Kunwara Bhimsen, Parsheoni, Nagpur, Maharashtra,India.
Roughly 80 kms from zero mile, on Jabalpur highway. A serene spot for hiking!
We are in the middle of a pandemic. It’s been over 5 months that we haven’t been on any vacation or even a weekend getaway. We badly needed a break from the monotonous schedules of work from home, home school and the home chores.
A friend suggested that we should plan a Sunday picnic to Kunwara Bhimsen – a place near the city, but closer to nature and not very crowded.
Kunwara Bhimsen has a lake, which is surrounded by hills; and a temple in the foothills. Its green and serene, looked apt for a family picnic.
We thought we’d take a walk, play some fun games with kids, have a meal that we packed from home and return back.
But to our pleasant surprise the Sunday picnic turned out to be a Hiking trip!
Few things to consider, if you plan to go hiking at Kunwara Bhimsen
1 It is roughly a 4 km stretch (up and down). On an average, it would take around 45 mins, each way.Remember its an uphill climb (the stray dogs tag along to show you the way 🙂 ).
2 If you want to avoid other visitors, it will be better to reach early in the morning. Plan so that you complete the hike before noon.
3 We went with a mindset of picnic, so carried baskets and totes. Bag packs would have been a better option to carry along.
4 It’s a beautiful view from the top of the hill. It would be a great idea to have your brunch there.
5 Carry dry snacks, beverages and water. Also, a garbage bag, as you will not find any trashcans nearby.
It would be a difficult trek for the people with knee problems. Others’, will love the sweat-out.