Ganeshotsav Week in Pune: Heritage Walks, Music, Hikes and More


The Pune Expat Club adds to the excitement of Ganeshotsav with Ganesh Festival Walk 2022. On the route are the five Manache Ganpati. After meeting at Shaniwarwada, participants will start the walk by visiting Kasba Ganapati and end it at Mahatma Phule Mandai. September 4, 9 a.m. to noon. Admission: Rs 800. Contact: 8390907855

Heritage walks

Travia Outdoors will organize two guided heritage walks during Ganesotsav, including visits to 10 Manache and other historic and decorated temples. Participants will also enjoy traditional Ukadiche modak during the walk. The march starts in Shaniwarwada on September 3 and 4, from 6:15 a.m. to 9:30 a.m. Admission: Rs 450. Contact: 9112355287, 9822040184. [email protected]

Concert with compositions by Ganesha

Lalit Kala Kendra, the performing arts center of the University of Pune, will celebrate Ganeshotsav with a concert featuring 21 Ganesha compositions. Under the aegis of Azadi ka Amrit Mahotsav, to mark the 75th anniversary of the country’s independence, the concert is called Gaaiye Ganapati. It was conceptualized and directed by Professor Hema Deshpande and includes 25 students performing khayal, bhajans and compositions from Saint Tulsidas, among others. At Namdeo Hall on September 2, 11 a.m.

let the music flow

Maneating Orchid create a “dense mix of heavy music with metal, noise and prog/psych-rock influences” while Pacifist are a Bombay-based band that “are tied to the spirit of all things punk and hardcore. “. False Flag is a 5-piece band that responds to socio-political realities with music that asks “questions about what it means to live in a techno-capitalist and fascist world”. Konflicts, on the other hand, “mixes ambiance with noise/soundscapes and soulful, yet ultimately heartbreaking guitars, blending various genres like grindcore and noisecore”. These bands will perform at Insurgents: Pune, which spotlights some of the best heavy bands in the country. At La Base, Erandwane on September 3, 7 p.m. Contact: 07620177229

Admire the scene

Aadrai Jungle Trek is designed to allow participants to enjoy one of the most beautiful jungles in Sahyadri. This route winds through the heart of the deep forest, where you can admire waterfalls, caves, valleys, shepherd’s paths and peaks, among others. Breakfast, lunch and evening tea included. September 3-4 from Magarpatta, Shivajinagar, Khadkee and Nashik phata pickup points. Admission: Rs 1,400. Contact: 08956457711.


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