The early morning we woke up to take the safari into the quiet jungle and catch some wild sides of the nature with out guide, driver and jeep along with one more family of three. As we started the journey towards jungle we witnessed beautiful sunrise and animal kingdom coming to awake with it. We were lucky to spot wild boar, grey langur, sambar deer, deers, kingfishers and peacocks. Though we were soured by not being able to spot tiger we still had hope in our more safaris to come.
As we returned to the property we were greeted by the monkeys and cats playing around the varanda and sitting on the charpoy.
As we rested there after our lunch we also spotted indian grey hornbill which is one of the rarest to be spotted.
As towards the end of the afternoon we decided to take walking safari with one of the very experienced guides of the resort in the banks of the river Kosi.
As he was explaining and telling us about the experiences of his encounters with tigers the Sun was setting slowly and evening was turning towards dark. We had spotted Nilgay, foot prints of elephants and foxes by now.
As we reached on the other side of the bank there was a small patch of jungle which we crossed and waited to spot something interesting across the other side. While to our surprise we heard the growling and thumping from behind us and our guide warned us what he could make out from those sounds. It was a mother tiger with cubs and she was on the hunting at the moment. We could hear the screeching sound of the sambar deer and then a fight between two animals which ended with the heart tearing scream of the sambar deer. The hunt was successful but we still had to head back to the resort the same way we came from and that wasn’t looking as a very promising route taking in consideration that we were on our feet. As excited as I was to see the tiger in this safari at that particular point all three of us were praying for not to face the tiger.
After around 15-20 as the jungle sounded quite we decided to start walking back as it was getting darker every moment.
As we started crossing the river bank again we saw the kill and foxes hovering over it and no sign of the tiger family.
We returned to the resort with thrilling experience and still without the tiger sighting even after being in within merely few meter radius from the tiger.