Dr Salim Ali Bird SanctuaryCurrently Closed
- Address: Near Ribandar Ferry, Chorao, Goa 403102, India, Panaji
- Timings: 06:00 am - 06:00 pm Details
- Phone: +91-8322229701
- Ticket Price: 10 INR
- Time Required: 03:00 Hrs
- Tags: Family And Kids
Dr Salim Ali Bird Sanctuary - Review
A mere 15 minutes over water by the Ribandar ferry crossing takes you to Chorao Island, possibly the country's greatest bird sanctuary. Kingfishers, eagles, cormorants, kites, and woodpeckers are not the only creatures you'll see here, but also otters and foxes and crocs. The island itself is a mangrove swamp, a thriving ecosystem. Crisscrossing these are small water-channels, which, if bird watching isn't your thing, you can journey through in a boat. Altogether the island is a tiny place, only 1.8 kilometres in area. Visit either early in the morning or 2 hours before sunset.
Dr Salim Ali Bird Sanctuary Ticket Prices
- The ferry ride over, by the Goa Forestry Department, costs Rs. 900 in total, or Rs. 75 per person.
- Foreigners : Rs 100
How To reach Dr Salim Ali Bird Sanctuary by Public Transport
- Drive to here, take a bus, or take a taxi.
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Things to Know Before Visiting Dr Salim Ali Bird Sanctuary
9.97% of people who visit Panaji include Dr Salim Ali Bird Sanctuary in their plan
08 AM - 09 AM
38.71% of people start their Dr Salim Ali Bird Sanctuary visit around 08 AM - 09 AM
People usually take around 3 Hrs to see Dr Salim Ali Bird Sanctuary
95% of people prefer to travel by car while visiting Dr Salim Ali Bird Sanctuary
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Dr Salim Ali Bird Sanctuary, Panaji Reviews
It's very calm and peaceful place. It will be a mesmerizing experience for all of u.... The beautiful boat ride .The ferry journey to reach there in the. Mangroves plantation. But... U hav to visit the place before 9am... You find a great varieties of migratory birds, mostly Siberian birds, varieties of crabs and mangrove inhabitants such as mud skipper fish, dog faced snakes and if you are lucky enough you may spot a few crocodiles best time to visit is November and December, Great place to visit,
When we visited it was very hot and sweaty. Also the place is very very wet with muddy trails and lots of lots of active swamps. The interesting part was that there is a definite ecosystem going on there with variety of plants and marshy low hung trees and insects and water creatures (if you're lucky you will even see tiny crabs crawling out of the swamps). The 900 meter trail is very slippery and very soggy so be very careful while you make your way to the end of it and make sure you don't wear expensive shoes or anything. There are interesting spiky things that stick out of the groud almost throughout the trail, which I was told was the roots of the trees that need more oxygen because they are mostly submerged inside the swamp (there is a description on this which you will find easily). There are supposed to be crocodiles and snakes and variety of birds that I believe will wander only at night time when it is calm and there is less people activity. But I didn't find many birds here at the time of my visit. Except that, it was an excellent mini-trekking jungle experience. This is also an underrated spot that many people don't know about
A beautiful place to check out if you're visiting, or living around Chorao. The government could definitely do more for the upkeep of the facility, and the people need to realise the importance of the mangroves on Goa's ecology.
It's offbeat for goa visitors, but if you have an appetite for nature, calm and beauty then this place is a must visit. You can get a ferry to this place, even your car can come on board. A must visit... Walk through the marshy patch for over a km looking on either side. Spotted few water birds, crabs, mud skidders etc...
A hidden gem even locals are not well aware of.A must-do for tourists who r not lured only by the cheap beer n beaches of Goa.Take a boat ride along the mangroves and see a whole new side of beautiful Goa.The guide we got was well versed with the birds and aquatic life.the ride lasts more than an hour and is well worth the money spent ( which is not much). Consider the timings of the tide, low tide is prefered.