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Bondla Forest

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Bondla Forest
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Bondla Wildlife Sanctuary,
Usgao-Ganjem VP, Goa

38 kms from Margao is the smallest of the three wildlife sanctuaries of Goa – the Bondla Wildlife Sanctuary. More than a sanctuary, it is an ideal jungle resort, a major attraction for school going children and nature lovers.

 

Its mini zoo, sprawling deer park in natural habitat, botanical and rose gardens attract people throughout the year.

 

The Bondla wildlife sanctuary is about 50 Kilometers from Panaji and 38 Kilometers from Margao and 20 Kilometers east of Ponda. It is more of a jungle resort with tourist cottages available on site run by the Forest Department.

 

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Zoological Park
A tiny Zoo permits one to see the fauna of Goa in moated enclosures with natural surroundings. Animal exhibts include Panther, Lion, Gaur, Sambar, Deers (Spotted, Hog & Barking) Sloth Bear, Crocodiles, Reptiles, etc.

 

Deer Safari Park
Visitors can move among deers in vehicles inside the sprawling Deer Safari Park housing Sambar and Spotted Deers.

 

Formal Gardens
Spacious lawns, exotic trees, varieties of roses, and colourful flowering plants in the middle of the forest do please the eye.

 

Botanic Gardens
The large collection of plants is of interest to students.

 

Nature Education Centre
The NEC houses several exhibits, which visitors can see, feel and interpret. An attached Library provides details to the inquisitive, and video and cine movies are screened on request.

 

Birds
Bondla is home to over a hundred bird species. For details on bird-watching areas contact the Park Range Office.

 

Wild Animals
For those seeking greater adventure and excitement, we have watch-towers where wild animals like Gaur, Sambar and Wild Boar can be seen at water-holes.

 

Nature Trails
For the more energetic the Nature Trails provide information simultaneously affording opportunities to see nature as it is.

 

Comfortable cottages are available here for tourists.