Relax, Rejuvenate, Revitalise in Nature!
Dongarmatha as the name suggests is on top of the hill, in fact on one of the highest peaks in Parshuram ghat. It’s an effort to conserve nature & live a sustainable life by owner Mangesh Govekar with friends Abhi Gadre & Chaitanya Kalve. For many people in big cities there’s no choice than getting spinned with the pace of the hectic life. Deadlines, urgency, stress, traffic jams, pollution, health hazards can’t be avoided if one wishes to stay in the city. We have instinctively chosen this path of staying in nature & have a healthy, peaceful life at natural pace, to try and find the missing thing in life.
We invite you , your family and friends to explore nature & enjoy eco-friendly tourism. Experience a wonderful mix of nature, adventure, agri, arts & spiritual tourism.
While you are at Dongarmatha it’s not just a stay, it’s an experience of living close to nature, calm down & enjoy natural rhythm of life! Enjoy a cup of tea with rising Sun from mountain range and feel the astounding, magical, colorful moment when the sun sets in River Vashishti. Listen to your favorite Music while watching the gorgeously sparkling dark blue dome above and forget the world. Dust yourself in Adventure of Valley Crossing, Jummaring, Parallel ropes Rock Climbing & many more. Relax with a Book of your favorite author, brain wash yourself with ticky documentaries and thoughts, search the hidden talents in you, try your hands at terracotta pottery making, pottery painting, painting in various forms like landscapes, abstract or warli, create handmade crafts, furniture or toys for your kids from bamboo & recycled paper. Meditate inside rock caves to achieve the Nirvana you are searching by simply ignoring the world . Simply sit idle on the naturally healing cow dung flooring worrying about nothing, to enjoy that space to add more value to your life. You will realize that there are more things in life which money can’t buy you. Share your new Lifestyle Ideas with the loved ones.
While constructing the Eco-resort , we have tried to conserve natural resources by adopting renewable construction materials such as bamboo & used minimum steel & cement . The resort itself covers 5 acres of land and the main facility spreads over 3500 sq.ft. It’s constructed with inputs from bamboo engineering pioneer like Mr.V.N.Gore & his student architect Mr.Shrinivas Warkhandkar. This eco-friendly technique has helped us maintain high standards of quality, strength & economy and has enabled us to contribute towards protecting the Green Earth.
Our areas of work: Eco-tourism, Eco-friendly & economic construction, Organic farming,
Direct marketing of Organic farm products from farmers, Ecological studies, awareness & nature conservation & awareness through practical approach.
It is not because things are difficult that we do not dare;
It is because we do not dare that they are difficult!!
Dongarmatha is Mangesh and Shraddha’s labour of love and we are glad that they decided to share it with the world. We just chanced upon it through Trip Advisor when we were looking for a short halt place at Chiplun enroute Goa. It turned out to be the highlight of our trip. The peace and tranquility, oneness with nature, fresh air, hospitable hosts, hot home cooked food and fun activities for kids make this place worth visiting.Bindu Bhinde
Your efforts in conserving the nature and ecology is appreciated. I am looking for a peaceful vacation during May with family – 2 adults, 2 sr citizens and a child for 3-4 days. I would be driving from Pune. Can you work out a package for me? I am open for any day of the week, not necessarily a weekend outing. Thanks.Advait Lele
Dear Mangesh, Appreciate all your efforts, concern for nature and non commercial approch. I am looking for a slightly longer stay (single person).Purpose of this is to go away from hetic city life , relax, meditate and be a part in nature.Being a staunch naturalist ,I will be using minimum resources with minimum requirements. Kindly let me know if you could work out a package for me with tea / brealfast ,lunch and dinner (pure veg only ,any local food will be fine). Thank you. Best Regards KiranKiran Joshi
Dongarmatha – Nisarg mandir ….. perfect name Visited this place in mid july’13 with my wife. A heaven in other words. Surrounded by nature from all sides. This place is on the top of the hill from where we can have a beautiful view of Chiplun, Guhaghar & the Vashishthi river. The different species of colorful birds, butterflies & flowers around are a simply superb. This place is a bonus for photographers….do not forget to carry you full kit with you. The other best part of this place is the home made, delicious food. The thalipiths, the pohas for breakfast, the usals, the fresh vegetables with garam garam bhakari & ukadiche modak that were server were simply wow. And yes the tea server in bamboo cups, just loved it. There are many places to roam around. But once you reach this place, one will not fell like moving out of this place, its so beautiful. Mangesh , Abhi, Shraddha & Vyum ( Mangesh’s son – called jhampya with love ) are so friendly. They make you feel so comfortable & like a family. And a special thanks to Anant dada & Kashi for taking such good care of each and every requirement. Love you all. Keep it up and carry on with the good work The 3 days spend here were really too less a time. Did not feel like moving out of this place. But finally had to leave with a heavy heart & lots of sweet memories to carry. But the next plan is already made for September. A must visit place. Do not miss it.Sanket Kotkar