Arvalem Caves and Waterfall: The Pandava Caves In Goa

Goa is something more than that which is unknown to many people out there. This mesmerizing state is located on the Western Coast of India and is a damn perfect holiday destination. On the other side, Goa is known to be the housing relics of almost 300-year-old Portuguese architecture. The state is wholly filled with
 
Arvalem Caves and Waterfall: The Pandava Caves In Goa Arvalem Caves and Waterfall: The Pandava Caves In Goa

Goa is something more than that which is unknown to many people out there. This mesmerizing state is located on the Western Coast of India and is a damn perfect holiday destination. On the other side, Goa is known to be the housing relics of almost 300-year-old Portuguese architecture. The state is wholly filled with restaurants and mouth watering sea-foods. 

Arvalem Caves and Waterfall: The Pandava Caves In Goa
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It is a hundred per cent dream destination for nature lovers, history enthusiasts, adventure seekers and food lovers. But have you explored Arvalem Caves and Waterfalls in Goa? If not, then don’t worry, explore it with us.

 Arvalem caves have found its permanent place in the Sanquelim village in North Goa which is about 31 km from Panaji. The caves are dated back to the 6th century and are excavated from red laterite hills.

Do you know that it is also called Pandava Caves? If not, here is the reason why it is called so. It is believed that the Pandava brothers – Yudhisthira, Bhima, Arjuna, Nakula and Sahadeva from the epic of Mahabharata lived here during their exile period of 12 years. And the caves have five separate compartments which are why the story is firmly held to it. Among these five compartments, 3 of them have a shrine with the middle one incorporated with the main shrine of a Shivalinga, which confirms that the caves have a Hindu origin.

 The unknown Arvalem Waterfalls are one of the greatest gifts of Goa. The Mystical Arvalem waterfalls are located just about 1.5 km from the caves, and its gushing sound will make you lose in the beautiful rhythm of the water. It gushes from a height of 70 ft and forms a pool or a lake, which is the particular spot for the swimmers to soak themselves in it. You can visit the waterfalls at any time of the year because the climate is blissful throughout the year. After all, monsoon is the perfect time to visit the waterfalls. Meanwhile, the cave is open to the public visit from 9 am to 5 pm, which has an hour break between 1 pm to 2 pm.