Dr Salim Ali Bird Sanctuary, Panaji

About Dr Salim Ali Bird Sanctuary, Panaji

Dr Salim Ali Bird Sanctuary, Panaji - Address, Phone Number, Ticket Price

Address: Near Ribandar Ferry, Chorao, Goa 403102, India

Phone: +91-8322229701

Ticket Price: 10 INR

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Time Required: 03:00 Hrs

Timings: 06:00 am - 06:00 pm Details

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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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  • If you want a boat ride through the mangroves and watch birds and crocodiles from close by then this is a wonderful place and boat rides are pretty cheap. We paid around Rs. 100 per head for the boat ride. You will have to have a group though. They have a fix charge per boat which is about Rs. 800-1000 for a 10 seater.

  • Loved this place. It's better to go early morning of you want to catch some good views of birds.

  • Best time to watch the birds is in the morning before 9 AM. Good hiking place for about 2 KMs up and down. Boat service provided at a cost of 900 RS for an hour

  • Good place to visit, great environment. Green forest, blue waters, view of infinite ghats, makes the place so beautiful & heavenly.Sweet melodious sounds from different spices of birds, back ground humming by bees gives a soothing effect on soul.Its like refreshing souls with Meditation like environment. One can get the help from the care taker so that he can show the things which are hidden from our normal vision. A must visit place for all nature lovers, birders, students. I was filled with joy & felt very happy visiting the place. It is a great place to spend some time with peace. You just keep quiet and listen for the many sounds birds produce. It is a peaceful experience. Also it is a great place for the kids to connect with nature as the place is not that dangerous but has a feel of the forest. If you are really in to bird-watching and wildlife photography, it would be advisable to reach there by 6 or 7 am and get help from the guides if needed particularity if you want to explore deep in to the forest. The other place I liked was the butterfly park where one can see a lot of different kinds of butterflies. One can also find different caterpillars. It is a bird scantuary not a zoo here to see different types of birds one has to walk around the scantuary for a long time.

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  • Swampy place. Great for bird watchers (best time to see birds is after October) Walk through the mangroves and learn more about this ecological wonder at a small museum/info centre located in the middles of the sanctuary. Trail length: 930 metres.

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