Kosi river banks

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Mohaan village, Corbett, India

Kosi river banks Corbett Reviews

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A walk along the Kosi river banks Feb 09, 2012
If you are booked into any of the resorts or Hotels along the banks of the Kosi river from Ram Nagar to Dhikala make sure to take a walk along the embankments and the experience you get walking along the expanse of a wide river is truly exhilarating.The river is clean and this January was not the rainy season for flash floods.We took an evening walk from our resort and walked along the rugged banks of smooth rocks and pebbles.Look closely you will see pebbles of different colours.The floods during the rainy season had uprooted huge trees and you learn the power of the river during its time.The river is more than a kilometre wide and the water winds it way through the expanse.It is a long river and it would do if you walk a little distance. The water is clean and cool.You can wet your feet and no one will prevent you from taking a bath if you can endure the cold.Surely it could be good during the warmer summer days.Walking along don't fail to look around for the sights you see are not going to be forgotten by you for it's sheer natural beauty.If you are lucky you could spot some deer or get to see some tiger pug marks.Seeing a tiger or being attacked by a tiger is a remote possibility as they generally do not come out into the open during day.Being inside the forest reserve it is better to walk back to the resort before dark which would be before 7 pm or in the alternative set up a small bonfire and have a quite dinner.Try walking into a village and learn the simple ways of the world.People here are basically agriculturalists. Women venture into the forest for getting some forest produce or dead dried wood. Don't be surprised if you see women mixing straw in cow dung and patting them on walls or rocks to dry.This dung when dried is used as an alternative to gas or electric fired ovens or stoves in many small homes and a great saving to those who cannot afford the luxury of development.In the market you will also find a barber with a small mirror and a chair in a shade and many of the vegetables, grains, clothing, jewellery, etc being spread out on sacks over the ground and being sold to the people.The market is not complete without a tea(chaya) shop which would generally be at a junction where the transport bus halts for a 5 minute break.The villagers rear cattle and goats and their huts with reed roofs are a pretty sight like them people.The people do not speak or understand English. They do not bother you too or are they bothered by your intrusion.

Hugh... the trek was memorable and I cherish it even today.I will never forget the walk down the river whereby I came to understand nature and the people of the village within the forest reserve.Hope you give it a try soon.
Forest Guard check post.
A nearby village...and our resort
A women Taking home cut grass for …
Cow dung mixed with straw made to …
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