Dudhsagar Falls

Natural Beauty

Goa

18°C / Clouds

Considered one of India's tallest waterfalls, Dudsagar waterfalls are truly a brilliant example of epic beauty. It is situated in the Bhagwan Mahaveer Sanctuary and Mollem National Park, forming a border between Karnataka and Goa. Deciduous forests surround this particular area. The waters cascading down from the rocks form a magical view of the place, especially in the monsoon season. On various occasions, one can also see a train crossing by from in front of the falls. This scene is simply a visual delight. 

When one looks at these waterfalls from a distance, it seems like an overwhelming stream of milk falling with much pressure from the top to down the hill that forms three streams, making their way to the ocean. Falling from a height of 310 meters, Dudhsagar falls are the fifth largest in India. This wonder of nature attracts the attention of a lot of tourists on an annual basis. This destination is a must-visit for someone who likes to explore nature and has a great love for photography. 

Best Time to Visit

Moving to the best time to visit Dudhsagar Falls, which is between October and May. The weather is very pleasant at this time, and people can spend a great time frolicking in cool, gushing waters. The surrounding area is replete with verdant greenery, which makes the area very attractive. You will feel closeness with Mother Nature and feel relaxed. It is a great time for sightseeing and exploring this place while enjoying it to the fullest. 

History Of Dudhsagar Falls

There are some legends and stories which are associated with this place for a long time. According to one such story, it is believed that once there was a princess, the daughter of the king of Ghats.

One day she was bathing in the lake situated near the palace. After completing her chore, the princess and her maidens sat beside the lake and drank milk from a jug, apparently made of gold and embedded with precious stones and diamonds. She repeated it on a different day; a handsome prince chanced to be riding in the woods nearby. When he heard the laughing sound of the girls, he became curious and wanted to know what was happening. And after some searching, he found and saw the barely clad princess. However, to protect her honor, the maidens, in a frantic attempt, poured the milk from the jug around her. And it is this reason why these popular waterfalls are known as Dudhsagar. 

Places to Visit Near Dudhsagar Falls

1. Goa-Karnataka Border

A four-tiered waterfall sited right of the Goa-Karnataka border. This destination is mesmerizing beyond words. As per the locals, the clouds come from the heavens, touching the earth directly.

2. Bhagwan Mahaveer Sanctuary and National park

Quite close to the fall and situated in the city Mollem, this attraction has a wide range of species for you to explore. Besides that, you can also click on some amazing pictures at the national park. 

3. Tambdi Surla Temple

It is sited quite close to the Falls. Visit the place and appreciate the adorable architecture of the temple. Visitors come to this place throughout the year to offer prayer, experience a new culture, and meet new people.

4. Devil's Canyon Trek

This one is located in the Bhagwan Mahaveer Sanctuary and is also one of the famous trekking spots here. This place is a gorge and also has a beautiful river running through it. This place is very close to Tamdi Surla Temple. Visiting here, you might also get a chance to spot some rare animals. 

5. Castle Rock Trek

It is a 14 km long trek close to Dudhsagar Falls. Trekking through this stretch takes approximately five hours. Trekkers can enjoy the scenic beauty all around. A lot of railway crossings and tunnels through this trek keep the visitors hypnotized with surreal beauty. It is one of the most attractive and scenic treks between Pune and Mumbai.

How To Reach Dudhsagar Falls In Goa

Dudhsagar Falls is situated in Goa. Truly, Goa is one of a kind destination to explore. It is one of the most famous waterfalls in India. This attraction is easy to access. Goa is well-connected with Delhi, Mumbai, Kolkata, Bengaluru, and other cities. Let's discuss how you can reach Goa via the following routes.

Nearest Airport- Dabolim Airport

Nearest City- Goa

Distance from Panaji- 76.1 KM

Distance from Goa Airport- 28.9 KM

By Air

The Dabolim Airport (GOI) is the primary airport of Goa. The airport receives several domestic and international flights throughout the day. It receives several flights from Mumbai, Delhi, Kolkata, Bengaluru, Hyderabad, etc. Goa is one of the most important tourist spots and finds a prime place on the global tourism map. Many private jets land at Goa Airport, bringing in huge parties of foreign tourists from different parts of the world. Dudhsagar Falls is 76.1 Km away from Panaji and 28.9 Km away from Goa. Private cabs and pre-paid taxis can be booked to reach Dudhsagar Falls.

By Train

Madgaon and Vasco da Gama are two of the major train stations located in Goa. Both of these railway stations are well connected with other Indian cities. Here is how you can reach Goa from different parts of the country. Madgaon Railway Station is 48.7 km away from Dudhsagar Falls. Vasco Da Gama Railway Station is 71.4 km away from the tourist attraction. After disembarking, private board taxis, cabs, buses, etc., to reach Dudhsagar Falls. After you deboard at the train station, you will need to cover the distance further via some means of public transportation. 

Distance from Madgaon Railway Station- 48.7 km

Distance from Vasco Da Gama Railway Station- 71.4 Km 

By Road

You can consider traveling to Goa via roads as well. The route from Mumbai to Goa is picturesque and worth admiring. Depending upon your location, you can either take your vehicle or even consider traveling via interstate buses. Here is the route you can take from different Indian cities.

·        Nashik - 660 km

·        Mumbai - 592.9 KM

·        Aurangabad - 649 km

·        Pune - 443 km

·        Indore - 682 km

·        Mysuru - 420 km

You can also consider traveling via interstate buses from different places in India.

Frequently Asked Questions Related to Dudhsagar Falls

Ques 1- Is Dudhsagar Falls open now?

Ans- Dudhsagar Falls is now open for visitors. The best time to visit is from October and May.

Ques 2- Is Dudhsagar Falls worth visiting?

Ans- Yes, Dudhsagar Falls is worth exploring and enjoying, especially in the Monsoon season when the place is replete with splendid beauty.

Ques 3- Can we take a bath in Dudhsagar Falls?

Ans- Yes, we can take a bath in Dudhsagar Falls.

Ques 4- What should you wear in Dudhsagar Falls?

Ans- Wear easy, comfortable clothes and sports shoes when visiting Dudhsagar Falls.

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