Information & Acknowledgement

From Bombay, Thivim is an overnight train journey. Wildernest is located at Chorla Ghats and is about 60 kms. from Thivim station on the Konkan Railway. The sanctuaries, Mhadei, Mollem & Bondla are open throughout the year and each season throws up some special sights. for nature lovers this is a must visit any time of the year.

A big thank you to

  1. Bombay Natural History Society ( and especially to the Butterfly man, Isaac Kehimkar and Nikhil Bhopale who are always excellent resource persons.
  2. The Management and staff of Wildernest ( and especially to Nirmal Kulkarni and Sushma for the excellent service and the wealth of information that they shared with us.
  3. Ramesh & Prashant of Nature's Nest, Mollem who were our resource persons for the area.
  4. My sporting  fellow travelers & especially my long time friend & room mate, Anila Mistry
  5. This time it is the insects, butterflies, moths & other creepy crawlies who need to be thanked for their appearance; some of them for just a fleeting glance while others seemed to specially pose for the shutterbugs.