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Forest Escapes Resort - Koyna


Welcome to Forest Escapes Resort at Koyna Nagar. It is a world where speechless moments and awesome experiences unveils a new excitement every hour of the day. It is here you will explore the unexplored beauty of nature. And yes, nature is ever willing to converse with you. Rustling leaves playing with the refreshing winds and the birds dancing to the tune of nature.

Forest Escapes Resort, your imagination comes alive. The peace and the lush green covered Sahyadri hills will not just offer you soothing moments but will recharge your mind, body and soul. Forest Escapes is nestled amidst the Koyna Wildlife Sanctuary. A UNESCO World Heritage site. Here, you will cherish the unimaginable moments of your vacation in reality.


Name: Forest Escapes Koyna Resort

Address: Post Goshatwadi, Taluka Patan, Satara, Maharashtra, 415207.

Nearest Railway Station: Chiplun Railway Station




THINGS TO DO IN KOYNA

· Bird Watching

Forest Escapes is surrounded with dense forest here, you will explore variety of birds migrating from across the globe. It is definitely a paradise for bird lovers.

· Star Gazing

Talk to stars and know the tale of their twinkle, at Forest Escapes, we have for you a fully planned and equipped place for Stargazing.

· Fishing

Go fishing at the Koyna River. Crystal clear water with refreshing environment gives you every reason to enjoy every moment of fishing sitting on the banks of the Koyna River.

· Barbeque

Enjoy the grilling moments at Forest Escapes. You can make your own barbeque in a passionately build barbeque set-up.

· Camp Fire

Feel the thrill of the night along with your gang at the Camp Fire. We have a wonderful place.

· Trekking

Explore the forest trail or create your own path, at Forest Escapes there are hosts of activities to keep busy and active.

· Jungle Safari | Night Safari

Koyna Wildlife Sanctuary is a wildlife sanctuary and natural World Heritage Site. The sanctuary has a diverse variety of mammals including the Keystone species, Bengal Tigers (6), Indian Leopards (14), Indian Gaur (220-250), Sloth Bears (70-80), Sambar Deer (160-175), Barking Deer (180-200) and Mouse Deer, Gray Langurs and Indian Giant Squirrels. Many species of birds are found in the sanctuary including the distinctive heart-spotted Woodpecker, Rufous Woodpecker, and Brown-Capped Pygmy Woodpecker, Asian fairy bluebird, Malabar Pied Hornbill, long-tailed Nightjar and Crested Goshawk. Large Indian Pythons and Spectacled Cobras are found here. Explore the Jungle Safari with Explore Koyna http://www.explorekoyna.com/ ( Mr Raj Rathod)


RESPONSIBLE TOURISM

1. LAND USE AND WILDLIFE

Restore natural ecological balance we have done local tree plantation, minimum landscaping, natural terrain and natural vegetation on the campus.


2. SUSTAINABLE WATER

Drip irrigation, STP, treated water for gardens and plantations, foam flow faucets and ground water recharging.


3. ZERO WASTE

Reduced use of plastic, water purifies for drinking water. Use of cloth, newspaper biodegradable bags, Decomposition pits and biogas for kitchen waste, Plastic | Paper | Glass | Metals (cans) sent for recycling.


4. SUSTAINABLE TRANSPORT

Electric buggies planned for transportation within the resort. Vehicular movement will be minimised within the resort. Majority of staff accommodated within property.


5. LOCAL AND SUSTAINABLE FOOD

Meals prepared by expert local women, farm fresh local vegetables and cereals, organic herbs and vegetables grown on resort premises.


6. EQUITY AND LOCAL ECONOMY

Local safari experts, cultural performers, farmers, taxi drivers, doctors, and local families making newspapers, grocers all paid fair prices.


7. CULTURE AND COMMUNITY

Local cultural shows by local youth who are encouraged to learn their traditional art forms-music, dance, focus on local nature and culture.


8. HEALTH AND HAPPINESS

We serve healthy food in the restaurant and make sure that all staff working in the resort are happy and satisfied.


9. ZERO CARBON

Use of diesel generators is avoided we plan to install a 20kw solar plant for our electricity needs.


10. SUSTAINABLE MATERIAL

Locally available materials used in construction in the resort.


Koyna Nagar is a discreet hill station located in the Patan Taluka of Satara district in Maharashtra and is set in the stunningly beautiful Sahyadri Mountain Ranges of the Western Ghats. The region is a part of the UNESCO World Network of Biosphere Reserves in India and Koynas's evergreen forests mark the transition zone between the Deccan plateau and the Konkan. Koyna area is known as the renewable energy capital of Maharashtra because of its hydroelectric and wind energy projects.


Guest Author

Dr. Niraalee Shah

Founder: Image Building and Etiquette Mapping



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