Located at a distance of 20 km from Ponda, in the north-east of Goa, is the Bondla Wildlife Sanctuary, the smallest wildlife sanctuary in Goa. The sanctuary is spread over an area of 8 sq km and is covered with trees such as kindall, Terninalia crenulata, lagerstroemia, rosewood, mimusops, and jamba. The place also has some bamboo plantations. The place is located at an altitude of 3000 ft above the sea level, right on the slopes of the Western Ghats. The Bondla Sanctuary houses a deer park, botanical garden and rose garden. The sanctuary is inhabited by fauna such as deer, panthers, jungle cats and leopards. The sanctuary is also home to different kinds of birds such as woodpeckers, oriental dwarf kingfishers, bulbul and hornbills. A statue of the deity, Gajalaxmi, is situated in the sanctuary.
Usgao-Ganjem VP, Goa 403105, India