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Cotigao Wildlife Sanctuary

Location: Goa

Main Wildlife Attractions: four-horned antelope, Malabar pit viper, hump-nosed pit viper, white-bellied woodpecker, Malabar tro

Coverage Area: 86-sq-kms

Established: 1969

Best Time to Visit:October to March

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Talpona River waters this sanctuary stretching for 105 square kilometers. Established in 1969, it is a natural home to a wide array of flora and fauna. The Tiger's roar, Hyena's laugh, Monkey's gibber and Elephant's trumpet constitute the natural ambience of this immense house of nature. If by chance you come across a tiger, roaming about with all its splendor, this experience of a lifetime will forever be stored in the recesses of your mind. Rarely visible though, these animals make a city dweller envious by their simple habitat and crude joys amidst the charming woodlands.

About CotigaoWild Life Sanctuary

However the principle attraction of CotigaoWild life Sanctuary are the reptiles and monkeys. The number of majestic tigers which had been the main assets, having decreased over the years, the white eyed eagle and woodpecker replaced them; therefore the prime attraction shifted to reptiles, birds and other smaller animals.

The 25 meters high watch tower is just unique; helping you to watch the animals in their natural habitat. Moreover a rest house located adjacent to the forest helps visitors with warm hospitality and genuine service. Plenty of nave creatures enjoying a wild life amidst the woods would entice even a misanthropist. Come and observe the woodpeckers pecking at the tree trunks, group of wild boars, chanting of Falcons and gay Thrushes whistling away.

Whilst you come here do make sure to visit the side of exceedingly fascinating Talpona River. You will be enamored by the beauty of this region. CotigaoWild Life Sanctuary in Goa offers an enjoyable Eco-Tourism, a memorable Jungle Safari.