The wada, meaning ‘residential house’ is a part of the idiosyncratic architectural heritage that denotes centuries of the history, culture and traditions of the city of Pune. We appreciate the beauty of the wada, but aren’t we curious about the nitty-gritties of its very construction? How enlightening would it be to experience the aesthetics and technicalities of a structure that was built in the present day, but continues to be a carrier of history? Join us as we satisfy this curiosity by exploring the Sarkarwada at Ambegaon in Pune, a part of the Shivasrushti project being built by the Shiv Chhatrapati Pratisthan. Experience it live on-site and also through archival photos, videos and artist impressions!


This guided tour is free.


Walk Leader
Swapna Joshi
She is a PhD fellow in the Humanities and Social Sciences department at Indian Institute of Science Education and Research, Pune. She has a Masters in A.I.H.C & Archaeology from Deccan College, Pune, and a PG Diploma in Built Heritage Studies and Conservation run by Sir J.J. College, CSMVS Museum and MMRHCS. She has worked on independent research projects with Vaastu Vidhaan Projects, CSMVS museum, Willingdon Sports Club in Mumbai and was a Sahapedia Unesco Designate Fellow in 2017.