Have you been here before? I am sure, you haven’t.
Once you are through with the beautiful beaches of Goa, a visit to the bubbling lake could be a change from the sun. Though Budbud Talli, as it is known locally, is called a lake, its small size suggests a tank.
Bubbling lake is more a tank than a lake..
Deep inside the lush green forests that border Karnataka, is a temple in Netrawali dedicated to Lord Gopinath. By its side is a kund (tank) that releases bubbles every so often. The cab driver asks me to clap my hands. When I do that I see the bubbling activity increased. The louder I clap, the more bubbles rise to the surface making concentric circles.
Bubbles coming to surface & the fishes swimming away. 🙂
There maybe scientific reasons but they are not so fascinating. 🙂 Considered sacred by the locals, the Bubble Lake has several lores attached to it. One of the myth has it that there is a sleeping demon under the tank and whenever we make noises, his breathing quickens and hence the bubbles! Another lore believes that the resident deities were magical, and so this pool also has magical bubbles.
However, according to scientists, the bubbles can be caused by sulphur dioxide, carbon dioxide, limestone or methane. How boring! I think I’ll go by the legends. 😀
Another view. Surroundings are lush green after the monsoon.
The water is clear and one can see plants at the bottom and also lot of fishes. The driver was adventurous enough to fill up his water bottle and drink it. Upon his saying it is potable, I too had a mouthful and I am still alive!
Do include this magical bubble lake in your itinerary next time you visit Goa.
Tips- Not many people know about this lake & no proper sign boards to direct you. Ask for Netrawali & once you reach Netrawali, ask the locals for the Gopinath temple. This tank is in the temple complex. Take a cab or your own vehicle. I don’t think any bus goes there.
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Nice greenery and beautiful reflection!
It’s nice to see its other quality as well. 🙂
omg! Never heard of this lake. Goa to me means only beaches & good food. Now time to go these places.
thanks for sharing.
new site to visit 🙂 which side of goa border this is? i mean goa has 2 different entry from karnataka.
You are welcome. go there okay?
Welcome here. I hope you’ll stick around. 🙂
The southern side.
Pretty Interesting. Great captures with interesting stories.
wonderful, Nisha! would love to go there some time
Interesting.. Will try to go there next time I visit Goa.
How do you ever find out about such things!
Thank you, so when are you leaving for Goa? 🙂
Sure, Samhith will definitely love it.
Oh I love going to unexplored places. Thank you. 🙂
I will go with the local folk tale. 🙂 …Who needs Methane and CO2 anyways?
Exactly !! 😀 😀 😛
Yes, I have been there before. 🙂
Good to know you visited too.
Thanks for writing with more information.
You are welcome.