Olive Ridley turtles

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Sight Address : Olive Ridley turtles can be seen in few beaches of Goa like Morjim beach, Agonda beach and Galibag beach. Edit

Detail InformationEdit

Olive Ridley turtles is the world’s largest known rookery of sea turtles. Apart from Gahirmatha rookery, two other mass nesting beaches have been located which are on the mouth of rivers Rushikulya and Devi. The spectacular site of mass congregation of Olive Ridley sea turtles for mating and nesting enthrals both the scientists and the nature lovers throughout the world.

olive ridley turtles in goa

Olive Ridley Turtles in Goa

HistoryEdit

Gahirmatha Marine Wildlife Sanctuary, which bounds the Bhitarkanika Wildlife Sanctuary to the east, was created in September 1997, and encompasses Gahirmatha Beach and an adjacent portion of the Bay of Bengal. Bhitarkanika Mangroves were designated a Ramsar Wetland of International Importance in 2002. It is the world’s largest known rookery of Olive Ridley sea turtles. Apart from Gahirmatha rookery, two other mass nesting beaches have been located which are on the mouth of rivers Rushikulya and Devi. The spectacular site of mass congregation of Olive Ridley sea turtles for mating and nesting enthrals both the scientists and the nature lovers throughout the world.

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Best Season to VisitEdit

Goa can be visited all through the year. But the Best season to visit is from October to June. Summer (March to May) is hot in Goa but the sea breeze offers solace to the heat. Monsoon (June to September) offer heavy to medium rainfalls.

Best Time To VisitEdit

Morning, Afternoon, Evening.

Time Required for SightseeingEdit

30 to 45 minutes.

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How to ReachEdit

Taxi : This place is well connected by road.

Bus : Kadamba bus stand of Panaji is the main bus station. The state owned bus services of states Goa, Maharashtra and Karnataka operate from this station. These buses connect cities in Goa to in and out of the state Goa.

Train : The major railway stations in Goa are Margao, also known as Madgaon and Vasco-da-Gama. These stations are in the Konkan railway line and are directly connected to Delhi, Mumbai, Bangalore and other parts of the country.

Air : Dabolim is nearest airport in Goa. Casino which is located hardly 38 km from the airport in Goa.

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Safety / WarningEdit

During the monsoon season, which lasts till September, rains and thunder showers pelt the Goan plains. The humidity levels are at their highest during the monsoon months.

HelplineEdit

• Police – 100
• Ambulance – 102
• Fire – 101
• Goa Tourism – 143

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