Meters (7.2 Kms)
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
"It was a unique activity
ever conducted in India."
Dr. Sudesh Roy
Senior Officer at
Archaeological Survey of India, Mumbai Office
"They could not popularize Bhaje Caves, Lohgad Fort, and Visapur Fort the way SAMPARC did!"
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
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.
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.
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.