Come closer to nature at goa wildlife

October 22, 2008 by  
Filed under Goa Wildlife and Goa Temples

Goa, the land of beaches, nightlife and seafood, is also known for its wildlife sanctuaries, which is a haven for a wide range of species of flora and fauna. The green canopy in the Western Ghats that dot this beautiful land houses deer, Indian bison, giant squirrels, elephants, panthers, monkeys, cobras, and many more. You can even come across local and migratory birds in the Goa wilds.

The wild life sanctuaries are not that vast as in other parts of the country, but even then the green vegetation is an escape from the bustling city life. People, who love the greens, love the birds chirping and who love to get closer with wild animals can have a great experience in the goa wildlife sanctuaries; enjoy goa wildlife.

Goa is a favourite destination of bird watchers as lots of local and migratory birds can be watched at close quarters. The Salim Ali Bird sanctuary is an abode of bird enthusiasts.

Apart from the salim Ali bird sanctuary, there are three other wildlife sanctuaries in Goa — Bondla Wildlife sanctuary, Bhagvan Mahavir Wildlife Sanctuary at Mollem and the Cotigao Wlidlife Sanctuary.

Deer, gaurs, giant squirrels, cobras and pythons are a common sight at the Bhagwan Mahavir Sanctuary, which is the largest wildlife sanctuary in Goa.  One can even come across tigers and elephants here. The Bondla wildlife sanctuary is an idle forest resort with zoos, deer park, botanical and rose gardens. One can spot various reptiles and view the dense forests at Cotigao Wildlife Sanctuary.

The Goa wildlife tourism industry and several private tour operators’ conduct goa wildlife tours, which brings you closer to the flora and fauna. During these goa wildlife tours, you may be lucky to watch a panther, elephant or a wild boar at very close quarters. You will never be disappointed in the goan wilds. Well, accommodations are provided in and around the sanctuaries; a stay in the wilderness brings you closer to nature.

It is not just parties and beaches that Goa has for you. But if you want to come closer to nature, the Goa wild life is there.


The Animal Kingdom of Goa

October 21, 2008 by  
Filed under Goa Wildlife and Goa Temples

The region of the Western Ghats located in Goa is considered to be a perfect place for the habitation of the colonies of different variety of animals and birds. This region also facilitates the wild life to immigrate and relocate in these bushy regions of Goa. This Western Ghats situated in the regions of Goa are well known by the name of   Sahyadris. This region of Sahyadris is spreads over the 600 kilo meters of the land in Goa. The length of these Ghats is about 3702 kilo meters. These Forest regions of the Western Ghats cover the region of Goa as well as some region of its neighboring territory of Karnataka. Because of these wide spread mountain regions leads to a good amount of rain fall here.

Wildlife in the Tropical Atmosphere
On the other hand there is a wide coastal region results in a tropical atmosphere. There are various species of trees and plants which had developed their protectorate on these costal regions. These species were identified by the Portuguese. Among them the mainly known variety was of Green Chilies. This plant is now famous in the whole world as an ingredient of utmost important in the names of spices. This spice is very important in Indian Curries. The temperature crosses even 20% centigrade in the season of winter.

There are many different Sanctuaries in Goa. The Bhagwan Mahavir Wildlife Sanctuary spreads over the land of 240 square kilo meters on the north way of Panaji to the way of Belgaum. It is also known as the Paradise of the birds. Every person who likes bird watching likes to go there at lest once. The other one is Bondla Wildlife Sanctuary. This spreads over the land of 8 square kilo meters but it is very easy to reach there. One more Sanctuary is there named Salim Ali Bird Sanctuary.