It’s the last day of our holiday trip in Goa. We decided to visit Harvalem waterfalls which is at 39 Km from Calangute, Goa. We had a perfect trip with a visit to The Lone Lighthouse – Aguada Fort along with a good flying experience of Parasailing at Candolim Beach and ended with our little explore to Anjuna beach and Vagator beach.
It was me who insisted Lazz to add Harvalem Waterfalls in our Goa Itinerary. We started early to avoid traffic and it took us 2 hours to reach the falls.
Harvalem Waterfalls Location:
Have you been to a secluded waterfall in Goa? It is located at Sanquelim in North Goa. With Google maps savvy, we reached the place more accurately! As we descend down the steep of stairs, the lush greenery and the mosses on the marshy walls that glimmered in the dawn light makes it richer and pleasant to the eyes. Rustling leaves across and plummeting waterfalls brightened us as we climb down.
At the bank of the river, there was a room with a stone inscription stating it was a desolate mini hydel power station at Harvalem. We were the first to reach the place and there was no one around. There was a safety rope tied across the waterfall to ensure everyone stays within the limits.
It plunges amid the two huge rocks and with lots of trees rooted on it. With crystal clear stream flowing around the bank unfolds the tiny gravels gives a gentle massage to your feet. It was so beautiful and you could feel the tranquility here.
As time flew, a few more people have started coming in. An old man in silvered hair and rugged dhoti popped at the stair with a grim face. He screamed not to step inside the stream and vanished. The people who were in the stream began to leave the place and we too started from there following them.
Harvalem Waterfalls Goa – Best time to visit:
We visited Harvalem waterfalls during October and the weather was so pleasant. And, the place was exceptionally beautiful with lots of mosses.
Please bear in mind that it remains secluded for a reason! Do not try swimming here. Even the best swimmers could lose with strong currents and unknown depths. People have lost lives here, so be vigilant and stay within your limits to enjoy the secluded magnificence on Earth.
There’s no changing room or any outlets for food. At the top, there’s a home which offers tea and snacks at a reasonable price.
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