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About Ride & Trek to Tambdi Surla

The Mahadev temple was built by Hemadri, the minister of the Yadava King Ramachandra. The Jain style construction has led to debates about the origins of the temple, since the Kadamba Dynasty ruled Goa between the tenth and fourteenth centuries. The temple is built in the Hemadpanthi style from basalt, carried across the mountains from the Deccan plateau and carved craftsmen. It is considered to be the only specimen of Kadamba-Yadava architecture in basalt stone preserved and available in Goa. The temple survived invasions and the Goa Inquisition due to its remote location in a clearing deep in the forest at the foot of the Western Ghats which surround the site.

The temple is dedicated to Lord Shiva and is reminiscent of the temples at Aihole in neighbouring Karnataka. There is a linga (symbol of Lord Shiva) mounted on a pedestal inside the inner sanctum, and local legend has it that a huge king cobra is in permanent residence in the dimly lit interior.

Your trek to Tambdi Surla Waterfall begins at the village of Tambdi Surla. As you make your way through the evergreen forests of Bhagwan Mahavir Wildlife Sanctuary, you will be awed by nature’s majesty. The trail is well marked and fairly simple to follow; to add to the charm of the trek, you will encounter many swift streams gushing with clear mountain water as you traverse the scenic pathway.

The initial part of the trail is quite broad and the forest cover is not too dense. But as you go deeper into the jungle, the path narrows and the forest cover thickens. Beware of leeches; this trail is home to several so ensure that you are adequately protected.

As you approach Tambdi Surla Waterfalls, you will see a silvery curtain of water cascading down from a height of almost 50 meters. The crystal clear water zigzags down, bouncing of rocks till it finally hurtles down vertically in a majestic manner. There is a little pond by the waterfall which is fed by the falls. The water is cold and refreshing; take a dip in these chilly waters – it’s like an instant pick-me-up! Then perch yourself on the surrounding rocks and enjoy the magical environment – the clean, fresh air, the thundering waterfall, the refreshing water and the beauty of the forest. 

Ride & Trek to Tambdi Surla

Date: Sunday, 1st July, 2018 

Start Time: 07:00 am, Hotel Amigos, Ponda

Route (Trek):

Route (Cycling):

Trek: 7 kms 

Ride: 70 kms

Duration: 6 hrs approximately

Registration Fees: Rs. 150/- towards breakfast and refreshments

We drive with our cycles racked from Divja Circle, Panjim | Bolshe Circle, Margao at 05:55 am to the meeting point at Hotel Amigos, Ponda Bypass by 06:45 am

We park our cars at Hotel Amigos, Ponda and cycle 35 kms to Tambdi Surla Temple where we shall have breakfast and proceed for a 3 hr trek to the waterfall. After returning from the trek we shall have some refreshments and cycle back to Hotel Amigos, Ponda.

Rain or Shine; We Ride!

Helmets Compulsory/Personal Accident Insurance Compulsory/Carry Water, Spare Tube & First Aid Kit/Check Brakes & Tire Pressure Before Ride/Eat a small snack or Banana before you start off from home/Carry some money for Breakfast and Emergencies/Go through the route map given above to avoid delays and inconvenience to other riders/Follow Traffic Rules/Probyk and Propedalerz are only facilitating the Group Ride and is Not Responsible for any Loss or Untoward Incident during the Ride/The organizers reserve the right to cancel or change the date of the event without assigning any reason in which case the organizers liability shall be limited to refunding the registration fees only/Children below 18 years to be accompanied by an Adult.