After my visit to dediapada forest, i am just counting ,everyday some unknown local villagers has helped us.Where ever we stuck -whether in water stream or in small trecking-local person stand along with us & help us....that is also without any expectation. Everyday charming smile of locals & greeting of children make me happy...they take care of us. Let me share u one incidence....we have done small trek of sabar tekri. It was raining & little bit cold. We have just expressed our desire to have a cup of hot tea in this cold weather to our guide. He has inquired in nearby small hut, but they don't have milk(due to poverty). That local person has made "kawa" for us & when we have offered some money to him, he refused to take it. His argument is that"though we are poor & we dont have milk to prepare tea for you, you all are our guest & we believe in "ATITHI DEVO BHAVAH"........This is real soul of india...incredible india..........It reminds me dialogue of recent movie sultan..."hindustan mitti ki khushbu aur rishtedari ka desh hai".....i have smell this mitti ki khushbu in these locals......
some important numbers:
Local guide for sagai forest: Mr amatsinh vasava M:7046365317
Tour organiser Mr urvish: 8446128183
Sagai & zarwani eco camp site booking: rajpipla forest department 02640-220013
This blog was originally published on 'MOHAL BANKER'