Bhagwan mahaveer sanctuary goa - india

Bhagwan Mahaveer Sanctuary - Goa

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Nestled in the beautiful coastline and the amazing mountains of western ghats, Bhagwan Mahavir Sanctuary is a major tourist spot in Goa. Spread in the area of 240 kms, it is one of the largest wildlife sanctuaries in Goa. Bhagwan Mahavir sanctuary was earlier recognised with the name of Mollem Game Sanctuary. It was declared as a wildlife reserve since 1969. The main area of the sanctuary which is 107 sq, km in size was declared as a national park in 1978 and was recognised as Mollem Game sanctuary by then. 

Bhagwan Mahavir wildlife sanctuary is home to thousand of species of animals and birds. The unique geographical formations and the scenic spots are the major tourist attractions at the sanctuary. To have a look at the fascinating wildlife at the sanctuary, basalt rock formation known as Devil's Canyon serves as an ideal spot for the same.

Along with that, the breathtaking Dudhsagar waterfall is also located at the outside boundary of the sanctuary and is worth to watch out for in Goa. The water falls her from the height 200 m and offer spectacular views. Apart from that, there is a Tambdi Surla temple that was built in the 13th century by the Kadamba kings. It is also a major tourist tourists destination to look out near the sanctuary.

Bhagwan Mahavir Sanctuary is visited by large number of tourist for its wide variety of of flora and fauna. It is endowed with ree lush surrounding that includes different types of vegetations ranging from tropical evergreen forests and semi-evergreen forests to moist deciduous forests. Along with that,  Terminalia, Lagerstromia, Xylia, and Dalbergia are the major species of flora found at the sanctuary. Apart from that, the place is an ultimate treasure for its faunal species which includes Mouse Deer, Barking Deer, Slender Toris, Panther, Leopards, Spotted Deer and Malayan Giant Squirrels.

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