After breakfast in the hotel, proceed to Mollem National Park.
Mollem National Park
When you arrive at the gates to this national park, your journey is far from over. The park is a ‘plastic-free’ zone. Plastic bottles, if any, will need to be left at the gate. Moreover, there is also a charge for taking photography equipment into the park (Rs. 50/- for still cameras, and Rs.250/- for a video camera). A jeep takes you on a 12-km drive through the jungle of the western ghats, driving through rivers and over the rocks. After the drive, you alight around 350 meters from the base of the falls. The last part of the trip has to be completed on foot, so you need to have suitable footwear. On the way, you might get a glimpse of the monkeys that live around the pool. Once at the base of the falls, you are free to dangle your feet in the cool waters, or even swim in the large pools.
How to Get There
From Dabolim Airport: Kms: 64 via road
Duration: 1 hr 46 mins
From Madgaon Railway Station: Kms: 44 via road
Duration: 1 hr 23 mins
From Panjim: Kms: 71 via road
Duration: 1 hr 58 mins
Best Time to Visit
October to March
Things to Do
8 am to 5.30 pm on all days.
Duration of Visit
2 to 3 hrs
What to See
Attractions in & around Mollem National Park:
Devil's Canyon - It is a picturesque river gorge near Molem situated in a beautiful patch of the jungle where the river flows with great turbulence & cuts it into solid rock. It is dangerous for swimmers due to the slippery rocks, strong currents & depth unfathomed depth.
Tambdi Surla Temple - It is an historic Hindu temple located at Tambdi Surla village in Sanguem taluka of North Goa. This beautifully carved temple was built in Hemadpanthi style of architecture & is dedicated to Lord Shiva.
Tambdi Surla Falls - It is a gorgeous waterfall located inside Mollem National Park & is one of the must visit tourist places. This waterfall is hidden in a deep forest & a local guide is required for trekking to the falls.
Sunset Point - It is a famous destination for tourists visiting the park. This point provides a bird’s eye view of the entire park revealing an expanse of canopy treetops. It can be reached via a zigzagging road carved from a mountain with a vehicle.
Dudhsagar Falls - It is a four-tiered waterfall situated on Mandovi River at the Goa-Karnataka border. It is one of the main attractions in Goa & is the 4th tallest waterfall in India.
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What to Eat
As it's a forest area, you won't find food joints inside Mollem National Park. As there are no major restaurants, there are small & decent restaurants to eat.
Restaurants near Mollem National Park:
Wild Mushroom Restaurant (Dudhsagar Spa Resort)
Mollem Karibu Garden Restaurant
Upon reaching, do a Jungle safari tour into the Mollem National Park which is the heart of the Bhagawan Mahaver Wildlife Sanctuary. If you are lucky enough, you will be able to get a glimpse of wild boars, spotted deers, flying squirrels, panthers, tigers, bonnet macaques etc.
You can also do Bird Watching & spot a variety of birds such as Indian woodpeckers, Paradise fly catcher, Drongo, Malabar Pied Hornbill etc.
After lunch, proceed towards the historic Tambdi Surla Temple known for its intricate carvings.
Later on, proceed towards Sunset Point to get a a bird’s eye view of the entire park that reveals an expanse of canopy treetops.
Return back to hotel.
Visitors need a permit or an entry ticket to enter the Mollem National Park, which can be purchased at the park office.
It is essential to have an experienced guide while travelling through the forest.
If one is trekking, it is safer to keep to your group in the trekking path, as it is easy to get lost in the sanctuary.
It is important to keep the noise levels low, as animals get startled easily.
While birdwatching, one should not imitate birdcalls as this annoys the birds. The best time to watch birds is between 6.30 am to 10 am & between 4 pm to 7 pm in the evening. Binoculars are very useful to spot species at a distance.
It is advisable to use your camera without a flash as the light may disturb animals.
Avoid using matchsticks, lighters, cigarettes, etc. as this increases the risk of a forest fire.
|Category||Fees (in INR)|
|Adult (per person)||20|
|Child (per person)||10|
|Mini buses / Vans||250|