This Sunday we rode to Pagara dam, which although is well within our one day ride range, being only 80km from Gwalior, but had not been covered till now. The reason for not visiting this destination was mostly its barren and isolated location, which raises some valid security concerns.
However, today when today we decided to head to Pagara, we started off keeping in mind that this should be a short trip. This was to be a dam, where it would be hot and boring. We would take a look around and head back. However, as we descended into the valley in which the dam’s reservoir is location, the view from the top seemed unreal at first. We had just crossed around 10km of barren rocky land and now we were descending down to valley covered with fresh green grass. This was unexpected.
We hurried down through the broken tarmac, through a small village and reached the spot where the grass started. After pausing, puzzled for a while we started off towards a tree which at atop a short hill. Riding on the grass was fun. It was wet and slippery on the inside and the smooth uneven terrain made us wish for all roads to be like this.
Finally after reaching the tree, we huddled in the shade. Some village kids who had seen us coming gather around us and soon everyone was taking photos with them.
After spending around an hour at this place, walking around, riding in the grass, eating, talking, we started back. Overall, an amazing place. One of the best natural destinations we have ridden to. Hoping to ride here again, in better numbers.
the lake at pagara dam, gwalior. shot during our breakfast ride
bulleteers on the way to pagara dam, on our breakfast ride on sunday
mayank sethi on harley davidson street 750 posing in the grasslands of pagara, gwalior
bulleteers enjoying breakfast at a waterfall, after took a wrong turn on the way to pagara dam
bulleteers somesh khatuja and piyush pushing mragendra atop a continental gt, up a grassy slope at pagara
a royal enfield classic 500 parked in grasslands of pagara. a continental gt and rest of the group and can be seen in the background
mragendra chaturvedi posing on an old log in the grasslands of pagara, gwalior
mragendra chaturvedi posing with kids of pagara, during the bulleteer’s ride to pagara dam, gwalior
a royal enfield classic 500 with a long backrest shot on the way to pagara dam
bulleteer mragendra chaturvedi on a royal enfield continental gt, while on the way to pagara dam
bulleteers enjoying the view of pagara dam from a turn on the road, during our breakfast ride on sunday
mragendra chaturvedi and mayank sethi walking down to the waterfall
bulleteers on the way to pagara dam. we got lost on our from morena to jaura to pagara so it took longer than expected
bulleteers huddled in the shade of a tree with the royal enfield motorcycles, a harley davidson and a hero karizma in the grasslands of pagara, gwalior
two bulleteers atop their royal enfield classic 500 and continental gt in the grasslands of pagara
bulleteers on top of the mounds at pagara dam gwalior during a breakfast ride to sunday
all the bulleteers huddled under a tree with their royal enfield motorcycles, at pagara dam, gwalior
bulleteer akash jain riding a hero karizma atop a hill in the grasslands of pagara
bulleteer mragendra chaturvedi riding a royal enfield continental gt through the grasslands of pagara, gwalior