Netravali Wildlife Sanctuary
Located in Sanguem Taluka in Eastern Goa, covering an area of 211 km2 boasts of black panther as the major attraction. Some of the other major attractions are giant squirrel, slender loris, great pied hornbills
Best time to visit : October to March
If you are a wildlife lover and have explored the three main wildlife sanctuaries of Goa, do not think that your wildlife trip has been completed. This is because there is also a new wildlife sanctuary which deserve a visit. Situated in Eastern Goa, Netravali Wildlife Sanctuary is a major attraction for nature-enthusiasts and wildlife lovers as well. Just few years back Netravali was declared a wildlife sanctuary by the government of Goa to protect its Western Ghat range. Netravali is connected to the Madei Wildlife Sanctuary and together the two parks cover an area of 420 km2, of which Netravali has 211.05 km2 area. The Netravali Wildlife Sanctuary lies between the Bhagwan Mahavir Wildlife Sanctuary to its north and Cotigao Wildlife Sanctuary to its south.
Not only the wildlife, variety of forest in Netravali deserve tourist appreciation also. Netravali has moist-deciduous forest interspersed with semi-evergreen and evergreen forests.
Here, you can spot wildlife like black panthers, great pied hornbills, king cobras, giant squirrels, slender loris. Apart from these wildlife species, you can also see a number of other animals also.
Where to stay
Accommodation is available in forest rest houses run by the GTDC (Goa Tourism Development Corporation).
How to reach
Dabolim airport is 65 km away from the Netravali Wildlife Sanctuary. From the airport, you have to hire taxis to reach the sanctuary. Margao (45 km) one of the major railway stations of Goa, is the nearest railhead. Buses and taxis are available from Margao and Panaji (75 km) to Netravali Wildlife Sanctuary.
Attractions Nearby: Savari Waterfall & Mainapi Waterfall
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