Explore The Buddhist Caves & Carving along with some famous temples in Rivona Goa with Goa Trip Planner. Located in South Goa, Rivona is a small village that boasts the historic hidden gem and is the hinterland of Goa. In this tour journey, you will find yourself surrounded by mountains and lush greenery, so you will feel like you are in a dream.

This trip is truly a must-see trip in Goa for those who want to explore Goa other than the beach. On this journey you will be covering the caves & carving of Rivona which is also called the Buddhist caves or Pandava’s Caves. The intricate details of these historic caves will transport you back in time. This place is heaven for history lovers and nature lovers too.

As you venture deeper into South Goa's rural areas you will explore South Goa's best-kept secrets, from local plantations, natural small freshwater streams and famous ancient hindu temples. South Goa's hinterland is a treasure trove of natural beauty and cultural richness that often goes unnoticed. Away from the hustle and bustle of its popular beaches, the lush green landscapes offer a refreshing escape to this beautiful place. A drive through its winding roads will lead you to hidden gems waiting to be discovered on its way.

For those who are seeking adventure, you'll come across rivers and streams gushing through rocky terrain, providing an ideal setting for picnics or dips in freshwater streams. You’ll also get a chance to take a dip into water depending on the water levels.
Many historic sites in South Goa's hinterland, such as temples, churches and forts, provide insights into the rich past of the region. During your trip, you'll also visit a local plantation maintained by the village people and have the chance to enjoy a delicious breakfast which will be included in the tour package

Note - The included site points are located at a small distance and will require transportation. There is no transport facility included in our tour package.

4 Hours Available on request

What is included in the tour

  • Breakfast
  • All Entry Fees and Permissions
  • Travelling Goodies
  • Taxes
  • Guided Trail

What is NOT included in the tour


  • Transport
  • Bottled Water
  • Personal Expenses
  • Meals
What makes this tour special
  • Buddhist Cave
  • Local Goan Breakfast
  • Kulagar Visit
  • Prehistoric Rock Cut Carvings facing a beautiful river
  • Zambaulim Temple Visit
  • Local Farm Visit
  • Dip in a Freshwater Stream

Starts 8.00 AM

Zambaulim Temple Visit: Explore the ancient and most famous temple of Zambaulim, an imposing work of Hindu architecture that reflects the grandeur and beauty of Hinduism.

Local Breakfast & Local Farm Visit: Visit a hidden farm in this beautiful setting and enjoy a local breakfast which you'll not get anywhere else.

Rivona Buddhist Cave: Visit the Historic Buddhist Caves in Rivona, these caves offer a glimpse into Goa's rich cultural heritage. Visiting the intricate caves will give you an insight into the lives and times of those who lived here centuries ago, including pandavas and monks.

Rock Carvings: Stunning prehistoric rock-cut carvings facing a beautiful river: Visit a long-lost rock carving. Learn more about these carvings from our guides who will guide you through some of the most fascinating parts of this incredible tunnel network.

Kulagar Visit: Visit a kulagar and learn about the local fruits and species grown in the area. It's fascinating to learn about these things from someone who has been doing it for years.

Welcome Drink: Enjoy a welcome drink while you have your Vacation mode on.

Dip in Kushavati River: At the end, you’ll be witness to the famous Kushavati river and will get a chance to take a short dip into this fresh water. (Taking a dip will be dependent on the water levels). Visiting this natural wonder will be an unforgettable highlight of your trip to South Goa.