Mhadei Wildlife Sanctuary
A couple of hours’ drive inland from the popular coastal resorts of Baga Beach and Candolim you’ll find this vast sanctuary, which works to protect the biodiversity of the Western Ghats.
Covered in thick forest with moist deciduous vegetation, you’ll be met with sacred groves protecting rare trees and thousands of beautiful and unusual flowering plants.
As for wildlife you can see here, Mhadei Wildlife Sanctuary is known for the odd sighting of elusive Bengal tigers. With a knowledgeable guide you can expect to see Indian gaur, deer, civets, wild boar, black-faced langur and bonnet macaque. If luck’s on your side the sanctuary is also home to black panthers, sloths, leopards and flying squirrels.