Explore the Majestic Caves in Goa

Known for its pristine beaches, electric nightlife, and sumptuous cuisine, Goa is a popular destination for travellers from all around the world. However, there's much more to Goa than its beaches and parties. Goa is also home to a plethora of magnificent caves that are often overlooked by visitors. These caves, hidden within the lush green forests and the Western Ghats, offer a glimpse into Goa's rich history and culture. Let us take you on a journey through the must-visit caves in Goa. 

Pandava Caves

Located in the village of Arvalem, approximately 32 km from the state capital Panaji, are the Pandava Caves in Goa. Also known as the Arvalem Caves, they are believed to have provided shelter to the five Pandavas during their exile in the Mahabharata. These caves have been crafted in the Buddhist style and are made of laterite stone. While the walls are plain with no paintings, the caves' architecture is still quite impressive. The best time to visit the Pandava Caves is during the winter months, from November to February, when the weather is pleasant.

Cave dwellings at Pandava Caves covered with fence
people standing under a natural rock cave

Rivona Caves

Located approximately 24 km from Margao, the Rivona Caves are situated in the Rivona village and were inhabited by Buddhist monks sometime around the 6th century. These caves in South Goa are considered to be a significant part of Goa's history. The structure of the caves boasts of laterite carvings that are highly captivating, including a carving in the form of Pitha, which is said to be the seat of the teacher.

Lamgau Caves

Located about 26 km from Panaji, the Lamgau Caves in Goa have a rich history that dates back to the prehistoric era. These rock-cut caves were once inhabited by Buddhist monks who sought a life of seclusion and spirituality. The caves were also used for mining in the past, resulting in their unique design. The Lamgau Caves are a fascinating destination for history buffs and those interested in ancient architecture. The best time to visit here is during the winter months, from November to February.

Exteriors of the man-made Lamgau Caves
Natural cave located near a clear blue sea

Curdi and Cupa Sea Caves

The Curdi Caves are an offbeat attraction in Goa, located in the submerged village of Curdi which is around 32 km away from Margao. The village is now underwater for about 11 months in a year, making it a unique destination to explore during the summer months when the water recedes. The village has a few remote and hidden rock-cut caves, which are worth exploring for their historical and cultural significance. 
The Cupa Sea Caves are located in Loliem Village, 48 km from Margao. They are accessible only during low tide as they are connected to the sea. These caves in South Goa are a hidden gem and not well-known among tourists. They offer a unique experience of exploring caves while being surrounded by the sea.

Goa is home to some of the most fascinating caves in India, each with its own unique history and charm. And what better way to experience them than by staying at Kenilworth Resort and Spa, a luxury resort in South Goa. With lavish accommodations, top-notch amenities, and a variety of unique Goan experiences, including exploring the nearby caves, it's the perfect place to stay during your next Goa visit. Don't miss out on the opportunity to explore these fascinating caves in Goa and create unforgettable memories.