Bondla Wildlife Sanctuary
Bondla, in the foothills of the Western Ghats, has sambars and wild boars. It is just 8 sq km, and is 52km from Panaji and 38km from Margao.
It has a fenced Deer Park (closed Thurs), a zoo, and a botanical and rose garden.
Book accommodation in advance at the office of the Department of Forestry, next to the Hotel Fidalgo, opposite the Air India office, in Panaji. Accommodation is in chalets. They are often booked.
The park is open daily except Thursdays. To get here, take a bus to Ponda and from there, hire a taxi to the park. You can also take the Molen bus to Tiskar and then get a motorcycle taxi to the park. There is a minibus that goes around the park. The deer park is open at around 4 pm for about an hour.