Sunday Guardian: 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.
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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.