Daksh, my cousin, and I had planned a trip to Rajasthan for my first week in Delhi this time. But my father often plays spoilsport. And so he did this time too. So, as Sariska waits for me, a green patch en route to my current office greeted us this morning. Asola Wildlife Sanctuary was once home to a host of animals including the leopard. Today, it is said that there are more birds than anything else over there.
We did know the route, just had to ask around to find the entrance to the वन. At a check post I asked a police guy for the route, and he was surprisingly sweet enough to offer us tea too. 😉
We reached just when the sunlight was perfect. But it took us a while to spot our first friend for the morning. Huuge peacocks, lots of deer, white camels, pretty butterflies, some animals whose names I did not know, and unfortunately very few birds – they were all there!
Moreover, I had good company in human form too.
I read somewhere that Pune also has a little wildlife sanctuary. I’ll have to check on that soon. But a good, bigger national park can’t be kept waiting for too long. The itch is getting too much!
P.S. – Every morning should be like a Sunday morning for Mathura Road and the B.R.T. corridor. The drive was dreamy!