Dudhsagar Waterfall Trip, Tour Of Goa’s Waterfall And Spice Plantation
The glorious fall of white water, pouring over the steep, almost vertical face of the mountain from a magnificent height of 1017ft;
is both stunning and dazzling, making one think that there are many powers in nature considerably more capable than the human personality
The name "Dudhsagar" actually means 'ocean of milk' which many accept is an
implication to the white splash and froth that the majestic waterfall makes as it falls into the waters of the lake. The falls are at
their pinnacle in the rainy season, which is the best time to visit the Dudhsagar waterfalls in goa though they are worth visiting
throughout the year.
This waterfall is situated in the Sanguem Taluka of Goa and falls into
the ward of the Goa Forest offices since it is a present in the Bhagwan Mahavir Wildlife Sanctuary. One can take a road or rail to
Kulem railway station and after that trek to Dudhsagar waterfall or a jeep with a driver is available to get near the falls,
yet you need to take a stroll to exactly reach the foot of the falls.
The waterway Mandovi, which is the main river of Goa, starts from the Deccan plateau in the territory of Karnataka.
Finding its way through the Western Ghats, this river plunges over the tallest peaks on the outskirt of Goa and Karnataka,
which leads to the formation of the Dudhsagar falls. The waters shape a dark green pool at the base of the falls and then proceeding
westbound to merge with the Arabian Sea.
The Dudhsagar waterfall measures an amazing 310m (1017ft) in
height and around 100ft in width. The waterfall parts into three streams as
it pours over the almost vertical cliff, in this manner presenting a really wonderful sight.
This waterfall is otherwise called Tambdi Surla by few of the localities.
The range around the falls is forested and falls into the Bhagwan Mahavir Wildlife Sanctuary. There are various animals and birds that call
this place home, and the sharp spectator may even be fortunate to view a few. The Goa Forest Department maintains the road to the falls.
The fall is by and large quiet in summers. However,
in the rainy season because of the ceaseless deluge, the falls come alive and draws the majority of tourists to make a trip to
the Dudhsagar waterfalls.
Diving with delight into the falls:
Swimming is a perfect choice at the falls when the water is quiet.
The explorers could attempt and trek to the head of the Dudhsagar falls through hedges, rocks, and water. It's an extreme climb which takes no less than two or three hours. The fall's encompassing region is known as the best outing place. Dudhsagar waterfall trip in Goa and appreciating it totally takes no less than a whole day.
Hotel pickup to Collem by a taxi or coach will be provided. A jeep is available to drive up the mountain to the Dudhsagar falls. After spending few hours in the refreshing water, return to the base.
All About Dudhsagar
The gorgeous Dudhsagar Waterfall is located in the high peaks of the Western Ghats and is a vision to catch especially in the monsoons when it is in lavish and furious flow. From a distance, Dudhsagar waterfall appears like flows of milk rushing down the mountain side. The exhilarant and spectacular waterfall is located in the Sanguem taluka.
Measuring a vigorous 600 meter from head to toe, Dudhsagar waterfall on the Goa-Karnataka border, fascinate a steady rush of guest from the coast into the hilly Western Ghats. After gushing across the Deccan plateau, the headwaters of the Mandovi River form a lather cascade that splits into three waterfalls to deluge down a near-vertical bluff face into a deep green pool.
The Konkani name of the waterfalls, which literally translated which also means "sea of milk", acquires from clouds of milky foam which rises up at the bottom of the waterfalls. Dudhsagar Waterfalls in Goa is set among breathtaking landscape overlooking a steep, crescent-shaped head of a valley dotted with pristine tropical forest that is only available on foot or by train.
Like most zone in Goa, the Dudhsagar waterfall too has a fable attached to its name. The fable tells the story of this energetic and prosperous king who ruled a kingdom in the Western Ghats. His grand and deluxe palace in the hills was surrounded by huge gardens which were full of deers and gazelles.
Story Of Dudhsagar Waterfalls
The King had a beautiful daughter, who used to enjoy taking a bath during the hot summers, in the scenic lake near the forest on the boundary of the King's palace grounds. It was her routine to finish her bath and have a jug full of sugared milk in a jug made of pure gold. One day when she was having her usual jug of milk she found herself being watched by a handsome prince standing amongst the trees. Embarassed by her inadequate bathing attire, the resourceful Princess poured the sugared milk in front of her to form an improvised curtain to hide her body, while one of the maids rushed to cover her with a dress. Thus was the legend born. The sugared milk poured down the mountainside and continued to flow in torrents as a tribute to the everlasting virtue and modesty of the Princess of the Ghats. The DudhSagar continues to flow to this day and attracts thousands of visitors to one of the most famous and popular tourist destination in the Goa state.
How to Reach There
A number of private operators offer certain trips to the Waterfalls and the tours operated by Goa Tourism Development Corporation have Dudhsagar Waterfalls as one of the popular tour stops. Dudhsagar waterfalls can also be reached by a train journey from Margao or Vasco. At Collem, in the Bhagwan Mahavir Sanctuary near Mollem, there is a railway station where the train stops to pick up passengers for the Dudhsagar waterfalls journey. There are two trains in a day that stop at Dudhsagar Station and it is possible to catch a morning train up and spend indefinite hours at the falls before taking an afternoon train back.
Adjoining the top of the falls, the railway line from Vasco to Londa crosses the mountainside, with attractive views from the train. There are also a few set of pools that you can swim in, making Dudhsagar waterfall a great place for a day full of fun and escapade. The other way of reaching the waterfalls is only desirable from January to May, when the level of the water in the rivers diminishes sufficient to grant jeeps to access the foot of the waterfalls.
- A/C transport for Pick and Drop from North Goa few Locations.
- 1 hr Jeep Safari Ride to Waterfall.
- 1 hr for at the Waterfall.
- Guided Tour at Spice Plantation.
Elephant Ride/Shower (Extra charges).
Goan style buffet lunch at spice plantation (3 hrs).
All entry fees Inclusive.
- Please carry along swimwear, T-Shirt, Shorts
- Sun cream, Hat, Sunglasses