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Old 26th November 2012, 19:47   #46
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We sadly set off from the falls. It was the same way back to Mahuadabar for lunch were we had ordered our food earlier before coming here. Some landscapes on our way back.

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We had a hot delicious lunch at Mahuadabar comprising of rice, vegetables and chicken curry( of wild cock). After a very filling lunch, we set off for our drive to the century old fort of the Chero kings deep inside the jungles and then finally back to our tree house. Some pictures on the way.

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Once we crossed Mahuadabar we were again driving through the jungles towards the fort of the Chero kings.

Stay tuned, more pictures of the fort and the landscapes coming very soon. Enjoy !
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Time was running out and we had a lot of distance to cover and we had a restriction as well to reach our tree house before it gets dark. Suddenly it started raining like cats and dogs and we enjoyed the rain inside the dense jungle. We moved on towards the fort of the Chero kings.

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Betla Fort, built during the 16th century, is situated deep within the Betla National Park. This fort was invaded by four Mughal rulers, starting from Akbar to Aurangzeb. Presently a ruined fort, it was once the seat of power of the Chero Kings.

The Chero Kings ruled Palamau during the beginning of the 16th century. Later on, in 1779, the Betla Fort was captured by the British colonial rulers. This fort is around 120 m in height and is also known as the Tribal Fortress.
Locals say these 2 forts standing opposite to each other are the places where dacoits and naxals hide. We have seen patch trails going through the jungles inside the fort standing opposite to where we were standing. These areas are very venerable and as earlier we could not spend more than 10 minutes here.

Lets have a look into some pictures of the fort.

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The fort is totally in ruins. We creeped inside among the bushes.

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Broken stairs inside the fort

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Some landscapes from top of the main entrance of the fort

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It was getting dark and we had to get back to our tree house as early as possible and without wasting much time we started driving back. Some pictures on our drive back to our hut.

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Spotted a monkey

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Spotted a byson

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Its dark and we have almost reach our tree house

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Lets have a look into some of the motion pictures shot while returning


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So very green




Sun almost setting behind the woods



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Time to get back to the hut. Its dark.




That brings us to the end of Day 3. Another thrilling day lies ahead when we drive back to Kolkata directly from Betla forest through some of the most dangerous and desolate areas in India which are fully maoist zones though Latehar, Chandwa, Ranchi, Patratu, Ramgarh, Hazaribagh, Bagodar.

Till then, Enjoy! Lot more interesting pictures and stories coming up very soon on our way back.

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Exquisite thread! You are one brave soul
Me being from Ranchi, going through this entire thread has been a real treat to my eyes and has evoken a lot of nostalgia from my childhood days. The train route from Rourkela to Ranchi, and from Ranchi to Muri also passes through a part of these forest ranges and also through River Koel, and it's absolutely a treat to watch how beautiful Jharkhand actually is!

I just hope the Jharkhand Govt or the Jharkhand Tourism Dept sees this thread, and wake up from their never-ending slender sleep and make this beautiful state tourism friendly.

I'm at a loss of words for congratulating you on this incomparable achievement of taking the path less travelled, and as the famous saying goes, I guess that's what has made all the difference

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Words fail me - so let me say +1 to what RevvMusic said

Thanks for taking us through these beautiful places. You can be proud of having seen such places, which remains out of bounds of the average person.
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Exquisite thread! You are one brave soul
Me being from Ranchi, going through this entire thread has been a real treat to my eyes and has evoken a lot of nostalgia from my childhood days. The train route from Rourkela to Ranchi, and from Ranchi to Muri also passes through a part of these forest ranges and also through River Koel, and it's absolutely a treat to watch how beautiful Jharkhand actually is!

I just hope the Jharkhand Govt or the Jharkhand Tourism Dept sees this thread, and wake up from their never-ending slender sleep and make this beautiful state tourism friendly.

I'm at a loss of words for congratulating you on this incomparable achievement of taking the path less travelled, and as the famous saying goes, I guess that's what has made all the difference
Thanks! Landscapes in Jharkhand are excellent. Just that the govt. there has to realize the fact and take steps to invite tourism.

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Words fail me - so let me say +1 to what RevvMusic said

Thanks for taking us through these beautiful places. You can be proud of having seen such places, which remains out of bounds of the average person.
Thanks. Yes, but i still feel that people are coming to terms with the reality and moving on with their life. Local people here are poor and better tourism would benefit them. I myself would definitely visit Jharkhand jungles again.
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The Chhotonagpur forests are so beautiful, thanks for bringing back old memories. I used to camp in those forests when I was in school, and also traveled in some of these places later. Then the Maoists came...

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Thank you Nilanjan Ray for reviving this thread but..

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Then the Maoists came...

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@Rambler : You had promised more stories and photos. Bring it on
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Thank you Nilanjan Ray for reviving this thread but..



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@Rambler : You had promised more stories and photos. Bring it on
Sorry guys, i know there has been a huge gap in between, but totally tied down with work. Will try my best to finish off by this weekend
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Sorry guys, i know there has been a huge gap in between, but totally tied down with work. Will try my best to finish off by this weekend
Why is this thread left incomplete? Please please bring on the rest of the story.

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Angles of each photo speaks quality. Makes me feel, I am right there. Carry on please.
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I salute you and all your friends for your courage to venture into those dreadful areas. Those roads look pathetic. It is a shame to call them National Highways. Happy that all of you have reached home safely.
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@ AG The Rambler
First of all I would like to tell that you are really courageous. I also thank you for bringing back memories of my childhood which I so dearly cherish. I was born in Ranchi but have spent a good portion of my early childhood in Lohardaga, which is near to Latehar, daltengaj and palamu. We used to roam in the wilderness without fear, play on the banks of the koel and sankh river and sometimes casually wander off to the bagdu hills which is quite close to my paternal home. I have also frequently visited Hazaribagh and have spent the majority of my teenage in Ranchi. Jharkhand is one of the most beautiful states in India but its unfortunate that even though I am from that area I wouldn't dare to do what you have accomplished. So Kudos to you. Maybe someday I might gather enough courage and go explore my home i.e Jharkhand.
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In what state was 'Gibraltar'.
Respected Sutriptada, I guess your (as well as mine) beloved Gibraltar is at last getting a face lift, though I do not say that I do appreciate the colour of his new make-up.
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^^^
I believe a couple of weeks back, a herd of elephants came and knocked down part of the boundary wall!

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