Dudhsagar Located around 60 kilometres away from Goa, on the Goa and Karnataka border, Dudhsagar waterfall is amongst the five highest waterfalls in India. With a height of around 310m (1017ft) and about 100ft in width, Dudhsagar Waterfalls displays a tremendous power of nature, creating a sight worth capturing. This glorious waterfall is one of the best places to visit near Goa, owing to its charismatic natural beauty and striking environment. This gorgeous four-tier waterfall became more popular after its presence in the blockbuster movie- Chennai Express in 2013. It is one of the most popular spots for tourists visiting Goa and nearby places. Dudhsagar waterfalls in Goa initially look like a pour out of milk, coming down from the mountain, later transforming into gushing cascades. Here’s everything you should know about Dudhsagar Waterfalls.
The most famous waterfall in Goa, Dudhsagar means the Sea of Milk owes its name to a myth. This was the favourite place of a beautiful princess who used to have a bath in a lake near the Mandovi River every day. After the bath, she would often drink sweetened milk from a golden jug. Once, while having a bath in the lake, she noticed a handsome prince gazing at her. At that moment, she poured the milk from the Golden jug to create a white virtual curtain in front of her, obstructing the view through crystal clear water of the lake. According to the myth, the milk still cascades down the mountain slope in the honour of princess’s virtues. The Dudhsagar waterfall is situated in the Western Ghats close to Bhagwan Mahavir Wildlife Sanctuary in Goa. A trek to Dudhsagar will allow you to witness the natural wonder of the Sanctuary jungle. This sanctuary is home to many animals and birds, including wild dogs, Bengal tiger, grey-headed myna, spotted deer, bear, leopards, bison, and different varieties of butterflies – lime butterfly, Mormon, tailed jay, to name a few. There are different ways to reach this waterfall that include:There are two trains available on daily basis, but they are not directly connected to the fall. Kulem and Castle Rock are the nearest railway stations from where travellers can trek to waterfalls. This mode of reaching the waterfall is strongly recommended for adventure and trek lovers. However, those who are travelling with aged people and children should avoid using this option..Situated on the coast of Goa and Karnataka, Dudhsagar waterfall can be reached by road too. In case you are travelling to this place from Panjim – the capital of Goa or any other location in North Goa, then you would be required to go by road. You can hire private taxis that will take you to the entry of Bhagwan Mahaveer Sanctuary near the village – Mollem on Goa- Karnataka Border. From this spot, you can take the official management’s Jeeps to reach the waterfalls. Dudhsagar waterfall in Goa is the top attraction for tourists, keeping them entertained with a plethora of exciting activities:-Known as one of the best trekking destinations, Dudhsagar waterfall provides adventure lovers with an opportunity to closely experience the wilderness and natural beauty. The Dudhsagar waterfall trek passes through the green lush forests, allowing you to capture the striking scenes of the environment in your camera. Trekking to this waterfall would be a fun experience but you have to be careful of the poisonous snakes on the treks.Situated amid the natural wilderness, this famous waterfall in Goa is an ideal destination to enjoy camping. You can choose the Castle Rock adventure camp, available with a range of facilities, including plenty of trekking expeditions, bunker beds, serene playgrounds, and calm surroundings. The adventure camp can fulfil your wish to enjoy a trip with extra thrill and adrenalin rush in an affordable and offbeat destination.