About Mollem National Park
Bhagwan Mahaveer Wildlife Sanctuary & Mollem National Park Goa- Jointly they form the largest contiguous wildlife protected area, covering 240 sq. kms in Goa. Thick forests varying from moist deciduous to evergreen types can be seen here.
The dense vegetation provides ample cover to wild animals. If you are lucky, the largest herbivore - the magnificent Gaur can be seen here. Other herbivores found here are: Deer, Wild Boar, and many more. The carnivores - Tiger, Panther, Jungle Cat and Leopard cat can also be seen. By & large the sightings are poor.
Besides flora and fauna there are many important geographical and historical features in this sanctuary. Dudhsagar falls is the highest and largest waterfalls of Goa, hidden in the bowl shaped evergreen valley in the Western Ghats.
What to See?Dudhsagar Falls - Hidden away in an evergreen valley in the Westerm Ghats the highest and largest waterfalls of Goa, cascades down 306 mts in two segments, 10 km from Collem is a trekking paradise.
Devil’s Canyon - A formation of rock broken into criss-cross sections and under water passages through which Dudhsagar river flows with great turbulence.
Lord Mahadev’s Temple -This 13th Century A.D. temples is the only one constructed from black basalt in Goa. It is 13 km from Mollem, situated at Tambdi Surla.
Nature Interpretation Centre - Located at Mollem within the Park Complex, It is a store house of information on nature, environment and wildlife.
Ghat Road - A drive along NH 4 up to the border of Goa is full of scenic and memorable facets of the Landscape.
Sunset Point - Combine the charm and beauty, commanding extensive panoramic view of hills and valleys. The sunset and sunshine can be seen at the same time from here on a full moon evening. A spot to have a data with nature. While you are there watch out for the sloth bear and our state animal- Gaur. Get a telescope view of the blue water of Arabian Sea and golden beaches. Experience the thrill of negotiating the meandering 9 km track with your own four wheeler.
Bhandaras and Mineral water springs - Beckons you with the awe-inspiring sight of magnificent wildlife.
Bolcornem Nursery - Cradle for the future forest formations, ideal for field study.
How to reach there?By Road: National Highway 4A cuts through the Sanctuary. All inter state buses from Belgaum, Hubli, Bangalore halt at Mollem where the Park Office is located.
Route: Panaji-Ponda-Tiska-Mollem. (57 kms)
Margao-Ponda-Tiska-Mollem (42 kms)
Nearest Station: Collem (South Central Railway);
Route: Collem-Mollem - 6 km
Carambolim (Karmali Railway Station - Konkan Railways),
Route: Carambolim-Old Goa-Ponda-Tiska-Mollem-50 km.
Nearest Airport: Dabolim;
Route: Dabolim-Margao-Ponda-Tiska-Mollem-67 km.