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

By Mridula Dwivedi October 28, 2013 12 Comments , , ,

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 thoughts on “Cows on the Road- Panna to Bandhavgarh, MP, India”

  1. 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… ๐Ÿ™‚

    1. 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.

  2. 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.,

    1. 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 ๐Ÿ˜€

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I am Mridula Dwivedi and I started blogging on 'Travel Tales from India' in June 2005. I renamed it Travel Tales from India & Abroad in 2016. Within a few months of the launch my travel blog found a mention on both theย BBC and The Guardian. I also featured in a National Geographic Skoda Yeti Video.ย I was recently featured on

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