After a very long time , today l have decided to provide my dear respected forum members with an account which l hold very dear to me , on a sentimental level . Today , l shall share with all my fellow sportsmen on these forums , the story of the first ever Royal Bengal tiger Shikar which l had ever guided , in my career as a professional Shikari in Darjeeling , India from 1962 to 1970 . Along the way , l shall also relate some basic tips and tricks of the trade , when one is hunting Royal Bengal tigers . Shall we begin , dear readers ? Let us turn the clock back to 1963 , to a time when India was a land of adventure and sport . A time when the Royal Bengal tiger roamed the forests like true royalty and Shikaris from all over the world came to old India to hunt these beasts . I have already provided the photograph , because l consider the story more interesting , as the first of this four part account shall relate.