Goa might be the smallest state in India, but the charm it possesses is nowhere less than other states that are quite famous among tourists. We all know that Goa is a coastal country, and it is very popular among the younger generation for its party scenes along the coastline, temples, churches, and palaces. But only a few of them are aware of the majestic waterfalls near Goa.
Goa waterfalls will always be a wonder of beauty and joy. It is one of the most divine sights to see the famous waterfalls in Goa that always stand out among beaches and churches. Such places provide the calmest drips of peace that everyone wants to experience in Goa.
If you are planning to visit Goa this winter or maybe next year then we have something exciting for you. We will tell you about the most peaceful waterfall in and around Goa that will add fun to your Goa trip. These waterfalls in Goa roar like thunder over the rocks and are the perfect destination for a weekend trip from Goa.
There are many types of waterfalls in Goa but here we have curated a list of breathtaking and famous waterfalls in Goa that will make your overall trip memorable.
Dudhsagar waterfall in Goa is a 4-stream waterfall that is located on the Mandovi River, 60 km from Panaji. It is one of the most famous waterfalls in Goa, not just for Indians but also for foreign travelers. This 320-meter-high waterfall looks stunning with its milky and foamy waters. Tourists can camp in the surrounding forest area, and I am sure that the lush greenery around the fall will completely overwhelm your senses.
Location: Sonaulim, Goa
Best season to visit: The best time to visit Dudhsagar is just after the monsoon.
Height: 320 meters
How to reach Dudhsagar Waterfalls?
You can easily reach Dudhsagar waterfall by train. Deboard the train at Collem (Kuhlem) station (nearest railway station to DudhSagar fall) from where the fall is 8 km by foot. You can also rent bikes and head on to NH 4A from Kulem to reach the DudhSagar fall.
Do you think North Goa is only known for its magnificent beaches and nightlife? Well! This time you might be wrong. There are a variety of other things to do in north Goa apart from enjoying the nightlife and witnessing the vistas at the Arvalem Waterfalls, which is definitely one of the best places to visit in Goa.
Just hike to the falls or stay at the park beneath the falls constructed by the Goa government to enjoy the unadulterated beauty of the Arvalem Waterfalls.
Location: Rudreshwar Colony, Sanquelim, North Goa
Timings: 8 AM – 8 PM
Best season to visit: Monsoon season (Mid-June to October) or right after the monsoon season is the best time to visit this famous waterfall in Goa.
Height: 50 meter
How to reach Harvalem/Arvalem Waterfalls?
Harvalem Waterfall is easily accessible from the Thivim railway station which is the nearest railway station located at a distance of 23.7 km. Take a cab from the station to get there in no time.
3.Tambdi Surla Waterfalls
Tambdi Surla waterfall Goa is an amazing location for nature enthusiasts. It is an absolutely beautiful place that can behold everyone’s heart. Just magnificent and unspoiled!
The beautiful fall in Goa is located just in between two famous places in south Goa, the Bhagwan Mahavir Wildlife Sanctuary, and Mollem National Park. Hence you will get enough opportunities to spot wildlife and colorful birds nearby the waterfall. Also, there is a famous temple on the foot from where you can hike to the fall.
Location: Surla, Goa
Timings: 9 AM – 5 PM
Best season to visit: June to December is perfect to witness the gushing stream.
Height: 50 meters
How to reach Tambdi Surla Waterfalls?
The waterfall is located 69 km from Panjim and 56 km from Madgaon city, and you can rent a cab from both places to reach Tambdi Surla Waterfalls.
Hivrem Waterfall is another hidden waterfall in Goa that is just 3-4 km from the Hivrem Khurd Temple. It flows to its brim in the monsoon season and offers awe-inspiring vistas to visitors. Although it is risky to trek or climb to this mountainous fall, it’s still blissful to watch the waterfall rush through the symmetrical rocks.
Location: Ivrem-Buzruco, Goa
Timings: 9 AM – 5 PM
Best season to visit: June to December
How to reach Hivrem Waterfall?
This waterfall is 45.2 km from Thivim station and it will take around 1 and a half to reach the fall from a rented cab.
Bamanbudo is the only waterfall in Goa for which you don’t have to trek for miles. This tranquil waterfall appears stunning as the water flows through the sturdy rocks. It is no less than a natural gem for Goan and for others it is one of the must-visit places in Goa.
The area near the fall is well maintained by Goa tourism and is no less than a paradise for bird watchers. You will see colorful birds roaming around the fall during the monsoon season.
Location: Gaodongrem, Goa
Best season to visit: You can visit the Bamanbudo Waterfall in the rainy as well as in the summer season.
Height: 20 – 30 meter
How to reach Bamanbudo Waterfalls?
Bamanbudo Waterfall is just 17.3 km away from the Canacona Bus Stand and 18.1 km from Canacona Railway Station. You can board a public bus, rent a taxi, or hire an auto-rickshaw to reach the waterfall from the bus stand or railway station.
6.Kuske Waterfalls/Kuskem Waterfall
Kuske Waterfalls is the best waterfall in Goa that offers spectacular vistas to visitors. This waterfall is located at the entrance of Cotigao Wildlife Sanctuary in Kuskem village which is itself famous for amazing natural wonders.
If you are looking for suitable places to visit in Goa with friends then I would recommend you to visit this waterfall. The climate around this waterfall remains amazing throughout the year and allows visitors to enjoy nature to the apex. The best vistas of this beautiful waterfall in Goa can only be experienced in rainy seasons as it dries out during summers.
Location: Khotigao, South Goa
Timings: 10 AM – 5:30 PM
Best season to visit: August to December
Height: 30m in height.
How to reach Kuske Waterfalls/Kuskem Waterfall?
Take rented cabs or bikes from Margao, Panaji, or Canacona to reach Hathipol (starting point of the Kuskem fall trek). Hathipol is just 25 km from the Canacona Railway station.
Charavane is a cascading beauty situated in the center of the Charavane. This is not as popular as other waterfalls in north Goa but the spectacular beauty of this waterfall is not hidden at all. The fall runs on its full volume and the rainy season is the best season to visit Goa to see waterfalls in the full brim. It is one of the unusual waterfalls in Goa which is ideal for all types of picnic and family gatherings. Also, it is one of the places to visit in Goa for couples.
Location: Valpoi, North Goa
Best season to visit: July to September
Height: 130 meter
How to reach Charavane Waterfall?
Charavane waterfall is located 57 km from Panaji, 59.7 km from Margao, 45 km from Thivim railway station, and 12 km from Valpoi city. You can rent a bike or car from the previously mentioned places to reach Charavane Waterfall.
8.Amboli Ghat waterfall
The Amboli Ghat waterfall is a well-known feature of Amboli Ghat, one of India’s most picturesque hill towns that are situated in the Sahyadri mountain range of south Maharashtra. It’s the last hill station before the Goan coastal highlands that rise up to a height of 690 meters above sea level.
It is the most famous tourist place in Goa that offers the ideal fusion of enjoyment and the beauty of nature. All year long, this location is bustling with happy tourists. You will easily find buses and taxis from anywhere in Goa or Maharashtra to reach this fall.
Location: Amboli, Maharashtra
Timings: Open 24 hours
Best season to visit: Visit this charming waterfall in the rainy season (June and August) for the best views.
Height: 400 feet
How to reach Amboli Ghat waterfall?
The nearest railway station to Amboli Ghat waterfall is Sawantwadi, located 30 km from the fall. If you want to go there by road, then it is located at a distance of 91kms from Panjim.
Ozorim is a hidden waterfall in Goa located at Ozorim Village in Pernem, Goa. The village is around 33 km from the capital city of Panaji and you can reach there by hiring a cab. The waterfall is surrounded by lush green trees, and hills and is a perfect place to spend some time alone or relax after a tiring day.
Location: Ozorim, Goa
Best season to visit: The waterfall is best visited between June and September.
Height: Approx 200 feet
How to reach Ozari waterfall?
Ozorim waterfall is located a little bit remotely, hence you need to reach the Pernem village first and then ask locals about the waterfall.
Netravali Waterfalls is another beautiful location in Goa for couples. Whether you visit this waterfall with your partner or spouse, you will make endless beautiful memories here. This popular fall in Goa is located amidst nothing but serene solitude and infinite vegetation. You will have plenty of opportunities to converse privately on the scenic hike to the waterfall, and you will have a ton of memorable moments sitting at the edge of the plunge pool at the waterfall.
Location: Netravali, Neturlim, Goa
Timings: 8.30 AM – 4.30 PM
Best season to visit: Monsoon season (specifically from June to August) is the best time to visit this fall.
Height: 30 – 50 meter
How to reach Netravali Waterfalls?
The hiking point for the Netravali Waterfalls is 2 hours drive from Margao city. Reach Netravali Wildlife Sanctuary to start the trek to the waterfall.
Waterfalls are a natural wonder of nature. In India, we have many beautiful waterfalls. But, I am not talking about those big ones. I am talking about the small but amazing waterfalls that you find in Goa. These beautiful waterfalls in Goa flow down from the hills and they look really cool. You can add this waterfall to your next trip to Goa to spend some time alone or with your close ones to feel the serenity of nature.