Jowlagiri and surroundings are a piligirimage place for Kenneth fan boys!
These wait a bit thorn forest in full moon day is enchanting!Kenneth made friends and guides in his lifetime here.
Those primitive friends were a shadow for him in all his night adventures with their tent, machan and tea making abilities!
When i been invited today, for a night vigil in these not so explored dense area, i was so thrilled,jumped and said “yes”. Being a hero is one thing and just a fan is, an another thing.
As, just a fanboy,I can not even think of ghooming alone at night.This forest is full of thorns and in the event of elephant chase,one can not even walk comfortably, let alone running!
With forest guards and a solid jeep,i find a great solace.This place was once a man eater territory and now an elphants paradise.While the jeep was moving,I kept looking at the crackers they stocked inside.
Wild life is active at night,as the deers,and bisons are spotted frequenty in Jowlagiri.The elphants are quite shy and are short tempered plus unpredictable in most cases.That’s the reason why, many of our techie brethern go to jungle trekking and dont come back.As,many times i have heard foresters say,that,the elphants do trap people.
Kenneth has mentioned their nature in many of his stories.
The driving at minimal speed was a blessing in disguise,as i am not a strong hearted guy.The thrill and fear is a great combination that, you can enjoy once you come back to safety,but not in the happening spot.
There are many water holes and one looks like the muniappa’s favorite one.I have taken a location note clearly.Planned to visit at late evening tomorrow to get a golden hour photography.