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Pustakanch Gaav

Bhilar Road, Mahabaleshwar 412805, India
+91 2168 250 111
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Readers paradise !!

The Pustakanch Gaav got out attention right from the time we started the Poladpur ghat from Mahad... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Memoirs-Sachin
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Mumbai, India
Bhilar village

A neat and clean village, has many book libraries. We could not see any from the inside. Probably... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
Mridula S
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The quaint little village of Bhilar, renowned for its strawberries, is now embracing its new identity as India’s first Village of Books-'Pustakanch Gaav'. The tiny hamlet is now open to the readers of across the world, opening its homes and hearts, promoting the rich legacy of Marathi Literature. Here, the villagers proudly host the literary gems of Marathi language across 25 location in the village, each of them filled to the brim with the warmth and hospitality of our incredible India. The readers are given a rare opportunity to indulge into the world of books and enjoy the lush greenery of this village. Readers can be seen flocking to this hamlet to experience the wealth of our literary heritage from all corners of the world. This is indeed a sight to see readers engrossed in the world of books, savouring the essence of new Bhilar and making some everlasting memories in Pustakanch Gaav.
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3 weeks ago
“Readers paradise !!”
11 May 2018
“Place to relax and read !”
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Hours Today: 09:00 - 18:00
Suggested Duration: More than 3 hours
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Bhilar Road, Mahabaleshwar 412805, India
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+91 2168 250 111
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The Pustakanch Gaav got out attention right from the time we started the Poladpur ghat from Mahad towards Mahabaleshwar. There were hoardings every 1 km for the entire route. We decided to visit this place the next day. It is a reader's paradise with each...More

Thank Memoirs-Sachin
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

A neat and clean village, has many book libraries. We could not see any from the inside. Probably, one needs to contact them in advance.

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Reviewed 11 May 2018

If you want to just read and read during your holiday, this is the place to be in. Home stays with homely food are available. There are 35 houses, each with a library, and each one has books on certain subject. For instance one quaint...More

Thank sachin k
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Reviewed 4 October 2017 via mobile

Very nice, calm village..having loads if books of different categories to explore... Let come out reader in you... Enjoy peaceful stay n good food to..

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Reviewed 1 October 2017

Village of books just came up recently in 2017 and we were lucky to visit this place. The place is a delight for bookworms and right from the wall art to the people - everything is attuned to promoting book reading. There is a lot...More

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Reviewed 9 August 2017

village of books is very good place to see when you are in mahabaleshwar with family can see once and must see

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Reviewed 24 June 2017

The Maharashtra government has recently inaugurated this village of books at Bhilar. 25 houses/temples have been assigned as reading spots. Each has a specific category of books, eg. biographies, historical, science, children's literature, magazines, etc. A map on the main road gives directions to these...More

2  Thank mrinmayee r
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