I recently took a trip to a quiet place up in hills of Goa. (Yes, there is more to Goa, apart from the beeches.) The trip was all about spending some quiet time with loved one. After doing some research on various sites and blogs, we happen to spot these beautiful cottages on Agoda to spend a weekend away from the city hustle. We had never heard of the place but we decided to go with the gut.
How to reach here: We did a train journey from Mumbai to Goa and hired a cab guy to take us to the cottages, located about 48 kms from Panjim, Goa. However, the resort does have pickup service with extra charge.
When we reached there we were welcomed by quiet air, old trees, chirping birds and humble people. Beautiful landscaping made me immediately jump to photographing the place. (You will see that how i went crazy, below.)
Fun fact: While you journey in facility jeep from the main entrance to the cottages, you gotta cross a state border – the Goa-Karnataka border.
Cottages. Lets me describe in one line for you – its a crazy dream come true of living in glass wall cottage surrounded by jungle trees. It gushes romance from every corner of the cottage. There’s a huge bed for rolling over and spend weekend just cuddling with back wall, front wall and a side wall of only glass, of-course they have curtains.
One of the best things about Wildernest is that they are eco-friendly and they display it all the way. So no bottled water but we got to enjoy the fresh spring water, no storage food but gourmet meal cooked from fresh local grown which were delicious and made my pallets go bananas, and no tissues or plastic bags anywhere.
The cottage has tones of activities to do. We enjoyed the jungle safari and jungle trek to catch the rare sight of wild animals, we did morning bird watching while they basked in sun, enjoyed dance performance in evening put up by local village people, and definitely lazing on hammock was an attractive activity that we did there. However, taking a dip in infinity pool while sipping to yummy cocktail and starring endlessly in the valley view just made it a memorable trip.
The place has so much to offer, but what attracted me most was – there were no phone signals. That means you don’t end-up checking on social media notifications and feel guilty of cheating on the quality ‘us’ time. We spent each moment wakeful, live, fresh, and filled with satisfaction. This definitely goes in my list of ‘Places I would love to visit again’.
A little photo essay for visual satisfaction. But don’t stop here. Just book it and experience it.