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GoaCentral > Sightseeing > Aravalem Waterfalls

Aravalem Waterfalls

This is a 70 feet waterfall located at Arvalem, about 2 km from Sanquelim and 8 km from Bicholim, in Valpoi taluka, North Goa. It becomes a thunderous falls just after the monsoon and its colour changes to a muddy brown colour. It has the Shree Rudreshwar Temple Temple alongside it and is a site of an annual Shivratri Zatra. It has open cast iron ore mines all around it and until recently most of the mines were active. Another interesting site in the area is the "Aravalem Caves" also known as the Pandava caves, named after  the 5 Pandava brothers of the epic "Mahabharata". There is a "Shivlinga" in each cave .

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Approach

There are a number of buses that run from Mapusa and Panaji to Aravalem. The nearest interstate bus station is at  Mapusa, the KTC bus station.

Accommodations

There are a number of nearby accommodations,  none however  located at Arvalem itself.

Local Infrastructure

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Nearby banks

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Post office - Post office, Arvalem.

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Police Station - Police Station, Honda.

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Restaurants

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Internet Cafes

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Hospitals - Cottage Hospital, Sanquelim.

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Drug store / Pharmacy

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