Kuskem Waterfall, Cotigao Canacona

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Kuskem Waterfal is one of the most scenic waterfall in the state and is situated in the Canacona taluka in South Goa. This waterfall can be found in Kuskem village, which is at a distance of about 28 km from the Canacona Bus stand. The alluring Kuskem Waterfall is located at a distance of about 12 km from Hathipal, the entry point of Cotigao Wildlife Sanctuary. The fall is beautifully placed on the way to the sanctuary, which is the second largest wildlife preservation of Goa after Bhagwan Mahaveer Wildlife Sanctuary.

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Kuskem Waterfall does not fall from a very high height as it has only two steps and descends from a height of about 30 m, creating a leap of milky water with a great thunderous sound. It is one of the most captivating waterfalls in the state of Goa and the travelers who come to visit this fall are sure to fall in love with the picturesque sight of the waterfall and its surroundings. This waterfall is situated in the lush green surroundings which very rich with exotic flora and fauna. Due to the magnificence of this fall and the scenic surroundings, it is one of the most favored destinations among the photographers. Nature lovers are definite to visit the Kuskem waterfall.

Source: Vipul Rege

Source: Vipul Rege

It is also much popular among the adventure enthusiasts because the location of this fall offers excellent opportunities for adventures and hiking. As the waterfall is situated at a distance of about 12 km from the entrance of the Cotigao Wildlife Sanctuary, one has to travel through the densely wooded forests that are inhabited by wild animals, in order to reach the Kuskem village, which is located very close to Kuskem waterfall. It is advised to take the help of the local guide due to safety reasons and you will reach to the location of this fall. The water of the fall is clean and clear making it an ideal place for enjoying a refreshing swim. The waterfall is also an ideal spot for family picnic.

1Best time to visit this waterfall is during the monsoon season as it dries out during the summers. Also that, the surrounding location of the waterfall during the rainy season is lush green, giving a fresh look to the site.  There is an entry fee to get to this waterfall. For Adult its Rs.20/- and children’s its Rs.10/- The entry fee is collected by Forest Department and with this amount they maintains the area. They also provided a small hut where people can change their clothes, even some locals also provide facility of changing clothes. Villagers also put small hotels where you can grab some hot tea after the bathe.

Source: Vipul Rege

Source: Vipul Rege

Few facilities are available close to this waterfall. One can also opt to stay at the several cottages which are found in Cotigoa Wildlife Sanctuary, which are run by the Forest Department.

5You can reach Kuskem Waterfall by local bus or bike or auto rickshaw just after reaching to Canacona Bus stand. But local buses doesnt travel till the last point as later you will need to go by walk. It will be better if you hire Taxi, Bike or Car on Rent. On the way you will even get one more nearest waterfall called as “Bamanbudo Waterfall

Distance:

Canacona bus stand to Kuskem Waterfall via Forest Check Post is 28km

Canacona Railway Station to Kuskem Waterfall via Forest Check Post is 29km

Dabolim Airport to Kuskem Waterfall via Quepem and Rivona is 73km

Google Map Link: https://goo.gl/maps/accZFYfjZEr

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