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8 Most Famous Waterfalls In Goa To Explore On Your Goa Tour!

By Mukti Shah on Dec 22, 2020
Themes:  Nature  | Category: Places To Visit | Country:  Asia

When it comes to Goa – most of us are gung-ho about palm-fringed beaches and bustling nightlife in Goa. It is understandable, given that these are the main tourist attractions in Goa, but the state has a lot more to offer. No, I am not talking about renowned water sports or churches of Goa. The focus is on something that just a few people are aware of, those who know the state beyond its regular tourist attractions – waterfalls in Goa!

Tourism in Goa has numerous waterfalls tucked in the lush Western Ghats that will revitalize any soul. So, this time when you plan for Goa, be ready to discover the cascading waterfalls of Goa with our Goa Tour packages.

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Waterfalls in Goa :

There are many waterfalls in Goa; however, this list only includes the most well-known ones.

1. Dudhsagar Falls

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One of the most picturesque and tall waterfalls in India is the Dudhsagar Waterfalls Goa. The Mondovi River flows through Dudhsagar, which translates to the Sea of Milk. A hilltop appears to be spewing milk in large streams. It is the state border between Karnataka and Goa. Dudhsagar Falls features as one of the renowned Tourist Attractions in Goa. It is a must-do for adventure enthusiasts to trek Dudhsagar falls.

Dudhsagar Falls Location

It is 60 kilometers from Panaji and is built along the banks of the Mandovi River.

How to Reach Dudhsagar Falls

Castle Rock and Kulem are the closest train stations from which hikers can access waterfalls. From Panaji, you can hire a private taxi to take you to the entrance of the Bhagwan Mahaveer Sanctuary. The Jeeps owned by the official management help to get from here to the waterfalls.

Best place to stay near Dudhsagar Falls

  • Dudhsagar Plantation
  • Sea Breeze Max Resort and Spa
  • The Postcard Moira
  • Fairfield by Marriott Goa Benaulim

2. Arvalem Waterfall (Harvalem Waterfall)

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Another popular waterfall in Goa is Arvalem Falls, albeit it is not as stunning as Dudhsagar Falls. It is spectacular as the rain pours down the hills from a height of 50 meters. This waterfall, located in the little village of Sanquelim, is a visual treat and a popular picnic place. In addition to waterfalls, you may go to Arvalem Caves. White water rafting begins at Valpoi, about 13 kilometers away from this waterfall.

Arvalem Falls Location

It is located in the Northern District of Goa in Sanquelim.

How to Reach Arvalem Falls

There are buses between Panjim and Mapusa to Sanquelim. Rental cars and motorbike taxis are available from Sanquelim that can transport you to the waterfalls in about 30 minutes.

Best place to stay near Arvalem Falls

  • Fairfield by Marriott Goa Anjuna
  • Caravela Beach Resort
  • Hyatt Centric Candolim Goa
  • Vila Nova Resort
  • Mayem Lakeview

3. Savri Waterfall (Netravali / Neturlum Waterfall)

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Savri Waterfalls in Goa is also popularly known as the Netravali Falls. This waterfall is surrounded by nothing, but solitude and greenery, making it ideal for a date with your partner. This waterfall, thought to be the most beautiful in North Goa, attracts tourists and adventure lovers. It is a very beautiful and popular trekking place in Goa as well.

Savri Waterfall Location

The Savri Waterfall lies in Netravali Village inside the Netravali Wildlife Sanctuary, Sanguem Taluka.

How to Reach Savri Waterfall

From Margao, the Netravali fall in Goa is a two-hour drive. The destination’s closest train station is Margao. Reach the main gate of Netraval National Park and then you will have to get out of your car and walk for 15 to 20 minutes. You will have to descend roughly 200 steps when you get there.

Best place to stay near Savri Waterfall

  • The Postcard Hideaway – Netravali
  • Club Palolem
  • The Tubki Resort
  • Mangal Farmstay
  • Fairfield by Marriott Goa Benaulim

4. Kesarval Waterfall (Kesarval Springs)

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If you are in Panaji and seeking locations to visit in Goa in a single day, including Kesarval falls in your itinerary. The local term for eagles gave rise to the phrase Kesarval, which is how the waterfalls earned their name. Despite its small size, the waterfall is still one of the famous waterfalls in Goa. Its waters are believed to have therapeutic properties.

Kesarval Waterfall Location

The Kesarval waterfall is close to Cortalim village and 22 kilometers from Panaji.

How to Reach Kesarval Waterfall

Off the Panaji-Margo highway is where you may find the waterfall. It is 22 kilometers from Panaji.

Best place to stay near Kesarval Waterfall

  • ITC Grand Goa, a Luxury Collection Resort & Spa
  • Heritage Village Resort & Spa Goa
  • The Village Inn
  • Fernlodge Studio Apartments
  • Mariaariose – Melody of the Sea

5. Bamanbudo Waterfall

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Bamanbudo Waterfalls Goa is among the easiest to get to in the state due to a well-maintained road. It explains why it is more well-known than some other waterfalls in South Goa. Depending on how you look at it, there are either two- or three steps in the cascade, and you can play in the cool water surrounded by lush vegetation. Moreover, as the water does not fall directly down, there is not too much depth in the plunge pool. So gather your friends and come here for a memorable and enjoyable vacation.

Bamanbudo Waterfall Location

Bamanbudo Waterfall is a lovely waterfall in Gaodongrem village on the Canacona-Naturlim Road in South Goa.

How to Reach Bamanbudo Waterfall

You can take a bike ride or car from Canacona or Margao and pass through the lush green picturesque Gaodongrim village.

Best place to stay near Bamanbudo Waterfall

  • Taj Exotica Resort & Spa, Goa
  • Holiday Inn Resort Goa
  • Club Mahindra Varca Beach Resort
  • Coconut Grove Hotel

6. Kuskem Waterfall ( Kuske Waterfall)

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You get closer to nature as you head south of Goa! This waterfall in South Goa is located within the Cotigao Wildlife Sanctuary and thus can provide you with amazing views of the abundant regional wildlife. Since the water falls directly into the plunge pool from a considerable height, it is a true waterfall. This is the spot to go if you want to take a natural bath. However, remember that it is mostly a seasonal display, making the rainy season the best time to visit Kuskem Waterfalls.

Kuskem Waterfall Location

In South Goa, the Kuskem Waterfall is in Canacona

How to Reach Kuskem Waterfall

From Margao, Canacona or Panaji, take bicycles or cabs to Hathipol, where the walk to Kuskem Falls begins.

Best place to stay near Kuskem Waterfall

  • The Earthen Nest
  • Nature’s Harmony
  • Tanshikar Spice Farm
  • Eco Cottages

7. Tambdi Surla Waterfall (Surla / Shiva Waterfall)

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The Surla waterfall is one of the best waterfalls in Goa and is located between the borders of Karnataka and Goa. You can see the Surla waterfalls in Goa during the monsoon when they are in their full splendor, and you may take a pleasant ride to the top for a beautiful view. The best thing about the hike is that it begins in Kalsa, so as you make your way to the Surla waterfall viewpoint, you pass by Kalsa waterfall.

Tambdi Surla Waterfall Location

Surla Waterfall is about 50 kilometers from Belagavi.

How to Reach Tambdi Surla Waterfall

Drive 76 kilometers from Panaji along the Hathkhamba-Goa Road.

Best place to stay near Tambdi Surla Waterfall

  • Shatavari Eco Resort
  • Delta Eco Huts
  • Wilderness Nature Resort
  • Shangrila Jungle Resort

8. Twin Waterfall (Borim Waterfall)

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You read that right! A twin waterfall. Who would not want to watch this? The Borim waterfall often called the Twin Waterfalls, is one of the most beautiful waterfalls in Goa. Two waterfalls cascading down a rock side-by-side provide a once-in-a-lifetime sight. This waterfall is stunning during the rainy season. Explore the flora and fauna or go on a trek to this enchanting location which is one of the unique things to do in Goa.

Twin Waterfall Location

It is located about 4 km from Ponda City

How to Reach Twin Waterfall

Drive down from the Ponda City.

Best place to stay near Twin Waterfall

  • Vinsons Cottages
  • Nirvana Hill Resort
  • L`Amour Beach Resort
  • Marias House
In the End:

It is refreshing and calming to see the waterfall cascading from the top of the mountain and listen to its rhythmic sound.

The next time Goa invites you, take advantage of the beaches and nightlife, but do not skip visiting the spectacular waterfalls! Get in touch with the destination counselor at Flamingo Transworld to reserve a one-of-a-kind Goa tour package for yourself.

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Mukti Shah
Mukti Shah

Hi, This is Mukti Shah (Social Media Head-Flamingo Travels) I can say I am a lawyer turned travel curator. I completed my BBA in Finance and Marketing from HL college, Ahmedabad University. Later on, I moved to Mumbai to pursue Law. Currently, I work as Social Media Head at Flamingo group of companies as I believe that the Travel and tourism industry is no exception to digital transformation. Social media platforms give travel operators the chance to improve the customer experience.

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