A haven for birders, Goa's Bondla Wildlife Sanctuary ought to be on your travel itinerary!

The nature education centre here showcases documentaries and has abundant information on wildlife.

Take a stroll through the jungle and witness wild animals basking amid nature at Bondla Wildlife Sanctuary in Goa, the ideal destination for all nature enthusiasts! Conveniently located in Ponda Taluka, a town of historical significance, this sanctuary is well-equipped to entertain both day-trippers and overnight visitors. If you are looking for a family getaway that is most popular with children and families, then pack your bags for a relaxing trip to Bondla Wildlife Sanctuary.


A haven for nature lovers!

Harbouring a variety of flora and fauna, the Bondla Wildlife Sanctuary sprawls over 8 square kilometres of lush land, that attracts hordes of tourists every year. Apart from teeming with myriads of wildlife, this sanctuary is also home to endangered species and those animals who have been injured due to man-animal conflict.

The mystical charm of this place is due to the verdant patches of land flanked by towering deciduous trees which are home to an exotic range of birds like hornbills, woodpeckers and kingfishers. This picture-perfect sanctuary has an exclusive deer park, a botanical garden and a nature education centre that showcases documentaries and has abundant information about any plant and animal. Now you know why this place is frequented by school children and nature lovers!

If you don't have time constraints, then you should plan an overnight stay to immerse yourself in the aesthetic aura of the beautiful forest cottages located in the heart of the wilderness. This will give you a chance to travel along the trails of the forest and catch glimpses of bison, jungle cats and Malabar Giant Squirrels, among others.

Further, if the aroma of spices tingles your tastebuds, then you should definitely visit the Dudhsagar plantation. Located around 30 km from the sanctuary, this scenic tropical area is known for its spice cultivation.

Know before you go

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The distance of approximately 45 km between Panaji and Bondla Wildlife Sanctuary can be covered in almost 2 hours via road. You can embark upon this journey in a private vehicle, bus or cab.

Location: Ponda Taluka, North Goa

Entry Fee: ₹2 (children) and ₹5 (adults)

Safari Timings: 9 AM to 5 PM (Tuesday to Sunday)

Knock Knock

Keep the cacophony of ringing cellphones at bay while you are encompassed by the enchanting shades of green to make your trip memorable. This trip to Bondla Wildlife Sanctuary will surely be worth your time and money if you capture the moments both in your camera and your eyes!

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