Mahavir Wildlife Sanctuary

Mahavir Wildlife Sanctuary

If you travel along the north of Panaji, the Mahavir wildlife sanctuary will be on your way at a distance of around 70 Km from the capital of Goa. It is a dense forest on the slope of the Western Ghat mountain rich in mammals, reptiles, birds, and butterflies. The park covers a total area of 240 sq. km, in the Mollem village in Goa. The inhabitants of the park include Sambar, Indian Bison, Spotted Deer, Leopards, Jungle Cats, and Slender Toris. You can also spot Malayan Giant Squirrels, Pythons and King Cobras in the park.

Bhagwan Mahavir wildlife sanctuary possesses great historical and geographical significance. You can take a jeep safari in the park which is also a paradise for the bird watchers. For a more convenient view of the wildlife, go to the Devil’s Canion View Point. Previously known as the Mollem game sanctuary, the park offers a beautiful and serene surrounding of Western Ghat Mountain and the savannah grasslands.

Apart from the wildlife, there are other attractions to be included in the list of Bhagwan Mahavir wildlife sanctuary things to do.  You can visit the 12th-century temple Tambdi Surla, Devil’s Canyon a spectacular ravine, Sunset Point, and Tambdi Water Falls.

The park is also home to a wide species of butterflies that definitely enhance the beauty. Though the best time to explore the flora and fauna is from November to March, tourists come to the park throughout the year. Bhagwan Mahavir wildlife sanctuary entry fee starts from Rs 5 for the children and the adults have to pay Rs 20 to enter the park. If you are really a wildlife enthusiast and want to spend some time in a peaceful place you must opt for a Bhagwan Mahavir wildlife sanctuary tour in Goa.

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