The three best minutes of my life, in two frames

Everybody has his own favourite story of seeing a tiger in the wild. More precisely, everybody has his own  favourite story of having missed seeing a tiger in the wild.

Kaavya Shankaregowda can safely go to heaven having had the thrill of seeing the animal in flesh and blood, on the way from Ooty to Bandipur, at 1.20 pm on 28 June 2011.

“The car screeches to a halt.

“Lots of clicking. No words spoken….

“We decided to take a u-turn and, lo and behold, we saw the animal again. The walk, it was so majestic. It did not even care for our presence, it did not disturb us (nor did we). It crossed the road with such elegance. Those three minutes were the best in my life, seriously.”

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10 Responses to “The three best minutes of my life, in two frames”

  1. Mysore Peshva Says:


  2. Soumya Says:

    Lucky :)

  3. Vinay Says:

    This is the road to Ooty, Connoor, Calicut, Wayanad, etc. etc. I’ve driven on this road more than 20 times, and I had given up all hope of ever spotting anything more than a deer here. This person is damn lucky!

  4. Praveen Says:

    Luck you..Thanks for Sharing…

  5. Aravind Says:

    i have travelled extensively in Mysore – Bandipur – Muthanga sector but never spotted a Tiger… Some of my friends have seen Tigers near Tamilnadu check post. Twice i have waited more than an hour but wasn’t lucky enough. Hope this majestic animal survives for more years. Really love tigers,bandipur,western ghat and namma mysooru :)

  6. Kaavya Says:

    Thanks all : ) indeed lucky me

  7. Ashoka Says:

    Very lucky sighting…..wish I was there:)

  8. Mary Says:

    Guess you got a Thrilling experience. No one can easily met this kind of situation. Thanks to this innocent Animal and congrats to this brave girl:-)

  9. Selena Says:

    Nice. Wish I was there. Been dying to see one!

  10. akshay Says:

    wow! can’t help but recount my encounter with the tiger.. and I’m not kidding, 5 tigers!! a mother and 4 cubs. Here’s the pic of the mother:

    Hindina dina Ganeshana habba. Alle ondu kallu vigrahakke puje madidhvi. idu adara phala!!

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