I have been visiting Dhikala with my family, heaven in the midst of the Corbett National Park from the year 2005 and it was in the summers of 2017 when we had the closest encounter with the big cat (Parwali) where I was seeing in her eyes hardly just 2 meters away from me.
While waiting at the High Point area on the opposite side of the Forest Guest House at Dhikala, after giving indication of her moment through langur monkey and the movement of spotted deers, after crossing the bhang area the tigress came to the safari path. Now the tigress was between two vehicles and I was in front as it was coming towards my vehicle. In such a situation any wildlife photographer always gives space to the animal in between. Then what I found was the vehicle ahead of me did not move and the tigress was coming close and close with each stride towards my vehicle. She almost touched the vehicle and we were looking into each others eyes from my gypsy. Not finding any space to move she turned back and no space to move. She left the main route and melted into the bhang vegetation and disappeared.