3,000

People

22

Foreign Nationals

7,200

Meters (7.2 Kms)

1,000

ft climb

SAPMARC Heritage Walk 2016

was packed with more than 3000 people
walked from Bhaje Village to Lohagad fort.

Mr. Natrajan Sundar
Chief General Manager, SBI

commented:

"It was a unique activity
ever conducted in India."

Dr. Sudesh Roy
Senior Officer at
Archaeological Survey of India, Mumbai Office

mentioned:

"They could not popularize Bhaje Caves, Lohgad Fort, and Visapur Fort the way SAMPARC did!"

Inauguration by:

Mr. Parag Satpute – MD. Sandvik Asia Pvt. Ltd.
Mr. Natrajan Sundar – Chief General Manager, SBI
Mr. Brijmohan Sharma, Chief General Manager – IDBI Bank
Dr. Sudesh Roy – Senior Officer at Archaeological Survey of India, Mumbai
Mr. Rajesh Shivalkar, General Manager – IDBI Bank,
Mr. Vinay Tonse- General Manager- SBI
Mr. Vilas Kokate- AGM, SBI
Mrs. Pushpa Singhvi- Trustee SAMPARC
Mr. Kasbarek, Executive Vice President – Volkswagen
Mr. Sharad Dhamale – Ex. MLA, Mulshi
Mr. Dnyaneshwar Dalavi Sabhapati, Panchayat Samiti
Bhante Shri. Aniruddha

Bhaje Caves

Bhaje cave

is a group of 22 rock-cut caves dating back to the 2nd century BC located near Lonavala. Protected by the Archaeological Survey of India as a National Monument, it belongs to the Hinayana Buddhist Sect. At an altitude of 200 metre, one can witness a lush waterfall with water plunging into the foothills.

Visapur Fort

Visapur Fort3 by Bajirao Nawale

is 3800 feet above sea level. Lohgad Fort is one of the prominent Hillforts of the Maratha empires for a major part of time. For a short period, it was taken over by the Mughal Empire. The hill extends to the northwest to a fortified spur, called Vinchukata (Scorpion’s tail) because of its resembling shape. The beauty of the fort comes alive during monsoon when it is covered with mist and clouds.

Lohagad Fort

Lohagad Fort1 by Bajirao Nawale

is built on the same plateau as Lohgad Fort. Built by the first Peshwa of the Maratha Empire, Balaji Vishwanath, the history of both the forts are closely linked. The Fort consists of caves, a decorated arch, cisterns of water and old houses. In most likability, Hanuman was the patron deity of Visapur Fort.

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