Wildlife Sanctuary

Netravali Wildlife Sanctuary, South Goa

Netravali wildlife sanctuary is situated at south Goa district (South Eastern) which spread in 211 kilometers square land. It is tributary of the Zuari River. The sanctuary has semi and ever green trees which make its dense forest. Its nearest sanctuaries are Dandeli-Anshi Tiger Reserve, Karnataka, Mahaveer Sanctuary and Mollem National Park and Bhimgad Wildlife Sanctuary, Karnataka. This sanctuary is famous to different types of the animals like Gaur, Ratufa indica, Tetracerus quadricornis and leopard. Its famous birds are Malayan night heron, Nilgiri wood pigeon, pied hornbill, grey-headed bulbul, white-bellied treepie and rufous babbler. Good time to visit Netravali wildlife sanctuary October to March.

Netravali Wildlife Sanctuary is the wildlife sanctuary of Goa and it covers over 200 Sq. Km. Also, it is located at Sanguem Taluka and is easily accessible from Canacona with one of the scenic drive which is just over an hour from Palolem. Netravali has two scenic waterfalls which is known as Savri and Mainapi. Although, savri waterfall is bigger and most popular it can be reached by two different routes. Reaching the waterfalls are easier but the route crosses the forestry mountains and one could find the route through crossing the waterfall over the forested mountains along with few villages in the route coming up. Although, one has to be careful as there might be few snakes in the path and the secluded jungles may look creepy and also there will be a feeling of getting watched.

Netravali Wildlife Sanctuary is the biggest at Goa and although the forest is dense with lots of wild animals but Bison is the wild animal which is also the state animal of Goa is found here at the best.Also, there are lot more predators and with good mammal population it is worth to make a visit to this scenic wildlife sanctuary with a little bit of care and precaution to be followed as the terrain is very rough and rustic.

How to Reach: Tourists can reach Netravali Wildlife Sanctuary from Dabolim Airport or Goa International Airport by bus or by taxi or by hire motercycle which is just 68.3 KM from airport. Tourists can get wildlife sanctury from Margaon railway station by bus, by taxi or by motor bike which is just 44.6 KM distance. Tourists can get wildlife sanctury from Panjim capital city by bus, by car or by motor bike which is just 77.6 KM distance.

Notice: Tourists should carry along with the following things such as Mosquito repellent, torch, walking stick or pole, fresh readymade food.

Nearest other tourist attractions: Mainapi Waterfall, Kuske Waterfall, Tobirt Waterfalls, Neturlem Waterfall (Savri), Nadkem kuskem waterfall, Salaulim Dam, Green Islan (Playground), Usgalimal (Historical place), Rivona Natural Cave 2 (Historical landmark) and Bhupar Waterfall.

Animals Attractions: Leopard, Black Panther, Gaur, four horned antelope, giant squirrel, Slender Loris, Great Pied Hornbills and different types of the butterfly.

Nearest Accommodations & Restaurant: Netra Tourist Guest House , Tanshikar Spice Farm , Mangaal Farmstay Goa , The Green Mountain Farm , Abalon Resort, Nagesh Jungle Resort .

Weather Temperature

Months Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
Average Low (℃) 19.6 20.5 23.2 25.6 26.3 24.7 24.1 24.0 23.8 23.8 22.3 20.6
Average High (℃) 31.6 31.5 32.0 33.0 33.0 30.3 28.9 28.8 29.5 31.6 32.8 32.4

Visit Information:-

Location: Verlem, South Eastern Goa

Nearest Bus Stop: Neturlim‎ (8.2 KM)

Nearest Railway Station: Balli (35.5 KM)

Total Covered Area : 211.05 kilometers square.

Distance From:-

Dabolim Airport: 68.3 KM

Panjim City: 77.6 KM

Madgaon City: 44.6 KM