Just like the changing face of a man through his life’s decades, the portraits of most neighbourhoods undergo a transformation as modernity and development knock at their doors. However, some maintain their original form, with nature’s bounty growing with the years, making them more picturesque, beautiful and unique. The elite Koregaon Park neighbourhood of Pune is one such sterling example of time having stood still, effusing its glory through dangling roots of banyan trees, verdant greenery and stately mansions. This book records for posterity how a precinct has been saved not only due to some special development control rules of the government; but also because of the love and passion of residents who passionately campaigned, whenever it was threatened with alterations of the concrete jungle kind. This book is a delight for every nature and heritage lover as the history and socio-cultural heritage of Koregaon Park is accentuated through interesting interviews and stunning visuals. It is an example of citizen alertness and pride in the conservation of a heritage which is an important facet of any fast-growing city.