At RJL, as the dusk approaches, one is presented with the most magnificent sunset and as the dusk gives way to the night, one can only look up in awe and the beautiful canvas which the night sky has to offer. Never can one imagine so many star's, living in the City, those of us who may still have some childhood memories, can also forget. well, this is an ideal place to be reminded of those special childhood memories and cherish and relive them with family and friends
When we were young, I'm sure, in the many fairytales that we read, or were read out to us, there would have been many stories where the full moon was supposed to talk back at people.
It was, "is" and shall perhaps remain forever, one of ...the most beautiful and hypnotic sights, there can be. At the RJL, as we approach the full moon, we are blessed by a sight, unparalleled by any.
The locals, forest dwellers swear the moon is bigger in their area. However sweet that notion might be, a clear sky, devoid of dust and pollution ensures a sight like none other.
As you relax on the upper deck and gaze along in front of you, the sight that greets you is of the glistening moonlight, across the vast expanse of water, over the forest canopy, over the outlines of the distant hills, across the meadow below, right in front
Walk about inside the property, over the many pathways which we've made for you and you don't even require the lanterns, setup all along the walkways, to guide you. The fragrance of the night, the sound of crickets, Jungle Owlets, leaves fluttering in the gentle breeze, are there to give you adequate company. Do excuse the occasional cry of the Jackals, they do sound distressing at times, but wisely they keep their distance.
Hamlet after hamlet in the forest area also make the most of the moonlit night. Be it poojas in the village temples or even at their chopals, the gentle, almost soothing sound of dhools and harmonium, flows through the night. Though a fair distance from the lodge, however, it remains visible and mildly audible, when one drives along. Just some of the experiences which we have somewhat forgotten about, living in the city, awaiting us at the RJL.