Goa one of the smallest states in India within its limited area has four wild life sanctuaries. Though these wild life sanctuaries in Goa are not very vast they sure provide a change during a beach holiday in Goa. The Bhagwan Mahaveer, Bondla, Cotigao, and Dr.Salim Ali Wild life sanctuaries are open to visitors interested in a glimpse of Goa's natural environment.
Goa is the only state in India which has protected the complete Western Ghats section within the state. The Mhadei Wildlife Sanctuary fall within the Mhadei River basin. Mhadei Sanctuary is noted for its many waterfalls, especially the twin Vazra Sakla waterfalls and the Virdi Falls in the Chorla Ghats region on the Goa Karnataka border. An area of high biodiversity Mhadei is considered to become a Project Tiger tiger reserve.
Bondla Wildlife Sanctuary
38 kms from Madgaon Bondla Wildlife Sanctuary has a mini zoo, sprawling deer park in its natural habitat, botanical and rose gardens which attract people throughout the year.
Wildlife in Goa
There are four major wildlife sanctuaries in Goa..
Bhagwan Mahavir Sanctuary and Mollem National Park is a 240 square kilometres protected area located in the Western Ghats in Sanguem. The sanctuary houses several important temples dating to the Kadamba Dynasty and the famous Dudhsagar Falls. There are many spots within the Bhagwan Mahavir Sanctuary of tourist importance like Tambdi Surla Temple, Dudhsagar, Devils Canyon, Tambdi Falls and Sunset Point which offer sweeping views of the sanctary
Cotigao Wildlife Sanctuary
Located in Canacona in south Goa Cotigao Wildlife Sanctuary lies about 10 km away from Chaudi, the main town of Cancacona. The forest department provides rudimentary facilities like snake-proof camping sites, canvas tents etc