Get To Know Old Pune Through ‘Heritage Walk’: PMC’s New Initiative For Tourists, Citizens And Future Generation

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Siddhi Dharmadhikari

Pune, 20th August 2022: It is very important for the tourists, citizens and the future generation to know the importance of Pune city, its structure and old Pune. In this regard, the Pune Municipal Corporation (PMC) has brought forward the concept of implementing the important project ‘Heritage Walk’.

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This is an important next project for the future generation and tourists, thus preserving the cultural heritage of the city. The project was inaugurated today (August 20) in the morning. It will start from Shivaji Bridge near PMC every Saturday and Sunday at 7:30 am.

This heritage walk will be completed at Vishrambaugwada at approximately 9:30 am covering an area of approximately 2.5 km.

Sandeep Godbole will lead this heritage walk. Godbole’s organization will bear the cost of guides, other necessary manpower and consultants while running this project while the municipality is going to spend on advertisement, print media etc.

Pune city has around 250 historical and cultural heritages including Shaniwarwada, Lalmahal, Vishrambaugwada, Nanawada, Kasba Ganapati, Mahatma Phule Mandai etc. in the Heritage Grade 1 list. Many important properties are located in densely populated areas of the city.

In this walk, tourists and citizens will get in-depth information about the historical structures between Shivaji Bridge and Mahatma Phule Mandai through an expert guide.

This first-of-its-kind heritage walk is being planned on an experimental basis, today’s tour includes Shivaji Bridge, Ghorpade Ghat, Shaniwarwada, Kasba Ganapati, and Lal Mahal, Nanawada, Jogeshwari Dagdusheth Halwai Temple, Bhide Wada, Belbaug Temple, Pune Nagar Vachan, Tulshibaug, Mandai, Vishrambaugwada etc.

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Information about the architecture and infrastructure of these areas and the history of the city will be given accordingly under this project.