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Explore the Tambat Ali

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The Tambat community of Pune goes back more than 300 years when some of the residents of the coppersmith's (tambat) lane (ali) moved here during the reign of the Peshwas. They set up small factory-cum-homes in Kasba Peth which is now known as the Tambat Ali. Traditionally the copper objects made here were used for water storage, religious prayers and as kitchen utensils. The ever-rising copper prices and a drop in the use of copper objects are the reasons for the decline in the number of families involved in this skilled work. Despite these challenges and struggles, the tambats continue to preserve their craft with pride and honour.

Join The Western Routes for a walk to explore the Tambat Ali and get a closer look at the craftsmen and their craft!

Explore the Tambat Ali

09:00 AM - Assemble at Shaniwar Wada
09:15 AM - 11:00 AM - Explore the Tambat Ali on foot. We will be visiting the Twashta Kasar Samaj Mandir along with the workshop-cum-homes of some members of the tambat community. We will meet and interact with the craftsmen and we will get a chance to buy their handmade products.

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The Western Routes was founded in 2011. It started as a concept that found its roots in the love for the state of Maharashtra and its native culture. Since 2015, we have ventured into curating itineraries pan-India which are themed around history, culture, wildlife, people & food.

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- Guided tour of the tambat ali
- Entry ticket to the tambat ali
- Some snacks and refreshments


- Travel
- Personal expenses and shopping


  • Comfortable walking gear 
  • Bottle of water 
  • Sun gear 

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