We have spent almost 5 years in Rohan Tarang.
This evening, a young lady who is a member of the managing committee told me that the society wanted to start an in-house magazine (ezine) for residents of Rohan Tarang and she wanted to use a paragraph from a review of Rohan Tarang I had written 4 years ago on completion of our one year stay in Rohan Tarang.
I am posting the paragraph once more for her convenience.
ROHAN TARANG WAKAD PUNE
Rohan Tarang is a nice place to live at the best location in Wakad Pune.
Well designed bright and airy apartments, nice friendly cosmopolitan IT crowd, good ambiance and superb view of the Mula River, well connected yet quiet and relatively unpolluted, Rohan Tarang is the only residential complex in South Wakad, quite far away from the din and bustle of North Wakad which has become an overcrowded concrete jungle.
Luckily, this place is not in the middle of a concrete jungle and you do not feel boxed-in by huge buildings surrounding you like in most places in Pune, and in the proliferating townships on the other side of the road in Wakad. Here you have a much better view than your neighbour’s balcony.
There is plenty of natural light, plenty of fresh air, a breathtaking view of the Mula River and its verdant surroundings, and a “feel good” vibe, which fills me with cheer and makes me happy to stay at home.
I must say that the architect who designed these apartments in Rohan Tarang has done a real good job. One gets a feeling of roominess, brightness and liveliness here as this is not one of those ubiquitous cramped matchbox design flats, proliferating all over Pune, where one feels claustrophobic and uncomfortable the moment one enters.
The proximity of Rohan Tarang to Wakad Village enables one to enjoy a nice village-like atmosphere and one can walk down to to the verdant, unpolluted and uncrowded, serene and green park in the Mhatoba Temple Gardens on the banks of Mula River.
The cons are the lack of social infrastructure required for modern living and non-availability of Landline Phone and Broadband Internet Connectivity (BSNL, Airtel and other ISPs have not laid optical fiber cables so far to South Wakad) and erratic internet and cell phone connectivity via wireless.
Hopefully things will improve as development takes place.
(Above Review Written by Me in November 2011)
PS: Plenty has changed in Wakad since then (Nov 2011).
The best thing is the proliferation of new restaurants, eateries and shopping places that have sprung up nearby in Wakad and Hinjewadi.
But I am still patiently waiting for the Xion Multiplex to open, since, as of now, there is no cinema anywhere nearby, and you have to go all the way to ESquare Multiplex which is 12 Kms away.
And, of course, there is no Mall in Wakad either, but then, I don’t miss that too much.