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Muthai River Walk

7 – 8.30 am | English-Marathi | FREE | Siddheshwar Ghat, Congress House Road

Muthai River Walk is an initiative that aims to connect people to the Mutha river. The objective of the Muthai River Walk is the revitalization of the river and its environs. The Walk happens every Sunday at 7.00 am and starts at Siddheshwar Ghats (near Bal Gandharva auditorium) The walk is approximately 1.5 hours, does not involve extensive walking and covers the history, the origins and the flora and fauna of the Mutha River.

Organised by: Jeevitnadi

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College of Agricultural Banking, RBI – Campus Walk

10.30 am – 12.30 pm | English | FREE | College of Agricultural Banking, Ganeshkhind Road

“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 Reserve Bank of India (RBI) established the Co-operative Bankers Training College (CBTC) at Pune on September 29, 1969 to train the higher level personnel of State, Central and Urban Co-operative Banks. It was renamed as the College of Agricultural Banking (CAB) on February 16, 1974. The RBI Archives was established on August 24, 1981 and acts as a nodal agency in respect of records management matters in RBI.

Organised by: College of Agricultural Banking, Reserve Bank of India

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“Fun with Science” – A Toy Workshop

3 -5 pm | English | FREE | IUCAA, Pune University

Imagine levitating a pen in air, folding an equilateral triangle from an A4 sheet, counting till 1000 on just 10 fingers, making a tennis ball super bouncy so that it can bounce to 18 ft! Science can be fun, interesting and experiential. All these activities unravel the science around us. If we can take all these toys inside our classes we could revolutionize learning. While these toys appear simple the science behind them can be interesting and challenging. Join us for this workshop and explore the unexplored! .

Organised by: IUCAA

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Shivashahi Patra Wachan Lecture by Ajit Apte

4 – 6 pm | Marathi | FREE | BISM, Sadashiv Peth

शिवशाहीचे एक वेगळे दर्शन ह्या पत्रातून घडले. शिवाजी महाराजांचे भगवे पैलू सर्वज्ञात आहेत. पणउद्योग, व्यापार, प्रशासन, पर्यावरण, कररचन असे अनेक विषय महाराज ज्या पध्दतीने हाताळत ती केवळ थक्क करणारी आहेत.
सदर पत्र ही महाराजांची किंवा त्यांच्या अष्टप्रधान मंडळातील वरिष्ट सहका-यांनी लिहिलेली असल्याने त्यांस अधिकृतता पण आहे. त्यांचे विचार, दूरदृष्टी, कार्यपद्धती आज एकविसाव्या शतकातही अनुकरणीय आहेत हाच साक्षात्कार होतो.
असे रचनात्मक बुद्धीचे थोर कार्य करणा-यांचावारसाआपल्याला लाभला आहे. ह्या वारशाचे आवलोकन आणि जमल्यास अनुकरण करणं हेच ह्या उपक्रमाचं प्रयोजन आहे.

Organised by: Pune Heritage Festival

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‘Managing Our Heritage’ lecture by Anand Kanitkar

6 – 8 pm | Marathi | FREE | TMV, Sadashiv Peth

Our forefathers and nature, have bequeathed us with a rich heritage. But how much do we understand what ‘heritage’ means? This lecture will cover:
1) The meaning of the term heritage and its scope in India and abroad
2) Various heritage management practices across the globe
3) Some case studies
4) The application in various situations in India. .

Organised by: Tilak Maharashtra Vidyapeeth

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“Lets recycle!”- A Workshop on culture of recycle

10 am – 12 pm | English | 300 | Studio Alternatives, Baner

We have a wonderful tradition of recycling – be it making quilts out of old rags or cloth bags made from recycled clothes. Simple ingenious ideas from our traditional wisdom will inspire young minds to look at waste with a new perspective. In this interesting workshop, let’s come together to learn simple techniques from experts to convert waste material into useful upcycled products!

Organised by: Pune Heritage Festival

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Nature Trail @ Vetal Tekdi

6- 8 am | English | FREE | ARAI main parking (Next to big banyan tree)

Pune nature lovers will have an opportunity to interact with experts. Birds are most active during the early hours of the day & light is perfect to capture these beauties. The sole aim of this walk is to spread awareness & to carve hard-core nature lovers out of common citizens.
Things you will need- Cameras, Binoculars, small note pad, pen

Organised by: Nature Walk Charitable Trust

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Landscape Walk & Art Demonstration by Manjusha Ukidve

9 – 11 am | English | 300 | Pune University Main Building

University of Pune – a seat of learning with an old world charm or just a green dot on the map of the city? Just heritage buildings nestled within acres of greenery or a much needed public space for Punekars? Explore the University campus from a new perspective. Welcome to the University of Pune heritage walk. The heritage walk will be accompanied by art demonstration highlighting botanical illustrations.

Organised by: Pune Heritage Festival

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Ayurveda Rasashala – Campus Walk

10 am -12 pm | English | FREE | Ayurveda Rasashala, Karve Road

“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.

Organised by: Ayurveda Rasashala

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Imprints in caves

10.30 am – 1.30 pm | English-Marathi | 300 | Pataleshwar Caves

A lecture on the importance of studying man-made structures, sculptures in rock cut caves and its importance and significance culminating into the point that “art is an expression of History”. There will also be a discussion on the important rock structures in Maharashtra and threats in conserving this rich heritage, both natural and human induced Vandalism. The lecture will be followed by story writing where two copies of a rock painting will be given to each participant. Each participant will write stories and interpret the painting as they perceived it.

Organised by: Mruda

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Shaniwar Wada & Lal Mahal Walk

3.30 – 5.30 pm | English | 250 | Shaniwar Wada

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.

Organised by: Pune Heritage Festival

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Rangoli Workshop

3 – 5 pm | Hindi – Marathi | 250(kit) | Chaturshringi Temple Premises

Rangoli is a folk art from India in which patterns are created on the floor and meant to be sacred welcoming areas for Hindu deities. Established in the year 1999,Rashtriya Kala Akadami firmly believes that art is a medium of channelizing the energy of the youth in a positive manner and have trained more than 1,500 students! The Rashtriya Kala Akadami now teams up with the Pune Heritage Festival to give an insight into Rangoli and its patterns. Come and learn about the colourful art of Rangoli straight from the experts!

Organised by: Rashtriya Kala Akademi

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Fergusson College – Campus Walk

4 – 6 pm | English | FREE | Fergusson College

Fergusson College is a degree college established in 1885 during the British reign in India. It was the first privately governed college in India. Fergusson College has a prodigious campus including beautiful stone structures, gardens, play-grounds, numerous trees and a hillock. Join us for this walk and learn more of the history about this grand old college.

Organised by: Fergusson College

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Traditional Games

4 – 6 pm | English | FREE | Indradhanushya

An introduction to traditional Indian Games. Demonstration of playing techniques for age old traditional games like Ganjifa Cards, Saripat and the likes followed by a gaming session for the participants. There will also be a display of a few traditional games at the venue. .

Organised by: Pune Heritage Festival

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Bat Spotting Walk

6 – 8 pm | English | FREE | Mrutyunjayeshwar Mandir Complex

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

Organised by: Pune Heritage Festival

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Award Winning Signature Heritage Walk

7 – 10 am | Marathi-Hindi | 350 | PMC Main Building

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.
It starts at 7am and goes up around 10.00 am. It starts from PMC Building and ends at Vishrambaug Wada.

Organised by: Pune Heritage Festival

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Muthai River Walk

7 – 8.30 am | English-Marathi | 100 (50 for students) | Siddheshwar Ghat, Congress House Road

Muthai River Walk is an that aims to connect people to the Mutha river. The objective of the Muthai River Walk is the revitalization of the river and its environs. The Walk happens every Sunday at 7.00 am and starts at Siddheshwar Ghats (near Bal Gandharva auditorium) The walk is approximately 1.5 hours, does not involve extensive walking and covers the history, the origins and the flora and fauna of the Mutha River.

Organised by: Jeevitnadi

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Tree Walk

7.30 – 9 am | English | FREE | Tukaram Paduka Chowk, Ghole Road


“In every walk with nature one receives far more than he seeks.” – John Muir
Pune is home to some very old, rare and indigenous trees. In our busy lives, we often forget to notice these stately treasures. This walk on Ghole road, in the heart of the city is a has some amazing trees that grow there. Here is an opportunity to see them up close with our nature enthusiasts.

Conducted by: Alaka and Archana

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Open Sketching Session

8 – 10 am | English-Marathi | FREE | Vishrambaug Wada

Join this sketching session by the Pune Urban Sketchers. Pune Urban Sketchers is a Regional Chapter of Urban Sketchers International. It was founded on 15th August 2015. The main objective of Pune Urban Sketchers is on location sketching in a group. Sketching in group promotes learning from each other. We also explore Pune through our sketching. Subjects of Urban sketches are Architecture, Urban spaces, food joints, streetscapes, people, animals, various activities in an urban context. Anybody interested can join. Sketching material is to be brought by the individual.

Organised by: Pune Urban Sketchers

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Green Lane Volunteer workshop

9 am – 1 pm | English | FREE | Office of Beyond Wild, Law College Road

A call for all tree lovers to be a part of an initiative to protect our green heritage. A guided tree walk and interactive sessions with experts that will give a preview into the basic concepts of tree identification, tree counts and related techniques. It will also explore legal spaces available to ensure protection of trees. Let’s celebrate our tree diversity, our love for trees and take a step to understand our neighborhood green lanes and become a volunteer to conserve them.’

Organised by: Pune Heritage Festival

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Food Walk in Core City

9 – 11.30 am | English | 650 | Mahatma Phule Mandai

Explore the traditional eating joints in the city on this food walk. Get the authentic taste of Pune by visiting restaurants which have been serving delicious food for more than 60 years! .

Organised by: Pune Heritage festival

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B.O.R.I. Campus Walk

9 – 10.30 am | English | FREE | Bhandarkar Oriental Research Institute, Law College Road

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. Come participate in the campus walk conducted by Shri. Shreenand Bapat, who has been a scholar and librarian at BORI. The Walk will provide insights into the history of the institute, its legacy and work and significant contributions to the subject of Oriental Studies. .

Conducted by: Bhandarkar Oriental Research Institute

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Illustrious Scriptures: An Exhibition

10 am – 8 pm | English-Marathi | FREE | Bhandarkar Oriental Research Institute, Law College Road Bhandarkar Oriental Research Institute, Law College Road

Join us for an exhibition of rare and ancient Manuscripts at the Bhandarkar Oriental Research Institute! .

Organised by: Bhandarkar Oriental Research Institute

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Nature Film Screening – “The Pack” by Krupakar and Senani

4 – 6 pm | English | FREE | Indradhanushya

Join us for the screening of this Award Winning Documentary and the first longest documentary film made on Indian predators, shot entirely in the Nilgiri bio-sphere reserve for nearly three years. .

Organised by: Nature Walk Charitable Trust

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Sangeet Bari

6 – 8 pm | Marathi | FREE | Kala Chhaya Auditorium

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Lavani, the traditional dance form of Maharashtra, has a history that dates back several centuries. While it remains popular, few are aware of its varied nuances. Sangeet Bari offers unique insights into the world of traditional Lavani theatres and the lives of the dancers who earn their livelihood from them. With an intent to focus on the rich heritage of Lavani, Bhushan Korgaonkar and director Savitri Medhatul decided to stage Sangeet Bari. The show highlights the traditional Lavani theatres where dance troupes performed turn by turn (hence, the term ‘bari’). .

Organised by: Pune Heritage festival

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Shikshanacha Maher Ghar: a bus tour

9 am – 5 pm | English | 750 | Starts at Fergusson College

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Pune city is known as a centre of excellence in the field of knowledge and education. Join this special Bus tour of reputed educational institutes in the city. You get to visit institutes like COEP, Deccan College, Savitribai Phule Pune University, Maharshi Karve Stree Shikshan Samstha, Gokhale Institute of Politics and Economics, Fergusson College. .

Organised by: Pune Heritage Festival

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Central Bee Research and Training Institute – Campus Walk

10 am – 12 pm | English-Hindi | FREE (Rs 10 Museum Fee) | Central Bee Research and Training Institute, Ganeshkhind Road

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! .

Organised by: Central Bee Research and Training Institute

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Council Hall Tour: Understanding Conservation

10 am – 12 pm | English | FREE | Council Hall

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.

Conducted by: Ar. Kiran Kalamdani of Kimaya Architects

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Botanical Survey of India: Campus Walk

11 am – 1 pm | English | FREE | Botanical Survey of India, Mangaldas Road

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. .

Organised by: Botanical Survey of India

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A Visit to Pune Archives

3 – 5 pm | English | FREE | Pune Archives, opposite Council Hall

A special visit to Pune Archives, that’s popularly known as Peshwe Daftar. This building houses over four crore of documents. Learn about the history of the building, the work of the institute and see some rare documents written in the Modi Script!

Conducted by: Dr. Sumitra Kulkarni

Organised by: Pune Heritage Festival

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Tour of Film and Television Institute of India

4 – 6.30 pm | English | FREE | Film and Television Institute of India, Law College Road

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. .

Conducted by: Anil Zankar

Organised by: Film and Television Institute of India

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Tradition of Paintings in India: A lecture by Dr. Shrikant Pradhan

6 – 8 pm | Marathi | FREE | TMV Sadashiv Peth

The art of painting can be traced back to the pre historic period, seen in the rock shelters in India. One of the famous sites of such pre historic rock art is Bhimbetka in MP. Many centuries later, the continuations of art of paintings accordingly developed with cultural and material advancement. The walls of dwellings like houses, palaces rock-cut caves, temples turned Into the large canvases to illustrate religious stories, decorative motifs, symbols etc. with paint and brush. These painted walls are generally known as Murals. To paint on walls, certain techniques, materials were introduced. Famous Buddhist caves at Ajanta exhibit the best example of Mural art; illustrate amazing stylistic development of classical, painterly art and style of that art. With succeeding centuries, introduction of new medium i.e. paper was initiated. It was a new material for writing as well as for painting. The paintings which were done on the paper, mostly in small size, are called Miniature paintings. However, changing political scenario in India, the availability of new medium i.e. paper, the new patron and invited and local artists, new influences, additions in traditional materials and techniques gave birth to miniature paintings. It is noteworthy to observe due to the patronage of the art minded rulers of different principalities to the East, West, North and South; a number of different schools and styles of miniature paintings were developed in India, interestingly, with their striking regional peculiarities.

Organised by: Tilak Maharashtra Vidyapeeth

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Cultural Performance: Triveni and Dvaita-advaita

6 – 8 pm | FREE | Chaturshringi temple complex


Triveni (त्रिवेणी)
Triveni is a mélange of three musicians who come from different walks of life but share a common language of music. Triveni is a trio who performs original compositions based on Indian classical music, jazz and western fusion. Triveni comprises of – Anup Joshi, Pradnya Deo and Amit Joshi. Anup and Amit have learnt the art of Tabla from legends like Ustad Alla Rakha and Ustad Zakir Hussain. They perform Jugalbandi in various musical forms. Pradnya is a very talented Indian classical vocalist who is instrumental in balancing the rhythm side with her soothing and intense voice. Triveni has its roots in ancient Indian music and its presentation is modern.


Dvaitadvait (द्वैताद्वैत)
Dvaitadvait is the graceful flow from the tangible many to the intangible one. The concept revolves around the ultimate expression of the mind through different mediums. This is the language of movements through space. The art form is supreme, the artists being mere mediums of expression. Kathak dancers, Isha Phadke and Tejal Mehendale presents Dvaitadvait. A weave of traditional bandishes based on characters from the Indian Mythology – Dhrupad , Chatrang and the Ashtanayikas to name a few and fusion compositions based on western percussion. It also includes presentation of Taal which forms an inseparable part of any Kathak performance.

BY: Tabla & Beyond

Organised by: Pune Heritage Festival

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Life of an Insect: Nature Walk

6.30 – 8 am | English | FREE | Vetal Tekdi (near ARAI)

Join an expert from Nature Walk Outdoors for an expedition in search of insects and spiders in their natural habitat at Vetal Tekdi. Come along, get kids along and see them turn nature detectives! Learn more about those tiny bugs and fear them no more!

Organised by: Nature Walk Charitable Trust

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College of Agriculture – Campus Walk

9 am – 12 pm | English | FREE (Rs 10 Museum Fee) | College of Agriculture

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!

Conducted by: Mrs. Sanjeevani Joglekar

Organised by: College of Agriculture

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‘Humans of Pune’ a Photo Walk

8.30-11 am | English | 300 | Shaniwar Wada

Humans of Pune is a tribute page to Humans of New York, the page headed by Brandon Staton. The aim of the page is to bring the people of Pune closer together, for people to be able to relate to one another. Nayanika Chatterjee and Isha Chitnis have been doing this for over two years now. Listening to so many stories has transformed the two as individuals and makes them only more curious about stories that each Punekar has to offer. On this photo walk, after a briefing, we just walk the by-lanes of the old city and meet new people, make friends and of course click! The three best pictures and stories will be featured on the Humans of Pune Facebook page! .

Conducted by: Pune Heritage Festival

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Visit to Bombay Sappers Group Museum

10 am – 12 pm | English | FREE | Bombay Sappers Campus, Yerwada

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The Bombay Sappers, like the other older units of the Indian Army started their illustrious career on a small scale. The Engineering Corps was established in the middle of the 18th century which served under three presidency Armies (Madras, Bombay and Bengal). Join us for this rare and exclusive visit to the Bombay Sappers Group Museum that’s housed in a barrack building at the BEG & Centre Campus in Khadki.
Open to Indian Citizens only | Further information will be required and details communicated by email.

Organised by: Bombay Engineering Group & Centre

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Visit to Tata Archives

10 am- 12.30 pm ; 2 pm-4.30 pm | English | FREE | Tata Archives, Mangaldas Road

The event will include a guided tour of the Tata Central Archives’ galleries and the Tata Management Training Centre Campus. Also included is screening of a film on Jamsetji Tata: Keeper of the Flame
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. .

Organised by: Tata Archives

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Handloom Workshop

4 -6 pm | English | 300 | Daram (Nilaya), Senapati Bapat Road

Saree Traditions of the Deccan:
A Workshop on Spinning Yarn, Saree draping styles of the Deccan region and introduction to handlooms. The participants will not only be introduced the various types of saree draping styles, but also be able to try their hand at spinning yarn on Charkhas.

Conducted by: Latha Tummuru

Organised by: Pune Heritage Festival

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Pimpri Chinchwad Heritage Walk

4 – 5 pm | English | FREE | Coming Soon

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! .

Organised by: Pimpri Chinchwad Citizens Forum

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Tour of National Film Archive of India

4 – 6 pm | English | FREE | National Film Archive of India , Law College Road

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. .

Organised by: National Film Archive of India

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Introduction to Modi and Persian Script (Workshop)

5 -7 pm | Marathi | FREE | Bharat Itihas Sanshodhak Mandal , Sadashiv Peth

“Did you know that hundreds of years ago, Marathi was written in a different script from what we know today?”
Modi Lipi is a cursive form of writing that was widely used for writing all types of legal documents related to court proceedings, land records and much more! Want to know more? Then join this free workshop and explore the fascinating world of Modi! The session shall include an Introduction to Modi script, the alphabets, practicals and influences of Persian language while using the Modi script. Then visit the BISM’s museum housing rare Modi documents, Modi Archives and learn the different facets of their study. All participants will get a compilation of 10 simple letters written in Modi and a simple guide to the Modi alphabets (Barakhadi) .

Organised by: Bharat Itihas Sanshodhak Mandal

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Advaita:- A journey into oneness (Odissi)

6 – 8 pm | FREE | Chaturshringi Temple Premises

Non-duality or the idea of becoming one with the highest being, Brahman, is fundamental to Hindu philosophy. Acquiring ultimate union with the Lord is an individual quest of every human spirit. Our religion and mythology are replete with numerous examples where two forces unite and become one single divine entity. Brahma, the creator with his consort Saraswati, the goddess of music, knowledge and arts, Vishnu the preserver with his companion Lakshmi, the goddess of wealth and prosperity, Shiva the destroyer of evil with his wife Parvati, the goddess of love and fertility and Krishna, an incarnation of Vishnu, the beloved of all gopis with Radha, the epitome of love and devotion are the yin and yang that are essential to complete the divine circle.
‘Advaita’ is a spiritual journey that interprets this theme through Odissi dance.

By: Archana Basu and Manaswini Mohanty

Organised by: Pune Heritage Festival

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Mysteries of the Museum: Treasure Hunt

1 – 4 pm | 300/team | Kelkar Museum

The Raja Dinkar Kelkar Museum is the one-man collection of Padmashree Late Dr. D.G. Kelkar. It is a collection of about 21,000 priceless artefacts which mirror the everyday life of India. A testimony to man’s creative spirit – the spirit that breaths beauty into the banal, and puts romance into the mundane. Unlock the mysteries and explore this collection of artefacts in Pune’s only museum treasure hunt. To participate Just form team of 2 and register for the event.

Organised by: Pune Heritage Festival

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Award Winning Signature Heritage Walk

7 – 10 am | English | 350 | PMC Main Building

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.
It starts at 7am and goes up around 10.00 am. It starts from PMC Building and ends at Vishrambaug Wada.

Organised by: Pune Heritage Festival

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Freedom Trail Cycle Ride

7 – 10 am | Hindi-Marathi | FREE | Starts at Fergusson College

Over 150 years, several Indians sacrificed their lives for the sake of Independence and Sovereignty. For many Freedom Fighters, Pune was their home and ‘karmabhoomi’!
Join us for this cycle ride through the city and re-visit the 130 years of Indian Freedom Struggle in Pune. The ride gives you information about national heroes & takes you to heritage sites across Pune which were the rock solid backbone of the fighters during the struggle .

Organised by: Pune Heritage Festival with Cymour

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Bird Watching at Mula-Mutha Sanctuary

7 – 8.30 am | English-Marathi | 50 | Mula Mutha Sanctuary – Yerwada

Do you know there is a bird sanctuary in the cradle of Mula-Mutha river, right in the heart of the city? This haven for birds was the idea voiced by great ornithologist Dr. Salim Ali. It was brought into reality by eminent ecologist Prakash Gole. Shielded from hustle bustle of busy Nagar road, this stretch of river hosts a wide variety of water as well as forest birds. With migratory birds adding to this splendour, there could not be more appropriate time to visit the sanctuary.
Join us for a bird-watching session with biodiversity expert Mr. Dharmaraj Patil. Mr. Dharmaraj Patil is a wild-life researcher, who among many other projects, had carried out a survey on an endangered bird, Forest Owlet, to assess its status in the Melghat region and some areas of Chhattisgarh.
Things to carry: A cap, water bottle, binoculars and bird field guide if available, a small writing pad and pen to list the birds and comfortable footwear is recommended.

Organised by: Jeevitnadi

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Pune Camp History Walk

9 – 11 am | English | FREE | Coming Soon

Join BeetleWalk’s English language Pune Camp History Walk conducted by renowned guide Dr. Ajit Apte. Pune Camp or Cantonment established to accommodate troops of the British Indian Army boasts of numerous military establishments, places of religious importance, historical milestones, an eclectic mix of architectural styles and also great shopping streets like MG Road and East Street.
On the Pune Camp History Walk you will:
– Learn about the history of the British colonial Pune and discover some magnificent monuments dating from the British era.
– Discover Pune’s Zero Center Point – a point of great significance but lost in anonymity today.
– Admire the beauty of Asia’s largest Synagogue (outside Israel).
– Indulge in the buzz of MG Road and East Street while discovering some of its architectural marvels.
Meeting Point: Entrance of Nucleus Mall, Opposite to Foreigners’ Registration Office. This Entrance is located right next to the Mall Parking.

Organised by: BeetleWalk

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Visit to the Southern Command War Museum

3 – 5 pm | English-Hindi | FREE | Southern Command War Museum , Ghorpadi

Southern Command, Pune – the oldest Field Army in military history spanning over two centuries. Join us on this exclusive guided visit to the newly inaugurated Southern Command War Museum where you will be taken through the rich and glorious history of the Indian Army and get a chance to see some old and rare tanks! .

Organised by: Southern Command War Museum

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Nature Film Screening – “Man Eating Tigers” by Bedi Brothers

4 – 6 pm | English | FREE | Indradhanushya

Join us for the screening of a short documentary by the Bedi Brothers – The Man-Eating Tiger, A film on the problem of tigers becoming man-eaters. It was nominated for British Academy Awards in 1987.

Organised by: Nature Walk Charitable Trust

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Nrityarpan (Kathak)

6 – 8 pm | FREE | Chaturshringi Temple Premises

Nrityarpan a Kathak dance programme will be presented by Guru Maneesha Taai Sathe’s senior disciple Gauri Swakul and her co artists. Along with traditional choreographies various modern choreographies will be showcased. At a sacred place like Chatushrungi temple, various choreographies like durgastutui, taal, sargam, tarana thumri will be performed. The origin of Kathak dance is associated with story narration. The art of storytelling through expressions got the name ‘Kathak’. Following this inherent aspect of Kathak keertan will be showcased. Also abhang ( a famous devotional song by Santa janabai), Djembe (a jugalbandi based on a west African drum) will prove to be a treat for the eyes of our audience.

Organised by: Pune Heritage Festival

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