During the visit, students covered various sites that contributed to their development in to individuals who possess knowledge, strong thinking skills and those with better historical empathy. Some of the sites covered include Table Point, which is a plateau and is the highest part of the valley with an elevation of 4,550 feet above sea level and covers 95 acres. Students also visited the Lord Shiva Cave where children enjoyed horse riding.They also made a trip to Shivaji Fort, commissioned by the Maratha King Shivaji Maharaj to Moropant Trimbak Pingle, his Prime Minister, to undertake the construction of the fort to defend the banks of the Nira and the Koyna rivers, and the Par pass. It was completed in 1656 and three years later on November 10, 1659, the Battle of Pratapgarh between Shivaji and Afzal Khan was fought here.
Another place they visited includes Mahabaleshwar Temple, an ancient temple of Lord Shiva, which has five rivers flowing through it, namely Krishna, Gomati, Kaveri, Koyna and Veena. To see for themselves who a strawberry garden looks like, the children were taken to Mapro Garden that hosts the annual Strawberry Festival. Mahabaleshwar contributes to 85% of the total Strawberry produce in India and about 80% is consumed fresh. They also made a trip to The New Era High School, Panchgani where Hindi movie ‘Tare Zameen Par’ was shot.It was a joyous and elevating experience and the group returned to the BKBCE Campus on April 29, 2015.