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iXiGOers Dec 09 2012

Which are the popular festivals and events in Pune?

Reet Cheema DEC 10 2012
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You will be surprised to know that the festival calendar of Pune is booked all across the year as Puneites celebrate each and every festivals with much enthusiasm and ardor. No matter which time of year you choose to make your trip to Pune, you will discover that the entire city remains in a celebratory mood all across the year. Read on to know more:

  • Ganesh Mahotsav

    We all have seen in movies the boisterous and colorful celebrations of Ganesh Chaturthi in Maharashtra. Being a part of the same state, Pune also participates in these celebrations with all gusto and vigour. Visit the Ganesh Pandals in the city and on the final day, join in the procession for the immersion of the idol of Lord Ganesh, lovingly called Ganpati Bappa. Lose yourself to the energy, rhythm and dance of the moment and get decked in the brilliant colours of Maharashtra.

  • Chaturshringi Fair

    You will get a feel that you are a part of some village as this colorful festival is exactly like that. Celebrated on Navratri every year, it promises to be a fun-filled and exciting affair. Enjoy the giant wheels, dig into some spicy and delicious preparations at the food stalls or just take a walk, whatever you do, be rest assured that you are in for a lifetime experience!

    Address: Senapati Bapat Road

  • Osho Festival

    If you believe in the teachings of the famous spiritual guru, Osho, then this is a must attend festival for you. The festival is a kind of one-stop platform for Osho followers who come to attend this festival from all parts of the globe.

    Address: Osho Ashram
    Koregaon Park

  • Pune International Film Festival

    Movie buffs rejoice! If you are an ardent of movies (Indian or International), then you surely can’t miss this festival. Treat yourself to an amazing collection of classics (read movies), the week long festival, held in January every year, is the biggest gift for movie lovers in the city.

Excited? Don’t confine yourself to just reading. Come to Pune and experience all this by yourself!

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