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Goa waterfalls and surrounding areas to be developed into a tourist destination

Now there are more reasons to visit Goa and it is not just because of the sun, sea and sand.

Goa enjoys a lot of seasonal rainfall as part of goa lies in the western ghats and it receives rain because of that.

Goan hinterlands especially, have several waterfalls, most of which are seasonal. Their beauty can be seen during and post-monsoon when there is an ample amount of water and the rivers that feed these waterfalls are full.

Focusing on this, the state government of Goa has plans to promote these waterfalls and surrounding areas as a tourism destination. 

This means these places will get a better facelift in infrastructure to support the increasing footfalls. 

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The government also stated that nominal fees will be charged to those visiting these waterfalls. The revenue generated from these waterfalls will be used for their upkeep.

Forest Minister Vishwajit Rane stated that there will be registration counters, bio-toilets, guides and cool picnic spots in areas near these waterfalls

One of the best examples of majestic waterfalls in Goa is the very famous Dudhsagar Falls. The spectacular four-tiered waterfall on the Mandovi River is one of Goa’s biggest attractions. Located on the Belgavi-Vasco Da Gama rail route, 60 km from the capital Panjim, Dudhsagar falls is one of the tallest waterfalls in India. 

Among other popular waterfalls, Harvalem waterfall, located right next to Lord Mahadev temple in Sankhalim town, is of religious importance. Other popular waterfalls in Goa include Tambdi Surla Falls, Netravali Falls, and Kesarval Falls, to name a few.

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