Cows on the Road- Panna to Bandhavgarh, MP, India

by Mridula on October 28, 2013

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I recently visited Panna and Bandhavgarh in MP. These days as soon as I sit in a car I fall asleep. But the previous night I retired early (read no internet in the room) and I woke up quite fresh. Hence I was not falling asleep in the car. It was difficult to pass time, within 20 minutes I was wondering how to pass those long hours? But after a while we were we were mobbed by cows on the road. It happens sometimes in the city too but this was really a big herd.

It took us some time to get out of this cow jam. If the school bus would not have come, I think it would have taken us much longer to get out! The school bus driver and the helper were the pros, they must be doing it daily! They got out within no time leaving the cow herd behind!

After 25 minutes I asked the diver if he had music. That is the song you here while we were trying to clear the cow obstacle. When we reached the driver thanked me for letting him play music! I was surprised as I had equally enjoyed it!

Mobbed by the Cows in MP, India

We were actually stuck in this jam for much longer than what you see in the video. It was after a minute or two that it dawned on me to make a video of being stuck with the cows. It is so much fun when you are on a vacation.

Panna to Bandhavgarh is about five and a half hours drive. It is a single lane road with traffic coming from both sides. My diver was a careful one and I was very thankful for it. At no point he indulged in rash driving. In the end it was fun being mobbed by the cows.

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{ 12 comments… read them below or add one }

Shilpi Dutta October 31, 2013 at 11:54 am

Hhehe the post is as interesting as the title given to it :-) So apt and neat.


Mridula October 31, 2013 at 1:52 pm

Thank you Shilpi.


Arpan October 29, 2013 at 1:07 pm

Great post… having lived in India all my life, I do not find these incidents weird any more.. but yeah, its always nice to have a fresh perspective to make us realise how strange and lovely it is out here in India.,


Mridula October 29, 2013 at 3:30 pm

Arpan on a holiday this is fun but if it happened on my daily commute I don’t think I will have the same view :D


Lady Fi October 29, 2013 at 11:05 am

That’s quite a cow jam! LOL!


Mridula October 29, 2013 at 3:31 pm

It was Lady Fi but for the school bus we would have been there for much longer :D


Sankara Subramanian C October 29, 2013 at 2:02 am

How was this road and the one to Bandhavgarh. Must have been quite a bumpy experience :-)


Mridula October 29, 2013 at 3:33 pm

The road that falls around the forest in Banhdavgarh is really bumpy. Otherwise not too bad. One lane though for traffic coming from both the sides Sankara.


Harsha October 29, 2013 at 1:07 am

Lol..The Song and The Herd of Cows are moving at equal Speed..They are like Proportional to each other.. :-P
Looks like you had good time..


Mridula October 29, 2013 at 3:33 pm

Harsha all holidays are good!


Prasad Np October 28, 2013 at 9:46 pm

I remembered a school time joke on seeing this video of cows taking over the roads…

Student: Guy Humaree Mata hai, Mujhko Kuch nahi aata hai

Teacher: Bail Humara Baabp hai, Number dena paap hai… :)


Mridula October 29, 2013 at 3:34 pm

I too have heard of that one Prasad thanks for reminding :D


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