Dudhsagar Falls – The Beauty Of Nature
Think of milky white water cascading over the steep face of the mountain from the outstanding height of 1017 ft !! The sight will leave you awestruck and spellbound as you watch the tremendous power of nature in the falls. Welcome to the Dudhsagar Waterfalls in Goa. The name ‘Dudhsagar’ itself means the sea of milk. The name comes from the white splash and foam that the glorious falls make as it drops down into the lake. The beauty of the falls is at peak during the monsoon season which can be the best time to visit the falls but the scenic beauty is still available throughout the year. During the summers, the falls appear more serene and calm but they are back in action as soon as monsoon arrives. You can go for a swim at the falls to cool down during summers.
The Dudhsagar falls are located in the forest area of Bhagwan Mahavir Wildlife Sanctuary. The sanctuary is dwelling place of many animals and birds. The jeep safari to the falls in one opportunity you should not miss. The road through the falls is through the wildlife sanctuary and so is full of scenic beauty. A trip to the lush greens will leave you rejuvenated. The 11 km jeep ride through the wilderness lets you watch the nature in its full glory.
The trip becomes more exciting if you get to see animals like leopards, bison, bear, and birds like peacock, bulbul, and kingfishers. Do not forget to capture the exotic scenes in your camera although there is a fee to carry cameras and videos cameras in the sanctuary. After the last stop, take a walk to the falls as the guide informs you about the sanctuary and the falls. Dudhsagar falls is the 5th highest waterfall in India. The jeep safari through the wilderness along with the stroll to the falls is the most awesome trail for both nature lovers and adventure junkies.
After the trek to Dudhsagar falls, visit a spice plantation will amaze you. You get to see the spices like cloves, nutmeg, cumin, cinnamon, pepper, and vanilla, how they are grown and processed to reach the market. You can relish the sumptuous traditional Goan buffet laid down for you at the spice plantations. This is followed by the trip to the old historical Goan churches. A tour to heritage sites like Se Cathedral, Church, and Convent of St. Francis of Assisi, Chapel of St. Catherine, Basilica of Bom Jesus, Church of Lady of Rosary, Church of St. Augustine will leave you enlightened. A jeep safari through nature, visit the mesmerizing Dudhsagar Falls followed by a tour to a spice plantation and ending up on the journey to the old Goa churches. A perfect and a complete tour !!! There is nothing more you can wish for.