Madei Wildlife Sanctuary is another poplour tourist destination og Goa. This Sanctuary is also famous for its waterfalls, Wildlife and birds watching.
Location : Madei Wildlife Sanctuary is located in the Sattari takula in North Goa.
About Madei Wildlife Sanctuary
Madei Wildlife Sanctuary is situated in the Sattari takula close to Valpoi town. This Sanctuary spread 208.48 sq. km, area and its covering the north-eastern parts of Goa. This Sanctuary is also link between the Bhagwan Mahaveer Sanctuary and the Sawantwadi forests in Maharashtra and the Netravali wildlife sanctuary in Eastern Goa. It is a protected area in the Indian state of Goa in the Western Ghats of South India. Mhadei wildlife sanctuary is also famous for its semi green and evergreen forests
This Sanctuary is also considered to become a Project Tiger tiger reserve because of the presence of resident Bengal tigers. Along with wildlife it is also a bird watcher’s paradise. Here tourist also see the variety of bird species.
Main Attraction : Madei Wildlife Sanctuary is also famous for many waterfalls. Some main waterfalls are Vazra Sakla waterfalls, Virdi Falls. The water of these falls is used by the Haltar nullah and joins the Valvanti River in Virdi village of Maharashtra.
Flora and Fauna : This Sanctuary is also famous for Sacred groves. The area has been notified as protected for wildlife. Here you can find the trees such as shidam (Tetrameles nudiflora) which support various other life forms in the grove. In the grove tourist also see the variety of edible mushrooms, such as khutyali, roen alami, sonyali and shringar.
In Madei Wildlife Sanctuary tourist see the black panther, sloth bear, Indian gaur, Sambhar deer, mouse deer, barking deer, common leopard, black-faced langur, Asian palm civet, small Indian civet, ruddy mongoose, dhole, jungle cat, Indian hare, wild boar, flying squirrel, giant squirrel, Indian pangolin, slender loris, bonnet macaque. Along with you also see some IBA trigger species such as Nilgiri Wood-pigeon, Malabar Grey Hornbill, Malabar Parakeet, Rufous Babbler, Grey-headed Bulbul, White-bellied Blue-flycatcher and Crimson-backed Sunbird.
In Mhadei Valley of Mhadei Wildlife Sanctuary Snakes found such as Indian krait, Russell’s viper, spectacled cobra, Saw-scaled viper plus: banded Kukri snake, banded racer, Beddome’s keelback, Brahminy blind snake, black slender coral snake, checkered keelback, common bronzeback, collared cat snake, common sand boa, Whitaker's sand boa, ocellated shield tail, common Indian cat snake, common wolf snake, copper-headed trinket snake, Malabar pit viper, common vine snake, green pit viper, monocled cobra, red sand boa, Sri Lankan cat snake, streaked Kukri snake, ornate flying snake, striped keelback, Indian rat snake, Indian rock python, hump-nosed pit viper, king cobra, Travancore wolf snake, tree snake and the yellow-spotted wolf snake