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Cotigao Wild Life Sanctuary
Category : Wild Life Sanctuaries
Location  : Canacona
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Touted the second largest wildlife sanctuary in the miniscule state of Goa, the Cotigao Wildlife Sanctuary is strategically located off NH17 7 kms before Canacona town, Goa and is hence easily accessible. Ecsconced in the lap of nature in the southern end of Goa,Canacona, Cotigao wildlife sanctuary spreads over an area of 85 square kilometers and houses several species of plants and animals.A special feature of this wildlife sanctuary is the 25-metre high treetop watchtower from where one can surreptitiously gaze at the inmates of the sanctuary as they moisten their parched throats at the various waterholes in the vicinity. The vulnerable flora and fauna in the sacrosanct confines of Cotigao sanctuary merit protection and hence the area is also a protected zone.
Accommodation Facilities

The Forest Department can provide accommodation in the 4-bed capacity Forest Rest House at Poinguinim (4kms).
Besides, an Ecotourism Complex at Hathipal (entry point of Sanctuary) provides 4-bed capacity tents, one twin-bedded mini-cottage and one medium size cottage which can accommodate 4-6 persons.

Best time to visit
The best season to visit the Sanctuaries is from October to March. However, during the monsoon (June to September) also it is enchanting to visit the wilderness of Goa, which is at its best at this time of the year and truly a feast for the eyes.

By road: Panaji - Cotigao sanctuary : 78kms

Margao - Cotigao sanctuary : 45kms

Palolem - Cotigao sanctuary : 11.5kms

Entry fee: Adult - Rs. 5, Child - Rs. 2, Bike - Rs. 10, Car - Rs. 50, Bus - Rs. 100,Camera - Rs. 25, Video - Rs. 100

Timing - 7 am - 5:30 pm

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