About Olaulim Backyards
Olaulim Backyards is a creation of shared dreams . Olaulim village, where their homestay is located, is just 11 kms from Panjim, the capital of Goa and 8kms from Mapusa, famous for its Friday Market. Dabolim Airport is 42 kms away while Thivim and Karmali Railway stations are equal distance of 20 km. They can arrange a pick-up to their place according to your travel plans.
While at their homestay, you can experience the other side of Goa, being away from the bustle and hustle of the coastal touristic belt, but at the same time, They are not too far from the beaches, just a half an hour drive and you reach the famous Baga and Calangute beaches. Olaulim , which is a part of Pomburpa village, is surrounded by fields, rivers, and tiny hillocks.
The manos, the water body in front of their property, offers a splendid chance to try out the in-house inventory of canoes/kayaks and a rowing boat and their use is not just limited to those with experience. For the relatively more adventurous, the water body leads on to the Mandovi river and you have the opportunity to visit the famous Chorao Bird Sanctuary enroute or the neighbouring village of Aldona. The interesting aspect of these backwaters is their resident bird species and mangrove forest
The winding roads in the neighbourhood, leading to the village and beyond, are considerably quiet due to negligible traffic and very conducive to exploratory cycling. Not only do you get a dose of aerobic exercise, it’s also a wonderful opportunity to watch life go by in a typical Goan village.
The local river fish is definitely worth writing home about, in terms of taste. They could arrange a chance to fish with the local enthusiasts, using either a line or fishing net. Don’t’ forget to bring in your catch so that They can prepare it for you a'la Goan style.
Have a pair of binoculars and you could turn birdwatcher considering the sheer number of avian species that flock the area. You name it - Golden Oreole, Lapwing, Drungoo, several species of Sunbird, Kingfisher and the amazing Hornbill. The water birds that visit the water body up front include Cormorants, Egrets, Ducks and Storks.
You can walk along the interesting small roads around the village and see the beautiful houses enroute or you can venture out to the nature around on narrow paths. There’s a big hill close by from where you get a beautiful view and, especially during the monsoon, see flocks of peacocks dancing.
Children Play Area:
There is an adventure area for children, with a tree house accessed with a rope ladder, plenty of rocks to climb, swings, and a climbing frame. In this area, children should be supervised by their parents.
Accommodation at Olaulim Backyard:The guest accommodation consists of three cottages, unique in size and décor, situated in different levels of the foliage in the backyard. They are very rustic, choosing to make best of locally available elements like bamboo, local stone , coconut wood and palm leaves. The cottages are all air-cooled, the windows are large thus capturing the through breeze, and enabling you to sleep and reside completely in harmony with nature. The bathrooms are tropical style, roof partly open to invite sunlight and offering a vista painted by the Goan sky and towering trees. All the rooms have a safe and a tea/coffee maker.
Large enough for a family of three, this cottage is built by the edge of the paddy field, the same level as the swimming pool. A four poster bed, antique furniture and a total wow factor added by the sit-out in front, overlooking the paddies and the river.
Again comfortable and roomier enough for a family with two children. It is built partly in the rock on the slope and has a king-size double bed and a loft in the rock for children to sleep on . To add to the pleasures of the sit-out, there is an expansive balcony opening out to a panoramic view of the coconut grove.
Smaller in size and perfect for a couple. Honeymoons, romantic weekends, you name it. The large windows overlook the swimming pool and the lake. There is an outdoor staircase down to the toilet below. It is situated on a highest level and the walk up from the pool to the cottage will surely keep you fit.