Bhagwan Mahavir Wildlife Sanctuary
Tthe most famous and largest wildlife sanctuary amongst the four is Bhagwan Mahavir Wildlife Sanctuary. Although bit far away from Panaji city - located some 53 kms away in small town of Mollem, but innumerable buses and tourists cars are readily available for this place from any part of Goa.
This largest wildlife sanctuary of Goa is spread across 240-sq-kms and is home not just to popular wildlife animals, but also rich flora and fauna. In fact you can be absolutely rest assured about the richness of nature found here, as Bhagwan Mahavir Wildlife Sanctuary falls in the famous Western Ghat – which is considered amongst the eight biological diversity hotspots of this world.
Things to do in Bhagwan Mahavir Wildlife SanctuaryAs for spotting wildlife animals are concerned, for that you would obviously have to opt for a safari tour via jeep ride or elephant ride. But, if you really want to make trip to this sanctuary memorable, then we would suggest you to stay inside the sanctuary for at least one or two days. Sanctuary obviously provides tent and dormitory services for visiting tourists. But, what’s even better is the fact that sanctuary even provides tour package, wherein you’ll get accommodation, safari tour accompanied by guide and meal/breakfast.
The tour package also involves having fun with elephants, on whose back you’ll not just sit and enjoy the safari tour, but you’ll be given the chance of washing the elephant with coconut shell and also made to sit on its back while it will shower you with water with its trunk. And this is not it, elephants will also entertain and awe with their amazing tricks. All in all, the entire elephant affair will be an experience to remember for. And of course, the exotic wildlife animals that you’ll spot during safari tour and immensely rich flora including number of small river canals will leave you completely overwhelmed.
As for which all animals reside here? There is a huge presence huge variety of wild animals. As for spotting popular wildlife animals like Tigers, Lions and Leopards is concerned, you’ve to be bit lucky and also patient. And if it is indeed you’re lucky day then you’ll surely spot them.
And finally, about two main attractions inside the sanctuary, which are absolutely worth experiencing. These are famous Mahadeva Temple and Dudhsagar Falls. Amongst these two, Dudhsagar Falls is surely more famous amongst tourists. As this is indeed a very beautiful waterfall surrounded with deciduous forest and lush greenery. In fact Dudhsagar Falls is considered amongst most beautiful waterfalls of India, which is enough to tell you how much worth visiting this place is.