Bhagawan Mahaveer (Mollem) National Park
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Bhagawan Mahaveer (Mollem) National Park

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Bhagawan Mahaveer (Mollem) National Park is located in the Western Ghats hill range of Sanguem taluk of Goa India. The Mollem National Park is the core of Bhagawan Mahaveer (Mollem) Wildlife Sanctuary. National Highway 4A divides and the Mormugao – Londa railway line passes through this protected area. The national park is famous for waterfalls; Dudhsagar Falls, Devils Canyon, Tambdi Falls.

Black Leopard
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Flagship animal National Park: Black Leopard

Notified area of the National Park: 107 sq km
The National Park is designated in the year 1977.

Round the year tourists can visit the national park.

Flora

The vegetation is of West Coast semi-evergreen forests, West Coast tropical evergreen forests and moist deciduous forests types. The predominant tree species of the national parks are Dalbergia. Terminalia, Lagerstroemia, and Xylia.

Fauna

Mammal

Leopard (black), barking deer, common langur, civet, flying squirrel, gaur, mouse deer, pangolin, porcupine, slender loris, sambar, bonnet macaque, common langur, wild dog and wild boar etc.

Birds

Grey jungle fowl, ruby-throated yellow bulbul, shrikes, three-toed kingfisher, Sri Lanka frog mouth, wagtails, large green barbet, paradise, golden oriole, greater Indian hornbill, Indian black woodpecker, Malabar grey hornbill, Malabar pied hornbill, flycatcher, racket-tailed drongo etc.

Butterflies

Malabar tree nymph butterfly is endemic to this region. Other common butterflies are as follows; Common Mormon, common mime, blue Mormon, common Jezebel, plum Judy, common wanderer, crimson rose, lime butterfly, plain tiger, tailed jay and southern bird wing.

Apprach to Bhagawan Mahaveer (Mollem) National Park

Nearest Airpor: Dabolim airport (80 km)

Nearest Railway Station: Colem (6 km)

Road: Nearest town Mollem (57 km)

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