Dudhsagar Falls

Natural Beauty


30°C / Clouds

Considered as one of the tallest waterfalls in India, 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. This particular area is surrounded by deciduous forests. The waters which come 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 again 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. For someone who likes to explore nature, and has a great love for photography, this destination is a must-visit. 

Moving to the best time to visit Dudhsagar Falls, which is between October and May. This 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 along with 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. 

Major Attractions Around 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 directly the earth.

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 not to just offer prayer but also to 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. Actually, 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. 

How to Reach Dudhsagar Falls in Goa

Dudhsagar Falls is situated in Goa. Truly, Goa is one of a kind destination to explore. This is actually one of the most famous waterfalls in India. Goa is located at an overall distance of  1,875 km, 580 km, 2,200 km, 582 km from Delhi, Mumbai, Kolkata, and Bengaluru. Let’s discuss how you can reach Goa via the following routes.

By Air

The Dabolim Airport (GOI) is the primary airport of Goa. Operated by the Airport Authority of India, this airport also acts like a Civil Enclave within a military base namely INS Hansa.

There are many airlines that operate to and fro Goa with great flight connectivity like Vistara, Air India, GoAir, SpiceJet, IndiGo, Air Asia, Vistara, and many others. Let’s discuss.

  • Delhi - Spicejet, Air India, Air Asia, IndiGo have really good connectivity to Goa from Delhi’s Indira Gandhi International Airport
  • Bangalore - Go Air, Air Asia, Air India, SpiceJet are some good airline options to consider from Bangalore’s Kempegowda International Airport
  • Mangalore - Take IndiGo, SpiceJet, Air India from Mangalore International Airport
  • Mumbai - SpiceJet, Air India, Air Asia, Vistara are some good options to choose for flying from Mumbai’s Chhatrapati Shivaji International Airport
  • Surat - You can consider taking Air India, IndiGo, SpiceJet to fly to Goa from Surat

After you deboard at the airport, you can easily take a cab or some other means of public transportation to reach your respective destination.

By Road

You can consider traveling to Goa via roads as well. And depending upon your location, you can either take your own vehicle or perhaps even consider traveling via interstate buses. Here is the route you can take from different Indian cities.

  • Nashik - 660 km via NH48 or NH60
  • Aurangabad - 649 km via NH48 or NH52
  • Pune - 443 km via AH47 or NH48
  • Indore - 682 km via NH48
  • Mysuru - 420 km via NH48, NH69 or NH66

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

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. After you deboard at the train station, you will need to further cover the distance via some means of public transportation. 

  • Delhi - Take Goa Express from H.Nizammudin Railway Station and deboard at Vasco Da Gama Junction
  • Ahmedabad - Take Nagercoil Express from Ahmedabad Junction and deboard at Madgaon Junction
  • Pune - Board Goa Express from Pune Junction and deboard at the Madgaon railway station
  • Nashik - Take MNGLA LKSDP EXP from Nashik Road and deboard at the Madgaon station
  • Surat - Take Kochuveli Express from Surat Junction and deboard at Madgaon station
  • Jaipur - Take Maru Sagar Express from Jaipur Junction and deboard at Madgaon station 

You can plan your trip and create your own route to the city with Adotrip’s technically driven circuit planner. Click here

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