Growing up, and experiencing life.. Life gave me my first trip without parents to the Jim Corbett National Park in October'12.
Not by road, but the journey started by train and the adventure began even before entering in the train. The train, Corbett Park Link Express, departs from Old Delhi Railway Station at 22.30 every night with a arrival at Ramnagar 4.50, which was running fast and we reached Ramnagar at 4.30 AM. This was just the beginning...
Oops, missed out the train adventure. So we were 5 traveling along, me, my sister, two of my female cousins and a male cousin but the tickets we had confirmed were only 4 and all scattered. Just as we realized that the fun was going to be delayed, a boon happened. A big group travelling together, themselves made us use the complete compartment, we pulled down the curtains and even the second AC coach, we had our own very private cabin- lights off and the torches on- we start gigs and giggles, games and snacks following a quick nap awaiting the early morning arrival.
In the beauty of the dawn sky, we stepped down at the Ramnagar station which stands to be at distance of around 15 kms. It was a pick-up from here which was arranged by the resort. The drive started, initially a town, all sleeping in the early morning hour which gradually dived into the woods. We see the sky touching trees, the dense greenery and many boards around- warning and scaring us of having a wild cat around who would surely not welcome an unknown guest to his den. Tired sitting next to the window, I see the sky changing from black to blue, lighter to the hues of orange and yellows and a bright morning ahead.