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Pustakanch Gaav

Open Now: 9:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Open today: 9:00 AM - 6:00 PM
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Pickup you choice of book,,,,be it a novel, Drama..Poems...Philosophy....whatever ...you have many... read more

Reviewed 12 February 2019
Thane, India
Nice initiative for Marathi Book Lovers

Bhilar is located near near Panchgani on Wai - Mahabaleshwar road. Around 15,000 Marathi booked... read more

Reviewed 11 December 2018
Vasai, Maharashtra, India
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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...more
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Bhilar Road, Mahabaleshwar 412805, India
+91 2168 250 111
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Reviewed 12 February 2019

Pickup you choice of book,,,,be it a novel, Drama..Poems...Philosophy....whatever ...you have many such options and you can sit in quiet places in the premise and read those while sipping tea. coffee ….Don't forget to visit KingBerry in the vicinity for nice Strawberry wine and even...More

Date of experience: January 2019
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Reviewed 11 December 2018

Bhilar is located near near Panchgani on Wai - Mahabaleshwar road. Around 15,000 Marathi booked are available for reading in 25 houses. Books are maintained in very well condition. Nice initiative from Maharashtra government and good support from Bhilar villagers.

Date of experience: December 2018
1  Thank vaibhavprabhudesai
Reviewed 24 June 2018

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

Date of experience: May 2018
4  Thank Memoirs-Sachin
Reviewed 17 June 2018

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.

Date of experience: June 2018
2  Thank MridulaS48
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

Date of experience: May 2018
Thank sachin k
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..

Date of experience: May 2017
Thank Ganesh S
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

Date of experience: August 2017
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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

Date of experience: June 2017
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Umesh G
18 June 2018|
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I recently visited 'Pustakanche Gaav' (village of books). There is a collection of more than 15000 Marathi books categorised under about 24 different categories. Govt. is planning for making English and Hindi books available... More