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Dr. Salim Ali Bird Sanctuary

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Chorao Island, Panjim, India
+91 832 223 9141
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A place for botanists and ornithologists

Nature lovers, especially botanists going to this place will not get disappointed, as one can see a... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum), India
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It's a Mangrove habitat declared as Bird Sanctuary . Most of the tourist are not aware of this... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
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A 15-minute ferry crossing takes you to one of India’s best known bird sanctuaries for a guided canoe trip around the bird-thronging marshes.
  • Excellent39%
  • Very good34%
  • Average21%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible5%
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“chorao island” (15 reviews)
“nature lovers” (11 reviews)
“early morning” (15 reviews)
Suggested Duration: More than 3 hours
Chorao Island, Panjim, India
+91 832 223 9141

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Nature lovers, especially botanists going to this place will not get disappointed, as one can see a long stretch of mangrove trees. A nature walk through this area will help you understand how mangroves survive and grow. A big learning experience too !

1  Thank sreekumar2016
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

It's a Mangrove habitat declared as Bird Sanctuary . Most of the tourist are not aware of this beautiful place. You can reach this Island by boarding a ferry from Ribandar Ferry Wharf which is located around 4-5 Kms from Panjim city. SInce we have...More

Thank Harishpune
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Couldnt see anything except a duck an crows, total waste if you go during the day time. better to see some other spot in Goa

Thank nilu_loves1
Reviewed 12 October 2017

Crossed the River mandovi via Rabindra Ferry to the charao Island along with our Bike, was a real thrill . it was a Wild Life week from 2nd to 8th Oct so the entry was free. Mangrove Forest has its own charm, millions of crabs...More

Thank hinaparg
Reviewed 6 October 2017

Goa is known for its beaches,parties,casinos and places of worship but once you visit Chorao island, you'll be completely bowled over by the serenity of its mangrove forest and by the myriad species of birds and other wildlife which thrives here. Chorao island is the...More

2  Thank Ankitbit73
Reviewed 13 September 2017

The morning of independence day saw us riding 30 Kms through scenic roads from Arpora to Chorao. Uday as usual was extremely helpful in guiding with the way. We started immediately and were taken to his boat. The boat ride was for more than an...More

2  Thank Sreeram1301
Reviewed 13 September 2017

I visited this bird sanctuary with eight friends two days back. We were lucky enough to engage the services of the local guide Uday (9545062069) took us around the sanctuary in his boat which was spacious, neat and clean. He is extremely knowledgeable and patient...More

2  Thank Alpana71
Reviewed 11 September 2017

We were booked and looked after by one of the main and senior people connected with this place. We walked up on a small climb and ushered into a room where the main front facing wall upon entering was a massive alter to Christianity. A...More

3  Thank ohwow38
Reviewed 24 August 2017

We visited in the rainy season, so no luck with finding any birds. However, the mangroves (Rhizophora and Avicennia) themselves make for a visual treat, and there is a 926-metre long path leading to a watch tower.

Thank Nanditasr
Reviewed 14 July 2017

We looked forward to our second visit here in February 2017 and were delighted to get the same guide we had over ten years ago. Uday Mandreker has a great knowledge of birds and wildlife and one can see his compassion is quite contagious,he loves...More

3  Thank siandju
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Anthony K
30 June 2017|
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Response from ServiceSolutions | Reviewed this property |
The bird sanctuary is on an island off Raibunder. The best option is to get dropped at Raibunder jetty and take a ferry to the island. It costs Rs.10 one way. The best way is to take a boat the island to visit the sanctuary... More
24 May 2017|
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Response from SkykomishBob | Reviewed this property |
It was not me who referred to a "bomb" cost. I'm not sure what that's about. We had a driver that day so we did not have to take a bus. The ferry is free and the sanctuary is on the left immediately after you disembark.
Varkey V
21 January 2017|
Response from bobby2 |
Yes there is a small entry fee , less than Rs 50. The forestry commission people were clueless. However the boat ride with the forestry commission is between Rs 750 and Rs 1000 per boat and the boat tends to stay in the... More

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