It was a clear sunny morning i got down at Falakata railway station. My 8 year old son was with me on this trip. We hired a car to drop us at Chilapata forest. It took about 40 minutes through Sonapur to reach Kumai Busty, a small forest village at the southern fringe of Chilapata forest. We were put up at a log house of a rava family. The accommodation was modest with a vast paddy field in the front. Dense forest covered the other side of the plantation. Wild elephants, bisons, deers and leopards are common visitors to such human habitats.
We had a delicious lunch of local cuisines. Steamed rice was accompanied with dal, potato fry with mustard leaves and fish curry served hot. We went back to our room to prepare for the afternoon jungle safari.
The gypsy arrived by 4 p.m. with a forest guard. We were informed about a lone tusker roaming nearby, which killed a tribal woman a day before as she went to the jungle to collect woods.