Mollem travel information, Goa
Mollem is a small
village located along the eastern border of Goa. The nearest town, Ponda,
is situated about 29 kilometers away. Mollem is famous for the Bhagwan
Mahavir Sanctuary, which was earlier known as the Mollem game sanctuary.
This wildlife park has given this otherwise quaint and nondescript village
the status of one of the major tourist destinations in Goa. The sanctuary
is among the four biggest sanctuaries of the state.
Mahavir sanctuary : The chief attraction of Mollem in Goa, as said
above, is its wildlife sanctuary. The Bhagwan Mahavir sanctuary is noted
for its wide range of wildlife. Having started as a protected game park
in 1969, the Mollem sanctuary was declared a National Park as well in
1978. Some 107 square kilometers were brought under the area of Mollem
The wildlife at Mollem
includes many noted species that make up the wildlife of Goa. These include
Gaur, deer, monkeys, elephants, leopard, sloth bear, flying squirrel,
Malayan giant squirrel, civet, porcupine, Jungle fowl, and black panthers
which are rarely spotted. The park is known for the king cobras found
here. Besides the cobra, the park also has other snakes like Pythons,
Viper and Krait.
The splendid variety
of birds found in the forest is the major tourist attractions in Mollem.
The birds spotted here include Indian woodpeckers, Paradise fly catcher,
Drongo, Malabar Pied Hornbill, Barbets, Great Indian Horn Bill, Kingfishers,
Emerald Dove, and Wagtails. Around 200 species have been identified.
centre: This center gives information about the forest and its components.
falls: This beautiful waterfall has a height of about 200 meters,
and is located inside the sanctuary.
The Devil Canyon (Devcharacho
kond), Tambdi Shiva temple, sunset point and the Khandepar River are the
other attractions in Mollem.
How to reach:
The Dabolim airport is located about 80 kilometers away.
Colem, 5 kilometers away, is the nearest railhead. The area falls on the
Mormugao - Londa railway route.
You will get regular bus services of the Kadamba Transport Corporation
from Panaji (60 kilometers).
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