North Goa
Destination
3+
Age

Your monsoon nature trip commences with a pick up from your hotel, from where we proceed towards Harvalem waterfall. Harvalem or Arvalem is near the village of Sanquelim – where the colonial government settled its Rajput mercenaries (known as the ‘Ranes’) in the mid-1700s. You could gaze this enchanting waterfall listening to nothing but the sound of the river cascading through the trees.

Nature Trip

After the Harvalem waterfall, we head to the most ancient temple in Goa – Tambdi Surla Mahadeva Temple – about an hour away. It is the only specimen of Kadamba-Yadava architecture in basalt stone preserved in Goa and was built in 12th century. However, some interesting details about the construction lead to debates about its origin. It is wondrous how the Mahadeva Temple still stands, in almost perfect condition, despite Muslim invasions and Portuguese persecutions.

Ancient Pandava Caves

The nearby Ancient Pandava Caves make for an engaging history lesson. Legend has it that these caves were named after the 5 Pandavas of the Mahabharata. These Pandavas were thought to have taken refuge in these caves whilst on their exile. Giving relevance to this fact is the presence of 5 shivlingas and compartments in the cave complex provides.

Then we make for the Sahyadri Spice Farm, tucked away in a beautiful village in Ponda. Here we get to relish a traditional Goan food buffet with all the famous Goan dishes. The buffet caters to all palates and has a wide assortment for both – vegetarians and non-vegetarian dishes.

Elephant Ride

After gorging on the delectable Goan specials, our adept team will accompany you either on an elephant ride or a bathing session with the elephants, your choice. This is definitely an experience you should not miss.

Se Cathedral and Basilica of Bom Jesus

Post this, if time permits, we would pay a visit to the 400 year old Se Cathedral and Basilica of Bom Jesus – where the remains of St. Francis Xavier are housed. Both are world heritage sites and are a part of UNESCO’s protected zones. Alternatively, we may visit the Tirupati Balaji Temple where you are greeted with a visual treat of lush green lawns surrounded by sugarcane and a garden of well maintained flowers.

The monsoon nature trip culminates with a journey back your respective hotels, bringing in the sunset, relaxing again.

DEPARTURE LOCATION from Hotel
Duration 8:00am to 6:30pm
WEAR
  • You can wear Comfortable Clothing. Also wear strap on rainy sandals.
  • Please carry your towels and pair of clothes to change.
INCLUSIONS
Return A/C Transport
Ancient Pandava Caves
Harvalem Waterfall
Tambdi Surla Mahadev Temple
Goan Buffet Lunch at Spice Plantation
Guided Tour at Spice Plantation
Old Goa Churches OR Balaji Temple

 

Additional information

Pick up - DropPick up & Drop will be provided from Hotels booked in Calangute, Baga, Arpora, Nagoa, Candolim, Sinquerim, Nerul Area. Transport required in areas other then mentioned above will be charged extra.
Month of OperationJune to September

What if someone in my group gets injured, or feels unwell?

The tour guide/s carry a first -aid kit with them, at all times. If someone needs more serious attention, they will be escorted to the nearest road ahead. The vehicle on standby will then take them to the emergency room, if needed.

What if someone in the group wants to head back mid-way?

While they will be escorted to the nearest road ahead, and transfer arranged, it is only recommended for emergencies.

Can I carry my own food?

While food and refreshments will be provided by the organizer, you’re welcome to carry your own food. Especially so if you have any dietary restrictions or preferences.

What is the duration of this trip?
Morning 8:30am to Evening 6:30pm

Does the trip include breakfast?
No it does not.

Pick up/drop facility is included in the costing for all places in Goa?
No it does not. It is applicable to hotels in Calangute, Baga, Arpora, Nagoa, Candolim, Sinquerim, Nerul. Places other than the above will be charged at additional costs.

How far is the Pandava Caves from Harvalem waterfall?
9 km.

What are the timings to visit the Pandava Caves?
The timing to visit this caves is from 9:00 am to 1:00 pm in morning and from 2:00 pm to 5:00 pm in evening.

What is the best time to visit Harvalem Waterfall?
The best time to visit Harvalem waterfall is just during the monsoon from June to September as it is covered with greenery on all the four side which provides eco-friendly atmosphere to one visiting this place.

What should I wear?
Preferably light comfortable cotton clothes since you will be outdoors most of the day. Wear a comfortable pair of shoes since you will be doing a lot of walking around. Do not forget to carry towels and extra pair of clothes.
Please note while visiting religious places of worship, you need to be decently dressed. A big NO to sleeveless tops, t-shirts or shorts or skin tight clothing will be entertained.

1

08:00 am – 08:30 am – Pickup from hotel

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08:30 am – 09:00 am - Journey to Harvalem Waterfall

3

09:00 am – 10:30 am - Head to Tambdi Surla Mahadeva Temple

4

11:30 am – 12:30 am - Visit to Ancient Pandava Caves

5

12.30 am- 02.00 pm - Visit and Guided Tour at Spice Plantation

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02.00 pm to 03.30 pm - Goan Buffet Lunch at Spice Plantation

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3.30 pm - 05.00 pm - Visit to Se Cathedral and Basilica of Bom Jesus

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5:30pm - Drop to hotel

Nature Trip - Haravlem Waterfall, Tambdi Surla Temple, Elephant Ride, Ancient Pandava Caves, Old Goa Churches & Balaji Temple - Goa
Monsoon Nature Trip at Harvalem Water fall Atlantiswatersports
Nature Trip - Haravlem Waterfall, Tambdi Surla Temple, Elephant Ride, Ancient Pandava Caves, Old Goa Churches & Balaji Temple - Goa

Tour Reviews

5.00 based on 11 reviews
June 4, 2016

Taste the Flavour of Goa
Be it Harvalem waterfall, Ancient Pandava Caves or other sights; you can enjoy so much of abundance in the presence of Monsoon Nature Trip. This trip of Atlantis Water Sports is worth having. You can find it within your budget and through this you can explore the wanders of Goa.

February 27, 2017

Last year my family spent an unforgettable vacation on Goa. We liked absolutely everything, and our children were most impressed by dolphins on Dolphin Safari. There was an opportunity to approach them as close as possible, almost touching them with their hands. The eyes of our children were just burning with delight. It were great emotions for all our family.

June 7, 2018

Enjoy safe monsoon trip
We had recently taken a Monsoon Nature Trip from the popular company Atlantis Water Sports, who had promised us a lot about safety being taken throughout the trip and ensure smooth return to camp. Believe us, we thoroughly enjoyed the trip and they had experienced and knowledgeable guide accompanying us to ensure that we return safe. We were very happy with their organized skills and the way they treated their guests.

June 12, 2018

As soon as we flew to Goa, the local people recommended us to take a tour to see the crocodiles. Initially it was a bit scary but insanely interesting. Someone will say that this is very extreme, but for me crocodiles seemed very nice))) So this excursion was to my liking.

June 14, 2018

If you want to experience natural treasures then go ahead and pick Monsoon Nature Trip. It would get you a great time and a lot of familiarity to so many things. Atlantis Water Sports team would make sure that you have a memorable time amidst different sites, and waterfalls.

June 19, 2018

Best ever Monsoon Trip!
Do you love nature and the diverse ingredients it has? If you want to experience the purest forms of natural beauty then you must not stay aloof from Monsoon Nature Trip that is organized by Atlantis Water Sports. The trip would be a great expedition and like me; you would also make some cherished memories.

July 2, 2018

I had a great experience in my recently availed Monsoon Nature Trip. It was organized by Atlantis Water Sports tastefully. The most exciting things that I found about this trip were Guided Tour at Spice Plantation, Harlem Waterfall and Old Goa Churches or Balaji Temple and so on. It was a hit for me!

July 26, 2018

I had a great experience in my recently availed Monsoon Nature Trip. It was organized by Atlantis Water Sports tastefully. The most exciting things that I found about this trip were Guided Tour at Spice Plantation, Harlem Waterfall and Old Goa Churches or Balaji Temple and so on. It was a hit for me!

August 3, 2018

Our group had a wonderful experience by availing the Monsoon Nature Trip offered by Atlantis Water Sports. The prices offered to us were really unbeatable and the quality of the trip was just excellent. We were provided with all the basic amenities that were required to have a great trip. Great care was taken to ensure that none of the guests suffered in any manner throughout the trip. Also, the locales were just mind-blowing!

August 22, 2018

I am a big admirer of nature. Whenever I get a chance, I pick a nature oriented trip. Lately I went for Monsoon Nature Trip that was organized by Atlantis Water Sports. It was full of fun, natural charm and adventure too. We even captured some really cool shots during the time.

August 27, 2018

If you want to experience natural treasures then go ahead and pick Monsoon Nature Trip. It would get you a great time and a lot of familiarity to so many things. Atlantis Water Sports team would make sure that you have a memorable time amidst different sites, and waterfalls.

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