Updated: Dec 7, 2020
If you’ve been dreaming about getting away from the hustle and bustle of everyday life and heading to a tranquil place, Nature’s Nest could provide your perfect escape. It’s situated at the foothills of the Western Ghats, which is home to one of the world’s hotspots of biological diversity. Rare species of birds, amphibians and mammals only found in the Western Ghats are part of the flora and fauna. The soothing sounds and beautiful backdrop of greenery will take your breath away.
The exact location of Nature’s Nest is Tambdi Surla, in Goa which is in close proximity to the Bhagwan Mahavir Wildlife Sanctuary. Nature’s Nest is the only birding lodge in Goa, which makes it the ideal location for bird lovers. From encountering leopards on a jeep safari to spotting charming peacocks while trekking, this jungle stay allows you to truly connect with nature. The greenery is even more beautiful during the monsoon. Since the Dudhsagar waterfall is closed in the monsoon, tourists in Goa will not be disappointed to discover two other enchanting waterfalls, which are off the beaten path.
Nature’s Nest is the brainchild of nature enthusiasts, Pankaj Lad, Sangam Patil and Ramesh Zarmekar who are interested in popularising the conservation of biodiversity in Goa and its protected areas. Awareness is also created by conducting interactive educational seminars by experts throughout the year.
The best part about Nature’s Nest is that you can visit for the day or plan an adrenaline fuelled weekend. It’s packed full of exciting outdoor activities, such as rock climbing, rappelling and flying fox. There is a natural spring pool to cool off when needed and a fish spa, where the fish gently nibble away at the dead skin.
Natures Nest lays on a mouth-watering banquet at its Kokum Tree restaurant. Fresh vegetables, herbs and spices are meticulously sourced locally which maintains the consistency of the tantalizing flavours. This generous feast includes sumptuous chicken masala, vegetable curry, Frenchbean Foogath, local Ukdem rice and bhakris made out of nachni or rice. Sol Kadi provides the perfect accompaniment to guzzle down, while a delicious red sheera is served for dessert.
The Nature’s Nest packages include Bed and Breakfast, which are very affordable for backpackers or tourists on a shoestring budget. It’s also an ideal short vacation destination for families. There are 10 eco cottages which are extremely comfortable and surrounded by greenery. There are also many exciting adventure events going on throughout the year that will make your trip to Nature’s Nest full of Instagram perfect moments.