The Bhoot bungalow trip – ACMCC Trip II


IIMA PGPX ACMCC Trip 2

The last time around I had a Bhoot Bungalow experience was in June 2009 when Sangeetha and I went for a trek into the core area of the Parambikulam wildlife sanctuary in Tamilnadu. Since it was right in the middle of the monsoons, camping in the open was ruled out and we had to spend the night in some crumbling buildings built by the British.

This time around, the destination for the ACMCC trip was a dilapidated hunting lodge of the erstwhile princely family of Jetpur; located on the periphery of the Gir sanctuary. During this trip we touched or drove through Somnath, Girnar, Jetpur and Junagadh.
IIMA PGPX ACMCC Trip 2

It was a long long long drive… The first two cars left about an hour early and seven of us in the third Innova started from the campus at around 1.30pm on the 26th of February 2011.

Stopped at the Avantika resort near Limbdi for lunch…
IIMA PGPX ACMCC Trip 2
* Pic courtesy: MKV

IIMA PGPX ACMCC Trip 2
* Pic courtesy: MKV

Stopped again for dinner at Junagadh and by the time we reached the haveli, it was around 11 in the night.

In the dim lights, the place looked quite eerie and we walked around to do a quick recce… The ambience was perrrrrrrfffffffeccccttttt ! – An old haveli on a hill-top. A chowkidar who stays alone in the place. Creaky wooden floors. A few old pictures hanging on the walls… and the pitch dark jungle all around.

IIMA PGPX ACMCC Trip 2
* Pic courtesy: MKV

After a small walk in the jungle, where some of the guys apparently saw a lion, leopard and a croc (I just saw some pug marks though), we were back in the haveli and the broken wooden bed was really inviting after the long and tiring day.

Hmmm… KK found a comfortable corner for himself and bedded down for the night.
IIMA PGPX ACMCC Trip 2

Next morning woke up at around 7am and found UJ busy in the kitchen…
IIMA PGPX ACMCC Trip 2

A quick cup of tea, grabbed the cameras and we were all walking around the place snapping away at anything and everything. The jungle did not look so spooky in the daylight after all πŸ™‚
IIMA PGPX ACMCC Trip 2

Some pix of the haveli and the surroundings…
IIMA PGPX ACMCC Trip 2

IIMA PGPX ACMCC Trip 2

IIMA PGPX ACMCC Trip 2

IIMA PGPX ACMCC Trip 2

IIMA PGPX ACMCC Trip 2

IIMA PGPX ACMCC Trip 2

IIMA PGPX ACMCC Trip 2

IIMA PGPX ACMCC Trip 2

IIMA PGPX ACMCC Trip 2

IIMA PGPX ACMCC Trip 2

IIMA PGPX ACMCC Trip 2

Mr.UJ stalking the place in the morning…
IIMA PGPX ACMCC Trip 2

This is where the guys had crashed for the night…
IIMA PGPX ACMCC Trip 2

A door to nowhere…
IIMA PGPX ACMCC Trip 2

Vinod Bhai… Subah ko sher so jaate hai.. lathi ki koi jaroorath nahin πŸ™‚
IIMA PGPX ACMCC Trip 2

The sleepy heads… Amresh, Udit, Sid, Sudhir…
IIMA PGPX ACMCC Trip 2

Abhinav…
IIMA PGPX ACMCC Trip 2

Sudhir…
IIMA PGPX ACMCC Trip 2

Vinod, Amresh, Sid, Udit & Rajesh…
IIMA PGPX ACMCC Trip 2

Wildlife!
IIMA PGPX ACMCC Trip 2

The length of a minute depends on which side of the bathroom door you are… Abey! Jaldi bahar aajaa.. bahut jor ki lagi hai.
IIMA PGPX ACMCC Trip 2

Birdie…
IIMA PGPX ACMCC Trip 2

Yours truly…
IIMA PGPX ACMCC Trip 2

Rajesh babu… fully armed with his walking stick to ward off the loins !
IIMA PGPX ACMCC Trip 2

KK… and Amresh.
IIMA PGPX ACMCC Trip 2

Jungle mein bhi kirket nahin bhoole… iscore kya hua.
IIMA PGPX ACMCC Trip 2

Same pinch!
IIMA PGPX ACMCC Trip 2

Horny ?!!
IIMA PGPX ACMCC Trip 2

‘Khooni Panja’ – Courtesy KK
IIMA PGPX ACMCC Trip 2

Continued…






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