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Mollem and Bondla Bird watching Getaway(2 Nights)

Dabolim, Mollem, Dabolim

for Bird Watcher

Holiday Overview

Yellow Throated Sparrow
White Backed Munia
White Throated Kingfisher
White Browed Wagtail
Spotted Dove
Red Whiskered Bulbul
Red Wattled Lapwing
Red Vented Bulbul
Red Rumped Swallow
Racket Tailed Drongo
Sunbird
Plum headed parakeet
Oriental Magpie Robin
Oriental Dwarf Kingfisher
Scarlet Minivet
Lesser Golden Backed Kingfisher
Jungle Babler
Indian Robin
Honey Buzzard
Grey Hornbill
Green Dove
Green Bee Eater
Golden Oriole
Common Kingfisher
Common Iora
Common Hawk Cuckoo
Blue Flycather
Black Hooded Oriole
Black naped Oriole
Barn Swallow
Inside Mollem Sanctuary
Inside Mollem Sanctuary

Mollem and Bondla Bird watching Getaway is a unique bird watching centric getaway around rainforests of Goa that is most sought after by experienced bird watchers and nature travellers.

Route

Mollem(2)

Summarised Itinerary
  • Day-1 Arrival at Goa and proceed to Mollem
  • Day-2 Walking around Mollem Sanctuary in morning and afternoon. Evening visit to Tambdi Surla Temple for bird watching.
  • Day-3 Morning visit to nearby Bondla Sanctuary before Departure
Sightseeing Summary

Mollem - Bird Watching in Bhagwan Mahaveer Sanctuary (1.00 kms), Mahadev Temple Tambdi Surla (3.00 kms)

Preferred Arrival /Departure Destination
Arrival - Dabolim Departure - Dabolim
Best Season to Travel
  • Jan
  • Feb
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  • Apr
  • May
  • Jun
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  • Aug
  • Sep
  • Oct
  • Nov
  • Dec
Popular Extensions to the Itinerary

Dandeli is a popular extension for a Mollem and Bondla Bird watching Getaway. Guest can stay for another night to visit Dudhsagar waterfalls. Experienced Birdwatchers may look to spend more nights to fully explore the park.

Distances
  • Dabolim to Mollem -68 kms (1.5 hrs)
  • Mollem to Dabolim -68 kms (1.5 hrs)
Route

Dabolim - Mollem(2) - Dabolim

Detailed Itinerary

Day-1 Arrival at Goa and proceed to Mollem Arrive at Goa and proceed to Mollem (46 kms from Karmali and 68 kms from Dabolim). Mollem Sanctuary (also known as Bhagwan Mahaveer Sanctuary) is renowned for exclusive bird watching experience that it offers.

Day-2 Walking around Mollem Sanctuary in morning and afternoon. Evening visit to Tambdi Surla Temple for bird watching. Walking around Mollem Sanctuary in morning and afternoon. The Forest is thick. Villages around the area is excellent for common birs like Babblers, Bee Eaters, Munias etc. Forest areas are home to three varieties of Hornbills and many bird varieties that are not otherwise seen commonly. Evening visit to Tambdi Surla Temple for bird watching to explore that side of the forest. There are treks that originate from Tambdi Surla Temple to a nearby waterfall (3 kms) and enroute some elusive birds can be found (e.g. Oriental Dwarf Kingfisher)

Day-3 Morning visit to nearby Bondla Sanctuary before Departure Morning visit to nearby Bondla Sanctuary before Departure. Bondla Sanctuary entrance has an open area where one can find more than 50 varieties of birds on any morning. Birds found here include Lesser Golden Backed Kingfisher, Common Iora, Indian Blackbird, Dusky Crag Martin etc.

Detailed Sightseeing

Mollem :

  • Bird Watching in Bhagwan Mahaveer Sanctuary - Earlier known as Mollem Sanctuary, It situated on the east of Goa on the Karnataka border and accessible from Panjim / Madgaon. The area is excellent for spotting migratory birds in Winter. Popular birds which can be seen in the sanctuary include: Drongo, Emerald dove, Fairy bluebird, Golden oriole, Greater Indian hornbill etc

  • Mahadev Temple Tambdi Surla - Mahadev Temple, Tambdi Surla is a 12th century Shaivite temple of the Lord Mahadeva and an active place of Hindu worship. It is notable as the oldest temple in Goa. The temple is dedicated to Lord Shiva and is reminiscent of the temples at Aihole in neighbouring Karnataka.

Destination Overview

Dabolim - Dabolim lies on nothern tip of South Goa near Vasco and home to only Airport in Goa.

Mollem - Bhagwan Mahaveer Sanctuary and Mollem National Park is a 240 square kms area in the Western Ghats of Goa at 57 kms east of Panjim and is approachable via National Highway 4A.

Access
Prefered Arrival : No ImageDabolim
Prefered Departure : No ImageDabolimNo ImageVasco da Gama(8kms), Karmali(24kms), Madgaon(25kms)
Distances
  • Dabolim to Mollem -68 kms (1.5 hrs)
  • Mollem to Dabolim -68 kms (1.5 hrs)

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Distances
  • Dabolim to Mollem -68 kms (1.5 hrs)
  • Mollem to Dabolim -68 kms (1.5 hrs)

Expert Speak

Mollem Sanctuary is one of the lesser explored sanctuaries and where many elusive bird species are found. Backwoods Camp here is recommended for a stay for its inside the forest location and the sheer passion with which bird watching is handled here.

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