The large, high-ceilinged living room opens onto a central courtyard filled with tropical plants and a fishpond. Our living room is a comfortable space tastefully furnished with a combination of old family heirlooms, photographs and lamps and a large formal dining table that can accommodate a group of eight. A seating arrangement around a large flat screen TV occupies one corner. Guests can choose from a vast collection of children’s DVDs belonging to our son Zal or select a book on the local flora and fauna from the well-stocked Library. The living room opens out onto a deep front veranda overlooking the swimming pool and the hills beyond. Here guests can lounge on comfortable cane furniture and enjoy a beer or a game of Scrabble with our in-house Scrabble champ.
Our gardens are filled with an abundance of sweet scented frangipani and Indian jasmine, interspersed with bamboo, gulmohour, mango, jackfruit and jambul trees that attract an amazing variety of birds and butterflies. Apart from nattily dressed black and white magpie robins and frowzy groups of babblers, there is every chance you will see any number of sunbirds, golden orioles, peacocks, tree pies, golden-backed woodpeckers and bulbuls without stirring from the shade of your veranda! We also organise birding trips with knowledgeable experts for interested guests both in our area and further afield. Chorao Island, Carambolim Lake, Cotigao Wildlife Sanctuary, Bhagwan Mahavir Wildlife Sanctuary are all excellent birdwatching destinations.