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Thread: Pachmarhi on Bicycles

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    Default Pachmarhi on Bicycles

    Hi guys this is my first thread on this forum but I have posted quite a few times.

    This will be a videologue cum travelogue. Hope you will enjoy this ride as much we enjoyed while riding and then editing the video.

    Being avid cyclists we are always in search of new routes and destinations and we are particularly interested in steep inclines.

    Our search of inclines took us to the Manali-Leh route last year and having criss-crossed Melghat & Chikhaldara 3-4 times we wanted to try Pachmarhi as it is nearer and faster from our place.

    The gang was ready with record 9 participants and 6 cyclists. We had to take two vehicles with us for our gear and cycles, a Scorpio and a Vento to be precise. The cycles we use came from Schnell, B’twin and Montra.

    This was a quick three day tour in August end. We loaded our cycles and spares in Scorpio and our luggage in Vento. We had to start very early in the morning as we were planning to start from Tamia which is around 85kms away from Pachmarhi.

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    We reached Tamia by 9 o’clock in the morning and after an hour ready we started our ride. The road is a two lane affair till Matkuli and traffic is not too heavy, there was no problem riding the bicycles here. By late afternoon our convoy reached Matkuli and had some lunch at MPTDC restaurant.

    From here the ride started to get hard as it was almost all incline upto Pachmarhi, the way we wanted. Slowly and steadily we started to climb and took short breaks for drinks. The evening was coming and mountains were getting misty. The views were incredible and the forest was getting thicker. The road was narrow but it was relatively traffic free as it was middle of the week.

    After Denwa-darshan view point, it was fast getting dark and we hurried towards the destination. We had booked our stay using MMT before hand.

    The next day the weather was bad and we could not do much of cycling but we headed towards Bara Mahadev and then trekked to Chauragarh. Then after having a sumptuous lunch, it was time to head towards Richhgarh and the ultimate point was Dhoopgarh which is the highest point in Satpura ranges while doing duty as sunrise and sunset point too. Though it was cloudy and sunset was not visible, we thoroughy enjoyed the weather till it was dark and time to return to town.

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    On our final day, the weather gods were happy and we strolled in town on bicycles and visited Apsara Vihar, where we had a wonderful and refreshing dip in the pond and accompanying waterfall. We also got to see some butterflies there.

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    We then had a second breakfast of the day and by noon started our descent towards Matkuli on our return journey. The downhill ride was great and soon it was time to pack up our gear and return home which was more than 350kms away.

    The return journey was uneventful and relaxed and got home by 11:30 in the night.

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    Wonderful. Seems to be a nice ride!
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    Default Re: Pachmarhi on Bicycles

    Quote Originally Posted by The Monk View Post
    Wonderful. Seems to be a nice ride!
    Thanks for approving, yes it was totally fun.

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    Nice one. Thumbs up!

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