It is interesting to see sometimes that how much difference is there in perception & reality. With each passing day and people a mole becomes a mountain and then wise people make a saying on that. We, as human race, seems to be self obsessed specie. Are n’t we?
So I have searched and read about Jim Corbett National Tiger Reserve many times ( in hope to just pick my bag and leave for the place ). I heard a lot about it from travellers, friends & traveller friends which led to some sort of imagery in my mind about the place. Indian film industry popularly known as Bollywood also fed some dramatics in my already hyper dramatic mind ( no, it is not my assumption but I have been informed by lovely people around me about the same, I just embraced it with fervour , coming back to main theme), so you get the picture, don’t you?
This is what this jungle offers you when there nothing else to offer which include picturesque sights, Tiger, Leopard, Elephant Tuskers and other wild animal species & a lot of wait if you are just interested in Tiger as King is not easy to spot. In our case it was more interesting case as we wanted to spot Tiger before he spots us as we were riding our cycles in this jungles and just in case Tiger spot is first and make up his mind to have a quick snack, we did not stand any chance, in theory at least.
Tiger Pug Mark, Wrist Watch & Tyre Marks
I spent almost 15 days in the jungle and cycling in and around the region and it was meditation for me as I was doing two of my favourite things together that is being in jungle and cycling.
Every day was filled with anticipation of danger and thrill of spotting wildlife.
The moment when you are taking a leak in jungle and hoping that any wild life wont prefer this time to meet you in person.
Looking at pass by safari jeeps as they watch us in horrid expressions and extra open eyes riding out cycles.
Getting cycle puncture in the middle of jungle and fixing it on the spot anxiously.
Appreciating the life every moment as it can be your last moment any time.
Crossing water streams riding on cycle.
Eating at river bank and drinking fresh water after lunch.
Looking at Sun Rise & Sun Set from different angle every day.
Spotting flora and fauna and learning new things about them.
Camp Fire and fun at night.
I can keep writing like this and this post would never end.
Thank You Jim Corbett National Park for a wonderful time.