Rs. 18,800/- per person

Forests of Goa form the part of Western Ghats, the region which have been internationally recognized as Biodiversity Hotspot of the world owing to its rich flora and fauna. Most of the Goan forests are located in the eastern region of the state. The forests of Goa are known for their grandeur and majesty. They are like a green pearl of the tourist paradise state. From Moist Mixed Deciduous Forests to Sub-Tropical Hill Forests, from Semi-Evergreen Forests to Evergreen Forests-the forests are the life supporting systems of the state as they are the store house of precious rivers & other natural resources.

Goa's state animal is the Gaur, the state bird is the Ruby Throated Yellow Bulbul, which is a variation of Black-crested Bulbul, and the state tree is the Asan.

The important forests products are bamboo canes, Maratha barks, chillar barks and the bhirand. Coconut trees are ubiquitous and are present in almost all areas of Goa barring the elevated regions. A large number of deciduous vegetation consisting of teak, sal, cashew and mango trees are present. Fruits include jackfruits, mangos, pineapples and blackberries.

Accessibility by Train: Margao: 5 Kms
Accessibility by Air: Dabolim: 28 Kms. (Flights from Pune, Mumbai and Delhi).

Day 1: 18/8/17:
Margao- Nature's Nest Goa- Bhagwan Mahavir Wildlife Sanctuary

Received at Margao. Transfer to Nature's Nest, by reserved Jeeps.
Reach campsite in 1 hr.

Check in followed by Goan buffet lunch.

Evening trail will begins at 4.00 pm and will lead to Bhagwan Mahavir Wildlife Sanctuary (BMWLS) around the resort to look for macro life and one of the highlights of the trip Hump Nosed Pit Viper.  Night trail will be held post dinner.  Malabar Tree Toad, Skittering frogs, Amboli Bush frog…

Before the trail begins, one can explore the campus around which is located very next to Bhagwan Mahavir Wildlife and has mixed plantation.  The campus has potential for lots of macro life including Dracos which can be regularly spotted on the coconut trees in the property.

 

Day 2: 19/8/17:
Tambdi Surla- Castlerock

AM: Visit to Tambdi Surla forests of the BMWLS.  This place is famous for the rock carved 13th Century temple and equally famous for King Cobra Sightings.  Vine snakes, Malabar Pit viper, Hump-nosed Pit Viper, Bamboo Pit Viper, Buff striped Keelback

PM: Post lunch you will head to Castlerock forests. You will leave at 4.00 pm for Castlerock (1 hour drive through the Anmode Ghat)

Malabar Pit Viper, Bamboo Pit viper, Caecealians, Shieldtails, Bush frogs, Burrowing frog

 

Day 3: 20/8/17:
Mhadei Wildlife Sanctuary- Margao

AM: Trail in Mhadei Wildlife Sanctuary forests

High chances of : Brown Vine Snake, Shieldtails, Coral Snakes

This will be followed by departure to Margao.

Tour ends.

Includes

  • Transfers: Margao-Nature's Nest-Margao.
  • Car on all days for field visits.
  • Accommodation for 02 nights at Nature's Nest on 02 sharing with Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner and Tea/Coffee and Snacks in morning and evening (Veg.).
  • Park entry permits and local expert.

Excludes

  • Train/air fares to Margao.
  • Any meals/ mineral water during the train/flight travel.
  • Any drinks (hard/soft) during your stay at any of the place of your choice.
  • Any kind of insurance/personal expenses, etc.
  • Anything not mentioned in ‘the Package Includes’.
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