The Bondla Wildlife sanctuary is located in Ponda taluka. There are varieties of animals that can be seen in this place.
The zoo includes Tigers, elephant, Panther, Gaur, Deer’s, Sloth Bear, Porcupine, Wild Boar, Jungle cat, Leopard, Crocodiles, various species of snakes and many more.
There are number of rare tree and plant species. Some of the common trees found here include the State tree of Goa Terminalia Crenulata (Matti) and Rosewood.
With its abundance of sights and activities this sanctuary is an extremely popular place to visit throughout the year. Most tourists, especially eco-tourists flock here in the season from October to March, but the monsoon season is also held to be one of the best times to visit since the life-giving rains enhance the scenic beauty of the place.
There is also a well-stocked library attached to the centre and movies/documentaries can also be screened on request.
The Bondla Wildlife park is open to visitors every day except Monday throughout the year from 9.00am to 5.00pm. The cost of admission for adults is Rs 5 and children Rs 2. Extra charges include Parking (Rs 10 for a two wheeler and Rs 50 for a four wheeler), Cameras (Rs 25) and video cameras (Rs 100).
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