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Goa Wildife Tour

Tuesday, 09 April 2013 06:32

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  • Overview:

    There are several plants and trees unique to Goa and some introduced by the Portuguese, most famous of which is the green Chillies, which today has become an essential ingredient in the Indian Curry. Average rainfall is over 500 mm along the Western Ghats and a little less elsewhere. The length of the dry season averages from 5 to 6 months. For all these reasons, the dominant vegetation is of the moist deciduous type.

    Goa is endowed with over 1512 documented species of plants, over 275 genera of birds, over 48 genera of animals and over 60 genera of reptiles. About 10% of Goa is set aside as wildlife reserve and this area include four large wildlife sanctuaries.

    Plants & Trees 

    Goa has more than 3000 different species of flowering plants not counting the hundreds of varieties of grasses, ferns and bracken. The most famous tree is the coconut palm, which is in abundance everywhere, from the swaying ranges at the coast to the huge plantations in the rural interior. Cashew nut and mango trees are also seen in large privately owned plantations all over the state and supply a major portion of the export crop that is shipped out of Goa. Goa has a magnificent range of flowering trees and plants which are seen all over the towns and villages in a bewildering range of colors and sizes. During the period before the monsoons, most of these are in full bloom, lending Goa a colorful look. Among the other trees that are found in abundance are the banyan, the peepal, sisso or martel, kharanj and teak. 

    Animals 

    There are almost fifty species of mammals found in Goa. Among the animals found here are the leopard, monkeys, cheetal or spotted axis deer, sambar, barking deer, mouse deer, leopard cat, Indian civet, gaur or Indian bison, sloth bear, Indian porcupine, pangolin, slender loris, wild boar, striped hyena, jackal, wild dog and mongoose. Goa has four species of bats. Flying foxes are also present in large numbers. Most of these are found in the rural interior areas. The Indian giant squirrel, the smaller three-striped squirrel and the five-striped palm squirrel are also found in most areas. Long-beaked dolphins are quite often seen in the shallow waters of Goa's more isolated beaches. Goa has a large reptilian/amphibian population. This includes the ubiquitous common house gecko, a variety of frogs and the quite rare monitor lizard. Two species of crocodile are mostly found along the banks of a few inland waterways. Twenty-three species of snakes are found in Goa. Some of the snakes are common blind snake, the Russell sand boa, the Indian python, the Indian wart snake, trinket snake, Indian rat snake, golden tree snake. Among the few venomous snakes in Goa are the king cobra, the common Indian krait, the coral snake, the Russell's viper, the saw-scaled viper and the bamboo pit viper. Freshwater turtles and rare marine turtles which come ashore between October and December to lay their eggs in the sand are also found in Goa. 

    Birds 

    Goa has an abundant birdlife. There are some very colorful species found in Goa and among these are the stork-billed kingfisher, the breasted kingfisher, the common kingfisher, the grass-green, blue and yellow bee-eaters, the golden oriole, and the Indian roller, Hoopes, purple sunbirds, and several kinds of bulbuls, babblers and Drongos, paradise flycatcher. The snowy white cattle egret, the large egret and the little egret and herons are most common in the paddy fields along with cows and buffaloes. The beautiful whitebellied fish eagle, the Brahminy kite and the pariah kite are birds of prey found around towns and fishing villages. House crows, jackdaws, king vultures and the white-backed vulture are also seen in most areas. In the state's forests are found the grey hornbill, the Indian pied hornbill and the magnificent great pied hornbill, the lesser goldenback woodpecker, the Indian great black woodpecker, the red junglefowl.

  • itinererary:

    Tour Itinerary:

    Day 01: Arrive at Kathmandu

    Day 02: Sightseeing in Kathmandu Valley

    Day 03: Kathmandu to Dehli ( Drive \Train \Fly )

    Day 04 : Delhi

     

    Day 05: Delhi- Sariska

    Day 06: Sariska - Jaipur

    Day 07 : Jaipur

    Day 08 : Jaipur - Ranthambore 

    Day 09 : Ranthambore

    Day 10 : Ranthambore - Bharatpur.

    Day 11 : Bharatpur - Agra

    Day 12 : Agra 

    Day 13 : Agra - Khajuraho

    Day 14 : Khajuraho - Bandhavgarh

    Day 15: Bandhavgarh

    Day 16 : Bandhavgarh - Khajuraho - Delhi

    Day 17 : Delhi - Goa

    Day 18: Morning city tour

    Day 19 : Optional Excursion

    Day 20 : Goa to Delhi

     Day 21: Delhi to your destination country .

    Day 06: Sariska - Jaipur

    Day 07 : Jaipur

    Day 08 : Jaipur - Ranthambore

    Day 09 : Ranthambore

    Day 10 : Ranthambore - Bharatpur

    Day 11 : Bharatpur - Agra

    Day 12 : Agra 

    Day 13 : Agra - Khajuraho.

    Day 14 : Khajuraho - Bandhavgarh

    Day 15: Bandhavgarh.

    Day 16 : Bandhavgarh - Khajuraho - Delhi

    Day 17 : Delhi - Goa

    Day 18: Morning city tour

    Day 19 : Optional Excursion

    Day 20 : Goa to Delhi

     Day 21: Delhi to your destination country .

     

  • Detail itinerary:

    Tour Itinerary:

    Day 01: Arrive at Kathmandu

    Arrive at Kathmandu & transfer to hotel. O/N at Hotel. 

    Day 02: Sightseeing in Kathmandu Valley

    Day 03: Kathmandu to Dehli ( Drive \Train \Fly )

    Day 04 : Delhi

    Full day sightseeing tour of old and new Delhi.

     

    Day 05: Delhi- Sariska

    Morning drive to Sariska which is famous for blue bulls, sambar, spotted deer, wild boar and tigers.

    Day 06: Sariska - Jaipur

    Early morning garve drive. After breakfast drive to Jaipur enroute visit Amber Fort where a painted elephant will take you upto the fort with its huge gateways and pavillions. Rest of the day at leisure.

    Day 07 : Jaipur

    Morning sightseeing tour of Jaipur, visit the City Palace, Palace of Winds and Jantar Mantar (Observatory). Afternoon at leisure.

    Day 08 : Jaipur - Ranthambore

    Morning drive to Ranthambhor, named after an ancient fort which stands in the reserve and provides a dramatic setting for the Project Tiger Park. Open from November to April and is famous for Tiger, Leopard, Nilgai, Chinkara, Sambar, common Langur, Crocodile and numerous waterfowl. 

    Day 09 : Ranthambore

    Visit the reserve in the morning and afternoon.

    Day 10 : Ranthambore - Bharatpur

    Morning drive to Bharatpur, one of the finest bird sanctuaries in the world with over 300 species of birds. Afternoon visit the sanctuary for bird watching.

    Day 11 : Bharatpur - Agra

    Early morning visit the sanctuary. After breakfast drive to Agra enroute visit Fatehpur Sikri, built by the king Akbar in 1570. Afternoon at leisure.

    Day 12 : Agra

    Morning sightseeing tour covers Taj Mahal, Agra fort and tomb of Itmad-ud-Daullah. Afternoon at leisure. 

    Day 13 : Agra - Khajuraho

    Fly to Khajuraho. Afternoon visit the magnificent cluster of richly decorated ancient temples which probbly from one of the best examples of India art.

    Day 14 : Khajuraho - Bandhavgarh

    Morning drive to Bandavgarh, known for Tiger, Leopard, Gaur, wild Dog, Cheetal, Barking Deer and a variety of bird life.

    Day 15: Bandhavgarh

    Early morning and afternoon visit the park.

    Day 16 : Bandhavgarh - Khajuraho - Delhi

    Drive to Khajuraho for onwards flight to Delhi. Rest of the day in Delhi at leisure.

    Day 17 : Delhi - Goa

    Fly to Goa where upon you will be received by the hotel vehicle and check into your hotel where you are booked to stay for three nights. Rest of the day is at leisure or perhaps you can explore the Goa on your own way. 

    Day 18: Morning city tour

    This morning, following breakfast, you will have a half-day city tour. Brilliant lush green fields of irrigated paddy surround villages and hamlets with white painted churches standing out against occasional empty patches of starting red soil. 

    Day 19 : Optional Excursion

    Day at leisure in Goa to relax or take optional excursions.

    Day 20 : Goa to Delhi

    Following breakfast, this morning, you will be transferred to the airport for flight to Mumbai.

     Day 21: Delhi to your destination country .

    Morning drive to Sariska which is famous for blue bulls, sambar, spotted deer, wild boar and tigers.

    Day 06: Sariska - Jaipur

    Early morning garve drive. After breakfast drive to Jaipur enroute visit Amber Fort where a painted elephant will take you upto the fort with its huge gateways and pavillions. Rest of the day at leisure.

    Day 07 : Jaipur

    Morning sightseeing tour of Jaipur, visit the City Palace, Palace of Winds and Jantar Mantar (Observatory). Afternoon at leisure.

    Day 08 : Jaipur - Ranthambore

    Morning drive to Ranthambhor, named after an ancient fort which stands in the reserve and provides a dramatic setting for the Project Tiger Park. Open from November to April and is famous for Tiger, Leopard, Nilgai, Chinkara, Sambar, common Langur, Crocodile and numerous waterfowl. 

    Day 09 : Ranthambore

    Visit the reserve in the morning and afternoon.

    Day 10 : Ranthambore - Bharatpur

    Morning drive to Bharatpur, one of the finest bird sanctuaries in the world with over 300 species of birds. Afternoon visit the sanctuary for bird watching.

    Day 11 : Bharatpur - Agra

    Early morning visit the sanctuary. After breakfast drive to Agra enroute visit Fatehpur Sikri, built by the king Akbar in 1570. Afternoon at leisure.

    Day 12 : Agra

    Morning sightseeing tour covers Taj Mahal, Agra fort and tomb of Itmad-ud-Daullah. Afternoon at leisure. 

    Day 13 : Agra - Khajuraho

    Fly to Khajuraho. Afternoon visit the magnificent cluster of richly decorated ancient temples which probbly from one of the best examples of India art.

    Day 14 : Khajuraho - Bandhavgarh

    Morning drive to Bandavgarh, known for Tiger, Leopard, Gaur, wild Dog, Cheetal, Barking Deer and a variety of bird life.

    Day 15: Bandhavgarh

    Early morning and afternoon visit the park.

    Day 16 : Bandhavgarh - Khajuraho - Delhi

    Drive to Khajuraho for onwards flight to Delhi. Rest of the day in Delhi at leisure.

    Day 17 : Delhi - Goa

    Fly to Goa where upon you will be received by the hotel vehicle and check into your hotel where you are booked to stay for three nights. Rest of the day is at leisure or perhaps you can explore the Goa on your own way. 

    Day 18: Morning city tour

    This morning, following breakfast, you will have a half-day city tour. Brilliant lush green fields of irrigated paddy surround villages and hamlets with white painted churches standing out against occasional empty patches of starting red soil. 

    Day 19 : Optional Excursion

    Day at leisure in Goa to relax or take optional excursions.

    Day 20 : Goa to Delhi

    Following breakfast, this morning, you will be transferred to the airport for flight to Mumbai.

     Day 21: Delhi to your destination country .

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The rugged Western Ghats make it an ideal haven for many species of birds and animals and also provide a corridor for migration. The Western Ghats called the Sahyadris in Goa extend for a total of 600 kms in Goa of their total length of 3702 kms. The widest belt of forests along the Western Ghats is in Goa and neighboring Karnataka state. The coastal areas provide the tropical backdrop.

 

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