Kadoli Farm-Eagles Nest, Gujarat
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Ranked 6 amongst 63 hotels in Gujarat
Kadoli Farm-Eagles Nest Reviews
It is in Vijay Nagar. I stayed for three days in this hotel with my family. My stay was good. Gujarat is a very good place. There are many sightseeing places in Gujarat and is highly recommendable place for travelers to visit. Kadoli Farm is just beautiful to live in. This is very nice. Appearance is well maintained. Rooms are neat clean and fully furnished with all modern facilities. Food was tasty. I took just veg food here, so I don’t have any idea about non-veg. Staff was very professional and service were very fast. There are cottage-type rooms also available. Swimming pool is not available, but there are many types of activities like shooting, badminton, cricket, etc. It is bit far from station, but surrounding and location is very good. Pick up and drop facility is not available. Booking and front office is helpful and cooperative. Gujarat place is excellent. I can recommend this resort for other travelers.
good. enjoyed the pleasant stay offered by the resort.
Excellent it is good to enjoy and relax appereance is quite good and facilities are also good
Good Experience, Enjoying he tours, Overall service its good but room facilities its ok and Food & Drink its ok
It was like staying in a homestay ,not much to do but they had few outdoor games which we enjoyed .
Kadoli Farm-eagles Nest is a nice one for a relaxing holiday . I loved every bit of it . Food was great . ANd the hospitality was beyond expectation.
excellent hotel the people are prompt and very friendle... the hotel is clean and neat the food id aweful
Overall a fantastic experience. Ideal for a very relaxing and at the same time an adventurous holiday. Would surely repeat a holiday again to Eagle's Nest.
What an experience! It\'s an out of the world feeling for people seeking peace and quiet. Well within reach from Ahmedabad for weekend travellers, the place offers clean rooms with abundance of good books and well preserved antiques. A days outing through Polo Estate jungles with many sights of interest enroute and culminating with a visit to Vijaynagar Palace makes one\'s day.The personal touch and painstaking explanation by HH Maharao Harsh Wardhan Singh makes the whole experience worthwhile. Also the meals provided under direct supervision and personal touch by HH Gargi Kumari are unparalleled in quality.
Concept of Farm-stay or Home-stay tourism is unheard of in Gujarat. Kerala, Goa and other southern states are in forefront in these sectors. So when I first heard of this Farm-Home-stay in Gujarat I was rather skeptical. But my one night stay at Kadoli Farm proved me wrong and all my resistance in accepting & experiencing this sector vanished completely. Situated on the North eastern border of Gujarat, just 6 kms away from Rajasthan border, Vijaynagar used to be Rathore kingdom. Vijaynagar Empire also covered Polo Forest, which is currently in Sabarkantha District of Gujarat. Royal family of Vijaynagar had huge land holding on the edge of Polo forest. In the midst of this farmland, they had small farm house. Descendent of this royal family H.H. Shri Harshwardhansinhji and his wife H.H. Gargi Deviji resides in this 80 years old farmhouse,Kadoli Farm,also known as Eagles’s Nest. They receive visitors for Home-stay since last 3 years.Being just 140 kms away from Ahmedabad makes it ideal weekend getaway from Ahmedabad. Area of Kadoli farm is around 4 acres. Highlight of the farm is old Banyan Tree, bang in front of the house. Encompassing almost 1 acre of land this huge Banyan tree is around 400 years old. Its many roots have grown into thick trunks making it difficult to identify main trunk. Harshwardhansinhji has given its trunks of varying thickness, beautiful curves and shapes after years of patient scraping. Strategically placed lights give it mysterious look at night. Unfortunately there were many beehives in it, making it impossible for us to sit under its canopy. According to our host. ,bees come as the days start getting hotter. Once the summers are over they go away. Kadoli Farms also sells delicious honey made from these beehives. Arravali mountain range makes a beautiful backdrop for the farm. Last post of Arravali range is just few kilometers away from farm .Nearest village is at least half a kilometer to kilometer away,making surroundings peacefull. Farm house is surrounded by farms producing Fennel, Cumin,Castor,Wheat, Banana, cotton and few vegetable like onion,chillies etc. Farms were lush green and dense. Varying degrees of Green , Yellow flowers of Flennel plants , Purple hue of castor plants and Dk.Red of “rajgara” plants makes it eye pleasing landscape all around. Though surrounding farms are not currently owned by Kadoli Farm, one can visit these farms and interact with farmers. Kadoli farm itself has few Mango and other fruit trees. One corner of farm is landscaped with lawn and activities like tiny golf course,archery,shooting and dart board are provided for young guests.On request, horse riding facility is also available. Kids in our group had great time in enjoying this activity. It was also great experience for them to interact with farmers and understand intricacies of farming. Surrounding area was also bird-lover’s delight as one can see Kingfisher, Tree Pie, Bea eaters and many such varieties. It was a pleasant surprise to see baby Falcon! In front of the house they have small sit-out with a patch of lawn, though unusable when bees visit . Due to bees, they do not have any open verndahs where one can sit. Verndah in the front as well as back were covered by windows as a protection against bees. It would be wonderful to have open verndahs to enjoy the nature all around. Though landscaped lawn in one corner of a farm,more than makes up for it It was wonderful experience to sit out in the landscaped lawn, at sunset, and listen to stories of bygone era of royalty, over a cup of tea. Farm house has 3 rooms for visitors. 1 room has attached dressing room and bathroom. 2 other bedrooms share a bathroom. Verndah in the front is used as a lounge where one can sit and chit chat with owner or co-guests. Back verandah is used as T.V. room. Rooms and bathrooms are basic but clean. Owners have their bedroom in the back. Home cooked food is ample, good and reasonable. Though breakfast needs more variety. It was nice to share table with owners. Our hostess looked after kitchen personally. Tea and coffee were available any time. Camp fire at night provided nice relief from cold winter air. Night was quite cold, Jaipuri Razai and thin blanket provided inadequate cover. Entire night one could hear sound of rustling of Banyan trees leaves due to strong wind. Polo Forest which is just few kilometers from Kadoli Farm is not on itinerary of many travelers to Gujarat or even many natives of Gujarat . Polo Forest is dense forest of Tick wood, Flame of the forest trees (few had already started blooming), Bamboo Trees and “Khakhro” trees. Forest is so dense that sunlight can hardly pass through in certain areas. But real treasure of Polo forest are ruins of 10th and 15th century of Hindu and Jain temples. On 2nd day of our stay, our host took us around forest and showed us many ancient temples. River Harnav was our constant companion on one side of the road. There are two dams on this river apart from few check dams. We visited 100 years old check dam made by then Maharaja of Vijayanagar , grandfather of our host. Check dam was overflowing as water was released from reservoir. It was one of the most beautiful spot of this forest. It was fun to go down to water and enjoy its crystal clear water. After too short a visit of the forest , we were back to farm for lunch. After lunch we bid goodbye to our host. Most pleasant interlude came to an end too soon. Kadoli Farm became our home away from home. Unfortunately our stay was too short.
Kadoli Farm Eagles Nest is sprawling 4 acres of land with Aravali mountain range in the backdrop. The highlight of the farm is an old Banyan tree which encompasses almost 1 acre of land is said to be 400 years old. The Banyan trees has numerous be