This is a wildlife sanctuary that is about 50 Kms from Panaji and 38
Kms from Margao and 20 Kms east of Ponda. It is the smaller of the three wild life sanctuaries in
Goa, run by the Forest service. It is more of a jungle resort with tourist cottages available on site run
by the GTDC. It covers an area of 8 square miles. The common animals that
inhabit the sanctuary are the Gaur and the Sambhar deer. It has a small zoo, deer park and botanical gardens. It is a
popular destination for school picnics. It is closed on Thursdays.
There are tour buses that make a stop over at Bondla from Margao and Panaji.