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Netravali Wildlife Sanctuary, Goa

Netravali Wildlife Sanctuary, Goa
Netravali Wildlife Sanctuary, Goa
Netravali Wildlife Sanctuary is very popular forest reserve in Goa among the nature enthusiast and wildlife lovers. Netravali Wildlife Sanctuary of Goa is located in the Western Ghats range of the Sanguem Taluka in the Eastern Goa and forms corridor between the Madei Wildlife Sanctuary and the Cotigao Wildlife Sanctuary of Goa. This popular wildlife sanctuary occupies an area of 211 sqkm, supporting a very rich and a varied variety of wildlife. The Netravali sanctuary is basically an extremely significant source of fresh water, named after the Netravali or Neturli. This important fresh water source is known to be a tributary of Zuari River.

Things to Do and See at Netravali Wildlife Sanctuary


Wildlife: This is one of the wildlife sanctuaries in Goa where one can spot an endangered and rare species, the Black Panther. Other wildlife animals include great pied hornbills, king cobras, giant squirrels, slender loris and a diversity of birdlife.

Vegetation: The Netravali Wildlife Sanctuary vegetation has moist-deciduous forest intermingled with semi-evergreen and evergreen trees.

Important Nearby Places to Visit:


  • Madei Wildlife Sanctuary
  • Cotigao Wildlife Sanctuary

Accommodation: The forest resthouse run by the GTDC (GAO Tourism Development Corporation) is a decent staying option while on your trip to the Netravali Wildlife Sanctuary in Goa. There are few private jungle resorts nearby such as Colonia Jose Menino Resort, Avel Beach Holiday Home, Lemon Tree Amarante Beach Resort and Varca Le Palms Beach Resort.

Best time to Visit: October to March

How to Reach:


  • Nearest Airport Dabolim (65 kms)
  • Nearest Railhead Margao (45 kms)
  • Buses and private taxis are available from Margao and Panaji (75 kms) to Netravali Wildlife Sanctuary