Wednesday, October 14, 2015

Arvalem Waterfalls

1 hr.15 min from Panjim, 5 min. drive from Arvalem caves, you will come to Arvalem or Harvalem waterfalls. one of the most beautiful spectacles you will see in nature. No long drive into wilderness, no trekking into the hills / valleys, easily accessible; you will miss them if you didnot know they are there. 
Arvalem waterfalls are on the Cudnem river, cascading down the hills and through the trees. 

                         There are Araknut and coconut plantations amid thick forests. 

A beautiful walkway is made by the side of the waterfall which keeps going up to the waterfall. these photos are taken at various heights.

 
The waterfalls are in a left corner and a huge pool extends to the right, before meandering down into a narrow river.

 As you get closer to the top of the falls, you can experience the spray of the water and the roar of the water gushing down; white foamy and clear!
 
There is well maintained terrace with benches at various levels to sit and watch the waterfalls peacefully or have a picnic.



The pool is quite shallow and safe for swimming or bathing or simply frolicking in the water.  Because theyare laterite stone hills, the water looks reddish in colour.

The sun was opposite the waterfall, so you can see a faint rinbow in the front! It was a spectacular sight to watch!

The magnificent laterite stone hills on either side of the river and falls!


If you look closely you can see the river bed and the water is clear!

As usual, in every tourist spot, the tourists cannot control themselves from littering! Be responsible and keep the environment clean.

The waterfalls are at their most beautiful during monsoons and just after that, so if you are planning a trip, do so by october. Later, the water may be a trickle instead of a roar!  I simply loved them and plan to go again with a big group.

2 comments:

  1. hi sadh beautifully described

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  2. hi sadh ,beautifully described and the pics add to the charm. I've added the place to my 'must see' list.thanks for sharing

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