December 2015 ~ Jan 2016 season
Traditionally hurda party is arranged at own farm or relative / friend farm ! But today it’s difficult to own a farm which is near to house … that’s history now !!! Either me or you don’t own a farm nor have a farmer friend … so best is to search for places and enjoy Hurda season.
But difficulty is to find good places providing quality hurda, so this year when I went to Gokhale farm (near Alandi), I came to know that they are no more doing this business 🙁
So alternative was to go to Ahemadnagar which is @ 110 kms away from my home. Obviously I can not go there frequently so my hunt started for hurda party places near Pune !
The HURDA price starting from ~ 125 Rs per kg last year is now soaring like anything !! and you need at least 3~4 Kg for 5 persons …
What is HURDA party ?
Jowar crop (Sorghum) grows in most of the regions of Maharashtra. Somewhere in month of December to January tender stalks of Jowar (Sorghum) are ready in farms.
So these tender jowar (Sorghum) stalks are roasted / barbecued in hot coal ashes & then the roasted tender Jowar (Sorghum) is called as HURDA.
So this HURDA is then served along with Chataney (desiccated coconut garlic with dried red chili) and curd.
Hurda is really very tasty and you will really enjoy this Hurda party.
Here is collection of best places near Pune for Hurda Party only for you and me 🙂
The Empress Botanical Garden – Pune
Near Race Course, Camp, Pune
Contact: 020 26361840
The manager of Hurda Party Mr. Tanaji Shelake His contact number is 8605796815
The Hurda Party will comprise of fresh Hurda, Jhunka and Bhakar, priced at Rs. 150 per person
Shri Saraswati Lons & Farms – Pune
Survey no. 108/2, Patil Vasti, Maria farms chawk, Lohgaon, Pune-47
Time : 10 AM to 6 PM
Pritam Chordia – 7722075075
Anup Bora – 9168398866
For home delivery of Hurda contach Ashish Bora 8600691155
Konkan Kanya Agri Tourism – Shikrapur
Unlimited Hurday in 550 Rs per person with Breakfast + Lunch + Free Bullock cart and Tractor Rides
Boating in beautiful lake
At post Mukhai (yeole mala), 5 km from Shikrapur, Pune nagar Road,
Tal- Shirur, Dist- Pune – 412 218.
Booking & Reservations Contact: Mob: 9923457899/9823047757
konkankanya.agritourism[at]gmail.com / rahulkumaryeole007[at]gmail.com
(Click here to know how to reach Konkan Kanya Agri Tourism)
Borkar farms – Saswad
Borkar Mala, Veer phata, Pune-Jejuri Road, Saswad, Pune
Akshay Borkar : 9545020201
Karan Krishi Paryatan Kendra – near Ranjangaon Ganpati
Bhambarde (near Ranjangaon Ganpati), Shirur, Pune
Mr. Ramesh Sangpal 09822654306 / 09226175430 / 09272635527
Awarded Krishi Pryatan Gaurav award on 16th May 2008
Kalpataru Baug – Theur, Pune
Kalpataru Baug, Ganeshwadi, Theur, Pune
Pratik Kand : 9545020220
Chincholi Morachi, Shirur
“Jai Malhar Krushi Paryatan Kendra“,
Mayur Baag, Aamrai, Chincholi Morachi,
Tal. Shirur, Pune
mob. 9823347233, 9823217232
Also read my own experience at The Morachi Chincholi – The Town Of Dancing Peacocks
Sankalp Garden, Alandi road
Near Sai Mandir, Vadmukhwadi, Post Chahroli(Bk.),
Mr Annasaheb Tapkir 020-27185239, 20280092
Mr. Suresh Tapkir – 9423004498
Mr. Subhash Tapkir – 9922682828
Narendra Mundada Ki Wadi : Piranghut
“Narendra Mundada Ki Wadi” , Piranghut
Mobile : 9822632571 / 9922431955
Ref : Advertisement in New paper Sakal 31/01/2010
They have said that Hurda is available + Stay + food, but also mentioned that min. 25 group requirement ! I hv not called up and checked whether they can arrange for small group too 🙁
Chaitanya Agri Tourism, Aurangabad
~25 kms from city (pickup available from a’bad)
Chaitanya Agri Tourism
Harish Jakhete : 98231 42841
Shree – 216, Samarth Nagar, Aurangabad – 431 001
Phone No : 0240-2336200, 2336700
Shirole mala, Malthan
Shirole mala, malthan, tal. shirur, dis. pune
Mr. Manish Shirole – 9860559151 [man_shirole[at]yahoo.com]
1202, Kalpana Building, Opp. Hotel Deccan Randezvouz. Shirole Road, Pune – 411 004, manish.shirole[at]malthan.in, sales[at]malthan.in
Tour package available from Pune
Panjrapole (Gorakshan) Sanstha, Ahmednagar
Panjrapole (Gorakshan) Sanstha
Arangaon road, Ahmednagar
Phone : 2470932 / 2471732 (STD code 241)
Here you can get the most famous Special Mogra Hurda, believe me I have tested this & it is the BEST of all the Hurda I have tasted so far.
Krushi Paryatan Vikas Kendra (Palshi-Baramati)
2, Karnik Heritage, In front of OBC bank, FC Road, Pune-4
Phone – 020-25535599, 25539600, mobile – 9822090005, 9881133694
Package – Pune to Pune bus travel + B-fast + Tea + Lunch + Hurda (Rs 499 per person)
also they have option of residential trip (Rs 599 per person)
Hiranya Resorts, Aurangabaad
Near Daultabad Lake, Ellora Road, Daultabad, Aurangabad – 431002, Maharashtra – India
For Reservation Contact : +91 98506 33566, +91 93264 38801, +91 93263 65544.
So instead of going to hotel in city this week end why don’t to think of this outing on a farm, giving tasty food, the clean air, showing your children the grown crops. let them interact with the mud, insects, animals, let them be part of the Hurda roasting activity, I am sure they will enjoy it. Remember your old days where this was available everywhere & now limited to the villages.
So let this be a wonderful & memorable family outing this weekend !
Enjoy the Hurda party this year December to January !