Weekend partying – the trekking style
Posted by srijita das on August 9, 2017
As the Friday approaches, no matter how much the body wants a night full of sleep, but the mind constantly reminds it about the upcoming weekend. My regular scene of an ideal weekend is movies, beers, long drives and lots of chills. Last weekend I thought of giving a new twist to my favorite days of the week. Yeaaay… I went trekking! The one adventure I had always wished to do at least once in my life. This fascinating pursuance has now propelled me to take up more trekking adventures around Maharashtra and later trek the Himalayas.
I happened to meet this trekking group on Facebook and realized that they are one of the largest trekker’s associations in India. Last weekend there were treks conducted around Nagpur, and I immediately sprang into one of those treks.
Nagpur with its great diversity of ethnicity, flora & fauna, ancient monuments, etc., is a traveler’s delight. The varied terrain along with dense wildlife shelters has turned this little town into a must visit destination.
It’s monsoon now, and I conceived what else could be better than venturing into a different world that boasts of its adventure activities like camping, trekking, biking, etc. Without giving it a second thought, I instantly booked my bus tickets online with Travelyaari.
I reserved my seats in ‘Purple Grand’ that was scheduled for a departure at 6:00 PM from Pune to Nagpur on last Friday. It would be a sin for not citing the pleasing services the passengers were pampered with, on the bus. The comfort and the luxuries were all along throughout the journey. I quickly fell asleep instantly after boarding the bus as it felt so relaxing and nevertheless, I had to keep my body fresh for an adventure of tomorrow.
The bus reached the destination by 8:00 AM and I freshened up myself in a hotel near the bus stand where I also had my breakfast and tea. Moving on, I booked a local taxi and drove down to the start point of the trek. Here I met the rest of my trekking teammates and got introduced to each other. We were a squad of twelve trekking enthusiast and were led by Sameer who is a professional trekker.
And so, it begins—
My co-trekkers were quite apprehensive that I am taking up my first ever Trek. We chose to spend the night camping once we arrive there so that we could start again in the wee hours of the early morning to enjoy the first streaks of the sun from the top.
The way to Waki Woods is dotted with enchanting lakes. We further observed some rare species of birds and other animals. The heavy woodland along the trekking route was also very stimulating. As we reached the destination, we saw a beautiful river running across. We cleaned ourselves in this water, and next visited the Waki Darga. By the evening, we set up a campfire and shared our packed food while sitting around the fire. We put up the tents and spent the night here relaxing under the glow of the moon. The next day, brought us an ecstatic morning as we witnessed the sunrise at around 4:00 AM. Soon We packed up, began trekking back and left the place. There is a very famous Dhaba here where we had our breakfast and packed our lunch too for our onward journey.
By the evening I was in Nagpur and to kill time I went shopping around as my bus was scheduled three hours later.
I hit Pune early on the Monday morning as I was reliving every moment from my trek and relishing every scene of it. My next weekend is well sorted now ;)!
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Srijita is a travel writer and is currently on a mission to discover and write about lesser known destinations. She attempts to reach out to the world and talk about her experiences she had while adventuring into the woods or sometimes in the waves of an ocean, in her blogs. She loves to eat everything edible and dreams about touring the world.