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Bondla Wildlife Sanctuary

Location: Goa

Main Wildlife Attractions: Sambar Deer, Indian Bison, Malabar Giant Squirrel, Indian Peafowl

Coverage Area: 8 sq.kms

Established: 1972

Best Time to Visit:October to June

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The state of Goa has a good number of wildlife sanctuaries in store and among the four major wildlife sanctuaries in this region the Bondla Wildlife Sanctuary is the most attractive for the students as well as the common tourists. Bondla Wildlife Sanctuary provides the ideal locale for a wildlife tour in India.

How to reach Bondla Wildlife Sanctuary

By Air

Nearest airport from Bondla Wildlife Sanctuary is Dabolim Goa International Airport, at a distance of 48 km. The airport is connected to different cities and towns around the globe.

By Rail

Kulem Suravali station is the nearest railway station from Bondla Wildlife Sanctuary.

By Road

Bondla Wildlife Sanctuary located in Northeastern side of Goa. It is close to Ponda. Tourists can take NH4 to reach Bondla Wildlife Sanctuary.

Bondla Wildlife Sanctuary is an eco-tourism spot with expansive flora and fauna species calling it home.

It is located in Goa and is renowned for its elephant safaris and botanical gardens. To top it all, there are easy accommodation options inside the sanctuary for people looking for a night stay.
So get set for an enthralling wildlife safari and spot rare species of animals and birds.
Bondla Wildlife Sanctuary is a renowned bird-watching spot. This sanctuary is also famous for the wide number of wildlife species, like Wild boar and Sambhar. Another prime attraction of this sanctuary is its elephant ride.

Best time to visit

Best time to visit Bondla National Park is October to June. The climate does not get extreme any time of the month. However, it is best avoided during monsoon seasons, as rains might become a barrier in your safari.

Temperature in Bondla Wildlife Sanctuary (Goa) during summer season reaches 40 degrees celsius. While even in the coldest nights/days of winters, temperature does not dip below 15 degrees celsius. In monsoon season, the area receives average to heavy rainfall.

Opening and closing hours of the National Park

The park is open all days except Thursday, from 9:00am to 5:00pm.

Charges inside the Park

Entry charges for the park are: Children- Rs 2, Adults- Rs 5

Elephant ride charges: Rs 80

Camera charges are: Still- Rs 25, Video- Rs 100

Parking Charges: Bikes- Rs10, Car- Rs 50

Bondla National Park location

Bondla Wildlife Sanctuary is located in northeastern Goa.

Species of flora and fauna seen inside the park

Some of the species of animal found inside the park are leopard, cat, toddy cat, wild boar, panther, sambha deer, giant squirrel, elephants, deer, langurs, bison and serpents.

Accommodation facilities

The sanctuary has been well protected and there are easy accommodation facilities available for visitors. The ecotourism cottages have 2 dormitories with 48 beds that accommodate around 24 persons.