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On the tiger trail, in Corbett
Talk about lucky coincidences!
We were looking for options for a short break not too far from Lucknow -- where we had to attend a friend's wedding -- when we came across information on the Corbett National Park.
What fun it would be to go on a tiger trail, we thought. We -- Manish, Namu, Damu, Anup and me -- were meeting more than three years after college.
Airfare for Rs 100 and less!
Namu asked her uncle in Delhi to book us a taxi to Corbett. We left Delhi at 6 am. Corbett is 300 km from Delhi and only 145 km from Lucknow. Our final destination was Lucknow after a two-day halt at Corbett.
We stopped on the Moradabad Highway for a delicious breakfast of Parathas with butter and curd. The restaurant had pictures of Bollywood actors Esha Deol, Ajay Devgan, Sunny Deol and Rajpal Yadav with the owner on the walls!
Text and Photographs: Sweta Samota
Also read: The holy magic of Rewalsar
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