Harvalem waterfalls, Goa

The Harvalem waterfalls in Goa are about 70 meters high. Their beauty is boundless and awestrucking. It forms a pool at the bottom of the falls where it is easy to reach. These waterfalls can be visited throughout the year but monsoon is the perfect time to reach Arvalem Waterfalls and caves. The season is perfect for watching the scenic glory of this waterfall as there is abundant water. Both this sightseeing is open for public for 7 days a week. The caves which are 1.5 km away from the Harvalem waterfalls are known to be a 6th century old. They are excavated from the red laterite hill. The Buddhist caves are very carefully conserved by the ASI (Archeological Survey of India). They are popular by the name of "Pandava Caves". Pandavas lived in these caves for some period of their exile, thus it is named so. Some Buddhist monks were also believed to have carved these caves. There are five compartments in these caves. Their chambers were carved for meditation and dhyan. Also, there was a statue of Lord Mahavira which was excavated from here and is now very intricately saved and displayed at the Goa museum. These ancient sites are a must visit.

People enjoy picnics and swimming here. Many movies are shot at these two locations making it a huge draw for tourists. Tourism is the main source of livelihood for the people in this place. So, shopkeepers and people here are very helpful in telling the ways.

Timings

Harvalem Waterfalls open at 09:00 AM to 05:30 PM

Entry Fees

Free to all

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