Bhagwan Mahaveer Wildlife Sanctuary
There are variety of evergreen birds like Drongo, Emerald Dove, Golden Oriole, great Indian Hornbill, beautiful Malabar Pied Hornbill, yellow bulbul with the ruby throat, Myna with a grey head, Kingfishers, wagtails and many other colorful birds. An ornithologist will love being here.
The animals spotted in the sanctuary are Barking Deer, Bengal Tiger, Black Panther, Leopards, giant Squirrel of Malabar, the flying type squirrel, Gaur, Langur, wildcat Civet, Porcupine, Sambar, Wild Dog, and Boar, Pangolin and many other unusual and different animals.
Apart from unusual varieties of birds and animals, there are various colorful and splendid butterflies like the Common Jezebel, Plum Judy, Lime Butterfly, Blue Mormon, Plain Tiger, Southern Birdwing and many other species of butterflies.
You will visit the Spice farm in Keri, Ponda where you will be served the herbal tea as a welcome drink which will be followed by a guided tour of the farm where you will get to see a number spices which have a fantastic aroma. The spices seen are cloves, pepper, cinnamon, nutmeg, vanilla and many other spices which are processed in their natural environment. In your tour, you will be served a sumptuous Goan lunch.
Elephant Shower and Ride
If you wish, you can take an elephant ride and shower. The cost of this will not be included in the package charges, and you will be required to pay on the spot.
Old Goa Churches Tour
A number of churches included in this tour depicts the history during the Portuguese rule and are as follows:
Basilica of Bom Jesus: This church holds the mortal remains of St. Francis Xavier who is considered as the patron saint of Goa.
Se’ Cathedral: This church is in the same area as Basilica of Bom Jesus and was built in honor of St. Catherine.
St Francis of Assisi Church: This church has been built by eight Franciscan Friars, and it is said that the Franciscan Convent was converted into a museum in 1964.
St. Augustine’s Tower: Augustinian Friars constructed the St. Augustine’s church in 1602. In the year 1842, the tower collapsed because of neglect. Out of the stunning four towers, only one remains now.
The minibus will drop you at the parking area in Kulem, from where you have to walk towards the Doodhsagar taxi stand. Therefore the safari for Dudhsagar Waterfalls starts from Kulem. The Bhagwan Mahaveer Wildlife Sanctuary and the jeep safaris are maintained by the Forest Department of Goa, and they would take you to the bottom of waterfalls through the famous Bhagwan Mahaveer Wildlife Sanctuary.