Another Pune edition. Another page in our book of fond memories. 

It’s that time of the year! Bacardi Nh7 Weekender is back in Pune and we can’t stop counting the days. This Pune edition will go down on the 8th, 9th and 10th of December, 2017, at the Mahalaxmi Lawns. If you attended the festival last year, then it’s important to note that the venue has changed and it is a whole new and improved one this time around. Get your tickets to the festival right here

And, to add to the frenzy, they have a line-up that looks to outshine its predecessor editions. We’re talking Steve Vai, Marky Ramone, The Dillinger Escape Plan, Vishal Bhardwaj, Indian Ocean, et many many more.

Because we are sure you are as excited as we are, the Sherp has prepared a rough budget plan to prepare you for the expenses that you might have to look into before, during and after the festival. So let’s begin:


The golden ticket to three days of happiness at the happiest music festival. The Phase 2 Regular Season Pass will cost you INR 2539, exclusive of GST. This is valid for all three days. If you are born on or after December 11th, 1996, you can grab a Phase 2 Under 21 Season Pass, which will cost you INR 1758, exclusive of GST. This is also valid for all three days. GST will be added to your ticket when reach the checkout. So get your tickets here ASAP!

Additionally, you can also purchase F&B Coupons online and get INR 20% extra. Buy a coupon for INR 500 and get coupons worth INR 600. Pretty cool, right. The F&B coupons, however, are non-refundable.

Getting There

Now that you have your tickets, and probably a good number of F&B coupons too, it’s time to book them flight tickets to Pune. Right now return tickets are going at a very reasonable rate, so best you make haste. Check out Skyscanner for the best poosible return ticket rate:




Mumbai peeps can either opt to drive down to Pune or hop into a Shivneri Bus (for those aliens who haven’t heard of this service, Shivneri buses are AC buses that leave from Dadar TT, Mumbai, every 15 minutes). You also have the option of taking a train from Mumbai to Pune, which will approximately take you around anywhere between 3 to 4 hours. The recommended trains are the Intercity Express and the Deccan Express. 


Nothing like Airbnb to get you a cozy and comfy accommodation for the three days of your stay (a fourth day if you do not wish to travel on 10th December after the festival). Here are a few Airbnb’s that you can check out around the vicinity of the venue – Mahalaxmi Lawns:

From the accommodation, you can book yourself into an Uber/Ola/Rickshaw and hitch a ride to the venue. This should cost you anywhere between 150-300 bucks on an estimate.

Food And Beverage

The festival is where you’ll do most of the eating and drinking duties. With a wide variety of cuisines available throughout the day, we can safely assume that you’d be spending around INR 1500 per day inside the festival. Add to that other miscellaneous expenditures you’ll incur for other meals throughout the day. So your F&B expenditure would roughly be around INR 4500 for the three days.


Total Expenditure

Taking into consideration all the above points and estimations, here’s what your final tab would look like for Bacardi NH7 Weekender Pune!

We think this is just about perfect for three days of insane fun, mindblowing music and tons of good food and drinks to keep your happy high going strong at the Happiest Music Festival a.k.a. Bacardi NH7 Weekender. Get your tickets right here and we’ll see you there in a few days!