Just imagine we are sitting in our sit out happily enjoying the climate, all of a sudden a leopard creeps in roaring, what would our reaction be? Of course we shout we panic we also cage it and we try to hurt it… all this because it entered our territory. And now we were in its territory, we were disturbing by shouting and making noise. But see how nature is much more civilized than us, it just roared and it warned us, so our guide told us not make any noise and reminded us that we are in its territory but they don’t harm unless we try to hurt or disturb them and also they are equally scared of us.
And in the mean time Vinodh signaled us indicating that he found another route via forest but his concern was that it was very slippery but it was not as rocky as the other side, So now we had to build our courage to climb down from the other side of the rock without disturbing the Leopard and all 5 of us making least noise got down and started towards the very thick Shola forest finding our way back.
As we moved sufficiently away from the rocky zone where leopard was roaring, we stopped to see it for one last time and thanked it for not harming us, still wondering should we call them WILD and our self CIVILIZED?
“The use of traveling is to regulate imagination by reality, and instead of thinking how things may be, to see them as they are.” –
Now I feel like telling again and again Life is beautiful. Friends, wildlife is very precious and endangered do not harm or disturb wildlife unless it is life threatening. As we walked down Vinodh told us so many facts about unnatural death of animals in forest and sanctuaries and if you think it’s mostly because of hunting sorry you are wrong it’s because of Plastic that are littered, shame on us, is all I can say!!!
So we climbed down the Redhill, thanking Mother Nature for keeping us safe, and also we were a bit more matured as we came down the hill, Life teaches beautiful lessons within no time!!!
Down in the beautiful resort people were waiting with delicious lunch and also as we told them our experience everyone was surprised and happy for us to have returned safely. Also the evening safari had lots to offer we did spot Sambar deer it was one beautiful and elegant animal...
Sometimes in life certain place or people or incidents that happen to us which we will want carry for our life time, this was one such wonderful trip which had mix of everything and I want to frame it!
Experienced utmost care, love and affection of the person whom I have chosen for my life which made me fall in love with him again and again, Beautiful scenery, untold and untouched beauty of nature, fear of death and value of life, Discussions with the resort owner and the guests like Abhay family and Deepak sir and Sita mam family. And so the time spent those 48hrs was magical, Also if the way back was not good then the trip would have ended sadly but I was destined to get best of all, even the way back was amazingly beautiful and thankfully not crowded… What more can I ask for!
“No one realizes how beautiful it is to travel until he comes home and rests his head on his old, familiar pillow.” –
If you like to rewind the memories of my ooty trip here you go!
48hrs in heaven- Part 2: When death roared…