If you’re someone who is constantly scouring the internet for new and amazing things to do, if you’re proud of the rich cultural heritage that you’re a part of and make active efforts in order to know more about them, well we have news for you.
Brought to Pune by Sahapedia, India Heritage Walks is an independent organization which makes efforts to raise awareness, help people explore and bring focus to the lifestyle, culture, and even heritage of a certain place. This time, the amazing peeps are coming to Pune in order to shed a light on the village of Baner, its people, its culture and its vanishing flora.
Situated just off the Mumbai-Pune Expressway, Baner Village was famous for its agriculture and its Varkari community (a Sampradaya of the Vaishnava Hindus). Now a suburb, the culture of Baner is slowly fading away and with the onslaught of urbanization, the flora here is vanishing to give way to the concrete jungle.
Called “The Hidden Gem of Baner”, this walk aims to explore the Baner Village with a new perspective. Shed light on the proud Vaishnav community, the many temples, the rich culture, the tradition of people living here and the lives they lead. The walk would also raise awareness about the rapidly vanishing flora here.
You will not just be a witness to the natural splendour of the hill, but also the religious beliefs, the faith and the love people hold for God (as they know him). Though the tour is free of cost, you will have to register here to become a part of the walk.
Timing: 8:30 AM to 10:30 AM
Meeting Point: Bhairavnath Mandir, Baner Gaon (Meeting time 8:15 AM)
Check out the website of India Heritage Walks for more details.