Guide To Chorla Ghat Top Things To Do In Goa's Hidden Gem

Nestled at the crossroads of Maharashtra, Karnataka, and Goa, Chorla Ghat reveals unimaginable natural beauty. If you have been planning a road trip this monsoon, here's why you must plan one to this offbeat treasure
Chorla Ghats
Chorla Ghats

Nestled amidst the scenic Western Ghats and bordered by the enchanting states of Goa, Karnataka, and Maharashtra, Chorla Ghat offers a truly breathtaking experience. This hidden gem remains relatively undiscovered, making it an ideal destination for a tranquil and mesmerizing monsoon retreat. Embracing nature's splendour, Chorla Ghat captivates visitors with its majestic vistas, serene waterfalls, and an air of tranquillity that provides a welcome escape from bustling city life.

Unwind Neaar The Anjunem Dam

The Anjunem Dam is located approximately 10 km away from Sanquelim town, along the Sanquelim-Belgaum route in Chorla Ghat. It boasts stunning natural beauty and lush foliage that is sure to leave you enchanted. The dam is nestled in a valley that is created by Morlemgad, a nearby peak to the southeast, and Vagheri Hill, one of the highest hills in Goa. Additionally, two breathtaking lakes can be found nearby, which are known to be natural swimming pools.

Discover Mhadei Wildlife Sanctuary 

Located close to the Valpoi village, the Mhadei Wildlife Sanctuary is a relatively new sanctuary. It has gained popularity for the recent sightings of Bengal tigers within its premises. When you visit this sanctuary, you may come across various creatures such as Indian gaur, Barking deer, Sambar deer, Asian palm civet, tiny Indian civet, Wild boar, Indian hare, Ruddy mongoose, Black-faced langur, and Bonnet macaque. To make the most of your visit, it is recommended to have a guide who can help you locate the best spots for viewing these creatures.

Visit Trekker's Paradise 

The breathtaking Lasni Temb is also popularly known as the trekker's paradise. Along the forest trails, you'll encounter the enchanting glow of bio-luminescent fungus illuminating the darkened path. As the monsoon season blankets the area in dampness, be sure to equip yourself with sturdy footwear to navigate the challenging terrain. 

Visit The Twin Vajra Waterfalls

For an unforgettable adventure, trek to the twin Vajra waterfalls and spend a day unwinding by the banks of the Mhadel River. The journey begins by crossing the Goa border into Karnataka, heading from Kankumbi to Chapoli. This six-hour trek provides an awe-inspiring view of the western ghats that is sure to leave you breathless.

How To Reach 

By rail Chorla Ghat is around 25 kilometres from Madgaon railway station. 

By air Chorla Ghat is 67 kilometres from Goa Airport. Private buses and autos are easily accessible at this location.  

By road&nbspTravelling by car or bike is an amazing way to explore the stunning views that surround Chorla Ghats. The journey is full of excitement, taking you through numerous bridges and paddy fields before revealing the magnificent Sahyadri. The best starting point for your road trip is the Calangute area in Goa, which is about 65 kilometers away. The route follows Mapura and Aldona roads that lead to several destinations, featuring scenic waterfalls, backwaters, and paddy fields. You will also come across charming local cafes and eateries that add to the joy of your road trip.

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