Soon it started to drizzle, and we had to cut our stay there. We tried to rush to our resort, but suddenly heavy thunder storm started, and we had to take shelter in a village house. Guide asked if we want to try some Rakshi, which is a local alcoholic drink and we said oh yes. They served us in still glasses and the clear drink tested like Korean Sozu. I had a glass and half only, as Rakshi is well-known to be very potent.
After dinner we called it a day as everyone were dead tired. And heavy downpour through out the night helped us to sleep comfortably.
We woke up early with freshness of a new day and lots of enthusiasm. Finished our breakfast and headed towards the Safari point. There are two options in package either two hours of elephant safari or four hours in jeep. We selected first one; even if one is not lucky to spot animals, ride on back of elephant through dense jungle would be exciting.
After standing in the queue for a while it was our turn to take safari ride. We crossed the river twice and entered the core area. Our mahout was friendly and realizing our enthusiasm he took us deep inside.
For a long time, our elephant got isolated from rest of the group and we went inside dense forest. It was quite a thrill!