Melange Of Culture & Harmony: Take A Tour Of Mock Village of Pune

Late Sanjay Mahadeo Nimhan Gram Sanskruti Udyan

Pashan, Pune

The Simple Life

Nestled in Pashan, the Late Sanjay Mahadeo Nimhan Gram Sanskruti Udyan a.k.a Pune's mock village is a potpourri of the city's rich history, cultural importance and communal harmony. A peaceful place for a memorable trip, this mock village is worth visiting.

With attention to detail, the mock village is meticulously designed and wears the exact look of a small, peaceful village. The simple lifestyle of village-folk was palpable. There are rows of houses, each one belonging to an individual of a particular profession. We saw homes with human-like figurines performing chores and going about their day.

You'll find homes of vaidya (doctor), munshi (accountant), shikshak (teacher), butcher, shepherd, farmer, shop-keeper and others. There's a mock school as well, where you could see many figurines of children playing. The best part about the place was the wada - a large mansion with stables for cattle and horses. The wada truly reflected the culture and rich heritage of the zamindars. 

There was a mock akhada (fighting arena) too and markets, all creating a life-like scene of the village life. It's fun to explore the place by evening.

Melange Of Culture & Harmony

The village was designed in such a way that it promoted cultural and religious harmony. People from all religions were co-existing in a peaceful manner in the same locality.

The udyan also promotes schools and educational institutes to organise field trips and to provide students a peek into the village life and to take home a lesson in harmony.

What Could Be Better?

The entry fee for adults is INR 50 while for kids and school teams, it is INR 30. However, if you are a foreigner, the entry is INR 150, which is exorbitant.


We suggest you visit the place to experience simpler times and serenity. Visit during the evening and avoid a hot day. This place is also ideal for school trips and educational institutes.

Late Sanjay Mahadeo Nimhan Gram Sanskruti Udyan

Pashan, Pune