A Ride + Trekking in the Fog (Nagpur - Patalkot - Nagpur)

Tripoto
13th Aug 2016

"NO ROAD IS TOO LONG, WHEN YOU HAVE GOOD COMPANY"

Photo of A Ride + Trekking in the Fog (Nagpur - Patalkot - Nagpur) 1/1 by Mohan Bangde
MOTOSPORTS - The oragnizors

Have you ever seen heaven on the Earth?? I experienced a similar place before few days and Just sharing my experience.

I was always fascinated by the beauty of nature and always look for something different than the regular rat race. While just surfing Facebook I saw an event posted by MOTOSPORTS, Nagpur “A Ride + Trekking in the Fog (Nagpur - Patalkot - Nagpur) 13th & 14th August 2016” without thinking any other FAQ. I just called the contact person Rushi Lashkare & Girish Manuja and booked 1 seat for me (it was long weekend ahead 13-14-15 August 2016) and that’s the way a memorable journey started.

DAY-1

The reporting time was scheduled by 7 am in the morning at St Ursula Girls High School and Junior College, Sadar, Nagpur. There were around 40 members in our team, we were 7 Bikers and rest of the participants brings their 4 wheelers. We had a formal hi-hello, we had tea and Veg. Sandwiches.

Got some instructions from coordinators , Finally we took a group photo and then flag off!!!!!!

Day 1

ALL THE PARTICIPANTS

Photo of St Ursula Girls High School and Junior College, Nagpur, Maharashtra, India by Mohan Bangde

Our Route to reach destination

Photo of St Ursula Girls High School and Junior College, Nagpur, Maharashtra, India by Mohan Bangde

The Route is of 275KM full of adventures, Girish Manuja was leading the team with FZ motorcycle and Rushi Lashkare was tailing the team with his Mahindra Thor Jeep. We took road as follows:

•SADAR

•KATOL ROAD

•KALMESHWAR

•DHAPEWADA

•ADASA BYPASS

•SAONER

•KELWAD

•JAMSAOLI

Somwhere on the Saoner- Jamsaoli Road

Photo of Kelwad, Maharashtra, India by Mohan Bangde

Breakfast Time!!

We reached to Jamsaoli, which is around 75 km from Nagpur. We all were started feeling hungry so, We took a break and enjoyed Poha, Samosa, Pakoda & Tea. IT was no limit breakfast because, we were supposed to get Lunch around by 4 pm and its 10.30 am.

"Har break me photo to banti hai" guys clicking after breakfast

Photo of Jam Sawali, Sawli No.1, Madhya Pradesh, India by Mohan Bangde

After having very heavy breakfast we move towards the next destination, It’s a very beautiful whether out, all the trees, landscapes, farms were spreading their fresh green colors everywhere, the scenes on the routes were too catchy, uphill- downhill terrains ,bridges were looking more beautiful and full of water .

Crossing Sarpini River Bridge!!!!

Photo of Mohgaon, Madhya Pradesh, India by Mohan Bangde

After crossing Mohgoan , Girish( The Lead Biker) Suddenly stopped………..Heyy!!! What’s that???

A Heavenly Beautiful Lake, Ahead

Photo of A Ride + Trekking in the Fog (Nagpur - Patalkot - Nagpur) by Mohan Bangde

A Sudden Stopp!!!

Photo of A Ride + Trekking in the Fog (Nagpur - Patalkot - Nagpur) by Mohan Bangde

A beautiful lake we found on Mohgoan- Marran Route, Cloudy atmosphere increased the beauty of that lake, we all were rushed to the lake, and as usual nobody could control their selves from clicking pics, spend almost 20-30 mins near lake and then started towards the some off road biking into the forests through Bhumma Village.

Nature cover with green shawls......and Huge water bodies (Waghnala)

Photo of A Ride + Trekking in the Fog (Nagpur - Patalkot - Nagpur) by Mohan Bangde

"Lake ke pass ek photo to banta hai- Team Motosports"

Photo of A Ride + Trekking in the Fog (Nagpur - Patalkot - Nagpur) by Mohan Bangde

Off road driving is something which is everyone should do once in a life, going straight, plain and safe terrain is also not possible always in everyone’s life, so why not to choose such roads during adventures.

Cars trying to make their ways from off road terrains

Photo of A Ride + Trekking in the Fog (Nagpur - Patalkot - Nagpur) by Mohan Bangde

Yup It's a Teamwork after all.....Helping by making temporary way out with the help of stones .

Photo of A Ride + Trekking in the Fog (Nagpur - Patalkot - Nagpur) by Mohan Bangde

While some members engaging their hands to make a way.Hasan is appreciating others differntly :-)

Photo of A Ride + Trekking in the Fog (Nagpur - Patalkot - Nagpur) by Mohan Bangde

After completing off road terrain, we made our way further, the route as follows

• BHUMMA

• NADEWANI

• DUDDHEWANI

• AMBADA

• NANDANWADI

• SALAI

• DUNAWA

• MULTAI

• MORKHA

• HARNYA

• NAYAGOAN

• JUNNARDEO

Sharing some pics below of above route.

Guyzz enjoying the ride!!!

Photo of A Ride + Trekking in the Fog (Nagpur - Patalkot - Nagpur) by Mohan Bangde

Rear View of "The Motosports Kafila"

Photo of A Ride + Trekking in the Fog (Nagpur - Patalkot - Nagpur) by Mohan Bangde

Aj kuch Toofani Karte Hai!!!!

Photo of A Ride + Trekking in the Fog (Nagpur - Patalkot - Nagpur) by Mohan Bangde

Girls always ready to pose , Everywhere in the universe same rule applicable.

Photo of A Ride + Trekking in the Fog (Nagpur - Patalkot - Nagpur) by Mohan Bangde

Finding the way!!!!

Photo of A Ride + Trekking in the Fog (Nagpur - Patalkot - Nagpur) by Mohan Bangde

Some fogg !! chal raha hai!!

Photo of A Ride + Trekking in the Fog (Nagpur - Patalkot - Nagpur) by Mohan Bangde

Yuppiee!! finally its raining

Photo of A Ride + Trekking in the Fog (Nagpur - Patalkot - Nagpur) by Mohan Bangde

A end of the day-Farmers moving to their home.

Photo of A Ride + Trekking in the Fog (Nagpur - Patalkot - Nagpur) by Mohan Bangde

Kahi dur jab din dhal jaye.

Photo of A Ride + Trekking in the Fog (Nagpur - Patalkot - Nagpur) by Mohan Bangde

Girish Bhai, Jana Kaha hai????

Photo of A Ride + Trekking in the Fog (Nagpur - Patalkot - Nagpur) by Mohan Bangde

Manish Bhaiya....yamini and Rushi.....Seifie Time

Photo of A Ride + Trekking in the Fog (Nagpur - Patalkot - Nagpur) by Mohan Bangde

It was 5.30 around, we reached to Junnardeo, everybody were totally drenched in Rain (Only biker, though we were wearing raincoats)

& most important, we were too Muchhhhh HUNGRYYYY!!!!

“NO ONE CAN BATTLE, WITH THE EMPTY STOMACH”

Reached to “HOTEL AMBIKA, JUNNARDEO” (Sorry no pics), Buffet was ready, and we literally jumped on our Lunch (so called it’s almost 6pm)

Tomato Soup, Paneer Masala, Aloo Jeera, Dal Fry, Bundi Raita, Rice, Chapati, Gulab Jamun, Salad, Papad

Did my tummyful lunch and yarning, but destination is much away so again, geared up for next journey. Sunlight was getting down, spirits were getting high to reach the destination.

Our next stop was Tamia, 28 km. away from junnardeo Tamia is the telsil place of Chhindwada District.

Finding my way through fog towards Tamia

Photo of Junnardeo, Madhya Pradesh, India by Mohan Bangde

A beautiful road ahead

Photo of Junnardeo, Madhya Pradesh, India by Mohan Bangde

Rishi trying to capture us.

Photo of Junnardeo, Madhya Pradesh, India by Mohan Bangde

Waiting for other participants- Meanwhile ek group pic

Photo of Junnardeo, Madhya Pradesh, India by Mohan Bangde

We reached to Tamia around 7:30 pm, We all took rest at guest house in Tamia, near Vulture Point and had Tea and Biscuits which energize us, We met our Camp coordinator Mr. Pawan Shrivastav He gave some instructions for our next and final drive to Patalkot.

Fog near Guest House Gate, Tamia MP

Photo of Tamia, Madhya Pradesh, India by Mohan Bangde

Mr. Sanjay Agrawal playing "Hum honge kamayab, ek din" on harmonica to motivate all of us.

Photo of Tamia, Madhya Pradesh, India by Mohan Bangde

And here we started for Patalkot vally, it is just 18 kms away from Tamia, So, we were expected to reach within 30 mins, But it never work according to plan

“Yaha to pura fog hi fog chal raha hai!!!” It was deep dense Fog everywhere around and visibility is just 5mtrs. Routes were too difficult narrow road, up and down terrain. (after all its Patalkot valley ghats)

My greatest experience, I would like tell all of you, somehow I got Chance to lead the vehicle, Pawan Shrivastav (Camp coordinator) was seating behind me, and told me, my vehicle speed should not be exceeded than 10-15 Km/hr., Because a very narrow road, deep ditch (abyss) both side, and we were fully surrounded with fog.

Fog itself explains every thing....

Photo of A Ride + Trekking in the Fog (Nagpur - Patalkot - Nagpur) by Mohan Bangde

Karawa passing .......

Photo of A Ride + Trekking in the Fog (Nagpur - Patalkot - Nagpur) by Mohan Bangde

Blur effect.....mixed with fog

Photo of A Ride + Trekking in the Fog (Nagpur - Patalkot - Nagpur) by Mohan Bangde

Speed limit 10km/hr

Photo of A Ride + Trekking in the Fog (Nagpur - Patalkot - Nagpur) by Mohan Bangde

Moses with his son Behnur....Very Brave child

Photo of A Ride + Trekking in the Fog (Nagpur - Patalkot - Nagpur) by Mohan Bangde

It took almost 80 min. to cover that deadly distance from Tamia to Patalkot. That full adventurous route finally ends with the destination, and yes here I reached at Patalkot. Tent, Music was waiting for us.

The Patalkot valley is spread over an area of 79 km2. at an average height of 2750–3250 feet above Mean Sea Level from 22.24 to 22.29 ° North and 78.43 to 78.50 ° East.comprised with Granite gneiss, green schists,basic rocks, quartz with Gondwana sediments including conglomerate sandstone,shales and carbonaceous shales.The unique composite carbon on the rocks called Shilajit is also found on few patches in upper zones.

Tents at Camping site

Photo of Patalkot Valley Vista, Chimtipur, Madhya Pradesh, India by Mohan Bangde

Both side tent view

Photo of Patalkot Valley Vista, Chimtipur, Madhya Pradesh, India by Mohan Bangde

Tents at campsite

Photo of Patalkot Valley Vista, Chimtipur, Madhya Pradesh, India by Mohan Bangde

Full music set up ready

Photo of Patalkot Valley Vista, Chimtipur, Madhya Pradesh, India by Mohan Bangde

I was feeling like, We were on the big cloud in the sky which is moving slowly- slowly. Arrangements of tent were too awesome, we got our allotted tents and we just got fresh, and gather again for some enjoyment.Meanwhile everyone got a time to meet, introduction; we got a chance to communicate everyone. Its joyful breezy whether and chill too,(as temperature getting down) its almost 10.30 so we took dinner

Menu for Dinner- Tomato Chutney, Baigan Bharta, Dal, Rice, Makka Bhakari, Chapati, Salad.

After Dinner we everyone gathered for camp fire played Dumb Charades and Antakshari, around 2 o’clock we went to sleep. Because tomorrow we were scheduled to go for Trekking.

Bonefire!! With Antakshari!!!! I was on fire with my old song collection

Photo of A Ride + Trekking in the Fog (Nagpur - Patalkot - Nagpur) by Mohan Bangde

It's a time to sleep, All tired rider taking rest in their respected tents

Photo of A Ride + Trekking in the Fog (Nagpur - Patalkot - Nagpur) by Mohan Bangde

Guys chitchatting during campfire

Photo of A Ride + Trekking in the Fog (Nagpur - Patalkot - Nagpur) by Mohan Bangde

“Every Night in Adventure, Camp will give you Different Thrill”

My den- :-)

Photo of A Ride + Trekking in the Fog (Nagpur - Patalkot - Nagpur) by Mohan Bangde

Suddenly!! Around 4 O’clock, Me and My Tent mate Neel, woke up, it was heavy raining outside, Our tent started shattering, Though our tent was water proof, but due to stormy whether water started draining from the bottom of the tent, My Winter Jacket, Blanket, Mattress totally got soak.

What to do now, I didn’t find any other option than seating in the tent till the morning……Finally It’s a Good Morning!!!! But raining still continued

Raat ke tufan..ke baad subah ki khamoshi

Photo of Carnations, Mount Road, Sadar, Nagpur, Maharashtra, India by Mohan Bangde

I guess....rishi & girish might be thinking about trekking ka kaisa bhai bohot bhari hai

Photo of Carnations, Mount Road, Sadar, Nagpur, Maharashtra, India by Mohan Bangde

We got fresh, by the time had a tea and waiting for the next instruction, everybody woke up till 8.30 am. But rain was the big issue, so Coordinators were discussing about the trek route (some changes due to bad weather)

Nobody in the hurry, and someone suggested to start Music System, and people started dancing, it was “Natural Rain Dance”, now everybody join us and showed their moves

They started dancing first

Photo of A Ride + Trekking in the Fog (Nagpur - Patalkot - Nagpur) by Mohan Bangde

And we start...our desi dance

Photo of A Ride + Trekking in the Fog (Nagpur - Patalkot - Nagpur) by Mohan Bangde

Kala chashma lagala ye........

Photo of A Ride + Trekking in the Fog (Nagpur - Patalkot - Nagpur) by Mohan Bangde

Are chalo bhai Trekking ke liye

Photo of A Ride + Trekking in the Fog (Nagpur - Patalkot - Nagpur) by Mohan Bangde

After enjoying dance for 30-40 mins. We had breakfast- Poha, Jalebi

After that we all were split into teams, for trekking one person from the camp accompanied us and all team started towards Chimtipur Village , Downhill through rough routes and stairs towards “PATAL”(too deep)

Steps towards Patal Chimtipur

Photo of A Ride + Trekking in the Fog (Nagpur - Patalkot - Nagpur) by Mohan Bangde

Pic with Chimtipur villagers house.

Photo of Chimtipur, Madhya Pradesh, India by Mohan Bangde

at Chimtipur village...deciding where to go

Photo of Chimtipur, Madhya Pradesh, India by Mohan Bangde

After too many efforts we reach to Chimtipur Village, What a scene, a small world in Deep. We visited some houses talk to the villagers, clicked some pics and started towards the river, Some Participants were not ready as they were tired but we were enthusiastic for the river side.so, we started and few were left to the camp.

The distance from Chimtipur to river was 2 km. We reached in 15-20 mins near river, what a view it was!! And drizzling rain, we all enter into the river bed and spent some time on river rocks took some pics and then we started towards camp by different way (So, called short cut), it is too tiring and everyone were saying same thing, Are aur kitna Baki Hai!!!

Towards the River route

Photo of A Ride + Trekking in the Fog (Nagpur - Patalkot - Nagpur) by Mohan Bangde

Live landsliding experience..too thrilling

Photo of A Ride + Trekking in the Fog (Nagpur - Patalkot - Nagpur) by Mohan Bangde

At River of Chimtipur.....sab log utar gaye nadi me

Photo of A Ride + Trekking in the Fog (Nagpur - Patalkot - Nagpur) by Mohan Bangde

Finding the way towards campsite

Photo of A Ride + Trekking in the Fog (Nagpur - Patalkot - Nagpur) by Mohan Bangde

Very long way to go!!!!

Photo of A Ride + Trekking in the Fog (Nagpur - Patalkot - Nagpur) by Mohan Bangde

A paradise

Photo of A Ride + Trekking in the Fog (Nagpur - Patalkot - Nagpur) by Mohan Bangde

One more group pic to motivate...bas aur thoda hi bacha hai

Photo of A Ride + Trekking in the Fog (Nagpur - Patalkot - Nagpur) by Mohan Bangde

Stairs towards camp

Photo of A Ride + Trekking in the Fog (Nagpur - Patalkot - Nagpur) by Mohan Bangde

Hum sath sath hai ????

Photo of A Ride + Trekking in the Fog (Nagpur - Patalkot - Nagpur) by Mohan Bangde

After too much struggle we reached to our base camp, we all were tired and hungry. And Lunch was also ready so, we took delicious lunch

Menu: Kaju Panner Masala, Mix Veg, Chapati, Dal, Rice and Papad

Photo of A Ride + Trekking in the Fog (Nagpur - Patalkot - Nagpur) by Mohan Bangde

We took lunch and relaxed for a while. And afterwards started bag packs. We all were not feeling to go back. But, it’s time to say bye to Patalkot.

Never Say BYE BYE!!!

Photo of A Ride + Trekking in the Fog (Nagpur - Patalkot - Nagpur) by Mohan Bangde

By around 3:30 we all started return journey to Nagpur, This time we didn’t take much stops, and there is no restriction to follow lead vehicle so, All Bikers started their Return Journey.

Gates are.... open to go

Photo of A Ride + Trekking in the Fog (Nagpur - Patalkot - Nagpur) by Mohan Bangde

I am finding way through overflow... bridge.... don't try this at home...lolzz

Photo of A Ride + Trekking in the Fog (Nagpur - Patalkot - Nagpur) by Mohan Bangde

Bye Bye ....Nature

Photo of A Ride + Trekking in the Fog (Nagpur - Patalkot - Nagpur) by Mohan Bangde

There was no special route for return journey, we took following route

•PATALKOT

•TAMIA

•PARASIA

•CHHINDWADA

•SAOSAR

•SAONER

•NAGPUR

Day 2

101 feet Hanuman ji.....at chhindwada

Photo of Chindwara, Madhya Pradesh, India by Mohan Bangde

Chal beta selfie le le re

Photo of Chindwara, Madhya Pradesh, India by Mohan Bangde

By 10 pm, we reached to Nagpur, and we left to our respected homes by taking promise of next meet.

Everybody was missing the tours, and Suddenly Rushi Declares Post Event Party at Nagpur on Wednesday at Carnations Lounge, We all met there had a fun, Great Time and enjoyed lot with all new buddies.

Again...After Event Bash

Photo of Carnations, Mount Road, Sadar, Nagpur, Maharashtra, India by Mohan Bangde

I am a regular traveler,

But must say a memorable tour not because of Place (obliviously it is the best place) but the New friends I got.

Photo of A Ride + Trekking in the Fog (Nagpur - Patalkot - Nagpur) by Mohan Bangde

“SOMETIMES IT NOT ABOUT THE JOURNEY OR THE DESTINATION….BUT, ABOUT THE PEOPLE YOU MEET ALONG THE WAY”

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