Apart from breath-taking natural beaches, Goa is also home for its awe-inspiring waterfalls and springs. Set amidst a striking landscape, the Arvalem waterfalls with water cascading down the rocky terrain from a height of 50 ms is a renowned tourist hub. Even though it is not that much popular compared to Dudhsagar, but definitely worth a visit. Arvalem waterfall has an altitude of 70 feet and is situated at Arvalem of North Goa. And it is about 2 km and 8 km far from Sanquelim and Bicholim respectively. The waterfall looks spectacular during the monsoon season in the laps of nature, As the plains will witness heavy rains during this time, one can enjoy the amazing view of water falling down the mountain slopes with heavy force. Even though the water of Arvalem waterfall turns muddy brown during this season, it looks more tempting. There is a lake at the bottom of the cliff and visitors will have good time there by having a refreshing dip.
Worth site-seeing sites in and around Arvalem waterfalls:
Nearer to this picturesque site there are famous mountain caves named ĎAravalem Cavesí which belongs to 5th century. These are also refereed as the Pandava caves, got this name from Pancha Pandavas of Mahabharata spic. Located at the same place is holy site of Hindus, The Shree Rudreshwar Temple, where Shivratri Zatra is celebrated every year by devotees in a grand way. There is a green park developed by GTDC, nearer to the waterfall, one van have amazing view of magnificent view of the fall form here. It is another nearby attraction for enthusiastic tourists. The region is ideal tourist spot for bird watchers, and also it is favorite spot for photographers cum filmmakers to capture the awe-inspiring beauty of nature.
How to Travel:
There are a numerous number of buses from closest towns Mapusa and Panaji to Aravalem. The nearest Bust station is KTC (Mapusa). One has to hire a taxi or motorbike from there to reach the ĎAravalem fallsí.