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Salim Ali Bird Sanctuary  

  Goa , Goa.
from  20 per person

  • Botanical garden and park
    Category
    Botanical garden and park
  • duration
    Duration
    2 - 3 Hours
  • mobile_voucher
    Mobile Voucher
    Accepted
  • bird spotting
    Bird spotting
    Zone
  • parking
    Parking
    Available
  • tour guide
    Guided Tour
    Available
  • photographer
    Photographer
    Available
  • baby friendly
    Couple
    Friendly
  • restroom
    Restroom
    Available
  • sitting area
    Sitting Area
    Available
  • boating
    Boating
    Available
  • dustbin
    Dustbin
    Available

Ticket

  • adult ticket
    Adult
    20 INR
  • children ticket
    Children
    10 INR
  • mobile camera
    Mobile Camera
    FREE
  • still camera
    still camera
    30 INR
  • video camera
    Video Camera
    150 INR

Description

Salim Ali Bird Sanctuary is an estuarine mangrove habitat which is declared as a bird sanctuary and located on western tip of the Island of Chorao along the river Mandovi, This is Goa's only bird sanctuary, 1.8 Sq Km in area. A variety of local and migratory birds can be found on this island. The sanctuary has been named after the famed ornithologist of India Dr. Salim Ali who is also known to have visited the sanctuary before it was declared protected area. This sanctuary is an extreme delight for any nature lover, especially one interested in bird watching. This bird paradise, in turn, is covered by Mangrove swamps and can be visited by the prior permission of the Chief Wild Life Warden, Forest Department, Panjim. Fourteen mangrove species are found here including the rare Kandelia candel spices. Although it is principally a bird sanctuary, it is also inhabited by jackals, foxes, and crocodiles. Also, prawns, planktons, an unusual variety of mudskipper fish, tiny crabs and shrimps can be found around the sanctuary. Some of the birds seen here are eagles, drongos, kingfishers, egrets, herons, woodpeckers, kites, myna, curlews, sandpiper, redshank, and hoopoe. Mangrove vegetations are also prominent here and the island is crossed with a wide network of water channels. All exploring has to be done by boats, as there are no roads. The vegetation here is thick and one can often see low lying bird nests and huge bats that hang from treetops. 


Tips

  • The ferries service starts in the morning at 6:00 and is free, and you can carry your car or bike on the ferry too.
  • It's best to go before sunrise and take the boat. There are options to take or book boat rides the government one 30-40mins is INR 750 for 1-10 people. or INR 75 per person.
  • Do NOT Leave without a mutual price agreement prior to the tour. 

Operational Hours

January to December
Monday 06:00 AM - 06:00 PM
Tuesday 06:00 AM - 06:00 PM
Wednesday 06:00 AM - 06:00 AM
Thursday 06:00 AM - 06:00 PM
Friday 06:00 AM - 06:00 PM
Saturday 06:00 AM - 06:00 PM
Sunday 06:00 AM - 06:00 PM
Last Admission 05:30 PM

Things to carry

  • id card
    Id card
  • camera
    camera
  • selfi stick
    Selfi stick
  • water bottle
    Water bottle
  • sunglasses
    Sunglasses
  • cap
    Cap
  • medicine
    Medicine
  • sun cream
    Sunscreen
  • power bank
    Power Bank
  • Food or Snacks
    Food or Snacks

Things Not Allowed

  • no alcohol
    alcohol
  • no outside food
    Outside Food
  • no weapons
    Weapons
  • no parking
    Parking
  • no pets
    Pets
  • no skate board
    Skate board
  • no smoking
    Smoking
  • no wifi
    Wifi
  • no plastic bag
    Plastic Bag

Near By

  • atm
    ATM
    2.6 KM
  • fuel station
    Fuel Station
    5.7 KM
  • restaurant
    Restaurant
    0.5 KM
  • hospital
    Hospital
    6.7 KM
  • pharmacy
    Pharmacy
    5.0 KM
  • hotel
    Hotel
    2.3 KM
  • bus stop
    Bus Stop
    1.1 KM
  • train
    Train
    8.4 KM
  • taxi
    TAXI
    1.5 KM
  • beach
    Beach
    12.0 KM

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