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There's no time to be bored in Goa with these 5 waterfalls fuelling our wanderlust state of mind

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Beyond the parties, shacks and overall glitz of Goa beaches, there lies an expansive horizon for explorers, who want to actually travel the state to get a taste of raw adventure. This sunny state also boasts of immense natural beauty and an array of waterfalls, located here and there, simply bolsters up the scenic view of Goa. So if you've been planning on travelling to Goa or are here already, wondering what to explore, than you can checkout these 5 waterfalls which are bound to tempt any wanderlust-fuelled junkie.

Charavane Falls

One of the lesser-known waterfalls in Goa, Charavane Falls is an ideal option if you've been thinking of catching a few moments of solace, away from your hustling city lives. This waterfall falls within a protected territory (Mhadei Wildlife Sanctuary), so the chances of you coming across a variety of fauna here, are quite high. Charavane Falls makes its way through a series of steps, naturally carved by the flowing river on the cliff and you can even try to climb the rocks here, for a different view.

Dudhsagar Waterfalls

Dudhsagar, which literally translates to- 'sea of milk', is also India's 5th tallest waterfall. When water falls from a height of 1020 feet on the rocks, it creates a white foam which is presumably the reason why the waterfall is called Dudhsagar. Surrounded by the lush hills of the Western Ghats and the deciduous forest, the waterfall is a must visit for people who're looking for an escape in the lap of nature. You can either trek to this fall or just simply book a local jeep safari, to explore around.

Arvalem Waterfalls

Ideal for a day out in the sun, amidst a verdant set up, Arvalem Waterfall is a scenic spot in north Goa, which pulls in hordes of trekkers to its lap. It is situated in the vicinity of Bicholim and Sequelim towns of Goa and depending upon the season, this waterfall can either be a gushing one or a quiet trickle over the rocks. The government of Goa has also set up a recreation centre adjacent to the waterfall, so that tourists can make the most of their trip to the site.

Tambadi Surla Waterfalls

Tagged as one of the best waterfalls in north Goa, Tambadi Surla Falls can be reached via hiking through Bhagwan Mahavir Wildlife Sanctuary. There's a dense jungle encircling the cascade and it is just 90 minutes away from the state's oldest temple. The pristine water and peaceful air just fills the heart with a certain amount of serenity and depending on the weather, you can even take a dip in the small natural pools present here.

Hivre Waterfalls

If hardcore trekking just charges you up, then this trail is worth your time. Hivre Waterfalls is one of the popular waterfalls in Valpoi region of Goa and is covered in thick foliage, all around. Although the waterfall ain't too high and it's quite a task to reach it, the silence and serenity makes up for all of the sweat, really.

Knock Knock

Now that we've mentioned the essentials that should be on your Goa itinerary, quickly chalk a plan with your fellow travel buddies and start executing them ASAP. We promise you, visiting these will be hella adventurous and you'll be packing back a whole lotta memories, beyond the regular beach and shack tales. Needless to say, do keep yourselves armed sufficiently to fight the ongoing pandemic while travelling.

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