Booking the Ride:
So we had left at the Mukki gate in the last post of mine.We somehow bide her time. The wait was for the clock to hit 5 so that we can go through the paperwork required to get a Gypsy .
At the same time there were the drivers of other Gypsies who were drooling over our Tucson. Obviously they had seen it for the first time and if they spent so much time looking at it they were not at fault. This vehicle is a class act .Of course we were not able to find out the bhp rating of this vehicle .Surdy did his best but failed. Anyways there we were waiting to be let in the forest .The time was well utilised by taking some rare pics with the Mukki gate.
Safari through Kanha:
Finally the clock showed 5 as it had to. We got a green gypsy @ 15 km per km. Well you can pay that considering the fact this drive had the potential of providing us the sight of the majestic Indian Tiger. As we began it started getting cloudy , suddenly the weather had become pleasant. A few kms inside the forest we were greeted by a group of Chitals and Spotted Deers. A pause to capture them in the camera and we went on .The next in line was the national bird Peacock.We tried to capture but he was a little camera shy. We kept moving on . Suddenly Dada cried out “dekho dekho ..” Everybody turned started looking perhaps we were lucky and then Dada again said “dekho murgi…”. We were lucky . The drive continued. Again we saw some deers on a stretch of open lands.They were going to be the most generous one as we kept spotting them.
The murgis and murgas were seen again.Then we spotted the Bysons.They were huge and we were told that they could be as heavy as 1 ton. As we continued the drive we saw the wild boar , wild Dogs and Stags.
However what made this drive even more memorable was the beautiful weather.We were in an open gypsy. First the sun went out and it became very pleasant.Then a very cool breeze started flowing .The feeling was awesome.We knew that it was going to rain. And it rained, the scenes were to awesome, when u are moving in the open grasslands of this park with rain all around it feels lovely. The animals were running in groups for shelter.
However rain did cut our drive short as there were possibilities of blocked roads through uprooted trees and you getting stagnated. So we drove back to ensure our safety.
Back to Mukki gate at 6.30 pm. Although the king eluded us but it was thrilling drive never to be forgotten