Jaipur, India (PressExposure) July 21, 2011 -- Excitement was palpable in the group. Kids had a pleasing grin on their face and were ready much before the sunrise. The manner in which they had gone about collecting their caps, binoculars and cameras, the Rajasthan tours package agent knew that all this was to see the majestic Tiger in its glory and as luck would have it the group spotted fresh pugmarks almost half an hour in the forest.
"Watch out for tigers now" whispered the Tour operator agent. With hearts thumping so loud, everyone in the jeep strained and stretched their ears and eyes to the maximum to catch any sound, or sight of the Tiger and before they could even get over from the excitement of having seen the fresh pug marks, there it was, a tigress with two cubs happily drinking water in a nearby water hole.
All of a sudden the vehicles came to a standstill. The instructions of the Tour operator were still fresh in every mind so no one uttered a word, yet quietly everyone made adjustments so that kids could get the maximum opportunity to feast on the view which was in front of their eyes, while others made an all out attempt to capture these moments in eternity through the lens of their cameras.
Such is the excitement of planning a weekend in the company of the roar of Tiger. Undoubtedly the weekend zooms past and the awe-inspiring and lingering feeling of respect for the omnipresent creativity of nature leaves one mesmerised.
Ranthambore covers a span of 1,334 sq km along with its nearby sanctuaries like the Mansingh Sanctuary and the Kaila Devi Sanctuary. Many tourists are in fact surprised to hear that this area is also a well-known heritage site and is also one of the largest National Park in the Northern India.