Famous Wildlife Sanctuaries Near Panaji
These wildlife sanctuaries are truly Goa’s unexplored gems. Since they are not as highly visited compared to the innumerable beaches and churches. However, whosoever visit these sanctuaries, they eventually discover that these astoundingly beautiful wildlife sanctuaries are indeed Goa’s best kept secrets. So, here is a brief look at all these 4 wildlife sanctuaries of Goa, which are located barely few kilometers away from Capital city of Panaji.
The most special thing about this sanctuary is that it offers special tour package wherein apart from accommodation and food, you’d also enjoy special elephant safari. Moreover, this sanctuary’s elephants have been specially trained to perform circus like tricks, which will surely leave you in awe.
Apart from all the rich flora and fauna, this sanctuary also has two very beautiful tourist destinations: the Mahadeva Temple and Dudhsagar Falls. Amongst these, Dudhsagar Fall is very popular among tourists. In fact Dudhsagar Waterfall is considered amongst most the beautiful waterfalls of India. With so much to offer, Bhagwan Mahavir Wildlife Sanctuary is deservedly the most popular wildlife sanctuary of Goa and the one that no genuine lover of nature can afford to miss.
To view astoundingly beautiful birds in equally beautiful island is indeed a lifetime experience that you can enjoy only here and nowhere else in India. For this lone fact, this sanctuary is surely worth visiting.
For reaching Dr Salim Ali Bird Sanctuary, you have to take a ferry/boat from Rabandar Ferry Wharf, which is barely few kilometers away from Panaji city.
Bondla Wildlife Sanctuary
However, despite all these special features, this sanctuary isn’t very popular among tourists or even locals. Nonetheless, it still makes up for a decent eco tourism experience.
Cotigao Wildlife Sanctuary
The most special attraction about this sanctuary’s rich flora is its ultra high trees. These trees are so high and dense, that it becomes difficult for even the sunlight to penetrate through it. The lush greenery and rich vegetation spread across entire sanctuary makes up for a wonderful nature’s escapade. And lastly, this sanctuary also have few wild animals. They can be viewed from many watch towers spread across the sanctuary.
This sanctuary is again not very popular among tourists and locals. But, anyone with deep interest in trees, vegetation and mangroves will surely love to visit these sanctuaries.