Time to break another myth! Let’s talk about Goa beyond its beaches and parties. Have you ever considered visiting Goa for wildlife? No? Well, then you should. Despite its diminutive size, due to varying altitudes and soil types, Goa is home to a variety of forests from mangrove trees crowding muddy river banks, to open scrub jungle and subtropical hill forests. Among this magnificent flora, a plethora of different species of wildlife can be found like the Indian giant squirrels, Mongoose, slender loris and sloth bears offering the best wildlife tours in Goa.
Goa is a twitchers’ heaven: iridescent avian life may even flit casually past your beach-hut balcony, so pack your binoculars and prepare for a spectacular feathery show. There are about 400 species of birds to find from the blazing kingfishers that fleck the coastal strip’s luminescent paddy fields, Ceylon frogmouth and the exotic fairy bluebird. Spot crocodiles in their natural habitat on a cruise through the calm backwaters. These fierce but shy beasts reside in depths and banks of rivers and capture these majestic creatures with your camera for a memorable day. Feed beautiful colorful fluttering butterflies with juicy fruits and watch them cheerfully gather nectar in the Butterfly Observatory.
A visit to these sanctuaries would make your holiday in Goa eventful and memorable. Bhagwan Mahavir Wildlife Sanctuary, Cotigao Wildlife Sanctuary, Bondla Wildlife Sanctuary, and Mhadei Wildlife Sanctuary are some of the most visited and highly protected sanctuaries in the state. The best time to enjoy a wildlife tour in Goa is during the monsoons when the streams and waterfalls are overflowing with goodness and lush greenery everywhere.