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Timings : 08:00 AM - 05:30 PM
Bhagwan Mahavir Sanctuary is a protected natural habitat that expands over an area of about 40 square miles in the Western Ghats of India. The green zone consists of west-coast semi-evergreen, tropical-evergreen and moist deciduous forests that create a natural habitat for a wide variety of animals and birds. It is home to the Dhangar community and has temples built by the Kadamba Dynasty. The famous Dudhsagar Falls are also located inside the sanctuary making it an grea attraction for nature lovers.
Set amidst the foothills of Western Ghats, this wildlife sanctuary is a protected area, which contains within itself The Mollem National Park, located in Sanguem taluk in Goa along the eastern borders with Karnataka. This is the largest of Goa's four protected wildlife areas. This sanctuary is home to a variety of plants, birds, and animals. The park is also home to a community of nomadic buffalo herders known as Dhangar.
An unexpected respite of green from the golden and blue beaches of Goa, Bhagwan Mahavir Wildlife Sanctuary is located in the towards the North on Panjim, on the road that passed between Panjim and Belgaum. It is an extremely rich area in terms of its biodiversity and it is not uncommon to catch a glimpse of a leopard, gaur, deer or even a wild elephant.
The sanctuary has several hiking trails that cut through the jungle, immense biodiversity and picturesque views, Being set in the lower reaches of the Western Ghats, this place beholds an astonishing charm, taking one through the trails of evergreen forests alongside astonishing waterfalls and unique sites that are worth rejoicing.
Known as one of the mesmeric waterfalls in North Goa, this fall is not as famous as Dudhsagar falls but is famous for hiking. The dense jungle around the cascade, mesmerizing beauty with a heritage temple at the bottom are a feast to the eyes.
Also known as 'Devcharacho kond' is a beautiful river gorge situated at the Sanctuary is now a famous spot in Goa. This is a canyon carved out of solid rock by the path of the river which cuts the rocks in two, which is a rare sight. One can also find some rare wildlife specimens like leopards and the black panther.
It is a 12th-century temple dedicated to Lord Mahadev. This small but lovely temple is located in the northern region of the Sanctuary. The temple is famous for its lotus carvings in Ashokan style. Eco-tourism Wing- People who are excited to learn about the native flora and fauna can head to the Eco-tourism wing and Nature Interpretation Centre has a variety of data and collectables that are informative for the visitors.
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