Top 7 Waterfalls To Explore On Your Next Goa Visit

Famous Waterfalls In Goa

When we think of Goa, the images that run through our minds are usually the fun-filled parties and the pretty beaches. With the festive season in full swing, a large number of travellers will surely make their way to Goa to celebrate Christmas and New Year. Spectacular weather, good food, and plenty of parties attract people from across the world to come to Goa for a vacation but the state’s offerings tend to go above and beyond these aspects. From serene clear beaches to lush green landscapes, diverse wildlife, and stunning waterfalls you can easily find it all in Goa.

While the major tourist season lies between the months of October to March, there is also an opportunity to visit the state during the monsoon season when its natural beauty remains untouched by massive tourist crowds. This instantly makes these spots more accessible to nature lovers and adventure enthusiasts who are always looking forward to their next hike trail and discovering hidden gems. Let us confirm that there are plenty of those, especially waterfalls in Goa that are nestled amidst the pristine landscape of the Western Ghats. 

List Of Waterfalls In Goa That You Can Explore On Your Next Trip.

1. Dudhsagar Falls

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One of the most famous and best waterfalls in Goa, Dudhsagar Falls is the 5th highest waterfall in the country and is located in the Mollem National Park approximately 60 km away from Panaji. The name of the falls translates literally to a ‘Sea of Milk’ and the falls gush over the Mandovi River from a height of 310 metres. You can easily take a Dudhsagar Waterfall trip in Goa and since the falls are on the state border, you will have to dedicate a day to it which will surely be worth the fall’s beauty.

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2. Hivre Falls

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One of the most amazing hidden waterfalls in Goa, Hivre Falls is a trekker’s delight located amidst lush forests near the town of Valpoi. The hike can be slightly difficult for first-time trekkers but is a lot of fun as the path is full of small creeks that keep you enchanted for 45 minutes to 1 hour. Located approximately 55.3km from Panaji, this quaint and picturesque fall can be visited between the months of June and December.

3. Tambadi Surla Falls

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Located inside the Bhagwan Mahavir National Park approximately 86km from Panjim, Tambadi Surla Falls is near the 13th-century Tambadi Surla Mahadev Temple. The falls have stunning flora and fauna all around them including colourful birds and butterflies. You can also enjoy a moderate trek which takes about 90 to 120 minutes to reach this waterfall in Goa. The beauty of these falls will surely leave you mesmerized.

4. Arvalem Falls

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Located near North Goa approximately 29km away from Panaji, Arvalem Falls have a huge pool base and is best for a visit during the monsoon season. The waterfall has a park nearby which is a famous picnic spot and even the trek leading to it is pretty exciting as you can explore the 12th-century Arvalem rock-cut caves on the way. Besides the Arvalem Falls, you can also visit the Rudreshwar Temple nearby and enjoy a laidback picnic at the park.

5. Kuksem Falls

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A hidden gem of Goa, Kuksem Falls is located in the Canocona district inside the Cotigao Wildlife Century about 92 km away from Panaji. Since the falls are seasonal, the best time to visit here is during the monsoon season which starts mid-June and lasts till October. A trek to these falls offers you a stunning insight into the regional wildlife. Kuksem Waterfalls cascade down from a considerable height and have a deep natural pool at their base.

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6. Bamanbudo Falls

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With the picturesque Ambe Ghats as its backdrop, Bamanbudo Falls are located near Gordongram Canocona, about 85km away from Panaji. The falls do not fall from a height but rather cascade down in three to four tiers and have a small and shallow plunge pool that you can dive into. Bamanbudo Falls is kind of an open secret of South Goa and you should surely give it a visit as they are easily accessible by road.

7. Charavane Falls

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Located amidst Mhadei Wildlife Sanctuary approximately 54 km away from Panaji, Charavane Falls are among the lesser-known gems of Goa. The stunning falls which flow through a series of steps are perfect to enjoy solitude and peace and can be reached via a trek. While trekking you can spot birds and animals native to the region. The best time to visit these falls is during the months of November to March. 

Besides party scenes, Goa restaurants, and pretty beaches, the state has a lot to offer. By going just a little beyond the common sites, you can experience a totally different Goa that will surely catch you by surprise. So what are you waiting for? Book that long-pending trip and go about experiencing the breathtaking beauty of the waterfalls in Goa!

November 14, 2022

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