Thursday, May 19, 2011

Safaricha dusara divas, Wardha ani Sevagram

Second day we had organized another safari early morning. We started at around 6 am.
It was very cloudy and cool as it had rained decently in the forest. We entered the forest and after a few kms ride, we spotted a big male Indian Gaur. Usually these animals like to stay in groups but old males get challenged from young ones and they are left alone. It was great to watch him grazing from such a close distance.
Start of the safari seemed to be good. We were hoping to get a sight of tiger. We went to the places where tigers were spotted recently but all was in vain. Its rule of the jungle that animals keep an eye on us all the time but we notice them only when they want us to :)
Besides, we could see crocodiles resting along the shore of rivers,  serpent eagle from close distance. Thats nothing less than bonus. Also, the scratches created on the high trees after climb of bear in the hunt of honey.
Overall it was great to be part of wonderful nature, to listen the nature calls and experience it from the bottom heart. Destination does not matter but the moments we spend in the journey make it memorable.

After the long safari, we arrived back to MTDC resort. Next alternative was to move to Chandrapur or find any other resort in Moharli. But it was of no use since it was difficult to arrange jungle safari. So we decided to move to Wardha where we had to catch our train.

Wardha is a well known place from pre-independence time. Mahatma Gandhi had spent long time in Sevagram close to Wardha city. In those days, it was center of freedom struggle. One can see, Gitai mandir dedicated to Vinoba Bhaves memories and Vishwa Shanti Stupa in the city. They are located close by each other. Then we moved to Sevagram village which is the place where Gandhiji had stayed for long time.
 It is a nice and calm place to visit showcases history of that period. One can imagine how important this place should have been in the time of freedom struggle. We spent more than an hour experiencing the different environment. Around 2 pm, we had a lunch at small restaurant opposite side of Sevagram ashram.
Then we returned back to Wardha to take some rest before we catch the train to Pune.

1 comment:

  1. Gitai is The Bhagavad Gita translated by Acharya Vinoba Bhave in Marathi for his aai (mother). Kamalnayan Bajaj commemorated Vinobaji's eternal work by building a Gitai Mandir at Wardha. The Mandir stands unique as it has no walls, no idol and not even a roof. Enlclosed by granite slabs, each slab has a shloka inscribed on it, covering all the 18 chapters of the Gitai.