We are introduced to the valley where we will spend the next three days searching a 1200 square kilometer area to see, watch and photograph the Royal Bengal Tiger. Our fingers are crossed and we are hopeful to sight a tiger. Heading out from our tented lodge we experience our first ride through the dry sandy lands to watch the sunset.
The high ranking British officer asks abruptly, ‘what did you do to my chicken, and replied the Indian cook replies, “sir we cut it into 65 pieces” and that’s chicken 65 breaded and fried with curry leaves.
We arrive to a hillside just outside the parks boundary and in Indian style a small set up had been arranged for us to watch sunset. The chicken is tasty and is accompanied by potatoes smothered in a tomato ketchup with background rings the voices of local prayers.