Tambdi Surla is a 13th century hidden wonder in Goa. It is home to an auspicious Shiva temple that comfortably sits in a distant jungle and can be reached with trekking through the dense forest.
The idiosyncrasy of the temple attracts many travelers and explorers. Built-in Jain style, the temple has some minute details that have been debatable. The temple surrounding offers calm and tranquility with its rich flora. This place is an amalgam of both adventures and knowledge. If you visit, you can witness the unfinished appearance of the temple as it was built in hurry by the Pandavas of Mahabharata. This happens to be the last stop and before reaching there, you will find the mesmerizing Tambdi Surla waterfall.
The adventurous trek to the waterfalls cannot be missed. As it is located in a dense forest, you will need a local guide to assist you. It may take more than 90 minutes to complete the trekking, based on the steep climb. But, the gorgeous waterfall is worthy of the painful walk. The amazing landscape, the cascading falls, and then drizzle on your face makes a beautiful memory.
Things to do
The best thing about trekking this route is to see the colorful birds that are not seen in the cities. Another attraction is the multicolored butterflies that will treat your eyes with delight. There are some chances of coming across animals like leopards know that, it is home to many reptiles, both big and small. You can see some snakes and small animals too.
Every effort is worthy to see the stunning waterfall. It has a beauty that can find mention in poetry. Water falling from a height of 50 m and in a zig-zag fashion, is stupendous. There is also a small pool made by the falling water. You can take a dip in the cold water if you want to.
The entire journey would be fun and accomplishing. Create nostalgia and click some amazing pictures to look at them later in life. Both the spots, the temple, and the waterfalls, are worth visiting in a lifetime.
How to reach the Tambdi Surla Waterfalls?
- From Madgaon: The temple is situated just 56 km from Madgaon city, you have to cross the Ponda city to reach there. The journey is about 1.30 hours.
- From Panjim: Located at a distance of 69 km from the capital city, the way to the temple will take about 2 hours by rides.
- To reach the waterfalls, it will take about 90minutes from the temple.
Best time to Visit Tambdi Surla
The best time to go to the Tambdi Surla temple is between June to December. Apart from sightseeing and adventure, you can do some local shopping from here and there.