Ambhora Unveiled: The Emerging “Kolasur Hill” Trek Near Nagpur

Ambhora, Kolasur Hill Trek, Nagpur

Ever heard of the Kolasur Hill Trek near Nagpur? Well, I heard of Ambhora, a village in the Kuhi taluka of Nagpur district in Maharashtra, India. Where five rivers, namely Wainganga, Kanhan, Aam, Kolari, and Murza, converge. I’ve already gone to two outdoor gatherings at Ambhora with my family and relatives. However, this time, I saw it from a unique perspective—that is, from Kolasur Hill, which everyone deserves to see.

Recently, the newly constructed and India’s first cable-stayed Ambhora bridge, inaugurated by our Union Minister Nitin Gadkari and Deputy Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis, added flair and made it worth visiting. The Wainganga River, which serves as the primary tributary of the Gosikhurd Dam reservoir, is crossed by the Ambhora Bridge. The Ambhora Shiv Temple, regarded as one of the oldest Shiv temples in the Nagpur area, is also located in Ambhora.
Ambhora is roughly one hour and thirty minutes away, or 74 km, from Nagpur’s zero miles.
Which makes it a perfect one-day getaway for the weekenders.

To get the full information about the Kolasur hill trek, continue reading

“Summer tan shall not be banned.
Apply sunscreen instead and relish every season of your life.”

Neha Kaithwas

STORYLINE (Everything You Need To Know)

Are you an early-morning person or a night owl?
The reason for asking this question is that those who are into creative things sleep late at night, and those who are into productivity sleep early and wake up early.
I am a combo of both when it comes to trekking or being outdoorsy; I wake up early, and when it comes to doing some creative work, I sleep late, so we have to train our circadian rhythm accordingly.

I planned this trip with three of my friends, and one is not a human.
Named “Grace,” the 2-year-old Golden Retriever.
He was not mine, but rather the pet of one of my friends.
It was his life’s first such expedition or trek. And he was ecstatic and beyond thrilled.

We left early on our journey—roughly four in the morning.
It was the end of March, spring preview on high mode.
This time, the temperature was rising to 40 degrees Celsius.
Fortunately, at night, nature showered rain to cool down the temperature.
We therefore relished the calm and pleasant weather in the early morning.
If you have ever read my previous blogs, I wrote a quote related to aligning with nature.
And I guess I am aligning well with them.

Then we reached Ambhora at around 6:30 a.m.
Before Ambhora’s Shiv Temple and bridge, there is a left turn, where you can see the written signboard of Kolasur Hill in Marathi. We took that left turn, and the cement road took us to MTDC Resort, where the road ended. In view of this, we asked the locals about the Kolasur Hill Trek. After doing 5 minutes of offroading, we parked our vehicle where we met a dead end, i.e., no route ahead for the four-wheeler. From there, a 5-minute narrow trail begins to the Hanuman Temple.

Just by walking a few steps from the temple, our trek begins at the foot of the hills.
The guiding signboard is enough to find the trail to Kolasur Hill Trek, Ambhora.

We started our trek enthusiastically, but then suddenly we saw something strange over the few trunks of the tree. Could you speculate on what that might be?
A warning sign! A warning sign written “Beware of Tigers” in Marathi was inscribed by the forest department. Ok, from here, we all just prayed that we wouldn’t encounter any tigers. 
Fingers crossed!

Ambhora Kolasur Hill Trek Nagpur

“The art of noticing the trees in their summer hues.
The tints of the fallen leaves.
The branches of the trees tell their own nature tales more clearly.
The unobstructed sight of the kingfisher and the lovely birds singing their morning hymns.
The changing seasons of the forest range from shades of green to shades of brown.
Let us dive deep into the spring affair of the forest.”

As we kept moving forward, the sun was rising. We had to get to the summit before it got hotter. Extremely eager Grace was investigating with great enthusiasm. I’m not sure why, but he kept nibbling on some woodland grass or leaves in the name of joy or exploration.
Haha! He’s not a herbivore.

We reached halfway over the hill, and the view felt like we were near the sea. From up there, the bottom resembled like we were encircled by the sea and had small islands and hills. But in reality, we were looking at the point where five rivers meet.

In the meantime, we took the wrong trail and found that we’d lost our way. We were looking for the mini historical temple and the Ambhora Bridge view from the top. But we went to the other side.
Then we decided to go the other way around.
That area had a lot of needle-like shrubs—not safe!
What next? Then abruptly, one of my friends saw something strange.
Guess what? A snake!
Instead of panicking, we silently left that place.
Thankfully, till now, we haven’t encountered a tiger.
Ever heard the voice of the forest—that weird, unknown voice when no one was around?
Yeah,  that feels peaceful, but at the same time, it feels spooky.

After taking the correct path, which was fraught with obstacles.
But we pushed ourselves, and after ten minutes of trekking, we arrived at our destination.
The total time we took to reach the summit was approximately. 30–40 minutes.
That too, because we lost our way in between. Otherwise, we would have arrived earlier.

How’s the view from the peak?
Well, in two words, sustainable and serene.
Why Sustainable?
Where the development of the Ambhora Bridge and the area’s natural splendor where five rivers converge.
From the summit: 90% surrounded by River View,
5% hill view, 5% farms, and the forest view.
From the peak of Kolasur Hill, the Ambhora Bridge appears even more magnificent.

Done with the admiring part, we felt exhausted and starving.
We searched for some shade near the temple and decided to cook some food there.
We brought one pan and three packets of Maggi.
We collected some fallen wood sticks and a perfect rock stand base for the pan support.
This was our first experience cooking outdoors in the middle of the wilderness.
Since it rained last night, it was really difficult to get the wood to burn.
We then collected some dry leaves and grass to light the wood.
We had limited water in store. After 10–15 minutes of struggle, we cooked it.
Fire, water, and air are the main ingredients needed to cook food. Right?

Maggi, over the hills and nature, tasted different from any cafe or restaurant.
A bit smoky, I suppose. Whatever!
Everything will taste fine after a 40-minute hike.
Next time, gonna cook some healthy meals for sure.

“Your travel fitness also relies upon how many treks you take.
The more you trek, the more fit and alive you get.”

Neha Kaithwas

Later, after relishing our maggie with the view and munching some fruits, we cleared all the mess we created there. We carried our garbage bag to carry all the plastic and litter with us.
As a duty to all hikers, we must take this action to preserve the environment’s health and prevent harm to nature’s riches.
Do you carry your garbage bags?
Or are you the one who litters plastic around and damages our beautiful nature?
Remember to leave no trace.
Leave only your footprints.
As we are sustainable travellers.

Leave No Trace! Only Footprints Allowed.

Finally! We returned down and it took only 20 minutes.
Just be careful with the sliding stone trail on the way back. You might slip off.

On this trek, I surprised myself, as I felt more energized than drained.
I believe that’s the magic of consistently going on treks.
Likewise, your body becomes conditioned to it. And Voila! You get addicted.
Hearts filled with gratitude and self-satisfaction.
It’s the experience we crave for.

Ambhora Kolasur Hill Trek Nagpur
Ambhora Bridge View Point From the Kolasur Hill

CONCLUSION (Ambhora)

Experience the Kolasur Hill trek in Ambhora to get a unique, adventurous, and picturesque outlook.
The Sangam of Five Rivers and the newly constructed and India’s first cable-stayed Ambhora bridge inaugurated by our Union Minister Nitin Gadkari and Deputy Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis, added flair and made it worth visiting.
To preserve this beauty, let’s make a pact between you and me to leave no trace on nature.
No littering, and only leaving our footprints.
In the era of living in boxes, let’s become a more active and fit generation by getting outdoorsy and catching the actual beauty that Mother Nature offers.

Have you seen the places near Nagpur from such a perspective yet?
Share it in the comments below.
To be honest, we Nagpurians do have worth visiting nearby places, we simply need to have that perspective.

Have a Sustainable & Safe Trek!
Happy Journey!

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9 Comments

  1. Nice place, photos are looking amazing and cinematic. Will definitely visit this place in my holidays. 🤩🤩🤩

    1. Tysm! Surely, it’s worth visiting.💚

  2. Stumbling upon this website was such a delightful find. The layout is clean and inviting, making it a pleasure to explore the terrific content. I’m incredibly impressed by the level of effort and passion that clearly goes into maintaining such a valuable online space.

  3. Woah lets go again 🤍
    Grace enjoyed it so much 😇

    1. Yeah!But next time definitely in Monsoon.☔💧

  4. Your positivity is infectious! It’s evident that you approach life with a bright perspective. Thanks for spreading good vibes in this digital space.

    1. Super glad that I’m able to spread positivity and good vibes. Thanks alot!

  5. Wow 🤩 what an amazing place near Nagpur. I will definitely visit this place. Also, the way you expressed the storyline is great. Good joB!! So proud of you. 👏🏻 ❤️

    1. Thanks a bunch! Glad that you loved it.❤

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