Some Tourist attractions in Goa - Part 3

Sunday, August 13, 2006 Dr. Vishaal Bhat 0 Comments

Wild Goa!

The Cotigao Wildlife Sanctuary, 10 km south east of Chaudi, was established in 1969 to protect the remote and vulnerable area of forest lining the Goa-Karnataka border. Encompassing 86 sq km of mixed deciduous woodland, the reserve is certain to inspire tree lovers, but less likely to yield many wildlife sightings. Visitors, however, stand a good chance of spotting at least two species of monkey, a couple of wild boar, and the old Gaur. Cotigao is a peaceful and scenic park that makes a pleasant day trip from Palolem, 12 km northwest. The wardens at the reserve’s small interpretative centre will show one how to get to a 25m –high treetop watchtower, overlooking a waterhole that attracts a handful of animals around dawn or dusk.

Beauty that Thrills……
Netravallim waterfalls are located in the Neturlim village of Sanguem Taluka. Nestled in the mountain range bordering the village, it is nearly 55 km away from Margao, the South Goa capital.

There is a motorable road to the waterfall. One has to trek nearly 20 minutes through the forest to reach the place. The way winds around a rivulet, which has its source at the base of the waterfall. The waterfall itself is a delight to the eyes of a nature lover. One can take a swim in the cool waters at the base of the fall, or just leisure around marveling at the sheer beauty of the place. It’s an ideal spot for outings.
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