Trip to Kanha National Park

Lara Schopp 2017 India Mission Trip Blog, Mission Trips, Serve

 

A subset of the group headed into the hills on Tuesday afternoon searching for the elusive Tiger, an Indian safari. Eight of the students and staff joined Susan, Elizabeth, Karen and Richard for the adventure. The path to our destination was revealed the old fashion way, asking which way at every fork in the road. We got there with only one wrong turn, relying on our neighbors, the path was revealed. The ride took us through sugar cane and rice fields, with the former crop in harvest mode. We also stopped for fried hard boiled eggs, a must, and maybe a little health too.

The ride was four hours. The resort was charming with hot showers for some. After a hearty dinner we retired in anticipation of an early start on Wednesday.

We took off for Kanha around 6:15 a.m. after a spot of tea. The terrain was pristine and the air crisp and clean. We thoroughly enjoyed the five hour excursion despite no tiger sightings. We concluded the ride with breakfast in the open air.

The ride back was a little quicker than the ride up and we were all happy to get back to the Christian Hospital Mungeli and share our experience.

Hoping the next group we spot the Tiger!

– Elizabeth Jones