Reaching there :We took the Ambet-Mandangad route to reach Dapoli from Mumbai(It took us 5 hours incldg the Breakfast & Petrol Halt.The Ambet Mandagad road is patchy at places ) .After reaching Dapoli ,we could easily locate ANS based on the directions smsed to us by Ashish).
(While returning to Mumbai ,we took the Khed route but found out to be a longer route ,25 kms to be precise.The road is good but you also encounter more traffic)
About the Log house at ANS :We wanted a good long break from our hectic schedules & had accordingly booked 4N in the log house at ANS.
The log house was clean,spacious with nicely done wooden interiors & a bathroom with an open to sky(partly) concept.It is also equipped with an AC .There is also an intercom which helps to cater to the basic room service needs & the staff at ANS is really prompt to attend to your calls & ensure that service is delivered quickly.The bathroom is clean and comes equipped with a shower panel too!!.
On the outside ,theres an open sitting area where you can read a book,sip a coffee or simply enjoy the nature around you.
REMEMBER:Theres no TV in any of the rooms.We had read about it on the ANS website and hence had carried lots of movies with us to watch & some board games to play .Believe me,its an amazing experience to get away from the NOISE of the TV set and spending time with your loved ones.So all you TV buffs,go prepared !!
Also expect to see some usual small creepy crawlies..they are completely harmless unlike us humans!!
Additional Note for info only:Carry your caps,glares,shoes,beach slippers,medicine box with your usual supplies,odomos,etc
About the Food:The biggest crowd puller of such home stays is the Food and the food at ANS is tasty beyond expectations .We had the foll combinations for
Breakfast:Tikhat Shira+Ghavan,Pohe+Bread Omlette,Sabudana Khichdi,Thalipith .Usual accompaniments like Juice(Canned)+Tea/Coffee are also served
Lunch/Dinner:Gevda Bhaaji+Prawns Curry+Gulab Jamun,Pomfret Curry+Bombil Fry(MTO)+Dudhi Halwa,Kombdi vade+Chicken rassa+Kothimbir Vadi+Puran Poli,Surmai Fry(MTO)+Puran Poli,Pomfret Fry(MTO)+Prawns Masala(MTO)+Tandul Bhakri,Chanyachi Usal+Batatychya Kaachryaa+Ice Cream,Alu Vadi+Vaalache Birde+Ambat Varan
Usual accompaniments like Sol Kadi+Dal Rice+Chapati+Koshimbir+Pickles are also served
(MTO:Made to Order,charged additionally over the package price but very reasonable)
Places Around & Things to buy:We went from ANS to Anjarle,Harne,Murud,Karde,Dabhol-Guhagar & Ladghar.ANS is centrally located from these places
Murud beach has got variety of water sports activities .
We bought lots of local Konkani stuff like Aamras,Cashews,Kokam Sarbat,Kokam Aaghal,etc .You can also buy most of the stuff from ANS too.You can also buy plants from their Nursery.
About Gomati & Ashish:When you visit ANS,you don’t get a feeling that you are spending time with people with purely commercial intentions.
Instead you get a feeling that you are visting your extended family & both Gomati and Ashish are great hosts .They see to it that your stay at ANS becomes memorable & are open to recieving suggestions.We will surely miss our conversations had during our breakfast,lunch & dinner breaks,Advait and your staff (Ajay & all) .We wish you all the best in all your future endevaours & god willing we will surely visit again .Once again ,a big thank you to you both ,Gomati & Ashish.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Imagine, your home surrounded by acres of fruit & Spice trees, short and tall Shrubs with shades of green, fortified by jagged magnificence of the lush green hills, ambiance filled with far reaching songs of the very many birds, butterflies and insects, air rich with endless supply of oxygen and sweet fragrance of flowers.Amrutes’ Nisarga Sahavas, we make it real, we have just the place for you. We provide you the comfort and luxury of your home in fresh clean and unspoiled natural environs, so you can take that well deserved time off to relax your mind, body and soul. It’s Bliss for anyone looking for a soothing and relaxing holiday & opportunity to immerse in nature, away from worldly distractions.Accommodation: Unique accommodations like Tree-hut, Log-house, Bamboo-house & Cottage with rustic look but all modern amenities inside.Special Features: Casual stroll through the plantations & the plant nursery unfolds very interesting interdependence in the Mother Nature, Bird watching trail, Mountain treks, Bonfire, Adventure activities like Archery, Rifle shooting, Burma Bridge, Net-climbing, Tire & Rope obstacles etc. ... more less