Pharande Spaces’ Vaarivana- Pune’s Largest Golf Villa Community Unveiled Amidst Much Fanfare

Pune’s leading developer Pharande Spaces has several prestigious projects to its credit. But currently, it’s their latest venture Vaarivana (derived from Sanskrit words Vaari, meaning Clouds and Vana, meaning forest) that has become the talk of the town. The project was officially launched on 05th July 2019, though the launch was in fact an extravaganza that stretched across months, events, activities, verticals and venues. They call it a continuous celebration – the ‘Vaarivana’ life, and believe it has its roots in the many facets of life and living one can embrace on a daily basis. Be it work, leisure or lifestyle, Vaarivana has a strong connection with the many nuances of life and its launch encapsulated them perfectly.

The logo launch that took place on 30th March 2019 began on a musical note with Shaan crooning some of his popular numbers for his 2500+ fans present at the event. On 4th April 2019, Vaarivana was part of the star-studded event Colors Marathi Mirchi Music Award that was held at Chinchwad, Pune. Co-powered by Vaarivana, their Knowledge Tree was quite the showstopper. Celebrities who attended the show were asked to pen down their dreams and aspirations on a paper leaf which was later pinned on to the Knowledge Tree. Everybody has unfulfilled dreams, and most can be realized only when one is aware of what one truly wants. Vaarivana anticipates the needs and offers exactly what one would need to lead a more fulfilling life. Not surprising then, the Knowledge Tree became an instant hit and soon spread its roots across malls in Pune and Mumbai. And then came the Battle of Corporates. A delectable spread of activities brought together several corporates each trying to outdo the other in a wide range of skills. The competitions included Vaarivana Grand Chef, Vaarivana Battle of Bands, Vaarivana Interior Design Award, Vaarivana Sports League and Vaarivana Golf Weekender. What followed was a crazy display and demonstration of culinary skills, musical talent, designing prowess and game plans. The events also saw enthusiastic participation from several IT companies and clubs from Mumbai. This was the time when busy professionals got a taste of what they truly wanted to do and how busy lifestyles had kept them away from their innate desires. These events gently highlighted Vaarivana’s promise to give them everything they wanted, crafted around their individual needs. The judging panel included specialists and industry leaders, and winners walked away with a trophy, stupendous appreciation and a sense of pride. What’s interesting is that each event saw a huge turnout.

Ask Mahesh Saluja, Director – Sales & Marketing Vaarivana & TRU Realty, what Vaarivana life is all about and he’s quick to reply, “We live by the maxim – ‘the show must go on’. There is so much we can learn, share and experience together. Why limit it? We want people to embrace life in all its glory. The launch activities are just a taste of what Vaarivana life is all about. We intend to keep this spirit of celebration alive forever.”

So before people could barely recover from this continuous celebration called Vaarivana, the focus shifted to the most awaited performance by the singing sensation Sunidhi Chauhan. For the event held on 25th May 2019, people registered in large numbers on popular ticketing sites and on their own website vaarivanalife.com. With 6500+ happy faces, the concert certainly was one of the biggest events they had hosted. And then it was time for some important life lessons. When the incredibly talented Gaur Gopal Das came on the podium to share the Secrets of a Happy Life, people showed up in large numbers. What followed was nothing short of euphoria. The fact that Vaarivana serves as the perfect backdrop for leading a good life is pretty evident from everything it symbolizes.

Clearly, the launch has lived up to all the hype and hysteria Vaarivana has been creating from the time it has been conceptualized. From the very beginning, Vaarivana had lots to boast about- rustic settings, historical backdrop, geographical advantage and biodiversity. While having all this, it also had the right ingredients to add more joy and zing to urban living. Those who had heard of it knew it was being promoted as the golf community. Though given its proximity to all important destinations in Pune and the fact that it is barely minutes away from the expressway, it is also becoming the fastest growing first home villa community. Explains Anil Pharande, Chairman & Managing Director, Pharande Spaces, “We are happy to see people embracing the Vaarivana life with open arms. It had always been my dream to create the perfect low-rise villa community for those who cherish a good, balanced lifestyle. I began with just 4 villas project 25 years ago and now to see this bustling township of 247 Acers take form is nothing short of a miracle. Every nook and corner is planned with care to ensure that your beautifully designed home is replete with everything that’s needed for a gratifying social life.”

“More than 20,000 people have already joined us on this extraordinary journey at different junctures by way of participation, partnership and association. And this is just the beginning,” he adds.

With over 150 bookings in just a few days from its launch, the forest of clouds- Vaarivana has clearly set the stage for a grand life. This 247-acre fully integrated township at Urse Central, in the picturesque settings of Maval, could well be the first choice of discerning homebuyers from Mumbai and Pune.

About Vaarivana

Vaarivana is a dream project of Pharande Spaces in collaboration with Sable Sanjivani & TRU Realty- their venture partners. Vaarivana is all about clear skies, stunning vistas, great weather, open spaces and abundant greenery. It’s environmentally sensitive and boasts of imposing architecture and meticulous design. A hill on one side and valley on the other makes it picture-perfect. Add to it, Pharande Spaces’ 25 years of experience. Having completed more than 10 million sq. ft. of construction, they know exactly what you need to create beautiful memories. Vaarivana is registered under RERA – Phase A 1 – MahaRERA No. P52100018391, Phase D 1 – MahaRERA No. P52100018123, visit https://maharera.mahaonline.gov.in under registered projects.

Pharande Spaces’ Vaarivana – the centre of now

Pune district has been at the center of Maharashtrian and Marathi history for more than four hundred years, beginning with the Deccan sultanates and followed by the Maratha Empire.

As they say in Marathi: “Fulala sugandha maticha”! True to that saying, the history of those kingdoms and the lives of those who built them, were formed by the land that nurtured them.

Maval was the land of the Mavale, the hardy men whom Shivaji led into a daring adventure in the 17th century. Many of Shivaji’s comrades (and, later, a number of his soldiers) came from the Maval region in the district’s western mountains, including Yesaji Kank, Suryaji Kakade, Baji Pasalkar, Baji Prabhu Deshpande and Tanaji Malusare. Shivaji traveled the hills and forests of the Sahyadri range with his Maval friends, acquiring skills and familiarity with the land which would be useful in his military career.

The literal meaning of Maval from Marathi is “the land over which the sun sets” which is the eastern slopes and the foothills of the Sahyadris.

Grant Duff, a British soldier and historian and the author of the 3-volume tome published in 1826 “A History of the Mahrattas” described Maval’s rugged topography and flora as “scenery which everywhere presents itself is of the grandest kind”.  Maval is one of the world’s highly bio diversified regions. Steeped in history with Karla Caves, Lohgad and Bhaje in close proximity, Maval is also blessed with a pleasant climate round the year and boasts of picture-perfect natural surroundings. The Pavana lake as well as Lonavala are within the region. And now the pleasant surprise….Maval is a tehsil in Pune district and very easily accessible from the city on the Pune Mumbai Expressway corridor.

A leading developer of Pune has acquired a large land parcel in these pristine environs.  A planned 250 acre fully integrated township has received all the mandatory approvals and is being launched soon. The township is coming up at Urse Central just two kilometres from the Talegaon Toll Plaza on the Expressway. It is a smartly designed township that has just horizontal development – no high-rises and only villas on offer. A mere 20 minute drive from the IT hub of Hinjawadi as well as the industrial hub of Chakan makes it a smart alternative to leave behind the cluttered concrete towers and start living in a bungalow . The connect with history and being one with nature is a bonus.

 

Truly Maval-ous!

Pharande Spaces Launching Vaarivana – Pune’s Largest First Home Villa Community at Urse Central

The Maharashtra State Road Development Corporation (MSRDC) has plans to sell or lease out 1,000 acres along the Mumbai-Pune Expressway. The land is valued around Rs 12,000 crore. This is planned to be done in nine or ten years to partly repay loans of around Rs 28,000 crore to nine banks which are funding the upcoming 701-km Mumbai-Nagpur super-communication highway, dubbed the state’s prosperity corridor.

The project plan envisages developing land parcels flanking 2 kms on either side of the Expressway. Back in 2008, the MSRDC had carried out a study through a private consultant regarding commercial exploitation of land parcels adjoining the Mumbai-Pune Expressway. The study had recommended amusement park, townships, educational institutions, agriculture research centre, food park, golf course, truck terminal, luxury villas, IT Special Economic Zone, weekend destinations, snow park, and so on could be created.

According to the report prepared by consultant Darashaw, 23 plots were identified along the stretch on the Expressway and the immediate plan was to commercially exploit nine of them. Urse is on top of this list.

Urse has a unique locational advantage. It is at the hub of major infrastructural development projects in the vicinity – the PMRDA Ring Road, the Expressway, Pune Metro and the Virgin Hyper Loop test station all converge at Urse.

Proximity to Industrial Hubs

Urse has an additional advantage of being very near to the industrial belt of PCMC, Maval, Chakan and IT/BT park of Hinjewadi. Urse is a short drive to all these business hubs making it extremely feasible for daily travel. It is estimated that more than 2 Lac people are working in the companies located in the Technology parks in Hinjewadi and its surrounding areas. Companies across various sectors like – IT, Automobile, Pharmaceutical, Engineering, floriculture have a footprint here and giants in all these sectors are making it a big market to bank on. Phase 1 of Talegaon has seen companies like General Motors, Volkswagen, Siemens, JCB, Finolex Cables, Bajaj, Land Rover, KPIT and many others set up base. A large number of people are travelling from Pune and adjoining areas. With Foxxcon, a leading contract electronic manufacturer and a key supplier to Apple Inc., setting up a base at Talegaon, it is estimated that a massive workforce of 50,000 people will be required by just this one organisation. Phase 2 has also generated equal if not more interest, it will see a sharp rise in employment opportunities too.

Education Infrastructure

The fast-growing hub has good English medium schools, finest colleges for undergraduate and post graduate courses in almost all the fields. These schools not only promote learning through an advanced curriculum but also stress on sports and physical activity for the all-round development of the child. Some of the schools are B.K. Birla Center of Education, Heritage School, Great Eastern Academy and Mount Saint Ann Convent High School.

Be it engineering or medical education and research, there are enough options like Sinhagad Institute and Indira Institute for students to opt for after completing their 10+2. The renowned Maharashtra Institute of Medical Educational and Research is also located in the vicinity.

The sweet spot continues: Urse is exactly at the midpoint between Pimpri-Chinchwad and Lonavala. The drive time is a mere 20 minutes either way. Urse also serves as a connecting junction or as a bypass for the northeast-southeast corridors connecting the Industrial areas of Chakan, Talegaon with Hinjewadi. The proposed Navi Mumbai International airport at Panvel is merely at a distance of 83 kms.

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High Growth Potential

All in all, this area has grown at a fast pace and is poised for an exponential growth in the future. This excites the real estate developers to make more and more investment in projects in the region that are sure to yield them heavy returns. Since the location is at quite a feasible distance from Pune, people have started shifting to this area to avoid the city’s hustle-bustle and experience nature very close to them.

Biggest Development at Urse

One of the biggest real estate investments in recent times has been by Pune’s leading developer Pharande Spaces. They have acquired a 250-acre prime land parcel at Urse Central with the hills of Dongarwadi as a backdrop. What is unique about their project is that it will be a horizontal-development with no high-rise buildings and will exclusively be a community of Villa Homes. This is certainly not only the biggest only-villa project in Pune but maybe across Maharashtra as well. Pharande has named this upcoming project as ‘Vaarivana’, meaning a forest of clouds.

Prospective buyers at Vaarivana also get to own the free-hold land that their villa or bungalow stands on. An investment in land provides better appreciation as compared to an investment in an apartment. Pharande Spaces’ Vaarivana has received all approvals under the Maharashtra Special Townships Act. The project has been registered with MahaRERA number: P52100018391 | Phase A-1; P52100018252 | Phase C and D as well. A key feature at Vaarivana is that 90% of the plot is a green area. Vaarivana will host a 6-hole golf course and a 50,000 sq. ft. club house.

Vaarivana is at the heart of Urse Central and all locational advantages of Urse Central hold true. In addition, a road is being constructed by PCNTDA that would connect Vaarivana to Nigdi via Appu Ghar. This distance would be covered in just 10 minutes. A proposed 30 m wide RP road will connect Vaarivana to the Rajiv Gandhi Infotech Park, Hinjewadi. The distance from Vaarivana to Hinjewadi is 19.5 kms and the drive a breezy 16 minutes.

Vaarivana Altitude

Urse Central is blessed with a pleasant climate all year round and boasts of green hills, picture perfect natural surroundings where the clouds gather. The difference in the altitudes at Urse Central (2021 ft. above mean sea level) and Lonavala (2047 ft. above mean sea level) is a mere 25 feet. It enables one to a hill station vacation experience every day. Khandala, incidentally is at an altitude which is 200 feet lower than Vaarivana.

Vaarivana is a great opportunity to invest for the future.