Doctor’s Farm (Kolad) is situated on the banks of the river Kundalika and is about 15 acres (roughly 650,000 sq. ft.), in extent. Almost 1500 feet of the land abuts the river. The panoramic view of the river extends to about 7 kms. Situated as it is, between the Bhira Dam and the Kolad Dam, the waters of the Kundalika, are very tranquil and peaceful. Doctor’s Farm being ensconced between thickly forested hills all around, can thus qualify to be a Nature lover’s Paradise. It is certainly not a place of luxury. It is basically a farmhouse and it should not be misconstrued as a resort. Basic amenities are certainly provided, but no luxuries can be expected.
Doctor’s Farm being situated in a sparsely populated area, devoid of industrialisation and unscrupulous commercialisation has the added advantage of literally being in The lap of nature. The wide variety of birds and animals enriching the farm, by their presence, is nothing short of amazing – that too, a mere 2 ½ hour’s drive from one of the most polluted cities of the world i.e. Mumbai. The birds sighted at the farm and its environs are Fish Kite, Vulture, Owl, Kingfisher, Peacock, Hornbill, Woodpecker, Bee-Eater, Drongo, Bulbul, Hawk, Egrets, Parrots, Mynahs, Wild Fowl, Wild Ducks, Tailor Birds, Weaver Birds, Bats, Scissor Tails and many other. Amazingly, migratory ducks from Central Asia, choose to make the Kundalika River, their abode between the months of November and March.
Doctor’s Farm also boasts of a varied variety of animals visiting the farm. Wild Boar, Hare, Barking Deer and Mongoose are very frequently sighted. Fox, Panther, Hyena and even Tiger, have been rarely sighted. Although snakes and scorpions abound, they rarely interact with humans, if left to themselves.