The 17th edition of Bhimthadi Jatra, conceptualized by the visionary Sunanda Pawar, is all set to mesmerize its attendees with a captivating rural extravaganza that transcends cultural boundaries. This distinctive carnival, held annually in Pune, has become a symbol of cultural amalgamation, seamlessly blending tradition, culture, skills, and entertainment.
With over 400,000 visitors each year, the Jatra transforms the Agricultural College Ground in Shivaji Nagar into a bustling hub that attracts Punekars, Mumbaikars, and art enthusiasts from neighboring cities.
The Jatra’s essence resides in its diverse flea market, housing over 400 stalls that display a plethora of handcrafted marvels, artisanal goods, textiles, and traditional handicrafts. In addition to the bustling market, attendees can indulge in the authentic rural cuisine and local street food from Maharashtra, creating an idyllic haven for food enthusiasts.
The culinary offerings highlight the region’s abundant and varied flavors. Beyond being a mere event, Bhimthadi Jatra serves as a significant platform that empowers women to exhibit their expertise in handicrafts, textiles, and culinary arts, making meaningful contributions to their communities. It is a celebration of both talent and heritage, with women at the forefront of preserving and promoting cultural traditions.
Event Details: • Date: December 21st-December 24th, 2023
Time: 11:00 am – 9:00 pm
Venue: Agricultural College Ground, Shivaji Nagar, Pune
Entry Fee: INR 50/-
Bhimthadi Jatra is not just a rural carnival; it is a complete cultural experience encompassing cultural exhibitions, food markets, flea markets, live shows, and more. Serving as a comprehensive rural carnival, it offers a platform for women to showcase their skills in handicrafts, textiles, food, and music.
The event symbolizes the empowerment of women and the preservation of culture, seamlessly blending rural tradition with modern exhibition. In its 17th year, Bhimthadi Jatra guarantees positive changes, including an increased number of participating Self-Help Groups, products, a vibrant food park, and enhanced promotion, benefiting all stakeholders involved. This year’s edition continues the Jatra’s legacy as a magical fusion of rural tradition, ethics, and modern entertainment.