Grapes Festival Junnar aka draksha mahotsav Junnar ( द्राक्ष महोत्सव ) is planned to take place this year on February 2020 at Grape Village- Golegaon ( Lenyadri ). Junnar Grape Festival 2020 organised by MTDC Resort Malshej Ghat & Farmers of Junnar.
The Junnar taluka is famous for its beautiful nature. Tourists are attracted towards several natural ghats like Naneghat , Daryaghat and Aneghat, for enjoyment of numerous natural waterfalls on the way.
Several rivers originate from Junnar.
Also, the Junnar also have Giant Metrewave Radio Telescope and Vikram Satellite Earth Station at Arvi which is an attraction for the sky lovers.
Grape tourism is another effort to attract people here from different places of Maharashtra and all over India, also foreign tourists are seen now a days visiting Junnar.
This initiative is inspired by the grape harvest festival held in France, Italy, Spain and Napa Valley. It aims to popularize Indian grapes, raisins, wine agricultural and industrial production in rural parts.
Grapes Festival 2020 Junnar aka draksha mahotsav Junnar
द्राक्ष महोत्सव २०२०
February 2020 (4 days)
Grape village, Golegaon, Lenyadri
Distance from Pune to Golegaon is 93 kms
Distance from Mumbai to Golegaon is 163 kms
50 Rs per person (fees are for common vehicle arrangements per person)
The tourists who are interested to visit this grape festival kindly contact –
Resort manager, MTDC Resort Malshejghat,
Mr. Vishnu Gadekar Mobile 9822043175, 7768036332
Grapes Festival program details
|10:00 AM||Welcome to MTDC resort, Malshej Ghat|
|11:00 AM||Visit to vineyards at Golegaon, to know about grapes, history, its farming, its nutritive value, its export packaging and processing. One can buy farm fresh grapes directly from farmers. (Entry fees Rs 50)|
|1:00 PM||Delicious lunch of food culture of Junnar (Veg and non veg food) at Amantran Agrotourism|
|Veg – Masvadi Thali 160 Rs|
Chicken Thali 180 Rs
Mutton Thali 201 Rs
|1.30 pm||Presentation about historic journey of Junnar with Bapuji Tamhane|
|2:00 PM||Farm tour at Amantran Agri tourism (Optional)|
|3:00 PM||Visit to wine making unit, wine testing and purchasing at Agargaon near Junnar (Entry fee Rs 50)|
|4:30 PM||Visit to mushroom production unit run by tribal self help groups, one can purchase fresh mushroom from them (Entry fees Rs 50)|
|5:30 PM||Return journey back to MTDC resort Malshej Ghat|
जुन्नर ग्रेप फेस्टिव्हलची वैशिष्टय़े
* द्राक्ष मळ्याला भेट, पीकाबाबत माहिती, द्राक्ष तोडणीचा अनुभव
* आमंत्रण कृषी पर्यटन केंद्राची माहिती
* खाद्यसंस्कृती अंतर्गत मासवडी आणि मांसाहारी जेवण
* बापुजी ताम्हाणे यांच्यासमवेत जुन्नरची ऐतिहासिक माहिती
* कृषी पर्यटन केंद्रात फेरफटका
* वायनरीला भेट, वाईन तयार करण्याची प्रक्रिया पाहणे
* आदिवासी स्वयंमदत गटांच्या मशरूम बागेला भेट
When you talk about quality grapes, you obviously name the Nasik Grapes.
Although Junnar also have the same quality of grapes in terms of sweetness, colour and shape.
Many people are not aware of this since publicity or advertisements not done by government or farmers.
So in an attempt to make this happen MTDC has organized this Grape Festival 2020.
The package includes stay at MTDC resort at Malshej ghat which is beautiful place to stay in this season.
Alternatively you can also drive down on your own to this place to participate in this festival.
Things to do at Grapes Festival 2020
- Visit the grape farms, pluck grapes on your own and buy at bottom rock prices from local farmers
- Enjoy full day in grape farms, eat and drink …
- Consume grapes as much as you want (WARNING – Eating too much grapes can cause health issue, so take care especially for kids)
- You can also plan visiting nearby places like
- natural ghats like Naneghat , Daryaghat and Aneghat
- Giant Metrewave Radio Telescope and Vikram Satellite Earth Station at Arvi
- Lenyadri Caves
- Lenyadri Ganesh temple which is one of the famous Astavinayak temples in Maharashtra
As you attend this festival, you will be able to visit the grape farms nearby, pluck the grapes yourself and then buy from local farmers on the spot. Farm fresh indeed.
You can even visit the vineyards in nearby areas, consume the wine as well as purchase it on the spot.
You will be able to see how the wine is produced and packaged.
The Junnar farmers do produce grapes of supreme quality and still, it is Nashik grapes that gets highlighted and known for.
Hence MTDC effort is to boost the agro tourism in Junnar area, making awareness about the less known places in and around Junnar, for this Junnar’s historian, Bapuji Tamhane will be helping during festival.
You will have special visit to places like trip to Amarpur village where farmers ferment wine in their homes, wherein they will be able to sip it fresh.
The Godare village will also be accessible, to witness how tribals produce different mushrooms at the household.
The tourists can spend an entire day in our farms to know various experiments that are undertaken to produce organic grapes.