Saturday, January 3, 2009

Hurda party - 2013

last update for this post is on 30 Dec 2012
December 2012 ~ Jan 2013 season


Read experience 2013 Empress garden hurda party  
Update 9 --> Borkar famrs near Saswad - website address added
http://borkarfarms.com/
Update 8 - location near Aurangabad added
http://www.hiranyaresorts.com/ Details phone etc are in below post (location no. 11)

Update 7 --> Krushi Paryatan Vikas Kendra (Palshi-Baramati) advertise added they have program from 26th to 29th Jan 2012 (see advertise below) Jan 2012
Update 6 --> The Empress Botanical Garden near invites you to their Hurda Party in Jan 2012 (Contact: 020 26361840 ) or visit their advertise (Jan 2012)
Update 5 --> phone number & address of Panjrapole (Gorakshan) Sanstha, Ahmednagar, added 10/01/2011
Update 4 --> email of Nirmal agro tourism Nagpur added 01/12/2010
Update 3 --> Info of Krishi Paryatan Kendra Shirur updated 01/12/2010
Update 2 --> Info of Agri Tourism - Aurangabad updated 01/12/2010
Update 1 --> Website address for Sankalp Gardan near Alandi updated 01/12/2010

Please read address of all locations at the end of this post
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Every year in December~ January my job is to find a place for Family HURDA Party.

Traditionally you are called by a farmer friend to have this party, but since we do not have own farm or farmer friend we need to pay and get Hurda.

Day by day it is becoming difficult to find good places who provide this, so this year I went to Gokhale farm which is near Alandi. When I inquired with them they said that last couple of years they have stopped this business.

So alternative was to go to Ahemadnagar which is @ 110 kms away from my home. Obviously I started hunting for alternative place near Alandi.

Incidentally I found "SANKALP GARDEN" near Alandi who provides HURDA as well as typical meals made in farms.

Last year the HURDA price was ~ 125 Rs per kilogram and the normal consumption is, 3~4 Kg for 5 persons, this year 2011 I have not still tasted it, so don'w know the price :-(

Till now you must be wondering what is this HURDA ?
So let me explain ...
Since 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 tendor Jowar (Sorghum) is called as HURDA.
So this HURDA is then served along with Chataney (desiccated coconut garlic with dried red chilli) and curd.
Hurda is really very tasty and you will really enjoy this Hurda party.

for your reference address to go for Hurda party:

Location 1 --> Alandi road
"Sankalp Garden"
Pune-Alandi Road,
Near Sai Mandir,
Vadmukhwadi, Post Chahroli(Bk.),
Pune, 412105
(Contact Person: Mr Annasaheb Tapkir)
Ph.: 020-27185239,20280092
Mr. Suresh Tapkir - 9423004498
Mr. Subhash Tapkir - 9922682828
Website - http://sankalpvillage.com/

Location 2 --> Sarangpur & Nasrapur

Street : Pune - Aurangabad road
Location : Sarangpur & Nasrapur (Taluka-Gangapur)
Contact person from Sarangpur : Manikrao Parde / Sainath Parde, Kadubal Parde
Reference for this location : News in "Sakal" newspaper dated 23/01/2010

Location 3 --> Chincholi Morachi, Shirur

One more reference address to go for Hurda party: as updated on 16 November 2009
"Jai Malhar Krushi Paryatan Kendra",
Mayur Baag, Aamrai, Chincholi Morachi,
Tal. Shirur, Pune
mob. 9823347233, 9823217232
their website is also present on www.morachichincholi.com


Location 4 --> 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 :-(

Location 5 --> Aurangabad city ~25 kilometers away with pickup available from a'bad
Chaitanya Agri Tourism
Harish Jakhete
Shree - 216, Samarth Nagar, Aurangabad - 431 001
Phone No : 0240-2336200, 2336700
Cell No : 98231 42841
E-Mail - chaitanyagritourism@gmail.com
Web - http://www.chaitanyaagrotourism.com

Location 6 --> Shirur
Shirole mala, malthan, tal. shirur, dis. pune
contact --> man_shirole@yahoo.com
Mr. Manish Shirole, 1202, Kalpana Building, Opp. Hotel Deccan Randezvouz. Shirole Road, Pune - 411 004,
Email - manish.shirole@malthan.in, sales@malthan.in
Mo. No. 9860559151
Website --> http://www.malthan.in
Tour package available from Pune


Location 7 --> Nagpur
nirmal_agrotourism@rediffmail.com
Chatrapati Nagar, Nagpur, 440015

Location 8 --> 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.

Location 9 -->
The Empress Botanical Garden
Near Race Course, Camp, Pune

Contact: 020 26361840
January 7, 8, 11AM to 6PM
January 14, 15, 11AM to 6PM
January 21, 22, 11AM to 6PM
January 28, 29, 11AM to 6PM
The Hurda Party will comprise of fresh Hurda, Jhunka and Bhakar, priced at Rs. 150 per person. 

Location 10 -->
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)

Location 11 -->Aurangabaad
Hiranya Resorts

Near Daultabad Lake, Ellora Road, Daultabad, Aurangabad - 431002, Maharashtra - India.
For Reservation Contact :
+91 98506 33566, +91 93264 38801, +91 93263 65544.
E-mail:-

Also read my own experience at The Town Of Dancing Peacocks

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 in 2013 !

cheers !!