Ten-Second Takeaway

Tranquil surroundings, eco-cottages, an infinity pool, regular treks and evenings of cultural shows — unwinding at Wildernest Nature Resort in Goa sounds too good to be true.

Into The Wild

True to its name, Wildernest Nature Resort {or eco-tel, as they call it} might just make you feel like you’re lost in the middle of a forest. But, happily so. Because what’s not to love about fish ponds to splash in, jungle buffets to try out and picturesque views to wake up to? Tucked away in the Chorla Ghats {near the Karnataka-Goa borders}, the place prompts you to keep away that ever-buzzing smartphone and connect with nature, making it perfect for a quick getaway from your busy work schedule.

Through The Jungle


Located slightly away from each other {so you can be assured of enough privacy}, their 16 eco-cottages, designed out of acacia wood, come with excellent views of the forest, valley or the nearby waterfalls. Once you’ve settled into the basic but well-equipped rooms, there’s much to explore here — seven waterfalls of varying intensities, over 140 species of bird and much more. If you’re up for some adventure, sign up for their regular treks, birdwatching and village trips. On a lucky day, you might get to spot mammals like the Sloth Bear or even the rarely-sighted Mouse Deer.

The Sweet Spot

Just the sight of it might tempt you to jump into and laze around in the infinity pool {with breathtaking views}. We’d book this place just because of its amazing pool. But make sure you take some time out to walk around the area to their ethnic cuisine restaurant, Randhan for healthy food, or to Cloud 9, their garden bar for a drink or two. The Ayurshala with its rejuvenating therapies based on Ayurvedic principles promises enough R&R. Evenings at Wildernest are filled with folk dance performances and rituals showcased by local artisans.

So, We’re Thinking…

When the bustle of the city seems just too chaotic, a trip to the wild to unwind sounds like a great idea. And, Wildernest promises you just that with its eco-friendly space and the activities offered.

Where: Off Sankhali, Chorla Ghats, Chorla, Goa

Price: INR 6,400 upwards for a cottage

Contact: +91 9341112721

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Check out their website here.

Pic credit: Nirmal Kulkarni