|Goa at A Glance
The beaches of Goa are the highlights of travel in this state, making
Goa the premier beach vacation destination.
The people of Goa love to sing and dance. Songs and dance are part
of every Goan's life.
One of the best destination in India. Goa presents an ideal profile
to tourism in india.
Wildlife & Bird Sanctuaries
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is enriched with a fascinating diversity of wild life including birds
and mammals. It is estimated that this region harbours some 48 genera
of mammals, 276 genera of birds and 60 genera of reptiles. Preservation
of wildlife is one of the priority concerns of the Government. The Government
has set up 3 wild life sanctuaries and 1 bird sanctuary, which revel in
their scenic beauty, large tracts of wilderness and varieties of fauna.
The important mammalian species include deer, ox, wild boar, bear, hyena,
panther, wild cat, sloth, monkey, Indian elephant, squirrel, bat and dolphin.
The common birds include cormorant, coot, openbill stork, kingfisher,
drongo, bulbul and weaver bird, besides dove, parrot, vulture, kite, quail
BHAGVAN MAHAVIR WILDLIFE SANCTUARY - MOLEM
This sanctuary which was earlier known as Mollem Game Sanctuary was subsequently
renamed as Bhagwan Mahavir Sanctuary and lies on the eastern border of
Goa, along the Western Ghats. The area comprises of 240 sq. Km. of luxuriant
vegetation which had been declared a sanctuary
way back in 1969 and is situated in Sanguem Taluka. The National Highway
4A divides it into two parts and also the Mormugao - Londa railway line
which passes through this area.The predominant species are Terminalia,
Ragerstroemia, Xylia, Dalbergia etc. Due to luxuriant growth the canopy
is almost closed and the availability of grass is very limited. The evergreen
type of forests are mainly seen on higher altitudes and along the river
banks. Because of the perennial sources of water within the sanctuary
the availability of water is not a limiting factor as far as animals are
concerned.Though the settlement of rights and concessions has not still
been done away with, certain private lands are still within the sanctuary
and need to be acquired in due course of time.
Bondla is a small Sanctuary, just 8 sq. km., located among hills at the
junction of three Talukas viz. Ponda Sanguem and Satari. It boasts of
a Mini Zoo, Deer Safari Park, Formal Gardens, Botanic Gardens and Eco-Tourism
Cottages. It is connected to Ponda as well as Molem by a good tar-road.
Late evenings and nights are very pleasant. Bondla is a Paradise for Eco-Tourists.
If you are lucky you may see Deers on the road itself.
Dr. SALIM ALI BIRD SANCTUARY - CHORAO, PANAJI
The area consists of mangrove vegetation. Mangrove ecosystems are among
the most productive ones known to us. They provide refuge and breeding
grounds for several varieties of fish and insects which fall at the base
of the food-chain. The "Mangrove Scrub" type of vegetation that
is found here occurs in small isolated areas along the banks of Mandovi
and Mapusa rivers and also along the Cumbarjua canal. This Sanctuary is
criss-crossed with a network of water channels. So movement is restricted
to the duration of high tide if one wants to go by boats. However for
canoes, the creeks are accessible even during low tides. A watch-tower
has been erected in the Sanctuary for better viewing of birds. Apart from
the several resident bieds, the Sanctuary alsohas some winter visitors
like coots and pintails.
COTIGAO WILDLIFE SANCTUARY - COTIGAO
The second largest of the three wildlife sanctuaries in Goa, with an area
of 105 sq. kms. is located at about 85 kms. from Panaji, 75 kms. from
the Dabolim airport ad 50 kms. from Margao in Canacona Taluka in South
Goa, nearly 3 kms. off the Panaji-Mangalore National Highway No. 17. It
is covered with dense forest and varied wildlife, avian fauna and reptiles.
The ancient Jeevottam Partagal Math, noted for Vedic studies, lies in
the vicinity of the sanctuary. Plans are afoot to develop eco-tourism
in this sanctuary at Hatipal Eco-Tourism Complex. There is nature interpretation
centre with mini library located in the eco-tourism complex.
|Goa at A Glance
Goa Offers unforgottable experiences for accommodations. variety
of Five Star,Four Star, Deluxe, & luxury hotels makes this place
unbeleveable to stay.
Spending your holidays in Goa is the another world class experiences
in traveling. Goa is a worth visit place in india.
Taj & other five Star Hotels in Goa offers various seasonal
holiday packages time to time.
Goa is famous for fantastic sunny & sandy Beaches. Take a tours
to goa and explore everything it has.
Goa experiences a lovely & relaxing climate. Just the type needed
for you to chill out and have some fun.
Church building was one of the main occupations of the early Portuguese
and in fact one of Vasco da Gama's main missions for finding the
sea route to India.
Goa is the home of the famous Vindaloo, originally an extra-hot
and sour pork curry, but now made with a variety of meat and fish.