Blame it on the lazy beaches or the laidback tourists in Goa, but for years the hinterlands of Goa have been completely unexplored.
Whether we like it or not, beach hopping and incessant partying is the gist of most Goa experiences. But in a quieter corner of South Goa, Salaulim Dam is a marvel that has still not caught the attention of travellers in Goa.
The dam lies on the Salaulim River, a tributary of Zuari River, about five kilometres from Sanguem Town. The entire South Goa gets its drinking water from here.
For travellers on the hunt for spectacles in the lesser known corners of Goa, Salaulim Dam is a sight to behold. The dam spread over an area of more than 24 sq km, is a pleasant surprise for visitors who come here for a break from the beaches.
The unending, vast expanse of water runs down through a semi-circular outlet and splashes 50ft down at the first level and again falls down to a 100ft deep chasm. It finally strikes the riverbed creating a breathtaking mist cover over the dam.