11 ‘Must see’ Waterfalls of Goa

It is a goal for all Indians to spend a vacation in Goa, once in a life. It is thought to be the place where fun combines with serenity to give visitors the ultimate holiday experience. Spending time in the breathtaking beaches throughout the coastline of the state is perhaps the only reason people get so attracted to Goa. What often goes neglected is the fact that Goa is also a prime Western Ghats location making it the abode of some of the best waterfalls in the country. The following are the ones not to miss:

1. Dudhsagar Falls

The Dudhsagar Falls is one of the most celebrated waterfalls in India. The name itself speaks for its beauty – dudh meaning milk and sagar meaning ocean, implying that it is a heavy flow of foamy milky white waters. The waterfall is located on the border of Goa and Karnataka in the Bhagwan Mahaveer Sanctu­ary and Mollem National park. It originates from the Mandovi River and cascades down a height of 300 m. There is an incessant gushing sound of the waters which adds to the beauty of the place. It is surrounded by lush green forests. One can reach Dudhsagar Falls from Kulem Station and then take a vehicle to reach Mollem (6 km).

2. Netravali Falls

Netravali falls is one of the most attractive falls in Western Ghats. It is located in the Netravali Wildlife Sanctuary and can be reached by a 2 hours’ drive from Madgao. Birdwatching must be done here as the sanctuary is frequented by birds. A number of wildlife species can also be spotted here. Panthers, cobras, hornbills and loris are common here.

3. Savari Waterfall

Savari Waterfall is located in Sanguem. It is situated in Eastern Goa and is known for the wildlife surrounding it. The activities one can undertake here are trekking, mountain climb­ing and a memorable jungle walk exploring the wildlife.

4. Mainapi Waterfall