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International Day of Forests March 21, 2023

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Forests are one of the richest bio diverse carbon sponges that need more attention that they are getting.

On a recent trip to Goa, I was glad to finally explore a part of the state that I have always wanted to – its forests. And I did this with Nature’s Nest, which is an idyllic hinterland resort located on the border of Bhagwan Mahavir Wildlife Sanctuary and close to  Dudhsagar waterfalls in Goa. Set in four acres of forest land, the property is the perfect destination for visitors to unwind, reset and rejuvenate. In total, there are 10 quaint cottages that pay homage to Goan homes of yesteryears, with red-oxide floors, tiled roofs and cow dung verandas. The food has been specially curated from villages across Goa to offer a unique blend of traditional village cuisines.

A waterhole dug by the Planet Life Foundation
A waterhole dug by the Planet Life Foundation

Nature’s Nest has a team of fine naturalists, who have been trained to deliver an unforgettable nature and wildlife experience. The property offers over 20 guided activities and excursions for guests to connect and be one with nature. Visitors can also participate in conservation trails and contribute to data collection on specific species and wildlife research. The property showcases the stunning beauty of the Western Ghats and seeks to give back to the community by employing indigenous people that live in the immediate vicinity of these forests. Nature’s Nest also runs conservation projects in collaboration with Planet Life Foundation, to enhance the conservation efforts around Bhagwan Mahavir Wildlife Sanctuary, Goa.

When I stayed here I experienced their conservation projects as well as did a few safaris in the day and night with a birding session that brought me up close to the amazing biodiversity here.

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