We (my husband+my daughter+my dog Lily) travel freaks planned a road trip to visit one of the National parks of Odisha which is well known for its land of lush green mangroves (unlike Sundarbans), migrating birds, turtles (which we did not sea, but in winter they said one may see), the largest crocodile species, tranquil surroundings intercepted by the chirping of different species of birds. We started at morning 5:30 am from Kolkata and reached other side of the river Brahmani, where our car was supposed to be garaged (inside Tourist guest house Bhitarkanika which took Rs 100 per day). We verified with the locals before leaving the vehicle about the safety and thereafter took a boat ride to get down in the jungle area of the near by village. Our lodging was in Sand Pebbles Resort and we reached there by 6:30 pm. I was little worried as one of the crewman saying that as Lily is with us so we might not get the permit to visit the core. But overheard those comments as we got very much amused and thrilled while entering the deep.
Wooowww!!! was the expression of our eyes, those gazing the serenity of the jungle and the village. Birds of every color are perched and flying everywhere, my dog was jumping on my arm over and over for joy, as if it's the best day of Lily's life. Reaching the perimeter of our resort, the smell from kitchen was increasing our hunger to the highest, so we decided to indulge into the "PET PUJA" with mouth watering recipes. The cuisine was extraordinary delicious. After dinner we felt extremely lazy and sleepy, so get inside the soft cushioned bed of our tent(which had one cozy neted varanda, one attached bathroom with western commode and shower bath) and witnessing the thrill of those different sounds of jungle.