Know About amazing world of wildlife found at Cotigao Wildlife Sanctuary Canacona Goa

Established in 1969, covering an area of 86 sq. km, Cotigao Wildlife Sanctuary is located in most scenic region Canacona of Goa state.

Cotigao Wildlife Sanctuary is multi-storied forests, natural habitat for wide variety of flora and fauna and quite ideal place for long romantic walks by the couples on honeymoon.

At Cotigao Wildlife Sanctuary, Goa Forest department is providing limited accommodation facility for which well advance booking is essential, so you can extend your Goa vacation and enjoy living in forest . Another charm of Cotigao Wildlife Safari is watching the wild animals from 25 meter-high treetop watchtower, which is quite exciting experience.

If you are highly adventure lover and brave enough Forest Dept can provide cots and mosquito-nets for stay inside the Cotigao Wildlife sanctuary and enjoy dense forests, perennial streams, and picturesque surroundings.

Cotigao Wildlife sanctuary is the second largest sanctuary in Goa, for the flora and fauna here Talpona River is serving as water source.


Vital Tourist Information : Cotigao Wildlife Sanctuary

Location :
Cotigao Wildlife Sanctuary is located in south Goa in the Canacona Taluka, quite close to national highway 17, at road distance of 60 km from state capital city Panjim.


City : Canacoa Goa


State : Goa [India]


Region : South West India


Weather & Climate :
Weather in the Canacona region remains moderate throughout the Year . Rainy season starts from July and ends in September.


Temperature :
Summer : Max. 33°C Min. 24°C
Winter : Max. 31°C Min. 17°C


Tourist Season :
October to March is tourist season for the Cotigao Wildlife Sanctuary.


Basic Travel Info :
Cotigao Wildlife Sanctuary is 2 km from Poinguinim and 12 km away from Chaudi, local buses and taxies are there for getting here.
If you want to stay at city Madgaon is one with more advanced tourism infra structural facility and where your Air / train / Bus journey to Cotigao Wildlife Sanctuary ends.


Accommodation :
Forest department have a limited accommodation near the sanctuary.
Accommodation is not a problem at the Beach Paradise Goa. there are many hotels from budget hotels to very high class luxury hotels and beach resorts. Bag Packers also found enough opportunities for night stay at very much affordable rates.


Spoken Languages : Konkani - Marathi - English - Portuguese - Hindi


Travel Tips :
Canacona region in Goa is the perfect place for enjoying exotic Goa beaches in back drop of high influence of Indo- Portuguese culture.


Dining / Food Facility :
Goa is heaven of food lovers because not only the fresh sea food but almost every cuisine of world is served by Goa hotels & restaurants. Do remember to enjoy Prawn curry rice and Fanny popular alcoholic drink in Goa.


Static & Biographical [Flora & Fauna] Info : Cotigao Wildlife Sanctuary


Area : 86 sq. km


Forest Type :
Moist-deciduous Vegetation with some areas of semi-evergreen and evergreen vegetation here and there.


Plants :
Plant world at Cotigao Wildlife is dominated by the tall trees with some rare plants.


Animals :
Gaurs - Hyena - Monkey - Panther - Porcupines - Sloth Bears - Wild Boar


Birds :
Rufus Woodpecker, white-eyed eagle and the Malabar crested eagle


Tourist Spots/Attraction :
Nature Interpretation Centre, Jeevottam Partagal Math [Place for vedic studies] and some fine Goa beaches.


Interesting Information :
Some of Tourist Spots in South Goa : Catigo Wildlife Sanctuary - Agonda Beach - Cavelosim Beach - Pololem Beach - Parthagali Jeevotham Math - Fort Cabo de Rama - Fresh Water Springs - Mallikarjun Temple


How To Reach Cotigao Wildlife Sanctuary Goa [India]


Train Journey / Nearest Railway Station :
Margao is the nearest railway station for train journey to Cotigao Wildlife Sanctuary. Regular direct train service to Madgaon is available from Mumbai and Mangalore. All the trains running on Konkan railway halt here.There is daily train on Konkan railways for overnight train journey from Mumbai to Margao.


Road Travel / Bus Route :
National highway 17 is source for the road journey to Canacona. Direct bus service is there between Canacona and various cities in Karnataka state.


Air Travel / Nearest Airport :
Goa's only airport Dabolim is the source of air travel to Cotigao Wildlife Sanctuary, pre paid taxi service is available at air terminus.


Local Transportation :
City buses - Local Sightseeing Conducted Tours - Taxi - Hired tourist vehicles & two wheelers