2 - 3 Hours
The Mhadei Wildlife Sanctuary is a 208.5 km2 protected area in the Indian state of Goa in the Western Ghats of South India. It is located in the North Goa District, Sattari taluka near the town of Valpoi, about 52 km away from Panaji. This sanctuary covers much of the north-eastern portions of Goa. History of the Mhadei Wildlife Sanctuary dates back to the year 1999. The government of Goa established the Mhadei Wildlife Sanctuary in the forests spread within the Mhadei River basin in the year 1999. It was established with an objective to protect Tigers living in this area. It is being considered to become a Project Tiger reserve because of the presence of resident Bengal tigers. The Mhadei wildlife sanctuary is also famous for its semi-green and evergreen forests. The area has been notified as protected for wildlife.
The sanctuary is also well known in Goa as a tigress and a cub was spotted here. A lot of other wildlife can also be seen here. It is under the governance of the forest department of Goa. he Mhadei Wildlife Sanctuary is a home to different species of plants, birds and wild animals. Mammals found in the sanctuary include black panther (rare), sloth bear (rare, occasional sightings near caves and grasslands), Indian gaur (commonly sighted near the grasslands, in forest clearings, and near water), barking deer which is commonly sighted near forest clearings and waterholes, sambar deer, leopard (extremely rare), ruddy mongoose (frequently sighted at daybreak and dusk on forest paths), Asian palm civet (commonly sighted on main roads and near village settlements), small Indian civet (commonly sighted on main roads, dhole (rarely sighted transient mammal in the forests), jungle cat (extremely rare, sighted by researchers and locals on a few occasions), mouse deer (rare, occasional sightings on trails), wild boar (frequently sighted at dawn and dusk), Indian hare (commonly sighted on the plateaux), giant squirrel (documented in the forests), flying squirrel (a nocturnal mammal, documented in dense evergreen forests), black-faced langur (commonly found in small groups in the tree canopy), Indian pangolin (rarely found in secondary forests), slender loris (rare and endangered), tigers and bonnet macaque (commonly found in troupes).
|January to December|
|Monday||12:00 AM - 11:59 PM|
|Tuesday||12:00 AM - 11:59 PM|
|Wednesday||12:00 AM - 11:59 PM|
|Thursday||12:00 AM - 11:59 PM|
|Friday||12:00 AM - 11:59 PM|
|Saturday||12:00 AM - 11:59 PM|
|Sunday||12:00 AM - 11:59 PM|
|Last Admission||Open daily 24 Hours 365 Days.|
Things to carry
First aid kit
Food or Snacks
Things Not Allowed