ABOUT THE FARM:
“DOCTOR’S FARM” is situated on the banks of the river KUNDALIKA and is about 15 acres (Roughly 6,50,000 sq ft.) , in extent. Almost 1500
feet of the land abuts the river. The panoramic view of the river extends to about 7 kms. Situated as it is, between the BHIRA DAM and the KOLAD DAM , the waters of the KUNDALIKA,are very tranquil and Peaceful.
“DOCTOR’S FARM” being ensconced between thickly forested hills all around, can thus qualify to be a Nature lover’s Paradise. It is certainly
not a place of luxury. It is basically a farmhouse, and
should not be misconstrued as a resort.
Basic amenities are certainly provided, but no luxuries can be expected.
“DOCTOR’S FARM” being situated in a sparsely populated area,devoid of Industrialisation and unscrupulous Commercialisation has the added advantage
of literally being in The lap of nature. The wide variety of birds
and animals enriching the farm, by their presence, is nothing short
of amazing - That too, a mere 2 ½ hour’s drive from one of the most polluted cities of the world i.e. Mumbai. The birds sighted at the farm and its environs are Fish Kite , Vulture, Owl, Kingfisher, Peacock , Hornbill
, Woodpecker , Bee-Eater, Drongo, Bulbul, Hawk, Egrets, Parrots, Mynahs, Wild Fowl, Wild Ducks, Tailor Birds, Weaver Birds, Bats, Scissor Tails,
apart from, of course, Crows and Ravens. Amazingly,
migratory ducks from Central Asia, choose to make the Kundalika their abode between the months of November and March.
“DOCTOR’S FARM” can also boast of a varied
variety of animals visiting the farm. Wild Boar, Hare Barking Deer and
Mongoose are very frequently sighted. Fox, Panther, Hyena and even Tiger, have been rarely sighted. Although s nakes and
scorpions abound, they rarely interact with humans, if left to themselves.
“DOCTOR’S FARM” is situated off KOLAD, on the Mumbai-Goa highway.
It is about 115 kms from Chembur, about 75 kms from Panvel S.T. Stand, about 100 kms from Thane and about 100 kms from Mulshi in Pune. A detailed map giving you it’s exact
distance from Mumbai, is attached herewith. The approximate
time taken to travel from Mumbai to Kolad by road would be around 2 ½ hours.