INTRODUCTIONThe Cotigao Wildlife Sanctuary is supposed to be the second largest wildlife sanctuary in Goa established in the year 1969 at a distance of about 60kms away from Panaji. The Cotiago Wildlife Sanctuary sprawls over an area of about 86 square kilometres with a multi-storied forest geography. Nature is designed in such a way that even the sunlight cannot pass through this deep and thick forest. The Cotiago Wildlife Sanctuary also boasts of two rivers the Talpona and the Galjibaga River. The main attraction of this sanctuary is the 30 meter high trees, 18 meter high treetop access ladders and numerous water holes thus providing the tourists with a rare opportunity to see wildlife in close. Though the strength of the wildlife in this sanctuary is decearsing, it still promises you to observe animals like Wild boars, Gaurs, Monkeys, Deer, Bison, Black Panther, Sloth Bears, Gazelles and Porcupines from a close quarter. It is an ideal place for a day's trip or if you are planning for a night stay you can go ahead by staying in the Forest Rest House which requires booking much in advance. Although the accommodation is taken care of, you might want to carry your own food and drinks, as these facilities are not easily available here. Apart from the wildlife the flora of this area is also quite interesting.
ORIENTATIONIt is situated in Canacona Taluka, in the south of Goa which is about 2 km from Poinguinim at a distance of about 10 km away from Canacona town.
BEST TIME TO VISITThe ideal time to visit the Cotigao Wildlife Sanctuary is between October to March.
PLACES OF INTERESTS
The flora of the Bhagwan Mahavir Sanctuary comprises of mainly tropical evergreen forest, semi evergreen and moist deciduous forest.
The banks of the river and the terrains of higher altitudes are predominantly occupied by the evergreen type of forests.
ShoppingThere is nothing much to shop in and around Cotigao Wildlife Sanctuary.
3.Green Park Restaurant
8.Cuba Bar and Restaurant
9.Cuba Beach Cafe
10.Home Asia India Goa Canacona Restaurants
1.Sea View Resort
2.Om Sai Guest House
4.Holiday Inn Resort
HOW TO REACH
The nearest airport is Dabolim (80km).
The nearest railhead is at Canacona (12 km).
Poinguinim, 2 km away, is the nearest town. Poinguinim is 10 km away from Chaudi, the main town of Cancacona on NH17.