A thunderous spurt of water beautifully cascading down a rocky terrain of a mountain! This is the picture of the splendrous Arvalem Waterfalls in Goa. Popularly known as the Harvalem Waterfalls, it is located at Arvalem, around 9 km from Bicholim, North Goa. With water falling headlong from a height of 70 meters, it makes up for an absolutely breathtaking view. The Arvalem waterfall is at its glorious best right after the monsoon, with eye-catching beauty that exhilarates the tourists. A huge lake is formed at the bottom which is much popular amongst the swimmers. The color of the waterfall becomes muddy brown because of the monsoon rains and the water flow is quite less. The area has lush greenery all around it with fruit laden trees adding to the beauty of the scenery. The Arvalem waterfall is one of the most crowded tourist spots in Goa. The Government has, therefore, developed a park at the site where one can peacefully sit and adore the charisma of the waterfall. In the vicinity of the waterfall lies the temple of Rudreshwar which holds great importance for the Hindus. Another major attraction of this place is the rock-cut caves that give it a historical touch and are also popular amongst the film-makers. The astounding charm of this secluded place with a mesmerizing view of water descending into the lapse of mother nature, makes this place an ideal location for rejuvenating the soul.
Dudhsagar Waterfalls- springing from from a lofty height of 600m is located on the Goa-Karnataka border. It lies at a distance of 60 km from Panaji and 10 km from Colem Railway Station. The name of this waterfall evolves from the Konkani name for the falls, Dudhsagar meaning ‘sea of milk’. This is because froth is formed due to the speedy surge of water from the majestic heights. In spite of being a perilous spot due to its slippery rocks, it is a popular site for trekking and hiking. The fall looks stunning post monsoon as it ripples with bubbling foam-like water. The fall overlooks a steep, crescent-shaped edge of a valley covered with beautiful tropical forest. Monkeys, birds, bees, butterflies have carved their own niche amidst the flora of the region and the plunge pool abounds in aquatic life. The Dudhsagar Falls is one of the most interesting falls of India and the largest and highest fall of Goa. Nearby is the Tamdi Surla Temple built by the Kadambas.
The falls of Netravali are situated in Sanguem Taluka. It is over an area of 211 sq. km and is connected to Madei Wildlife Sanctuary. The government had announced the entire region to be under the wildlife sanctuary to protect the Western Ghat range. People get there through the sanctuary and walk through the waters and stand on an island type place and take the view of the surroundings around the falls.
Kuskem falls are located in Canacona Taluka in the south of Goa. The water flows from lofty slopes and flows like clear water. It is not as popular as the Dudhsagar or Aravalem falls, is best during monsoons and post monsoons and dries up during summer.
Tambdi Surla Falls
Trekking through the Bhagwan Mahavir Wildlife Santurar will reach you to the Tambdi Surla falls. There is a sacred temple which is there from the 15th century of Lord Shiva and one must not forget to visit that when they are at the foots of waterfalls. The water flows from the hills and are a spectacular view with green all around due to the bushes and trees.
The Kesarval falls ate situated 22 km away from Panji on the Verna plateau. The fall has tropical woodlands all over and betel palms. The word ‘Kersar Val’ is derived from the Indian term for eagles those used to maintain the colonies present there. The water is blesses with medicinal powers and are a local bath place for the people around.
A little village covered with green beauty offers small streams to flow and are all packed together. It is an ideal place for the people who love to go trekking. The nearest city to the Hivre village is Valpoi city.
Sada falls are located in the Ghats of Chorla, it is situated 8 km away from a small village. People need to cross the streams in order to reach to the bottom of the waterfalls, which proves to be an exciting and adventurous journey. At the end of a long walk, through the streams, you witness the Saga falls falling in between from two adjacent hills.