This January 2917, I visited Dandeli and Goa. After long time to Goa…There was long pending desire to visit Natures Nest and meet Pankaj Lad. This place is near to Mollem, as soon as you climb the Ghats down from Dandeli side. Approach to this place is easy. It was wonderful and pleasant atmosphere as soon as I entered the campus. You are greeted with Powder Puff plants at the Gate and Sunbirds, Vernal Hanging Parrots humming over the pink flowers! This excited all of us!. The staff came to immediate help and picked up my luggage and guided me towards my room. The rooms are big enough and clean, huge bathroom & toilet! Timely hot water runs for you. Sufficient plug points for recharge your laptops and camera batteries! Nice hanger stand for clothes. Natures Nest has wonderful dining facilities and with veg and non-veg dishes with strong Solkadi. Best thing is that they provide Rice Bhakari and Chapatis…and not to forget one sweet dish every time.
The place is full of birds…Woodpeckers, Crimson-backed Sunbirds and other sunbirds, Vernal Hanging Parrots, Shikra, Forest Wagtail, Fame-throated Bulbuls and many others! They have good bank of naturalists to take you to the nearby wildlife sanctuaries – Bondla and Mahavir. They know these jungles in and out and can guide you to the right place to find birds! Main attraction is Blue-eared Kingfisher and Trogons. They keep on collecting the information about fruiting tress and know their locations to save your time. We used to leave early morning to the forests with packed breakfast and drinks. Pankaj Lad has done extensive study in bird calls and can imitate many bird calls by himself. He and his partner Ramesh know the behavior of birds and can predict their movement well. They have good knowledge in the perspective of photography which help you to get good pics.
Right from morning to evening they have planned schedule for you so that you do not miss anything. They have bus, jeeps and SUVs to take you to the forests.
This will be good place for you if you are birder and photographer. At the same time this could be thrilling place for family on vacation too.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Nature's Nest is an eco resort located on the border of Bhagwan Mahavir Wildlife Sanctuary. The resort is located close to Dudhsagar waterfall and the 13th century temple at Tambdi Surla.The cottages are Goan village house type with ethnic construction style. They have attached bath with hot water facility.Located in an organic farm, Nature's Nest is a perfect place to experience Goa's hinterland beauty. ... more less
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