One can never get bored by seeing the grandeur and scenic beauty of the waterfall that cascades down from the mountain top. Goa is also a proud possessor of a few wonderful waterfalls. Harvalem Waterfall is amongst one of the best places to visit in Goa.  

Just as its rich natural beauty, the waterfall also has a rich history. Situated in the small village Sanquelim of Bicholim taluka in North Goa district has a connection with Pandavas.  With impeccable beauty and rich heritage, Harvalem waterfall is the best waterfall of Goa that one should never miss out.


 As Goa has emerged as a major tourist destination of India, one can reach its hidden attractions easily. All of its parts are well connected with the rest of the world.

  • By air

You can reach Harvalem waterfall after taking a flight to Goa from your source destination. Dabolim International Airport is the gateway of Goa which is just 41km away from Sanquelim. Upon reaching here, you can book a taxi, hire a two-wheeler, or travel by train.

  • By train

Dabolim Railway Station is the nearest railway station to reach here. To continue your onward journey, you can hire a cab or bike.

  • By road

 Exploring Goa by road is indeed delightful. The shortest route to reach here is via Panjim. You can book a cab/two-wheeler and hit the road to explore this hidden gem.

What else you can do?

Admire the natural beauty which is in abundance, enjoy a short hike to the waterfall over the old arched bridge, and click hundred of pictures.

Best time to visit

Though the gushing waterfall is always a true delight to watch, the best time to visit Harvalem waterfall is a monsoon. During this time, the waterfall is in its full glory and gushed down with an undomesticated flow. The weather is also balmy and pleasant during this time and you will not be busy sweeping off the sweat throughout the travel. Monsoon hits this part of the world during the months of June to September. Though you can see the waterfall in its full force during this time, you need to be extra careful while traveling as roads can be slippery during this time.

Nearby attractions

Making the plans

Goa is one place where adventures come in bunches. You will get to see Harvalem Caves next to the waterfall only. The caves have its mention in the Mahabharat as well and this is the place where great Pandavas spend some time during their exile. These caves date back to the 6th century. There is one ancient Shiva temple as well. Mayem Lake is another place that deserves a visit.

To have a hassle free travel to Harvalem Waterfall, it is advised to book a nature tour with a leading tour and travels in Goa –

  • Make sure that you book the tour in advance as getting tour assistance during peak travel season could be a daunting job.
    • The packages totally depend upon the traveling period. During peak time, usually, charges are up around 10%.
    • As the waterfall lies in North Goa, it is better to book a travel agency that operates within the same vicinity as pickup and drop from South Goa is no available.
    • The nature tour will also take you to the Harvalem Caves and nearby Shiva Temple.
    • The place has a nearby park and some food facility as well. So you can easily spend 2-3 hours here. However, we would suggest you stock up mineral water.

We, at, are committed to make your travel to Goa a memorable experience to you. That is why we offer some of the best Goa tours.  Kindly check the website for further details. 

2 Reviews for HARVALEM In Goa

Sara Chavan

21 Reviews

Childrens get bored here so avoid this place.

3/ 5

If you have children with you, try and avoid this place as they have nothing to do here and they get bored.

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Neelam Shahapure

20 Reviews

If you are in Goa and are done with the beaches and the night parties, you can take some time off to visit the Harvalem caves.

4/ 5

If you are in Goa and are done with the beaches and the night parties, you can take some time off to visit the Harvalem caves that are located in the exterior parts of Goa. You will like the place if you have interest in religion or architecture. The best way to reach there is by taking a taxi.

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