Trivia / Nocturnal Goa

According to the report of 2017 by Forest Survey of India, about ____ of Goa’s geographical area is under forest cover.

  1. 40%
  2. 60%
  3. 80%

60%

Goa, the smallest state in India, is not only about beaches. More than half of the state, about 60% is covered by forests. The state is a host to Mollem National Park, and 6 Wildlife Sanctuaries. Recorded mammals of the Bhagwan Mahaveer Sanctuary and Mollem National Park include Leopard, Black Panther and Bengal Tiger. There are two trails for hiking in the park of about 2.5km and 5km each. One can also book jeeps for an excursion to the Dudhsagar Falls.

A walk through the Mhadei Wildlife Sanctuary on pitch dark nights can be a treat for the travelers visiting Goa. One can spot glowing wild Mycena mushrooms growing on rotting logs and stumps. The Sanctuary also stays open during the monsoon months when one can enjoy the lush green dense forests and cascading waterfalls of the region.