With a combined area of 240 km2 , Bhagwan Mahavir Wildlife Sanctuary and Bhagwan Mahavir National Park, form the largest contiguous wildlife protected area in Goa. The Protected area is located in Sanguem and Dharbandora Taluka.

 

Flora and Fauna

The forest is predominantly semi-evergreen and evergreen type and is abode to a rich diversity of flora and fauna.The notable large mammals are Tiger, Leopard, Sloth Bear, Gaur, Sambar and Barking Deer. This sanctuary is also home for rich diversity of birds and butterflies.

 

What to See?

 

 

Dudhsagar Falls -10 km from Collem, hidden away in an evergreen valley in the Western Ghats the highest and largest waterfalls of Goa, cascades down 306 mts in two segments, is a trekking paradise.

 

Devil’s Canyon - A formation of rock broken into criss-cross sections and under water passages through which Dudshsagar river flows with great turbulence.

 

Lord Mahadev’s Temple -This 13th Century A.D. temples is the only one constructed from black basalt in Goa. It is 13 km from Mollem, situated at Tambdi Surla.

 

 

Nature Interpretation Centre - Located at Mollem within the Park Complex, It is a store house of information on nature, environment and wildlife.

 

Ghat Road- A drive along NH 4 upto the border of Goa is full of scenic and memorable facets of the Landscape.

 

Sunset Point- Combine the charm and beauty, commanding extensive pannoramic view of hills and vallys. The sunset and sunshine can be seen at the same time from here on a full moon evening. A spot to have a date with nature. While you are there watch out for the sloth bear and our state animal- Gaur. Get a telescope view of the blue water of Arabian Sea and golden beaches. Experience the thrill of negotiating the meandering 9 km track with your own four wheeler.

 

 

Where to stay

 

1. Forest Rest House-Mollem

For booking please contact
Dy. Conservator of Forest (North Goa) Ponda (Tel.: 0832 - 2312095)

 

2. Eco-tourism Complex(Aranyak Camp Site) - Mollem

For booking please contact
Dy. Conservator of Forest,Wild life and Eco-tourism (North ), Junta House, Panjim
Phone : 0832-2229701
Email: dcfwlnorth-forest.goa@nic.in

Mandate

  • To protect, develop and manage the forest .
  • To implement policies and programmes of the State Government with regard s to protection, development and management of forest and wildlife resources of the state.
  • To enforce acts, laws, rules and regulations pertaining to the protection and management of forests and wildlife.
  • To take steps for the implementation of the National Forest Policy.
  • To recruit, train and deploy forestry personnel in protection, development and management of forests and wildlife.
  • To undertake plantations....Read More