The 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.

Netravali Wildlife Sanctuary is a major attraction for nature-enthusiasts, wildlife lovers as well as perfect for that relaxing yet adventurous short break. Netravali Wildlife Sanctuary is very popular forest reserve in Goa among the wildlife lovers. Netravali has been declared a wildlife sanctuary by the Government of Goa to protect its Western Ghats range. Netravali is connected to the Madei Wildlife Sanctuary and together the two parks cover an area of 420 km2, of which Netravali has 211.05 km2 area, supporting a very rich and a varied variety of wildlife. Netravali Wildlife Sanctuary lies between the Bhagwan Mahavir Wildlife Sanctuary to its north and Cotigao Wildlife Sanctuary to its south.

Netravali

Netravali has gained a reputation for its stunning forestation and diverse wildlife. You will also see a high range of mountains here which the local habitants consider religious and which are of socio cultural importance to them. You will come across a number of exotic birds and some animals. Some of the wildlife found here are the great pied hornbills, black panthers, slender loris, king cobras and the giant squirrels. Also a number of many other animals are found. Do stop at the charming and aptly named Bubble Pond. Kids will love this quaint water feature. The Netravali Wildlife Sanctuary is an extremely significant source of fresh water and known to be named after the Netravali which is an important tributary of the Zuari River.

The Netravali Wildlife Sanctuary, tucked away in the Kali river basin forests is just perfect for that relaxing yet adventurous short break. It is connected to the Mhadei Wildlife Sanctuary and together the two parks cover an area of 420 sq km. Netravali has moist-deciduous forest interspersed with semi-evergreen and evergreen forests and nature enthusiasts will enjoy identifying the many species in full and wild bloom.

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