5,000

People

40

Foreign Nationals

7,200

Meters (7.2 Kms)

1,000

ft climb

SAPMARC Heritage Walk 2017

To experience the elements of nature 5000 participants in 2017 from the different stature of the Society joined SAMPARC Heritage Walk, vibrantly echoing people’s support for a cause, which is to support orphan children.

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. Sanjay Bala Bhegde – Local MLA – Maval Taluka
Mr. Gulabrao Mhalaskar – Sabhapati Pune Jilha Parishad
Ms. Rachana Iyer – CSR Head Capital First Ltd.
Mr. Saharsh David – CSR Head SANDVIK Asia Pvt. Ltd
Mr. Chintan Siriya – CSR Lead eClerx Services Limited
Mrs. Lucilla Monti from Italy
Mr. Fatehchand Ranka – Gold Businessman
Mrs. Shalu Sood from Australia
Mr. Parag Satpute – MD Bridgestone
Ms. Girija Oak  – Marathi Cinestar
Ms. Neha Mahajan – Marathi Cinestar
Mr. Harish Patel – Senior Actor
Mrs. Neetu Khosla – Mrs. Universe India 2017

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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