“The book of nature has no beginning, as it has no end. Open this book where you will, and at any period of your life, and if you have the desire to acquire knowledge you will find it of intense interest, and no matter how long or how intently you study the pages, your interest will not flag, for in nature there is no finality.”
― Jim Corbett
In December 2016, I had planned for Tadoba National Park for March 2017 as a remedy for my yearly forest itch . My daughter was appearing for ICSE board exams, which was supposed to be over by 23rd March. So I got the bookings done for Tadoba for 26th to 29th March. But "Man proposes and Politicians disposes". The exams got rescheduled for the Elections, and as per the new schedule it would now end on 17th April. Immediately I had to cancel all booking for Tadoba with no refunds except for the train tickets. I was heartbroken(some say that I had become depressed and pale) for some days and then with new enthusiasm, started planning for Corbett National Park in May end .
Corbett was in my wishlist for a long time. Have been reading about this Park in Travelogues and Wildlife research studies for a long time. Started seriously planning for it since January. A friend with family form Ghaziabad also wanted to join. Finalized 27th to 30th May in Corbett NP. I will try to write an account of my tryst with the Terrain. But before that, as a BCMT ritual, let me post some teasers.
To be continued...