Goa is known for its beautiful beaches, nightlife, and mouth-watering cuisine, making it one of the top holiday destinations in the country. Most people love to stay at the many beach resorts in Goa, like Marquis Beach Resort. And while we understand that there’s something absolutely soothing about sitting by the seaside and taking in the cool breeze, Goa’s hinterland also has some hidden jewels.
Here are four waterfalls in Goa that you should definitely check out on your next visit to the sunshine state. Even if you stay at one of the many beach resorts in Goa, all of these can be reached by car.
The most popular of all the waterfalls in Goa, the 320-metre high Dudhsagar waterfall gets its name from the wall of frothy white water cascading down its face, which can be literally translated as ‘sea of milk’. The best time to visit is between June and December when the water is at its peak strength and makes for a gorgeous picture. All you need to do is take a taxi from any of the beach resorts in North Goa and it should take approximately two and a half hours to get there.
Located in a place called Valpoi, the Arvalem waterfalls are yet another splendid sight for all who visit it. While these falls are not very high, standing at a height of 50 metres, they make for a fantastic sight with waters that cascade over a rocky cliff. These falls can be easily reached from the closest town which is Mapusa. If you stay at a beach resort like Marquis Beach Resort, get assistance from their front desk for more details about getting to the falls with the best time to visit being just after the monsoon season.
Also known as Savari waterfalls, these hypnotic falls are located deep in the Mhadei Wildlife Sanctuary in Sanguem. In order to get to these particular waterfalls in Goa, people must trek for quite a while. Definitely not a journey for the faint of heart. Given its location, the area is protected and one needs permission to visit. Netravali is also a long distance from most of the beach resorts in Goa so assistance is definitely required in visiting them.
The Hivre Falls are a dream for those that want to feel an adrenaline rush. Surrounded by a dense forest, the journey to these waterfalls in Goa involves a lot of trekking and climbing. An important point to note is that it is not explored very much and involves a lot of unmarked trails. Therefore one needs to have a guide along to assist with the trek to the falls.
While it is exciting to visit Goa’s various waterfalls, there are a few key points to keep in mind which we’ve listed below.
- Make sure to carry enough food and water along with you.
- Always carry an extra set of clothing and towels.
- Certain waterfalls can be extremely dangerous in monsoons, due to the heavy flow of waters.
- If you are visiting any waterfalls during the monsoons, be sure to watch out for leeches.
- Always use the correct footwear with non-slip soles.
- Carrying a first-aid kit along with other medications is essential.
If there are any other waterfalls in Goa that you’ve been to, let us know about your experiences in the comments.