Guided Tours to our Village Upcycling Unit

On Popular demand, we are now conducting reCharkha's guided experiential tours to our Bhor Village Weaving Unit and Pune Tailoring Unit. 

Next Tour Dates: 
28th April 2024 Sunday
11th May 2024 Saturday


**Contact us for CUSTOMIZATION of timings and days of the visit for private groups (minimum 15 people)

Contact: +91-8275175567 | +91-9529970579

Tour Schedule: 

7:30 am - Assemble at reCharkha EcoSocial Pune Store. Leave Pune Sharp!

9:00 AM -  Reach reCharkha's Village unit at Bhor

9:00 to 9:30 AM - Guided Walk through our EcoSocial Village site, and learn the different aspects of Sustainable Development that we have setup, including Sustainable Construction, Waste water treatment, Native tree plantation, Tiny home living and lots more!

9:30 to 10:30 AM: Tea and Breakfast. Introduction to reCharkha, with our Founder, Amita Deshpande

10:30 AM – 12:300 PM: Experience reCharkha's Upcycling process HANDS-ON.. Segregate Waste, Design Patterns, Weave on the Charkha and Handloom and Loads of interaction with our Rural Artisans!

12:30 – 1:00 PM: Lunch and Chit-chat

1:00 PM – 2:00 PM: Learn the craft of  Origami Basketry, and make some upcycled souvenirs for yourself!

2:00 PM - 3:00 PM: Drive back to our Pune tailoring unit and Store in Karvenagar.

3:00 PM – 5:00 PM: Experience the Product Design and Tailoring process and Shop some goodies with a special DISCOUNT for you!

5:00 PM: Group photo and goodbye!

Highlights of the Tour:

1. Plastic Segregation.
2. Operating Charkha and Handloom.
3. Learning the Basketry Process.
4. Understanding Sustainable Architecture and Construction Technique.
5. Botanical Trees Tour.
6. Eco-Friendly Waste Water Treatment Plant.
7. Kitchen Garden Tour.
8. Interaction with Artisans and reCharkha Founder Amita Deshpande.

Things to Carry:
- A bottle of water.
- Some snacks (Tea, Breakfast and Lunch will be arranged by reCharkha, but in case you need something to munch on along the way)
- Sandals or shoes are recommended as the terrain can be a little rough at places.
- Caps/scarves and goggles.

Our Past Unit Visits to Upcycling Units:

Saturday 30th Dec 2023
Saturday 4th Nov 2023
Saturday 14th Oct 2023
Sunday 3rd Sept 2023
Saturday 2nd Sept 2023 - Kaveri International School Visit
Sunday 16th July 2023 - Tree Plantation Activity
Friday 14th July 2023 - Girls Gearing Up Team
Saturday 1st July 2023
Saturday Jun 17th 2023
Saturday May 27th 2023 
Victorious School May 22nd 2023
Saturday May 13th 2023
April 29th 2023 - ECA Tour Visit
Saturday March 11th 2023
Feb 2023 - Symbiosis Students
Jan 2023 - SVP Tour Visit 
Dec 2022 - DePaul University, Chicago, USA