Nature's Nest is one of the best birding lodges I have stayed in, even though they do not advertise themselves that way. If you are a keen birdwatcher or a general nature enthusiast, this is an ideal place for you. Simple & homely keep the general tourists away so no disturbance from hard drinking , party types that infest the rest of Goa.
The huts are in the middle of a coconut trees and powder puff plants , that attract a lot of nectar feeding birds. Sunbirds, Spider-hunters, Leafbirds etc are very easily visible within the property itself. Pankaj, Ramesh & Omkar are excellent bird guides with brilliant spotting skills. They will go out of their way to ensure you have as many sightings as possible. Their knowledge of the local areas is like the back of their hands.
Things to do - Bondla, Bhagwan Mahaveer & Tambdi Surla for birding. Do the night walk with Pankaj , to get a view into a lot of the lesser fauna that we tend to neglect.
I had travelled with a 1 year old child, and they took extra care to make us comfortable.
Overall, you should not have any complaints. Folks who are not looking for a birding / herping etc holiday might not find the place up to their liking, but that is a conscious choice made by the operators. They want to attract serious birders and nature enthusiasts. I am happy that such places exist .
I am surely coming back !!
- 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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