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Bhagwan Mahavir Sanctuary

Location: Goa

Main Wildlife Attractions: black panther, bengal tiger, Leopard, bonnet macaque, common langur, civet, flying squirrel

Coverage Area: 107 sq.kms

Established: 1978

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You would be thrilled to watch Leopards, Jungle Cats, Spotted Deer, Malayan Giant Squirrels, Cobras, Pythons and numerous other species of reptiles. At this sanctuary, 200 classes of birds can be seen. This includes Indian Black Woodpecker, Paradise Fly Catcher, the Malabar Pied Hornbill, Fairy Blue Bird, Kingfishers, Drongo, Barbets, Wag tails and Great Indian Horn Bill.

If you want to experience the excitement of spotting animals in this big sanctuary, it is advisable to stay here for a few days. It is best to either choose late evening or early morning to have a look at the wide range of wildlife at this place. Jeeps are available on hire after the formalities are completed at the office of the concerned authority. Enjoying a jeep safari inside the sanctuary would be a good bet. A majority of tourists often prefer the location of the Devil's Canyon View Point to have a look at the wild animals. Avid bird lovers will also have the experience of a lifetime as they will have a chance to view many stunning and exotic species of birds.

Besides its rich variety of fauna and flora, this place also boasts of some important historical and geological features. Dudhsagar falls, which will take an hour to reach from Colem via train, is a visual treat. The "Devil Canyon" is another gorgeous geological spot, which is a major draw among the tourists. The famous temple of Tambdi Surla, situated at a distance of about 13 kms from Molem, is another attractive place in the vicinity of Bhagwan Mahavir Wildlife Sanctuary, Goa. So, book yourself for a tour to Bhagwan Mahavir Wildlife Sanctuary, Goa today.