Forests in goa

Forests in Goa

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Goa is known for having rich forest cover due to ts closeness to the western ghats. For about 30 percent of land in goa is under forest cover. The main part of the forest is covered by Bhagwan Mahavir Sanctuary which is the area of 240 sq.kms, the place which is inhabited largely bu tigers and elephants.

Although the forest cover of the sanctuary is not much appealable to these animals due to the hunting activities that were once very much the part of wildlife sanctuaries in Goa. The Mollen sanctuary is largest sanctuary and the best place to spot Indian biason and gaur.

Still the state is majorly covered with thick forests and is a great p[lace to hangout for nature lover or eve for wildlife enthusiasts. The forest cover in goa ranges from moist deciduous to evergreen along with lianas and epiphytes like orchids. The undergrowth of these forests is very thick and provide an amazing view and a perfect home to various wild animals and other reptiles. It appears like a vegetation civilization her in goa that make it look more green. Some other important types of vegetation found in goa are Estuarine vegetation of mangroves along swampy river banks, Strand and creek vegetation along the coastal belt, Plateau vegetation along undulating terrain and hills and Sub-tropical Hill forests. 

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