Pugmarks was founded 1999 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”.


A major innovation by Pugmarks was the launch of its signature Volunteer Training Program.Since 2005 more than 800 youngsters have undergone the VTP. Our volunteers have gone on to become great ambassadors of the outdoors around the world. All the camps at Pugmarks are conducted by our team of trained Volunteers. Our Volunteers define the unique culture of Safety, Fun and Care that has been the hallmark of the organization.

Current Management

In 2012, Mr Anil Gupte and Mrs Usha Gupte retired from the business and Mr Chinmay Divekar and his father Mr Hari Divekar became directors of the company. Further in 2017 Mr Anirudh Chaoji also retired from the business. He currently stays in Nagpur.
Team Pugmarks

Our Mission

To sensitise young people to the joy of the outdoors and nature conservation while enhancing their personal development.

Once a Pugmarker always a Pugmarker

A Pugmarker pursues her passion for the great outdoors gaining confidence and skills to become a sensitive, and patient leader and is ready to take a responsible place in our society. Being a Pugmarker is an enriching way of life.

Meet the team

Chinmay Divekar
Chinmay is the Owner/Director of Pugmarks, an avid reader and a traveller himself. He has over 2 decades of experience in camping, adventure and travel.
    Bhavin Majethiya
    Chief Executive Officer
    Bhavin is the CEO based out of Pune office brings his experience of large scale operations and School excursions on the table. He has been part of the travel industry for over 15+ years. A published author and an avid trekker with passion for adventure sports are some of his keen interests.
      Kapil Jain
      GM, Mumbai and Head Admin
      Kapil Jain is the GM, MUMBAI AND HEAD ADMIN – Mumbai operating from Thane Office. He also closely monitors the camp operations plus critiques and troubleshoots problems as and when needed.
        Prakash Kelshekar
        Category Manager: Himalayan Treks and Head: Safety
        Prakash is a qualified mountaineer with BMC, AMC, MOI,LO and Basic skiing course to his credit. He is the summitter of Himalayan peaks like Jogin-I and Jogin-II in Gangotri region. He is also IMF(Indian mountaineer foundation) National Judge with International Judging qualification from Singapore, Malaysia, France and Austria in sports Climbing and IMF National faculty for National Judges courses .
          Rupesh Majethiya
          Category Manager: Wildlife Camps and Head Volunteer Training Program
          Passionate for Outdoors, Music and Cricket...Rupesh has been exploring outdoors for more than 18 years. He has been leading people of all age groups to different parts of Country. He finds equal joy be it conducting a Team Building Simulation for a corporate group or dancing around on Music with bunch of energetic campers or Sharing valuable knowledge and information about outdoors to Young Volunteers, or simply sitting around Campfire singing a Kishore Kumar classiss and crackling unlimited and spontaneous Jokes.
            Abhijeet Sonavane
            Senior Tour Manager
            Abhijeet is a certified tour manager. He has 7 years of experience in the tourism industry. Professionally managed domestic and international tours.This gave him a chance to travel all over the world and experience different cultures. His love for travelling and exploring places is what brings him here and what motivates him to give a similar experience to our campers.
              Dhwani Dave
              Category Manager- Wildlife Camps
              Dhwani has completed her Masters in Wildlife Conservation and Action in the year of 2021. She has a keen interest in Herpetology and was part of multiple research projects for the last 5 years regarding snakes and frogs all around the country. Here in Pugmarks she wants to educate and spread awareness about the lesser known fauna by contributing in our children friendly camps.
                Nikita Kumavat
                Executive: Bookings, Vacation Camps
                She has completed her Bachelors in Travel and Tourism Management. She believes that If you set your mind on what you want, wrap it up in what you are doing and keep doing it. She has an interest in the working sector where she can connect with people professionally and give them insights of traveling along with the joy of people getting satisfied with tourism and travel. She is working as a sales co-ordinator and operates from our Thane office.

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