Goa is popular for its beaches, parties, casinos and churches. However, this state is also home to some incredible waterfalls which are worth visiting in their own right. It’s a delight to visit these waterfalls, as they also offers great sightseeing opportunities.
The foremost amongst them is the Dudhsagar Falls. Falling almost vertically from a mountain from a height of almost 1,017ft, it makes for a spectacular sight. Located in the Sanguem Taluka of Goa, its name literally translates to “sea of milk”, perhaps due to the white spray and foam which the waterfall creates as it crashes down into the waters of the lake. The majestic beauty is visible during the monsoons, and reaching it requires one to undergo a trek of almost 1km.
The Arvalem Falls is another incredible sight to come across. Falling from a height of almost 164ft, it may not be as imposing as the other waterfalls. However, reaching it is far easier, thus making it a top spot for picnickers and trips with family and friends. Located near Mapusa in North Goa, this waterfall is at its absolute best during the monsoons when its water descend maddeningly into the lake below. A park near the waterfall allows visitors offers amazing sights of the falls, besides allowing them to enjoy a picnic.
The Kesarval Falls are completely different from the other falls. Other than providing a beautiful sight, their waters of this fall, also known as Kesarval Springs, are said to contain medicinal properties. This can be attributed to the minerals that the waters carry with them as they pound through the hard rock face. Located near the village of Cortalim just off the Verna Plateau, they are best visited during the monsoon season.