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About Harvalem Waterfall Goa, India

Harvalem Waterfall, Goa, also known as Arvalem Waterfall, has some mesmerising views, covering a height of 50m and an average width of 7m. It is the second most famous waterfall in Goa.

The falls are located in Sanquelim, North Goa. It has been reviewed as one of the world’s most notable and blissful waterfalls there ever is. You can find a great view of the precise nature of the falls.

The heavy rain indeed makes it more beautiful to have a look at. Harvalem Waterfall is, without a doubt, a beautiful place to visit if you’re up to see nature’s most gorgeous beauty.

Beautiful rivers, the peaceful sound of nature, and water-dropping to the grounds of the waterfall is just what you’ll need to experience when you’re tired and looking to relax for a bit.

Harvalem Waterfall will provide you with all of this. So if you want to plan a quick picnic with your friends or loved ones, this is the perfect spot for you.

Harvalem Waterfall Address: Located in the Northern district of Goa, This place is in Sanquelim, which is on the Belgavi–Vasco Da Gama rail route.

Address: Sh1, Rudreshwar Colony, Sanquelim, Bicholim, Goa 403505

How To Reach Harvalem Waterfall

You have three different ways to reach the Harvalem Waterfall. The first one is by rail, which is the fastest way among them all. It has its own unique set of attractions to have a look at. Then there’s by air which is also an excellent way to go for this trip. So here’s a brief of how to reach Harvalem Waterfall, Goa.

How To Reach Harvalem Waterfall By Air

Connecting all the major cities, i.e. Mumbai, Delhi, Bangalore, and Hyderabad, the Dabolim Airport is the nearest to the artistic fall. Dabolim Airport, commonly known as Goa International airport, is located 29 km from Panaji, facilitating domestic and international flights.

It includes Terminal 1, which is for all domestic flights, and Terminal 2 is dedicated to all international flights. Distance between the Harvalem Waterfall and the airport is around 44.7 kilometres which take two and a half hours of your time to reach the fall. It is effortless to access the fall from the airport by taxi.

Nearest Airport: Goa International Airport (Dabolim International Airport)

Address: Airport Rd, Dabolim, Goa 403801

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How to reach Harvalem Waterfall By Road/Taxi/Bus/Car

rail route

Harvalem Waterfall Goa is a fantastic destination that lies in North Goa. You can reach the falls from Thivim railway station, or take a bus which is available to you quickly from several cities. The nearest bus station to this blissful location is Rudreshwar Colony, with a little distance of 4 km.

Bus StandDistanceTimeVia
Sanquelim Bus Stand2.7 km8 minHathkhamba-Goa Rd and Sanquelim–velguem–Surla-Usgao Rd
Honda Bus Stand3.5 km8 min SH 1
Bicholim Bus Stand10.2 km22 minSH 1
Marcel Bus Stand11.8 km23 minMDR24 and Hathkhamba-Goa Rd
Assonora Bus Stand17.0 km33 minMapusa – Bicholim Rd and SH 1
Ponda Bus Stand28.0 km45 minHathkhamba-Goa Rd
Mapusa Bus Stand28.7 km58 minSH 1
Panaji Bus Stand29.9 km51 minPanaji – Farmagudi – Margao Hwy Bypass Rd/Ponda – Panaji Rd
Shiroda Bus Stand38.5 km1 hr 3 minHathkhamba-Goa Rd
Vasco Bus Stand43.5 km1 hr 30 minNH366
Margao Bus Stand43.7 km1 hr 28 minHathkhamba-Goa Rd
Curchorem Bus Stand46.4 km1 hr 12 minSH 7 and Hathkhamba-Goa Rd
Cuncolim Bus Stand56.6 km1 hr 45 minHathkhamba-Goa Rd
Canacona Bus Stand80.7 km2 hr 28 minPanvel – Kochi – Kanyakumari Hwy

How To Reach Harvalem Waterfall By Rail

rail route

Harvalem Waterfall is a magical place that has all the peacefulness you’ll need. The nearest railway station to Harvalem Waterfall location is the Thivim railway station. It is really close to the falls with a distance of only 23.7 km. Another way to reach this beauty is via the railway station at Margao, which is around 32.2 miles away from the location. You can just take a cab, and you’ll be there in no time.

CodeRailway Station NameDistance From Harvalem Waterfall 
THVMThivim20.3 km
KRMIKarmali21.0 km
PERNPernem33.6 km
SKVLSankval40.0 km
DBMDabolim41.1 km
VENVerna41.8 km
CSMCansaulim42.4 km
VSGVasco da Gama44.9 km
MAOMadgaon Junction46.0 km
SVMKudchade Sanvordem46.0 km
MJOMajorda Junction46.4 km
SRVXSuravali46.5 km
KMKalem46.5 km
QLMKulem46.8 km
SJDASan Juje Da  Areyal47.1 km
CNRChandar49.4 km
BLLIBalli65.1 km
CNOCanacona84.5 km
LOLLoliem92.8 km

How to reach Harvalem Waterfall From Panjim (Capital Of Goa)

The capital of Goa, i.e., Panjim, makes it easier to reach the Harvalem waterfall location. The difference between Panaji and the falls is about 31.9 kilometres which can be covered by hiring a taxi or a private cab in 59 minutes. Charges for the ride will not be more than 2000 to 3000 INR, and you’ll have a safe passage to this mystical fall. If you’re looking for something affordable to drive you there, you can always take a tour on the bus, which almost takes the same time to reach.

Best Time To Visit Harvalem Waterfall

The heavy the rain, the better the views of the waterfall. The time between July and September is considered the best of all for Harvalem Waterfall Goa. This is a period of heavy rainfall, so the volume of water is also at its peak and makes the falls more beautiful.

Best Season To Visit in Harvalem Waterfall

It depends on you whether you prefer to visit Harvalem Waterfall in good weather or during the monsoon season. However, the recommended time would be in the rainy season because visiting such a place is the best time. Moreover, the water flow is heavier than usual, which makes the fall more mesmerising and exciting. You can visit in the sunny season too if you want. It will be a great experience no matter what time of season you choose.

Visiting Time in Harvalem Waterfall

rail route

With a great look, Harvalem Waterfall, Goa attracts a lot of tourists. You can visit this beauty in summer, which is good, but it has more attractive features in the winter. The fall is open every day of the week with an opening time of 8:00 am.

Opening Hours

Sunday8:00 am to 8:00 pm
Monday8:00 am to 8:00 pm
Tuesday8:00 am to 8:00 pm
Wednesday8:00 am to 8:00 pm
Thursday8:00 am to 8:00 pm
Friday8:00 am to 8:00 pm
Saturday8:00 am to 8:00 pm

Places to Visit in and around Harvalem Falls

The Harvalem fall is not just about its unique history and beautiful nature, but several other places you can visit when you come to the nearby falls. If you feel like doing something else you can see these places and have some fun.

  1. Basilica of Bom Jesus: If you want to explore more nearby Harvalem falls, you should visit the Basilica of Bom Jesus. It is a beautiful place which is commonly known as Borea Jezuchi Bajilika. It conquers the part of the Churches and convents of Goa UNESCO World Heritage Site. If you’re looking for something peaceful other than the falls, you should visit this place at least once.
  2. Dr Salim Ali Bird Sanctuary: Along with the river Mandovi, Dr Salim Ali Bird Sanctuary covers a beautiful view for people fond of birds. This sanctuary has different kinds of birds like the striated heron and western reef heron, which are rare. It is a well-spotted place with some of nature’s best creatures.
  3. Shree Mangesh temple: If you’re up to go to some religious place, you can visit the Shree Mangesh temple and have yourself a peaceful evening during the time at Harvalem Falls. The location of this fantastic temple lies under the Mangeshi Village in Priol, Ponda taluka, Goa. Read more

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Activities at Harvalem Waterfalls

  • Take a dip into the water 
  • Get your camera and click beautiful pictures
  • Enjoy a bonfire with your family
  • Explore all the nearby places
  • Learn the history of this waterfall

Tips for visiting Harvalem Waterfalls

Several tourists are eager to have a trip to this unique place. The place makes a great impression on them, but you should know some basic tips about this place before you visit here. Here are some tips for you to help.

  • Although you’ll have everything you will need there, you should still bring a backpack filled with all the essentials like first aid. This would ensure that you don’t experience last-minute hassle during a medical emergency. 
  • You don’t want to miss out on all the beautiful creatures you’ll see there, so make sure to bring yourself a camera and some binoculars.  
  • You can enjoy more than just the falls there. There are several monuments, churches, and activities that you can perform as well. 
  • Climbing all the rock will not be that easy to cover unless you have the right footwear with you. You can wear sports shoes or trekking boots.
  • If you’re planning on staying for a day or two, you can book a hotel or a resort that is nearby. Make sure you are doing proper research before confirming an accommodation for yourself.
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Places to Eat near Harvalem Waterfall

  • Delight Restaurant
  • Family Food Court
  • Vijay Hotel
  • Top fry
  • Rudra Bar & Restaurant
  • Nayana Restaurant

Places To Stay Near Harvalem Waterfalls

  • The Merit Resort 
  • Princessa De Goa 
  • Velvet Homestays

Distance of Other Waterfalls From Harvalem Waterfalls

Waterfall NameLocationDistance
Harvalem WaterfallSanquelim, Goa0 km
Pali WaterfallPale, Goa22.4 km
Charavane WaterfallChoraundem, Goa28.6 km
Hivrem WaterfallIvrem-Buzruco, Goa30.4 km
Twin WaterfallBorim, Goa32.9 km
Kesarval WaterfallQuelossim, Goa35.9 km
Tambdi surla waterfallSurla, Goa48.2 km
Dudhsagar WaterfallSonaulim, Goa51.6 km
Netravali WaterfallNetravali, Goa 82.2 km 
Mainapi WaterfallNeturlim, Goa83.2 km
Bamanbudo WaterfallGaodongrem, Goa 90.8 km
Bhupar WaterfallGaodongrem, Goa95.9 km
Kuske WaterfallKhotigao, Goa103.1 km
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Frequently Asked Questions

Q: Is there any fee entry to go to Harvalem falls?

Answer: It all depends on what activity you want to perform. However, there are no entry fees to go to Harvalem Waterfall.

Q: How long do I have to be in Goa to visit Harvalem falls?

Answer: It all depends on you on how long you’re planning to stay there. If you have planned any other activities, then it might take 3 to 4 days.

Q: What is the distance between Dudhsagar Waterfall and Harvalem Waterfall?

Answer: The total distance between Dudhsagar Waterfall and Harvalem Waterfall is 53.6. It takes a total of 1 hour and 24 minutes to reach the destination.

Q: Is there any kind of booking at Harvalem Waterfall?

Answer: The booking depends on the activities to choose to do there. If you choose to hop on the jungle trek adventure, it’ll cost you around INR 3500.

Q: Is Harvalem falling and Arvalem falling the same waterfall?

Answer: Yes, they both are the same. Arvalem falls is commonly called by the locals. It is one of the famous waterfalls, which you can visit with your friends and family.

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