Day 2: Our second day was filled with adventure with our safari to Bijrani forest and Lantern walk in the evening which was scheduled for the day. Our jeep arrived at 6 AM in the morning as our lodge was bit away from Bijrani, so it took us more than half n hour to reach our gate. Our jeep driver took his pass and we entered into the jungle with an excitement to see tiger in our 3 hrs long safari.
We started our safari after entering into Bijrani. It was a single route and reversing of jeeps is not allowed. You had to move ahead and take a U-turn from the end and come out. There was a pit stop in between where they had a watch tower. Lots of jeeps were already there and people were trying to spot something.
We spotted Monkeys, Deers, Sambar deers, Wild boars and several birds but we were not able to spot wild cats. After our safari our driver took us to Garjiya devi temple and there were lot of devoties. We just spend some time and we came back to our resort.
Had our breakfast and took some rest in our cottage.
In the evening we all were ready for the Lantern walk. Since it was a off season so only we were the one's in the resort, so the guard and a guy from the resort accompanied us for the walk. We left at around 5:40pm from resort and walked through the road of forest besides the resort. We walked for around 20 mins into the jungle till there was sunlight, and after 6pm it was getting dark with no lights in the middle of jungle.
The guard along switched on his LED lantern and light was just enough to guide us the way back. We were walking on a dirt track and on our right around 500m it was a thick jungle with only barren land in between.
Suddenly we spotted some light like a laser coming out from shrubs, our guard told that it might be some deer but no, suddenly we heard the loud of monkeys and birds which was enough to know that it was not deer or something, it was a Wild Cat.
The resort guy told that there are 2 leapords in this area and villagers have spotted them a lot of times. This was enough to take the desicion to move back to our resort a bit faster as we did not have anything with us which could save us from the attack nor we were in the car. We walked a bit faster and again we noticed that something is following us from the other side. So we stopped and our guard switched off the lantern and we stood silent for 2 mins. our guard put the torch light and the thing we saw gave all of us goose bumps. As soon the torch light got on the shrubs we saw a leopard standing there.
We were scared as kids were with us, so we moved faster and took the breath when we reach our resort. After reaching our resort we all were so excited and happy as if we have seen something extraordinary. This was the amazing experience one can have in his life. Many of us have seen tigers and leopards on a safari but watching a leapord when you are walking through a jungle was one of the experience which cannot be vanished from our memories
We had our dinner and went to sleep.