8.00am – 4.00pm | Marathi
यात आपण भोरच्या राजवाड्याची ऐतिहासिक माहिती वाडा प्रत्यक्ष बघणे , आंबवडे येथील नागेश्वर मंदिराची ऐतिहासिक पार्श्वभूमी तसेच समकालीन जल शुध्दीकरण प्रक्रीया बघून याची सविस्तर माहिती, भाटघर धरण येथील बांधकाम वैशिष्ट्ये व माहिती, नेकलेस पॉईंट येथे स्थल दर्शन इ. समावेश आहे.
Cycle Ride River Heritage Cycle Ride by JeevitNadi and Janwani | 7.00am – 10.30am | English-Marathi
Film Screening Life Force- A film by Nalla Muthu by Nature Walk Outdoors @ Indradhanushya Hall, Mhatre Bridge | 6.00pm- 8.00pm | English