Top 10 spellbinding waterfalls in Goa that you can not miss.

Goa is considered the heavenly abode of all the natural elements. Usually, people think that only beaches are the center of attraction in Goa but the beauty of this place is beyond beaches. Vibrant environment and exuberant vegetation allure the visitors towards this place. The giant waterfalls add more spark to the mesmerizing beauty of Goa. You can find several fascinating waterfalls here, some of which flow in a dense forest while some pour fresh water from a high cliff.

If you are planning to visit only the beaches of Goa, your itinerary is lacking something very important and that is the waterfalls of Goa. Here is the list of all those big and small waterfalls that people mostly visit.

  • Tambadi Surla waterfall
  • Dudhsagar waterfall
  • Hivre waterfall
  • Kesarval waterfall
  • Charavane waterfall
  • Karmalya waterfall
  • Bamanbudo waterfall
  • Netravali waterfall
  • Arvalem waterfall
  • Kuskem waterfall

It is always better to know about the place where you are going to visit. Hence, here is the precise information regarding the location, weather, entry fee and most enticing thing about the above-mentioned waterfalls.

1. Tambdi Surla waterfall

This waterfall lies inside the wildlife sanctuary named Bhagwan Mahavir wildlife sanctuary. Being surrounded by dense greenery, this waterfall has eye-catching natural views. Tambdi surla waterfall is located at a famous Shiva temple. You need to complete the trek from the temple to the waterfall. Though the trek is difficult, you can relish the lush greenery of the forest that you can find on both sides of the path. Many rare species of snakes like Vine Snake, Russel Viper and Common Krait can be spotted here as well.

This mesmerizing waterfall is nearly 86 kilometers far from the Panjim and you can reach here by hiring a vehicle.

2. Dudhsagar waterfall

Widely known as the flowing cascade of milk this waterfall has a specific place in visitors’ choice. The dense rush of the milky waterfall from a height of 310 meters with great speed. This flowing beauty is located inside the Mollem National park. Visiting this waterfall during monsoon can be the best decision of someone’s Goa trip.

You can hire a vehicle for completing the path. You can enjoy the beauty of this spectacular waterfall on a train journey or trekking. The lower trek of Dudhsagar waterfall is open for trekking. The waterfall is 60 kilometers away from Panjim.

3. Hivre  waterfall

People also know this waterfall as hivrem waterfall. This hidden beauty of Goa is in Sattari Taluka which is 75 kilometers far from Panjim.

From Hivre waterfall you can have a glimpse of skyrocketing peaks of the Sahyadri mountain ranges. Many people avoid including this waterfall in their list because of the tough trekking route but if you love adventurous trekking, you can not afford to miss this natural beauty. This 7-8 kilometers tough trek offers you the chance of witnessing some unique species of birds like the Malabar grey hornbill.

4. Kesarwal waterfall

This waterfall is famous for the presence of plants that are quite rich in medicinal properties. This waterfall is also a favorite spot for those people who love swimming or bathing in the fresh and natural water rush. his, Kesarwal waterfall is considered a natural spa. The rocks present here enhances the beauty of this waterfall.

July to March is the ideal time to visit this place. However, you should try to see the beauty of this place from a distance as the rocks become very slippery during this period. Kesarwal waterfall is located in a village named cortalim which is 22 kilometers far from the capital of Goa, Panjim.

5. Charavane waterfall

At a distance of 57 kilometers from Panjim, you can find this stunning beauty in a Charvane village, Sattari Taluka. This place gives you a panoramic view of dense greenery and a gliding waterfall. The area of Charavane waterfall comes under the premises of Mahadei wildlife sanctuary. Apart from the attractive natural elements, you will find helpful villagers as well.

Small tracks between the green plants and trees give a soothing and refreshing vibe to your mind. You can find this place less crowded as it is an unexplored beauty of mother nature.

6. Karmalya waterfall

Located in Karmalya village, this waterfall is also a hidden gem for many tourists. Usually, locals visit this waterfall frequently and that is why it is less explored by outsiders. You can add this waterfall to your visiting list and savour the gliding flow of water surrounded by pressing green beauty.

This place is ideal for you if you want to capture the memories of visiting those places that are less known. This waterfall is seasonal so you are advised to visit it in the monsoon for the picturesque view of the Karmalya waterfall. This is very close to the road hence you can shrug off the worry of completing a difficult trek.

7. Bamanbudo waterfall

If you are planning to visit a waterfall with your family and kids, Bamanbudo waterfall is the right one to pick. It is completely safe for the kids as they can see the spectacular beauty of this waterfall from the road.

This is also the right option for those visitors who have limited or less time on their hands. Bomanbudo waterfall is an easily accessible place in the Canacona area of Goa. The flow or current of the waterfall is also slow which makes it safe for kids.

8. Netravali waterfall

After completing an approximately 3-kilometer trek you can find this waterfall inside the Netravali wildlife sanctuary. You will also get a company of a guide while completing this trek. The eye-catching beauty of this waterfall is uplifted by its location as it is in the middle of a dense forest.

The local people use another name for this waterfall and that is Savari Falls. You can satiate your eyes, mind and soul with this beauty in the months from June to August. From Margao city,  it takes nearly 2 hours drive to reach here.

9. Arvalem waterfall

Arvalem or widely known as Harvalem waterfall is replenished with serene beauty. You can find this magical natural treasure on the southwestern coast of Goa near Bicholim and Sequelim towns. The speedy rush of water flows with noise after passing through the rocks and trees. The fall is 70 meters high and offers you a great view to enjoy with friends and family members.

You can also visit the Rudreshwar temple which is located near this waterfall. It is believed that Pandavas spent a long time here during their exile. Clicking pictures, roaming freely in the area and taking a dip in the fresh and clean water are some activities that you can do here.

10. Kuskem waterfall

At the entry point of Cotigao wildlife sanctuary, you can find a scenic Kuskem waterfall. Though the place is not very famous among tourists, you can find it quite alluring and full of raw natural beauty. For visiting here you have to reach the Canacona region in South Goa. The path which leads to Kuskem Waterfall can be covered by a motorbike also.

Small villages, forests, paddy fields, pleasant weather and soothing breeze will make your ride more pleasurable. The height of the Kuskem waterfall is 30 meters only yet it leaves no room for doubt in attracting visitors to it.

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