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Monkeys!!

LIVERPOOL
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Monkeys!!

I have promised my daughter she will see monkeys this time in Goa although I do not want to go to the waterfalls again! I have to deliver as I have said we can't have a dog until the cat passes away which nearly happened 10 days ago (£500 vets bill and that came out of my flight money!!)

I don't mind travelling by train so I await your suggestions.

London, United...
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1. Re: Monkeys!!

Drive up to the Reis Magos church, Verem and the Chapel of Our Lady of Cures, Cansaulim. When you get there, the view along the the coastline is quite spectacular. On the drive up, you will pass troops of monkeys - they were everywhere!

Remember, they are wild animals. Do not get out of the car. On no account, let your daughter feed any monkeys, even if others say it is safe and fine to do so. I got bitten by a monkey in Delhi about 4 years ago and the course of anti rabies jabs and immunoglobulin jabs were not pleasant.

LIVERPOOL
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2. Re: Monkeys!!

Thanks for that Londonraffles, I wouldn't let her touch them at all as you rightly say its just not worth the risk. That's another little "thing to do" going into my little book.

Bristol UK
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3. Re: Monkeys!!

Hi

There were monkeys (up close green vervet ones, no threat) at the Tiger reserve on the Tiger and Tusker trip into Karnataka.

But its a bit of a marathon - hundreds of kilometers in a minibus, all in a day. And there's 5 hours each way on the train - rattling along with the doors wide open...

Monkeys in Goa are 2*, like the hotels.

On the Gambian coast they are 4+*, and on the Kenyan coast 5+* - all over your balcony in the evening taking peanuts and mango out of your hand, and in the room raiding the fruit bowl.

LIVERPOOL
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4. Re: Monkeys!!

Hi Pdix, the ones in Hampi and Hospet many years ago were fantastic but its most probably too far into Karnataka for us to go this time.

Leeds
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for Goa
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5. Re: Monkeys!!

We saw monkeys when we visited the old fort at Cabo Da Rama on our way to Agonda a few years ago.

Stourbridge, United...
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6. Re: Monkeys!!

We saw a troupe of monkeys while walking along the lane to Bouganvillea in Anjuna - there were about 40 or so all sizes and mothers carrying babies - beautiful! We also saw a HUGE one run across the road in front of the car on the way to the temples at Ponda. I think if you just go inland a little more you will see more than right on the coast. Agree though - non are 100% safe so don't get bitten.

Sunderland, United...
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7. Re: Monkeys!!

We saw 2 monkeys when we visited MORJIM in march they wait about for feeding time i have a picture of one of them and boy was he a big one i;ll try and put it on, like others have said dont get to close to them keep your distance they are known to carry rabies and they are quite nasty tempered..

Goa, India
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8. Re: Monkeys!!

We often get monkey's in the Mango House garden, Perhaps once a week, quite a large troup of 10 to 20 varying sizes, they're pretty harmless here, although they do steal all the mangoes, cashew fruit, chicku's etc which isn't ideal, although it's fun to see them playing on the trampoline, swings and tree houses in the garden... Our dog loves to chase them, but they don;t seem overly bothered especially when they're half way up the tree.

Sunderland, United...
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9. Re: Monkeys!!

I have posted 2 photo's of the monkey we saw they are "pending" at the moment (think that means i have to wait a few days...

manchester uk
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10. Re: Monkeys!!

Hi Stalex .......have you booked yet??????????????????? And if you have who with??