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Backwoods Camp

1 room, 2 adults
Very Good
4.5/5

Good birding on Feb 23, 2017

Very nice location in the middle of the woods. Many bird and good guiding. Would have liked to hi...Read All

Motken, Tombdi Surla, Sancordem, Sanquem, none, GOA, GOA, India, Pin-403704 , Goa
Amenities:
  • Parking
  • Restaurant
  • Room service
  • Laundry facilities
  • Front desk
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  • hotel_trip
    Good birding
    on Feb 23, 2017
    Very nice location in the middle of the woods. Many bird and good guiding. Would have liked to hike a little bit more through the forest but the guide showed a great Number of bird! Great experience. Easy to reach by scooter from the coast in about 2hours.... More
  • hotel_trip
    A must for birders visiting Goa
    on Jan 11, 2017
    My 3rd visit to Backwoods Camp and as always a wonderful experience. It is primarily for birders, yet my wife who is not a birder had an excellent time. Situated in a camp in Mollem National Park the accommodation is perfectly adequate and all meals are supplied - typical Indian fare and plenty of it ! To me the best part is the 3 guided walks daily whether you are looking at forest birds, chasing nightjars and owls or simply waiting for kingfishers to show. Have birded all my life and have to say the Leio is one of the best guides that I have used, his eyesight and hearing is phenomenal and he bubbles over with enthusiasm. The bottom line is that you will see considerably more bird species with Leio than if you bird on your own and also have a fun time.... More
  • hotel_trip
    Well worth a visit
    on Jan 8, 2017
    We took a 3 day trip here from Marinha Dourada resort. We were collected by minibus early morning, birdwatched en route, and got here for breakfast. The rooms are tiny but lovely and the staff bring smoking hot water for you to shower with (though it's so hot here that cold water is fine!). The meals were all good, not spicy enough for me, but plenty of good food. Beer and soft drinks can be purchased, bottled water was complimentary. Each day had 3 excursions for birding, with time in between for walking around the grounds, swimming in the river if you are brave enough, or just sitting watching the wildlife. The staff are very helpful. There's no air-con, but there are decent ceiling fans in the 4 rooms. Not sure that I would have fancied the tents though.... More
  • hotel_trip
    Great Birding a must for Birders
    on Jan 1, 2017
    What a place, took the wife as a non birder, she enjoyed the stay. my thanks to all the staff and birders who looked after us. Facilities were basic at best but perfect for the camp, food was delicious, rooms comfy birding stunning. It was so nice to get away from the hustle and bustle of the resort, no wi fi, telly, phones, Heaven, plus you can get a cold beer If you want to add 50 + birds to your list this is the place Once again thanks to all at Backwoods... More
  • hotel_trip
    Must-do experience of outdoor enjoyment, especially for birders
    on Dec 21, 2016
    Our time at Backwoods was better than our expectations. The staff pampered us and did all they could to help meet our desires for our time there. Loven (one of the owners who has been birding for more than 18 years, took us out birding 2 to 3 times a day, and we loved seeing his joy of discovery and his desire to pass that on to us and even the little kids (and adults) around! He would allow them to look through his scope to grow in them a wonder of nature and birds. He worked tirelessly to give us opportunities to see the birds we hoped to see. He is so skilled. We saw more than few hard-to-see birds, including the grey-necked bunting, the black-throated munia, the black-backed dwarf kingfisher and the Malabar Trogan, to name a few. Even the other staff would come and tell us if there was an interesting bird at the birdbath!They were all so accomodating, including being willing to take US dollars, since while we were there, the country was experiencing an ATM problem in the country (we could only get a small amount of local currency each day). We highly recommend you spend at least 3 days there, as Bondla nature reserve is one of the places they will take you. The birding excursions are part of the price of the stay and the cost includes your food as well. They don't have hot water for showers, but will bring a bucket of hot water. There are lots of photos of birds on the walls, as well as bird books to refer to. If you aren't a birder, it would be an adventure you will never forget. You will walk away with a new appreciation for nature and for birds. December was a great time to go, as far as weather goes. We hope we can go again someday! Thanks Loven and the rest of the staff and cooks at Backwoods!... More
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Overview

Backwoods camp is a bird watcher centric jungle lodge located at the Bhagwan Mahaveer Wildlife Sanctuary, near Mollem in Goa. The eight rooms are well kept and equipped with essential amenities. Each room has a bathroom having hot and cold running water. The rooms are covered verandah overlooking the forest it is the perfect place to relax during the heat of the day. This cottage has a front desk to solve guests queries and needs. Guests can avail room service and laundry facility. There is a space for parking within the property premises. In case of power failure it has power backup facility. Backwoods Camp is situated 66.4 km away from the Goa Airport, 55.4 km from the Madgaon Railway Station, 59.3 km from the Benaulim Beach and 58.1 km Colva Beach.

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Check in Check out

Hotel Check-in Time is 11 AM, Check-out Time is 10 AM.

Policies
  1. Guest must be over 18 years of age to check-in to this hotel.
  2. As per Government regulations, it is mandatory for all guests above 18 years of age to carry a valid photo identity card & address proof at the time of check-in. Please note that failure to abide by this can result with the hotel denying a check-in. Hotels normally do not provide any refund for such cancellations.
  3. The standard check-in and check-out times are 12 noon. Early check-in or late check-out is subject to hotel availability and may also be chargeable by the hotel. Any early check-in or late check-out request must be directed to and reconfirmed with the hotel directly.
  4. Failure to check-in to the hotel, will attract the full cost of stay or penalty as per the hotel cancellation policy.
  5. Hotels charge a compulsory Gala Dinner Supplement during Christmas, New Year's eve or other special events and festivals like Diwali or Dusshera. These additional charge are not included in the booking amount and will be collected directly at the hotel.
  6. There might be seasonal variation in hotel tariff rates during Peak days, for example URS period in Ajmer or Lord Jagannath Rath Yatra in Puri, the room tariff differences if any will have to be borne and paid by the customer directly at the hotel, if the booking stay period falls during such dates.
  7. All additional charges other than the room charges and inclusions as mentioned in the booking voucher are to be borne and paid separately during check-out. Please make sure that you are aware of all such charges that may comes as extras. Some of them can be WiFi costs, Mini Bar, Laundry Expenses, Telephone calls, Room Service, Snacks etc.
  8. Some hotels may have policies that do not allow unmarried / unrelated couples or certain foreign nationalities to check-in without the correct documentation. No refund will be applicable in case the hotel denies check-in under such circumstances. If you have any doubts on this, do call us for any assistance
  9. Any changes or booking modifications are subject to availability and charges may apply as per the hotel policies.
Booking Policies
  1. The standard check-in time is 11 AM and the standard check-out time is 10 AM. Early check-in or late check-out is strictly subject to availability and may be chargeable by the hotel.Any early check-in or late check-out request must be directed and reconfirmed with the hotel directly.
  2. The primary guest must be at least 18 years old to be able to check into this hotel.
  3. The hotel reserves the right of admission. Accommodation can be denied to guests posing as a couple if suitable proof of identification is not presented at check-in. Goomo will not be responsible for any check-in denied by the hotel due to the aforesaid reason.
  4. Child policy apply which may vary from hotel to hotel.
  5. Failure to check into the hotel, will attract no show charges as per Hotel policies.
  6. The total price is inclusive of all applicable taxes. However, it does not include additional personal expenses like telephone charges, meals that aren't a part of your meal plan, any hotel services you use (like laundry and room service) or tips.The hotel will charge you directly for these when you're checking out.
  7. Hotels may charge a mandatory meal surcharge on festive periods e.g. Christmas, New Year's Eve etc. All additional charges (including mandatory meal surcharges) need to be cleared directly at the hotel.
  8. Some hotels may require guest(s) to furnish a valid photographic proof of identity in original at the time of Check-in. Kindly carry the same along with you to avoid any inconvenience. The following documents are recognized for this purpose: Aadhaar Card, Driving Licence, Passport or Election Card.
  9. Note PAN Cards will not be accepted as a valid ID card.
  10. All refund requests must occur within 60 days of hotel check-out. Any refund for checking out early or for no shows will be given at the sole discretion of goomo.com.
  11. In case of increase in tariff during the URS period in Ajmer or Lord Jagannath Rath Yatra in Puri, the customer is liable to pay the difference if the Check-in date falls during those periods.
  12. Goomo acts purely as an agent to hotels/suppliers, hence Goomo shall not be responsible for issuance of any invoices on hotel room charges.