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About Pugmarks

Pugmarks was founded 21 years ago in Pune by 3 passionate conservationists including an IITian and a naturalist working for WWF.

Our core mission is “To sensitise the youth to the joy of the outdoors and nature conservation while enhancing their personal development”. 

Each year thousands of youngsters camp with us in their vacations at amazing places like Manali, Andamans, Kanha, Dandeli and more. 

Pugmarks is led by a dynamic team which has over 20 years of experience in adventure travel and ecotourism. Pugmarks has won many awards over the years, most notably the National Award from ATOAI for excellence in "Community-based adventure"

About Pawankhind Wildlife & Adventure

Program Overview
  • Highlights

    Solve the Jungle Mystery.
    Unfold the historical significance of Pawankhind,
    Visit Waghzara, Echo Point. Experience new adventures Jeep Safari at Pawankhind.
    Net Climbing, rifle shooting, Burma Bridge, Commando Net, Jeep Top Ride to Scenic Manoli Dam. 
    Enjoy delicious Vanbhojan

  • Type
    The Explorers
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  • Day 1
    Mumbai campers to report at 05.00 am sharp at Raja Shivaji Vidyalaya, Dadar (E), opp. State Bank of India. The bus departs at 05.15 am. Breakfast en-route. Pune campers to report at 08.45 am sharp at Chandani Chowk. Depart by 09.00 am Reach Amba Ghat campsite by lunch. Room allotment. After lunch, get ready for Local Safari to Visit the Scenic Manoli Dam, enjoy the sunset from Amba Ghat. Evening Fun and games.
  • Day 2
    After Breakfast, depart for the Half day Pawankhind Safari which includes Nature walk/trek in the Jungles, visit Waghzara, Konkan Point, Echo Point and Pawankhind, which has its historical importance from the Era of The Shivaji Maharaj. Enjoy Vanabhojan, the forest lunch. After returning to resort, Team Games, Learn Puggy Songs, Night walk with Star Gazing.
  • Day 3
    Today is the day of adventure. After breakfast, go for adventure activities like Burma Bridge, Net Walk, Spider Walk, Rifle Shooting, and Commando Net. Evening brings out the creativeness - Drama competitions, Campfire.
  • Day 4
    Set out for Morning Nature Walk / Bird Watching. Come back to resort for breakfast and depart for your home town, en-route packed lunch. Reach Chandani Chowk Pune at 07.00 pm / Raja Shivaji Vidyalaya, Dadar at 10.30 pm

About the Place: This Campsite is situated in Village Amba (Dist. Kolhapur) at the height of 3000 ft, nestled deep in the Western Ghats. Amba is recently awarded the World Heritage Status. It is located, on top of Amba ghat, almost exactly between Kolhapur and Ratnagiri cities of Maharashtra. It is a reserve forest and falls in the buffer zone of Sahyadri Tiger Reserve and Dajipur Bison Sanctuary.

The locations around the Campsite is steeped in the History of the Great Maratha Leader Chatrapati Shivaji & the Lionhearted Warrior Baji Prabhu Deshpande, who laid down his life at Pawankhind.

Distance: This Campsite is 65kms away from Kolhapur City, almost exactly between Kolhapur and Ratnagiri and about 240 km from Pune.

Activities: Visit to the Scenic Manoli Dam, Amba Ghat, visit Pawankhind, the battlefield, Konkan Point, Burma bridge, Net Walk, Spider walk etc.

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