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Experience the Wildlife in Goa


Goa, which is frequently praised for its immaculate beaches and exciting nightlife, also provides an amazing opportunity to experience nature. The state's numerous ecosystems, which include wetlands, woodlands and coastal regions, provide a home for a wide range of flora and wildlife.

Goa is located along the Western Ghats, a UNESCO World Heritage Site, which is home to a variety of mammals, birds and reptile species in its lush woods.


Indian bison, sambar deer, wild boar and several monkey species including langur and macaque are a few of the well-known wildlife species that may be found in the various wildlife sanctuaries in Goa. Although sightings are somewhat infrequent, the area is also well-known for its elusive local big cat, the Indian leopard.

Goa is a haven for birdwatchers thanks to the abundance of bird species that call its coastal regions, estuaries and mangrove forests, home. A wide variety of winged marvels makes it the ideal place for bird watching in Goa. Both resident and migratory can be seen here, from the recognisable kingfisher to the majestic sea eagle.

The state's marine biodiversity is equally amazing and its coastal waters are home to a variety of species. The Arabian Sea is home to dolphins, sea turtles and many different fish species, providing marine enthusiasts with a rare opportunity to partake in activities like dolphin watching and snorkelling.

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Bhagwan Mahaveer Sanctuary


Bhagwan Mahaveer Sanctuary and Mollem National Park occupy an area of roughly 240 square kilometres. Wildlife aficionados and nature lovers will find paradise in this bird sanctuary in Goa. Numerous species, including the Indian bison, sloth bear, leopard and a huge diversity of birds and reptiles call the sanctuary home. Trekking and jeep safaris are two ways that tourists can experience the area's beautiful vegetation. Dudhsagar Waterfalls, which softly cascade over the lush surroundings, are the park's main attraction. Bhagwan Mahaveer Sanctuary and Mollem National Park offer an amazing wildlife experience in the heart of Goa thanks to its diversified fauna, lush vegetation and breathtaking natural beauty.

Cotigao Wildlife Sanctuary


Cotigao is home to a wildlife sanctuary in South Goa that is a hidden treasure. The sanctuary, which has a total size of about 86 square kilometres, is distinguished by thick forests, tall trees and beautiful scenery. For those seeking seclusion in the middle of nature and to experience the best bird sanctuary in Goa, it provides a calm and tranquil setting that makes it the ideal escape. A wide range of plants and animals, such as giant squirrels, langurs, leopards and many bird species, can be found in the sanctuary. Cotigao Wildlife Sanctuary offers a wonderful opportunity to immerse oneself in the splendour of Goa's natural beauties and view its various species up close thanks to its well-marked pathways and watchtowers.

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Goa is home to multiple other sanctuaries like Dr. Salim Ali Bird Sanctuary, Netravali Wildlife Sanctuary and Bondla Wildlife Sanctuary. The varied flora and fauna of Goa are protected by these sanctuaries, preserving the region's natural heritage for enjoyment by future generations. Goa's crowded beach sceneries can be enjoyed in a refreshing contrast by exploring the local wildlife, which also adds to the state's attractiveness. And if you are planning on visiting to witness the wildlife in Goa, check out Caravela Beach Resort. We offer a range of exclusive facilities like a 9-hole golf course, spa, swimming pool, Ayurvedic centre and much more. Contact us today to book a memorable stay in Goa.