Netravali Wildlife Sanctuary

The Netravali wildlife sanctuary is situated in the Sanguem Taluka in Eastern Goa. The government of Goa declared Netravali as a wildlife sanctuary to protect its Western Ghat range. It covers an area of 211 sq. km, is connected to the Madei Wildlife Sanctuary and together they cover an area of 420 sq. km.

The Netravali Wildlife Sanctuary which is an extremely significant source of fresh water is known to be named after the Netravali or Neturli which is an important tributary of the Zuari River. One can also see a high range of mountains here which the local habitants consider religious and which are of socio cultural importance to them.

To the north of the Netravali wildlife sanctuary lies the Bhagwan Mahavir Wildlife Sanctuary and the Cotigao Wildlife Sanctuary lies to its south. Some of the wildlife found here are the Great Pied Hornbills, Black Panther, Slender Loris and the Giant Squirrel. Also a number of many other animals are found.

October to March is the best time to visit the Netravali sanctuary and also there are a number of forest rest houses run by the GTDC for accommodation. There are a number of buses and taxis available from Margao and Panaji by which one can get to the sanctuary.

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