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Waterfalls in Goa

Chase as many as waterfalls in Goa because there are more than dozens of waterfalls in the sunshine state of India. Prefer waterfalls in Goa excursion after the beach exploration to take in the glorious views of nature on a Goa trip. The sunshine state of India is bombarded with pristine waterfalls that look stunning for a picture-perfect Instagram backdrop. It is no brainer that none of them hold a striking resemblance because a few of them require trekking while others don't. Such is the charisma of the waterfalls in Goa that the 5th tallest waterfall of India, Dudhsagar Falls, is tucked in Goa.

Goa's roaring, powerful, serene, and calming waterfalls are relaxing in summers, winters, and monsoon. Each season in Goa adds beauty to its waterfalls. Summer is best to ditch the sun, monsoon is best to get enamored with the lush greenery, and winter is the ideal time to click migratory birds flocking. From the North to South district, Goa has ample waterfalls to watch the milky cascades of mother nature.

Except for the waterfalls in Goa, all good things in the party capital of India are not wild and free. So take some time or make some time in your Goa itinerary to explore the waterfalls in Goa to regain your sanity. A visit to the beautiful waterfalls in Goa will make you believe that nature is greater than any other therapy. Carve your own path to happiness and bliss like a waterfall does on a Goa trip.

Here is A List of the Beautiful Waterfalls in Goa

Dudhsagar Falls

Dudhsagar Falls is the 4 tiered waterfall in Goa whose beauty gets enhanced in the monsoon because of the lush green deciduous forest setting. Amongst the perennial waterfalls of Goa, this falls rank the top because here water cascades from the height of 1,020 ft (approx.) which makes it the 5 tallest waterfalls of India.

Dudhsagar Falls is your answer to visiting Goa in monsoon because the lush green backdrop is beholding during monsoon. Sitting quietly in the Bhagwan Mahaveer Sanctuary and Mollem National Park, it is synonymous with a 'sea of milk.' A jeep ride through the forest is the best way to reach the fall's base area, where swimming is accessible.

How to Reach Dudhsagar Falls: 

Either by trekking or jeep safari. Panjim to Dudhsagar Falls distance is 77 kilometers/2 hours 10 minutes (approx.).

  • Trekking Starts From: Kulem Railway Station (12 km), Castlerock Railway Station (14 km)
  • Jeep Safari Point:Mollem National Park
  • Best Time to Visit: Monsoon, early summer, winter

Hivre Falls

Nestled in the region of Valpoi is Hivre Falls. This is not the oh-so-common waterfall in Goa, and thus, it remains less crowded with tourists. Reaching there is not a hefty task, but since fewer tourists have been there, it is suggested to embark on the falls under the local guide supervision.  Hivre Falls is located in the middle of the dense forests, and you will have to traverse through paddy fields, rocks, and streams. Unlock a blissful experience amidst the lush greenery and rocks and tantalize yourself with captivating rhythmic music.

How to Reach Hivre Falls:

This town is in the North Goa district and is flanked by the Western Ghats from the eastern side. If you are coming from Mumbai, Pune, and a long drive of 544 kilometers (approx.) would be taken into consideration. The capital of Goa, Panjim, is 44 kilometers (approx.) from Valpoi from where the Hivri Falls is 14 kilometers (approx.) and could be reached via cab.

  • Best Time to Visit: Monsoon, summer, and winter
  • Timing: 8 AM - 7 PM
  • Nearby Tourist Attractions Around Hivre Falls: Big G Mall, St. Mary's Church, Club Cubana, Bigfoot Cross Museum

Arvalem Falls (Harvalem Falls)

These waterfalls in North Goa near Mapusa answer the question where you ask what is there to do in North Goa other than party and beach exploration. Arvalem Falls is wrapped in the rolling green slopes with forests. At the base of the Arvalem Falls is a lake that is perfect for taking the plunge into summers to unlock refreshing cooling. The water cascades from the height of 70 m (approx.) and is less difficult to hike with family!

During your hike, Arvalem Rock Cut Caves are a notable highlight which has legends of being the shelter of the Pandavas from the Mahabharata era. Adjacent to the Arvalem Falls is a park created to boost Goa tourism around the falls, where photography in the backdrops of the gushing water is the best thing to do!

How to Reach Arvalem Falls:

If you are coming straight from the Goa airport to Arvalem Falls, you will have to traverse around 45 kilometers/1 hour 20 minutes (approx.). The best option is to relax for a day at Panjim, the capital of Goa, which is around 29 kilometers/50 minutes (approx.) from the airport. Whether next day or same-day - your choice, take a cab to reach Arvalem Falls, 32 kilometers/55 minutes (approx.) from Panjim.

  • Best Time to Visit: Monsoon, summer, and winter
  • Timing: 8 AM - 8 PM
  • Nearby Tourist Attractions Around Arvalem Falls: Sanquelim, Mapusa

Netravali Falls

Imagine walking through the smell of nature in the forests and hearing the birds chirping throughout the easy trek.Netravali Falls is located in South Goa inside the Netravali Wildlife Sanctuary and is one of the easywaterfall hikes in Goa for couples. The water cascades from the height of 30 m (approx.) and makes a pool down for swimming. At the end of the road, the trek to the falls starts around 5 kilometers (approx.). An easy hike with several halts will lead you to the falls within 40 minutes (approx.). We suggest you go on a group hike with a certified guide because the Netravali Sanctuary houses wild animals too!

How to Reach Netravali Falls:

Suppose you are coming from Panjim, the travel distance and time is 72 kilometers/2 hours (approx.) via cab. If you are coming straight away from the Goa airport, the distance between Netravali Falls and Goa airport is 78 kilometers/2 hours 20 minutes (approx.). The former option is more convenient because you will have the luggage with you if you come to Goa with your family, friends, or spouse.

  • Best Time to Visit: Monsoon, summer, and winter
  • Timing: 8 AM - 4:30 PM
  • Nearby Tourist Attractions Around Netravali Falls: Sanquelim, Mapusa

Kesarval Falls

Betel palm plantations and tropical woodlands are flanked around Kesarval Falls. It is one of the best places to visit near Panjim in one day with your near or dear ones. The greenery of this waterfall beautifies 10 times in monsoon when the surroundings get drenched in the rains. Locals say that this place in the bygone era was the space for eagles where they made nests on the adjacent cliffs. Legends of Kesarval Falls claims that it has medical properties which cure skin ailments. You can access these waterfalls with small trails or steps.

How to Reach Kesarval Falls:

Located on Panaji Margo highway, Kesarval Falls is just 22 kilometers (approx.) from Panjim. You could reach either via self-driven car, auto, or private or shared taxi.

  • Best Time to Visit: Monsoon, summer, and winter
  • Timing: 8 AM - 6:30 PM
  • Nearby Tourist Attractions Around Kesarval Falls:Rachol Fort, Mormugao Fort