Bondla Wildlife Sanctuary

Bondla Wildlife Sanctuary in northeastern Goa is a renowned wildlife sanctuary. The sanctuary covers an area of 8 sq. kms. It rests 3000 ft. above on the flourishing foothills of the Western Ghats and is loved by both travelers and locals alike. Here you can spot numerous varieties of animals, including Leopards and dancing bears. This is sheer paradise for nature lovers as it is blessed with some beautiful natural wonders like a verdant forest, a botanical garden, a rose garden, a fenced deer park and much more. Little angels and adults love enjoying Elephant rides in the sanctuary. The landscape of Bondla Wildlife Sanctuary is extremely beautiful. It houses rivers like Rangado River on the east and Mandovi River on the north.

Flora at Bondla Wildlife Sanctuary
The forest area of this sanctuary mostly comprises of moist deciduous forests and evergreen vegetation. You will spot bamboo plantations in all its parts apart from trees like Terninalia Crenulata, Rosewood, Lagerstroemia, Kindall, Jamba and Mimusops, etc. Orchid plantation and medicinal herbs are local to these forests.

Fauna at Bondla Wildlife Sanctuary
Bondla Wildlife Sanctuary acts home to numerous varieties of animals like Bison, Wild Boar, Deer, Gaur, Porcupines, Jackals, Leopards, etc. Bird watchers can also have a whale of a time here by spotting some beautiful looking birds like Brown fish owl, Ruby throated yellow bulbul, Indian scimitar babbler, etc.

Best Time to Visit
The best time to visit the Bondla zoo is from November to February when the sun is soothing enough to enjoy a safari. This is also a great time to spot migratory birds that flock here to escape the harsh winters.

Safari Timings:
9:00 am to 5:00 pm (Thursdays closed)

How to Reach:
By Air: Nearest airport from Bondla Wildlife Sanctuary is Dabolim Goa International Airport.
By Rail: Kulem Suravali station is the nearest railway station.

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