Bondla is paradise for birdwatchers. And park rangers will take you to the best vantage points from where you can see the birds and capture them on camera. There's the ruby-throated yellow bulbul, which is also the state bird, the golden-backed and flame-backed woodpeckers, common grey hornbill, red-throated flycatcher, peacocks, and many other common and rare birds to see flying overhead and perched on treetops.
There are also several watchtowers that you can climb to see animals in their natural habitat. Some of those you can spot include sambhar deer, wild board, gaur, jungle cat, leopard, panther, porcupine and the Malabar giant squirrel.
What to do at Bondla Wildlife Sanctuary
There is enough to do at Bondla to make it a good day trip. Here's a list of things to do at the sanctuary beside bird and wildlife viewing.
Be enamoured by the rare plants at the Botanical Garden
There is a beautiful botanical garden inside the sanctuary, with all kinds of exquisite and rare plant and tree species. Take time to look around, read names and click pictures. The pretty colourful flowers make for quite a backdrop.
Interact with animals at the only zoo in Goa
The zoo in the sanctuary is home to animals such as sloth bear, wild boar, tigers, panthers, crocodiles and more. It's fun to go from one enclosure to another and see the animals going about their day or just lounging around.
Hike through the sanctuary with a guide
Walking on nature trails with a guide who can point out the various flora and fauna can be an enriching experience. There are many trails you can hike on that take you through the heart of the park.
Make friends with the deer at the safari park