India is place of genuine natural serenity. Moreover nature has generously bestowed Goa with breath-taking natural beauty. Along with dazzling beaches, Goa is also gifted with lakes, waterfalls and springs of supreme beauty. Among its numerous tourist spots, the Arvalem waterfalls, one of the most striking features in Goa, demands a special mention thanks to its supreme beauty.
Arvalem Waterfall in Goa is located Nine kilometers south of Bicholim town. Here the water drops from a height of 70 feet. The first sight of Arvalem waterfall makes ripples in your heart- it is such a marvelous one. You can't resist the temptation to take a dip at the bottom of the waterfall where it forms a lake.
You will be awestruck with the thunderous gush of water cascading down the rocky cliffs. It is indeed a majestic waterfall shedding its exuberant silvery showers all year long and mesmerizing the crowds since ages. If that's not enough, you can visit the 5th century Rock Cut caves called the "Aravalem Caves" also known as the Pandava caves, named after the 5 Pandava brothers of the epic "Mahabharata". The Shree Rudreshwar Temple is also located in the same place it and is a site of an annual Shivratri Zatra.
If you are interested to explore more, you can move forward to the Arvalem caves. The waterfall is fully rapturous after the monsoon and its sights make the tourists gleeful in ecstasy. The government has also made a park here from where one can enjoy the scenic beauty. The surrounding ancient caves adds a touch of antiqueness to this charming place, which finds a major attraction for film makers as a favorite shooting spot.
How to go:
There are a number of buses that run from Mapusa and Panaji to Aravalem. The nearest interstate bus station is at Mapusa, the KTC bus station.
Time to visit:
The best time to visit this site is just after the copious monsoon when it presents an expansive, enchanting and wild visionary glimpse.