Tigers, Mr Barlow & good ol’ Jim Corbett
Kadha shots, agitated langurs, searching for a tiger on foot (and thankfully not quite finding it); it’s safe to say that Payel Majumdar had an eventful time at the Jim Corbett National Park and the Ahaana Resorts. She even heard the roar.
amnagar is still one of those stations with only one platform and, consequently, no overbridge to lead onto other platforms. At 5.30 a.m., standing on a near-empty station facing the rolling, green hills of Corbett, we cannot help but think of Ruskin Bond’s beloved story The Train Stops at Shamli that starts on a similar note.
Much like the protagonist of that story, I get off the train seemingly in the middle of nowhere. Instead of a decrepit buggy, however, I am driven down in a modern car to my destination — an ecological resort in the middle of the jungle.