Nature has been extremely generous to Goa and has lavishly gifted it with picturesque
lakes, springs and waterfalls.
ARVALEM WATERFALLS - BICHOLIM
9 kms. south of Bicholim town at Arvalem, it is a 24-metre high waterfall,
best viewed after the monsoons. The ancient caves in the vicinity adds
a touch of antiquity to this picturesque place, which finds a major attraction
for the film makers as a favourite shooting spot.
MAYEM LAKE - BICHOLIM
35 kms. from Panaji, this artificial lake surrounded amidst rolling green
hills is an ideal picnic spot. Good accommodation facilities are available
in Cottages. Boating is available in the lake.
Literally meaning 'The Sea of Milk', it is situated on the Goa-Karnataka
border, at a distance of 60 kms. from Panaji and 10 kms. from Colem Railway
Station. This beautiful waterfalls is accessible by train and rough road.
Water plummets hundreds of feet in large volume, in cascades, forming
one of the most spectacular of all natural phenomena in Goa and a lifeline
of our ecosystem in one of our Sanctuaries. It is a popular destination
to hikers and trekkers.
22 kms. from Panaji on Verna plateau just off the Panaji-Margao highway,
the spring emerges from hard and compact rocks and people bathe in its
water with strong belief that it has medicinal properties.