While I am still recovering from my Goa hangover, here I am, penning down another wonderful BNB experience from my time there. Goa is much beyond its beaches and opened up a wealth of new stay options; the most recent being “Poorna Birdsong”.
BNB in India evolving:
BNB (Bed and Breakfast) concept has evolved rapidly in India over the past couple of years. It offers a more homely and local experience while you share an accommodation with the owner/family. The owner provides accommodation to travelers in their homes along with the breakfast and homemade food (sometimes). Hence, the term BNB.
One of the perks of staying at a BNB is swapping of interesting stories with the locals, literally from the horse’s mouth.
There is no dearth of staying options in Goa, but since I was travelling with my Mother, I opted for something that could afford me a more homely and relaxed experience.
Poorna Birdsong – The First Impression:
Poorna literally translates into “Complete” in Sanskrit.
Located about 10 kms away from the capital city of Panjim, lies this charming and secluded abode nestled in Nerul, a quaint village in the Northern side of Goa.
As we entered, I could sense a feeling of calmness and positivity. A serene statue of Buddha overlooks the entrance. The Feng Shui in this place seemed to be working perfectly.
We were welcomed with a warm smile by the owner, Anand and an even warmer cup of Coffee made by Munna, the young house help.
With a spectacular view of the Nerul river burbling in the backyard, Poorna Birdsong already seemed like a nice escape from the maddening rush of the city.
If you are following me on Instagram or Facebook, you would have seen from my posts that I couldn’t get enough of this stunning room.
The rooms are simply indescribable. Each room is prettier than the other. The rooms are painted in cheerfully bright hues, centred with king-sized beds adorned with high-end linens and comforting quilters and spacious ensuite bathrooms stocked with organic toiletries and hot water bath. The hot water facility was a saviour as the weather was chilly during the nights.
The House full of stories and Positive Vibes:
There are only 5 rooms in this beautiful house and we were treated like family members.
The living room resembles a small art gallery with an eclectic collection of paintings hoisted all around. The book racks in the room are stashed with books of different genres; Travel, Vaastu Shastra, healthy living; knowledge for every kind of reader.
A few board games occupy the shelves for those who would love to be entertained through the evening.
As I sat there sipping on my coffee and chatting up with our host, Anand, we spent hours swapping travel stories and prospective travel destinations. Being a traveler himself, he spoke about a few off the map locations known only to locals. He also recommended us places to visit and subsequent directions to get there.
The longer I stayed here, I realized Poorna Birdsong captivated all my senses. The fragrant aroma in the air, the beautiful artifacts to gaze at, the soothing music calming my mind, the delicate touch of the dreamy drapes and the cushy décor of the rooms and the taste of delicious home-made food enhanced the overall experience of my stay here. (Munna and Aunty make some delicious Aloo Parata)
Location and Places to see around:
The location of the property is astute! It is near to almost every place you would love to visit in North Goa; Aguada Fort, Candolim beach, LPK Club and many more places. You can read here how I enjoyed rediscovering goa in monsoon
What I loved most about my stay here was the experience of a mélange of luxury and relaxation. I can visit this place again simply to stay here and do absolutely nothing.
Just a 20-minute drive from the capital city, Poorna Birdsong is close enough for convenience but far enough to feel the world away from reality. My stay at Poorna was pleasing and it was quite the relaxed holiday I looked forward to.
Good news for digital nomads! You can make this beautiful home as your workstation. Check their Co Working deals here.
I was welcomed as a guest, however, photos, suggestions, and opinions are of my own and in no way influenced.