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.
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.