Memories in the wild at Chiplun!

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Memories in the wild at Chiplun!

Last year we were looking around for a place to have a small vacation away from the city, a place that was not too touristy and yet had all the basic comforts and we stumbled upon Dongermatha Ecocare Resort in the town of Chiplun in Maharashtra. The town of Chiplun lies on the banks of the River Vashishti. To the east of the city lie the Western Ghats and to the west lies Guhagar.

Dongarmatha Resort is on top of the hill and is in fact on one of the highest peaks in Parshuram ghat.  It is an effort to conserve nature & live a sustainable life by owner Mangesh Govekar with friends Abhi Gadre & Chaitanya Kalve. You can read more about the place and get more details at this link… http://dongarmatha.com/

The place proved to be perfect for us, relaxing and amidst nature. We had a most wonderful time relishing the local food like rice rotis and sole curry and exploring the nearby areas and a waterfall hidden inside the wilderness which we had all to ourselves.

Here are some of the best moments from the short and a really memorable holiday that we had.

Dark clouds over River Vashishti - View from our room

Dark clouds over River Vashishti – View from our room

Walking on a path along the paddy fields

Walking on a path along the paddy fields

Bath Water Boiling

Bath Water Boiling

Savatsada - Our own private waterfall

Savatsada – Our own private waterfall

Spotted Dove

Spotted Dove

Black hooded Golden Oriole preening itself

Black hooded Golden Oriole preening itself

Greater Coucal

Greater Coucal

Male Orange headed Thrush with  its prey

Male Orange headed Thrush with its prey

Orange headed Thrush nest with babies!

Best and the saddest image as just a couple of hours after this pic was clicked, there occurred a rain storm which destroyed the nest and killed the babies!

Red Vented Bulbuls roosting on a Kadamb Tree!

Cutest pair of butts I have ever seen… Red Vented Bulbuls roosting on a Kadamb Tree… they were there every single night of our stay!

Scaly breasted Munia in the wet wet grass!

Scaly breasted Munia in the wet wet grass!

Bright and colorful Calotes!

Bright and colorful Calotes!

Fungoid Frogs in their funky Jammies!

Fungoid Frogs in their funky Jammies!

Jewel Bug... glistening on the Leas

Jewel Bug… glistening on the Leas

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