The Intriguing Arvalem Caves: Cave of Ancient Glory and Symbol of Peace
Popular stories on Arvalem Caves
The Arvalem caves are also known as the “Pandava Caves”. The iconic story behind this belief is because, according to a popular saying that the Pandava brothers – Yudhisthira, Bhima, Arjuna, Nakula, and Sahadeva – from the epic of Mahabharatha stayed here during their 12 years of exile. The caves have five distinct compartments, which is why this tale gets more influence.
Out of the five rooms, three of them have a monument with the middle or center one including the central monument of a shiva linga. Due to which some speculate that the caves have a Hindu ancestry. Though, some philosophers and thinkers assume that the Caves have a Buddhist lineage since recesses made available revealed an enormous shrine of Mahaveer Gautama Buddha which dates back to the 4th century or much later.
Arvalem Waterfalls and its magnificent view
Goa is endowed with a prosperity of natural elegance. The Arvalem waterfalls are surely a masterpiece amongst them. It is located just about 1.5 km from the caves is the mysterious Arvalem Falls. It gushes out in a bestial fall from a height of 70 ft. The glorious fall shapes a pool or a lake, which is a favorite spot for swimmers and also, a recreational spot.
It is also a prominent picnic spot among travelers. The Rudreshwar Temple placed close is frequently toured by tourists or visitors who come to glimpse the picturesque plunge.
What is the Promising Time To Visit Arvalem Caves and Waterfalls?
The Arvalem Caves can be toured at any time of the year since the temperature is balmy and joyful throughout the seasons. Still, the monsoon is an excellent time to visit the Arvalem Waterfalls, so that you can see the fall gushing out water.