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    Day 5 =
    31st March, 2018 = Sariska National Park

    Inside Sariska National Park



    Today we went inside Sariska National Park with a hope to sight a tiger.
    We had booked entry ticket earlier via this online link of Rajasthan Forest Department.

    http://fmdss.forest.rajasthan.gov.in/BookOnlineTicket/BookOnlineTicket
    https://sso.rajasthan.gov.in/signin

    Entry timings of Sariska National Park changes according to season. We reached at the post at 6.30 AM. There was long queue for off line booking. But online booking had 4-5 persons. We were ready with a Gypsy at 7 AM. A guide also accompanied us.




    This was a map outside ticket counter.




    During summers chances of sighting animal increases. We both were very positive about sighting Tiger.




    We sighted many peacocks just behind entry gate.




    Our Gypsy driver was a local man and he said that he has report of a tiger in a core area. There are 3 routes inside Sariska. We went in route 2. I was wearing a t-shirt showing picture of tiger for fun.




    We started roaming inside silently. At 7.50 am we saw first animal, it was a Nilgai.




    This was jungle route.




    Out driver pointed us at pugmarks of a tiger, which might have passed from this place in morning.




    But tiger’s pugmarks were showing a different direction than we were driving. So we changed our route again in same core area.




    Going ahead we saw a skin of snake.


    I asked driver if we could take this and had over at Entry point. He said getting down from Gypsy is not allowed and also you cannot take anything from this protected forest. Forest guards might take this with them afterwards.




    We again started following pugmarks of that tiger, but very slowly moving ahead.







    Those pugmarks going towards an artificial water pond, which was made for forest department. We saw an eagle there.




    Also saw a rabbit moving there.




    We waited there for sometime and then moved ahead.



    Entire forest was dry like and not much greenery around. Some Bird was there on one tree.




    Still we were hopeful of tiger sighting.




    We spotted some Nilgai ahead.







    There were many deer ahead near a watch tower.




    Peacocks, Monkeys and Deer were found together there.




    Peacocks were shying away from us.



    I think our presence had disturbed some animals that started running there.






    But some were calm




    Moving ahead saw some more Nilgais



    And some deer.




    Animals camouflage themselves sometimes.






    But some can’t due to their beauty like this peacock.




    We came out at main route which leads to Hanuman Temple of Pandupole. There were many vehicles but peacocks were not disturbed due to that.




    They might be getting some food from tourists and hence there were many peacocks there.







    It was like eyes candy to see those beauties.





    Suddenly saw a peacock dancing.











    He realized that we all were looking at him.





    Moving ahead we went to see a big pond. There were many animals there like crocodile, pigs, peacock etc




    Our guide took a picture of ours with Gypsy.




    It was around 9.45 am, we did not saw any tiger. So we decided of going back to the place where we saw pugmarks of tiger. It was right decision as we met Forest guards cum tiger trackers on motorcycle.




    They told us that as per tracking set there is one tiger behind that water pond. So we went there and waited for tiger to come out.




    After waiting for some time, we decided to come out as heat was increasing due to harsh sunlight. We could not spot any tiger …sad.
    We saw a hunting palace of King, which is now a resort.




    At 10.30 AM we were back to Sterling Sariska Resorts




    It is a well maintained resort with good staff.




    We had some fun time at pool.




    There is a good restaurant there….




    …With good food at buffet lunch.




    In between I got an email from
    Sri G.K. Prabhu Sir (President at Manipal University Jaipur) that he wants my mobile number. He had posted few pictures of mine in his FB page mentioning about my ride from Odisha to Rajasthan. That created ripples and Mr. Kevin Mendonsa of Times of India wanted to talk to me.
    I received a call and an interview was taken over phone. And on next day I was on
    THE TIMES OF INDIA news paper.




    This is E-LINK of TOI.
    https://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/city/mangaluru/father-rides-1800-km-to-meet-his-daughter-with-a-message-save-daughters-educate-daughters/articleshow/63558513.cms


    Though we could not spot any tiger inside Sariska National Park, but then also we were happy to spent quality time together. I was happy to see my daughter happy.



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    next update please
    Thanks @coolmaverickguy Anupam.

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    Day 6 = 1st April, 2018


    Sariska National Park to Manipal University Jaipur.

    Total kms (in taxi) = 181


    The morning at Sariska was not calm. I could feel the sound of different birds in surround effects. Our room was just opposite swimming pool. I was feeling the place there at around 6:30 AM.




    There were many peacocks around.




    The amount of crows we found in Odisha can be equal to peacocks we found in Sariska and around Sterling Resorts.




    They were eating the food left around the dinner tables of some guests.




    There is a pond behind the resort. We wanted to visit it yesterday night. But resort people did not allow us to go out from resort in night. So in the morning we went there and found only peacocks. We met two three villagers going inside forest area. We talked with them and found out that there is a forest off road going towards a place called Udaynathji Dhaam. It was around 2 km off road with lots of stones and dry patch of forest.
    We came back via kitchen area of Sterling Resorts and many bikes of staff parked there. I requested to lend me a bike for an hour on rent. One Mr. Laxman Prasad agreed and we were on bike towards Udaynathji Dhaam Temple. But we could not arrange helmets. So we rode very slowly and carefully enjoying the natural beauty of forest.




    We had to cross a dry river full on stones.


    This is entry of Udaynathji Dhaam Temple.




    There is also a pond near entrance.




    There is also ashram there. People say that during past wild animals used to come here and sit near baba of Ashram.
    Entrance is made such that you need to bend and then only enter there. They say you need to bend and leave your ego to enter a temple.




    Some pictures of Udaynathji Dhaam…..






    We met with two young boys who roam around in forest and collect peacock feathers.
    I requested them for pictures with feathers.




    They said they collect it from forest and sell them in nearby villages.



    I also bought one from them out of bunch.




    Some more pictures of Udaynathji Dhaam.





    There was a king of peace in that area. It looked like an oasis of desert.
    We spend some time there and around 9.45 AM we left for Resort via same forest off route.




    We reach back resort and on the way we saw some NilGais and few birds.
    At around 1.30 we had lunch at Resort.




    We left the Sterling Resort at 2PM and took this picture near reception area.




    We reached Manipal University Jaipur Campus at 5 PM. I was little worried about my bike as it was parked in open area of road. But my bike was safe there.




    We went around University and nearby areas on bike. As the light was perfect we took some pictures near Main Building.






    Evenings are cool at Jaipur compared to day time. We went to McDonald’s’, which is on Jaipur Ajmer Highway.




    For dinner, we invited all close friends of my daughter
    Neha for a treat. Some could attend it despite their study time.
    Ishika Kanoi , Hridaya Kumari , Amruta Patil & Rohan Agarwal attended it.






    After that I went to sleep early as I need to get up early to ride back to Cuttack.
    Second phase of my journey was to start tomorrow.
    I studied maps before sleeping and planned my night stay Cities. I tried to keep a gap of 600 kms between each night stay City. Coming back could be easier as I will cross heat wave patch of Rajasthan & Agra early.


    This was our drive map for the day.



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    Some really beautiful set of pics in the Sariksa National park. Seems like a must visit place. This was the best part your travelogue.
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    "The amount of crows we found in Odisha can be equal to peacocks we found in Sariska " Hilarious
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    Quote Originally Posted by sambit View Post
    Some really beautiful set of pics in the Sariksa National park. Seems like a must visit place. This was the best part your travelogue.
    Thanks @sambit ,
    Sariska was nice, but according to me seeing my daughter waiting for me was best part of this ride

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    lovely...next update
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    Quote Originally Posted by coolmaverickguy View Post
    "The amount of crows we found in Odisha can be equal to peacocks we found in Sariska " Hilarious
    @coolmaverickguy

    That is funny fact.

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