Bondla Wildlife Sanctuary Goa
Fast Facts About Bondla Sanctuary
Located in Ponda Taluka in Central Goa, 52 km from Panaji.
Major Attractions :
Gaur, Sambar, Monkeys, Wild Boar, Langurs, Jackals
Best Time to Visit :
October to March
9.00 am to 5.00 pm, Thursday closed (Garden and Zoo)
About Bondla Wildlife Sanctuary
A perfect destination to explore for all the wildlife lovers, Bondla is just so amazing. It is the smallest of all the Goan Wildlife Sanctuaries and spreads over an area of just 8 sq. Km. Bondla sanctuary will tempt you with its lush forest, botanical garden, rose garden, fenced deer park, mini zoo and elephant rides.
Bondla wildlife sanctuary is an ideal place to spend some leisure time with you family and friends. As you wander along, you may spot a giant red Malabar squirrel, a Wild Boar, a Sambar or several other wild animals. The sanctuary also has an archaeological exhibit in the form of a statue of the deity Gajalaxmi.
Flora of the Sanctuary
Vegetation of Bondla comprises mostly of the deciduous forests interspersed with evergreen forests. Take a walk through the spacious green lawns of the well-maintained Botanical and rose gardens and admire a variety of plants.
Fauna of the Sanctuary
A walk along the nature in Bondla wildlife sanctuary will take you closer to many different species of animals like the Sambar or a Wild Boar. Once you reach the mini zoo get to see a number of animals like Bison, Wild Boar, Deer, Gaur, Porcupines, Jackals, Leopards, Peacocks, Sloth Bear, Pythons and Toddy Cat. In the crocodile enclosure, watch the crocodiles as they clamber themselves out of the water and rest over the rocks in the sun. Also enjoy bird watching here while you can spot birds like Brown fish owl, Ruby throated yellow bulbul, Indian scimitar babbler and Oriental dwarf kingfisher.
Nearby Places To See Around Bondla
Safa Shahouri Masjid (Mosque) :
Before reaching Bondla, step in Safa Shahouri Masjid in Ponda.
Built by Adil Shah in 1560, the original mosque was destroyed in the hand of Portuguese and a new one was built up again in its place.
Where to Stay
For accommodation, the Forest Department offers 8 double-bedded cottages and 2 dormitories which you have to book through the Bondla Range Forest Office or the main Forest Office in Panaji.
How to Reach Bondla
By Air :
Dabolim Airport is 50 km away from Bondla Wildlife Sanctuary. From the airport you have to take taxi or bus to reach the sanctuary.
By Rail :
Margao (36 km) is the nearest railhead, which has trains from important places of the country.
By Road :
Panaji is 52 km away, taxis and buses are available for Bondla.
Bondla Wildlife Sanctuary Tour Packages
Features : While you are on
Goa tour in India, you can undertake the optional trip of Bondla
Wildlife Sanctuary. Situated en-route to South Goa, Bondla is home to a
variety of wild animals like Gaur, Sambar, Monkeys, Wild Boar, Langurs,
Jackals etc. Spend a few hours here, click some wildlife photographs and
return to your home with lifetime memories.
Features : On day 18, India
by Day and Night tour gives you a chance to visit the Bondla Wildlife
Sanctuary. Situated in the Ponda Taluka, Bondla Wildlife Sanctuary
provides shelter to large number of wild animals and bird species. Take
a trip to the Bondla Wildlife Sanctuary and see a wide array of wild
animals such as Gaur, Sambar, Monkeys, Wild Boar, Langurs, Jackals etc.
You can also enjoy a ride on the back of a huge elephant.
Features : Rajasthan Heritage
and Goa takes you to the wildlife sanctuaries and parks of Goa. On 19th
day of this tour, you can visit the Bondla Wildlife Sanctuary, which
provides shelter to large number of wild animals and bird species.
Explore Bondla Wildlife Sanctuary on Rajasthan Heritage and Goa tour and
see wild animals like Wild Boar, Monkeys, Langurs, Gaur, Sambar and
Features : Blessed with a
rich variety of forests, Goa is home to a number of wildlife sanctuaries
and parks which preserve abundant habitat of wild animals as well as
birds. On Best of South India tour, you may visit the five attractive
wildlife sanctuaries namely Bhagwan Mahavir Wildlife Sanctuary, Cotigao
Wildlife Sanctuary, Bondla Wildlife Sanctuary, Netravali Wildlife
Sanctuary and Salim Ali Bird Sanctuary.