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Monday, September 3, 2012

48hrs in heaven- Part 3: The End :)


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.” – Samuel Johnson

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.” – Lin Yutang

How true...!

If you like to rewind the memories of my ooty trip here you go!
48hrs in heaven - Part 1: Drive to Emerald
48hrs in heaven- Part 2: When death roared…


24 comments:

gopinath said...

That was closest encounter to near death. Good that u all returned safely. Its true of all u said about nature. The sumptous food is so yummy. I like the entire place and surroundings including the journey. I have a plan to visit ooty some time and i will make sure to visit this place. I will be seeking your more advice of how to make a cheetah appear before u.....

Denise Covey said...

Hello Ramya. I picked up your blog in comments on Andy's blog hop. This is an amazing story, now I'll have to come back to read more. The images really assist the story.

Nilanjana Bose said...

Very glad things turned out well and you all returned safe. Good point you made there abt plastic killing wildlife...we have a beautiful, blessed country but we treat her very shabbily...enjoyed all three posts of your travels, pics especially lovely...thanks for sharing

Jenny said...

Thank god Ramya, that all turned out well! And that question, who is more wild, really, humans are more dangerous than them, isnt' it!!

The samba clip is just awesome! Courtesy param I guess. The entire effect of that photo was beautiful :-)

And the 2 frames, one with all you guys, and one with the flowers, splendid. Beautifully summarised the entire trip :-)

Ramya said...

@Gopinath: Yeah it was my closes encounter. :D thanks for following till my 3rd part :D Sure if u visit ooty you should see this place its a must its so beautiful. No probs feel free to call me when u are in india will surely let you know whom to contact and how to reach there.
;) and about Cheetah appearing :D I guess you should take also with you ;) lol else I cant promise!!!

Ramya said...

@Denise Covey: Hey thats really a pleasure that you followed me from Andy's blog. thanks to Andy as well.
:D Thanks Images are from my Hubs and the story teller is me thanks for all your compliment,
Yes please do come back will wait for you :D

Ramya said...

@Nilanjana Bose: NB hey thanks for your encouragement :D yes pics :D my hubs the photographer :D and very true we have really a beautiful country but we totally dont know how to treat and celebrate her beauty!!!
Thanks a lot :D

Ramya said...

@Jenny: Jen :D hahaha yes you got it right its always pam behing all the snaps :D I put in thanks will share your compliment with him!

Yes sometimes wild and forest are so well organized and go according to a rule which is unwritten that makes me think and ask that question again and again!!!

Oh yes Sambar Deer are the very beautiful deer I mean they are so not scared and they pose so beautifully as thought they are modeling for the photographer!

:D thanks buddy for staying with me till my last post :D on this trip! :D

KParthasarathi said...

It is scary to be in the vicinity of a leopard and on a rock in a forest.Who knows how it behaves?Thank God you were all spared.
Nice pictures and I could get the feel of the place.The narration was gripping

Abhijeet said...

Thanks Ramya for the depicting the journey in beautiful way. very less people feel like working towards betterment of animals.even spreading message plays a important role here..keep rocking :)

Rahul Bhatia said...

This was an enjoyable read for me as much for you to be in the company of man eater! I am sure you will remember this lovely trip for all time to come:)

Bikramjit said...

very true , a animal kills a man it becomes a maneater and is hunted and shot.. a human kills a animal .. nothing happens rather its called a act of bravery ..


you guys had fun for sure :)

Bikram's

Prashanth said...

ರಮ್ಯ, ನೀವು ಮಾಡೋದೆಲ್ಲಾ ಹೀಗೇ ನೋಡಿ.. ನನ್ನಾಕೆಗೆ Emerald ಗೆ ಹೋಗಿಬರೋ ಮನಸ್ಸಾಗಿದೆ ಈಗ!! ನಿಮ್ಮ ಬರೆಹ ಎಷ್ಟು ಚೆನ್ನಾಗಿದೆ ಅನ್ನೋಕೆ ಇದಕ್ಕಿಂತ ಪುರಾವೆ ಬೇಕಾ?? :o)

Hari said...

Ramya,
i was expecting some lines explaing the beautiful Leopard...but :-(
Update part 3...else...for me its incomplete.

Ramya said...

@KP: Hey KP yes it is scary :D, Thanks a lot

@Abhijeeth: Hey buddy thanks a lot for all the appreciation

@Rahul sir: oh yes Rahul sir can never ever forget it !!! Happy that you enjoyed it :D

Ramya said...

@Bikram: Hey yeah very true!!! so many are killed by humans in various ways :( but only lately they are taking some action... Lets hope for some thing better soon. Yeah we had awesome fun and loved every moment there

Ramya said...

@Prashanth: hahahaha :D adike avrige gotagbardu anta kannadadalli ;) comment hakidangide :D lol, karkondu hogi its very close to bangalore and a wonderfull getaway :D

Ramya said...

@Hari: Ri .... thats the wild!!! alla ri what do you think :D I was all set and ready to describe it like kavi kalidasa :D when it comes in front of me.

Literally my whole body was shaking to the roar and all I could see was its slender body and tail cross through the rock below. Trust me I prayed every min there to return back safe :D

Sorry for dissapointing you :D I wish next time I will get full view to describe it better :D

Uma said...

Phew! that was a close shave..
shame on us for destroying the forests and wildlife..wish more people realize that we need them more when they are alive than dead.
Loved the pics, Ramya.

Ellen said...

Wow! that full plate looks delicious! :-) You sure had a wonderful trip. Much can be learned indeed from Mother Nature if we pay close attention. Interesting pictures there. Thanks for sharing. Blessings to you and your loved ones.

Ramya said...

@Uma: Thanks a lot dear, pics courtesy Hubs :D and yeah we should be ashamed of ourselves!!! ;(

@Ellen: Thanks a lot for your encouragement Ellen :D and for all the wishes for us :D

Rupertt Wind said...

Thats close really close. A gripping story you have here.

Great work, enjoyeed reading it.

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Raj said...

A truly wonderful and memorable trip. It felt so happy reading all those lovely moments of you guys. Truly it is such memories that make our life so special. And every time you look back at those, you will fall in love with life once again. I guess the leopard will occupy a special place in your hearts. ;)

Ramya said...

@Rupertt Wind: Hey welcome to Chittrana :D thanks a lot dear yes it was pretty close!!!

@Raj: and this was the end!!! yes even now I get goosebumps if I remember its grunt!!!