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Mhadei Wildlife Sanctuary

Mhadei Wildlife Sanctuary

The Mhadei Wildlife Sanctuary is located near Valpoi town in the North Goa district. It is approximately 15 km (9.32 miles) away from the Valpoi town in Goa.

History of the Mhadei Wildlife Sanctuary
History of the Mhadei Wildlife Sanctuary dates back to the year 1999. The government of Goa established the Mhadei Wildlife Sanctuary in the forests spread within the Mhadei River basin in the year 1999. It was established with an objective to protect Tigers living in this area. It is being considered to become a Project Tiger reserve because of the presence of resident Bengal tigers. It is under the governance of the forest department of Goa.

Flora and Fauna at Mhadei Wildlife Sanctuary
The Mhadei Wildlife Sanctuary is a home to different species of plants, birds and wild animals. Mammals found in the sanctuary include black panther (rare), sloth bear (rare, occasional sightings near caves and grasslands), Indian gaur (commonly sighted near the grasslands, in forest clearings, and near water), barking deer which is commonly sighted near forest clearings and waterholes, sambar deer, leopard (extremely rare), ruddy mongoose (frequently sighted at daybreak and dusk on forest paths), Asian palm civet (commonly sighted on main roads and near village settlements), small Indian civet (commonly sighted on main roads, dhole (rarely sighted transient mammal in the forests), jungle cat (extremely rare, sighted by researchers and locals on a few occasions), mouse deer (rare, occasional sightings on trails), wild boar (frequently sighted at dawn and dusk), Indian hare (commonly sighted on the plateaux), giant squirrel (documented in the forests), flying squirrel (a nocturnal mammal, documented in dense evergreen forests), black-faced langur (commonly found in small groups in the tree canopy), Indian pangolin (rarely found in secondary forests), slender loris (rare and endangered), tigers and bonnet macaque (commonly found in troupes). Read More+

Best time to visit Mhadei Wildlife Sanctuary
The Mhadei Wildlife Sanctuary is open throughout the year. But the best time to visit this sanctuary is between the months of November and March. Visitors can have a spectacular view of wild animals and birds in the sanctuary. Visitors are advised to get in touch with officials of the Mhadei Wildlife Sanctuary for complete information on entry timings and fee.

How to reach the Mhadei Wildlife Sanctuary
By Road: The Mhadei Wildlife Sanctuary is well connected by road from all places in Goa. Bus Stand in Sattari town is 35 km (18.64 miles) away from the sanctuary. Bus and Taxi services are available to reach the Mhadei Wildlife Sanctuary.

By Rail: Nearest Railway Station is at Sattari town, which is approximately 35 km (18.64 miles) away. Bus and Taxi services are available to reach the sanctuary.

By Air: Nearest airport is at Dabolim, which is approximately 80 km (49.70 miles) away. Bus and Taxi services are available to reach the sanctuary.

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