Hurda Party and a Day at the Farm

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Join The Western Routes to celebrate the rural tradition of Hurda Party at the beautiful Anjanvel Agri Farm at Shilim village. Apart from the hurda party and the delicious gavran jevan, we will spend the whole day at the farm. Go on a hike, enjoy an afternoon siesta on a khaat, try your hand at pottery, go on a bullock cart ride or just roam around the sprawling 12-acre property. In the winter months of December, January and February, farmers across Maharashtra and Gujarat celebrate the harvest of hurda (green jowar or sorghum). Ripe jowar is harvested, roasted directly on fire and then enjoyed with a range of accompaniments like dahi, lasoon chutney, thecha, tilgul and many others. This is called a Hurda Party. Once this tradition was a family affair, but now farmers graciously host these hurda 'parties' in their farms and invite tourists to join the festivities.

Hurda Party & Experience a Day at the Farm

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7:00 AM - Assemble at Fergusson College Main Gate 7:15 AM - Depart for Shilim village with a tea break en route 7:30 AM - Pick-up 2 at Lohia Jain IT Park on Paud Road 9:30 AM - Arrive at Anjvanvel Agri Tourism at Shilim. Breakfast. 10:00 AM - Post breakfast, we will start getting the hurda party ready. You can either help us with the preparation (which is a lot of fun) or stroll around the beautiful property. 11:30 AM - Hurda Party. We will enjoy the roasted hurda along with a range of accompaniments. 1:30 PM - Follow this with a rural lunch 3:00 PM - A short hike up a nearby hillock that offers beautiful views of the Shilim valley and the Pawna lake. We can try our hand at pottery. 4:30 PM - Tea & refreshments 5:30 PM - Depart for Pune 7:30 PM - ETA in Pune

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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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- Travel in AC Coach - Breakfast, Lunch, Evening Tea & Snacks - Hurda Party Experience - All activities at Anjanvel


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