Since 1894 the annual Ganesh Chaturthi takes place. It is a festivity over 10 days in the honour of the god Ganesha, taking place in August or September. During this time, also the Pune festival takes place where classical Indian music and dance, theatre plays, films and traditional sports are presented. This festival is worth seeing should you be in Pune at this time. Besides, Pune additionally hosts the famous Sawai Gandharva Music Festival where traditional Indian music is presented.
Yoga fans do also find enough to do. B.K.S Iyengar, who is one of the most important representatives of the so-called Hatha-Yoga, is living in the city since 1975. A dozen people from all over the world visit the city yearly to do Yoga in the Memorial Yoga Institute.
Moreover, Pune owns the Osho International Meditation Resort which is considered to be the biggest therapy and mediation centre of the world. Throughout the year, round about 200.000 people visit it for recovery, mediation or therapy.
Some time ago the Raja Dinkar Kelkar Museum was upgraded also with German support. Impressive art of the Maharahtra culture can be seen there.