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Mind you, that the dense forest expanse is different from and barely touched by the open-roof Safari Jeeps that venture on the Landscape's trail.
The thrill of standing in that open-roof Jeep with the windy breeze complementing mild showers of rain is indescribable.
After a dramatic entry into the Landscape by trudging over rocks and dynamic streams of the river, Kosi, we came face to face with the mighty mountains overpowered by a covering of clouds.
Though we were not able spot any tigers, or for that matter, any other wildlife, except for a few Spotted Deer, seen from afar, on the final stretch of the drive.
|Spot The Spotted Deer At A Distance! :)|
The towering trees of Sagwan and Silver Oak along with sunlight peeping in through the dense canopy made for a memorable sight.
|Life-size Sagwan Leaves|
|Silver Oak Stands Tall|
Also, huge ant-hills were aplenty throughout the motorable stretch.
The only consolation to the no-show of fauna was the visit to the Sitabani Temple (or Sitavani Temple - literally Sita's Forest) located inside the dense forest.
Folklore has it that this site was the birth place of twin Princes, Luv and Kush, The temple itself is not visible where the Jeep stops. It appears in sight after one descends a flight of stairs.
The temple is identified by the ASI and is a revered place.
An element of surprise inside the premises were the presence of three cold water springs that sprout from what appears to be an animal's snout.
|Two of the three natural springs. :)|
The figurines and carvings are ancient and invoke curiosity as to why this site is not as known as Ayodhya, which is Lord Ram's birthplace?
I wish we could have stayed a little bit longer at the Temple, admiring the calm of the forest, but we had to return just in time for our farewell at Namah, as we had to mark our return to Delhi next morning.
|Pic Credits to fellow blogger - Vikramjit Rooprai.|
The vibe of being welcomed and being pampered at the Resort, also lent this FAM, a memorable outlook.
Looking forward to return to the hospitality of Namah, soon enough. :)
P.S.: I had been invited by Namah in order to chronicle this experience for my readers. The opinion is mine, by all means. The images are attributed to the Blog and bear its copyright, unless stated otherwise, not to be misused in any manner whatsoever.
Namah is a venture by DS Group, into the world of hospitality, apart from its sister, The Manu Maharani, situated in Nainital.
In case you wish to visit Namah like I did, you can reach out to them by the following means:
Namah, Jim Corbett National Park,
Nainital District, Uttarakhand