The dense and lush forests of Bandavgarh hold numerous secrets in its bosom.
“Secret unveiled” : be enchanted and spellbound at the Tala Range ( insist on visiting this range first and foremost) of the Bandavgarh Forest Reserve.
2000 year old caves draw a striking resemblance to the imaginary homes of Hobbits
( Tolkiens: Lord of the Rings)
Spiders (order Araneae ) enchant me and the first i learnt of a “Spider Walk” was my dear friend Dr Mary Catherine Frazier. So if the Tiger eludes you ( as it did me) go for a Spider walk .
This large wood spider was spotted in the washroom marked JENTS at the Tala Range of the Bandavgarh Forest Reserve. Forest Department pull up your socks please.
Moving onto the positive, Wood spider: It went to the “JENTS” section.
This Secret of Chambers ( Harry Potter fame) is real at Bandavgarh and has a history going back to 2000 years.
This gentleman ( or lady ) insisted on hanging upside down.
The movie “Avatar” connects me immediately to this enchanting forest with wildlife and trees in size Extra Large.
The Lord Vishnu is also depicted through his ten AVATAARS ( meaning reincarnations) showing the evolution of Man .
Giant statues ( 7 meters high or 21 feet high) of some of these Avataars can be seen in the Bandavgarh hill fort in the midst of the forests.
A lot seen, a lot missed: will be back