Dudhsagar fall in Goa

Unarguably, God is the greatest artist of all. And you can see the brilliance of His creations by looking at the many natural marvels in India, like Dudhsagar Waterfall in Goa. Located on the Goa-Karnataka border, this gorgeous waterfall attracts tourists especially during the monsoon.  

The white, foamy water gushing from the mountain top, creates an illusion of milk flowing down. The monsoon Dudhsagar Falls are in full flow between July and September, and the white water and the lush green background looks picture perfect! The sight exudes beauty and power. The strong current and the roaring sound of the waterfalls can be heard even from a distance and just the sight of the Dudhsagar falls would fill your heart with joy and awe!

Best time to visit Dudhsagar Falls 

You actually don’t need a specific reason or season to visit this breathtakingly beautiful waterfall in Goa; you can visit this place anytime. 

Monsoon Season (June to September): 

Temperature: 20°C to 30°C

This is when the waterfall is at its most powerful, fed by heavy rains. The falls are lush, and the surrounding forest is vibrant. However, access can be tricky due to muddy terrain, and the falls may be closed for safety.

Post-Monsoon (October to February): 

Temperature: 20°C to 30°C

The falls still have a strong flow, and the weather is pleasant. This period provides the best mix of accessibility and impressive views.

Summer (March to May): 

Temperature: 25°C to 35°C

While the water levels reduce during summer, it's still a good time to visit if you want to explore with fewer crowds and enjoy other attractions in Goa.

Legend associated with Dudhsagar Waterfall 

There are many interesting fables about Dudhsagar Falls. 

One such story is of the beautiful princess who loved taking a bath in the lake near her home, which is where the Dudhsagar falls originate from. As part of her bathing ritual, would always drink a glass of milk in her golden mug.  

One day, when she was bathing in the lake, she noticed a charming man gazing at her from a distance. To block his sight through the crystal-clear water of the lake, she immediately spilled the milk from her mug into the water. It is said that it is the milk from her mug is still endlessly flowing in the streams of the waterfall, hence the name, ‘Dudhsagar Waterfall.’

This tale is a popular story among locals and tourists, adding a layer of enchantment to the already stunning site.

Best places to visit near Dudhsagar Waterfall  

  • Bhagwan Mahavir Wildlife Sanctuary  

Distance from Dudhsagar Falls – 4.8 kms (approx.) 

Located in Sanguem Taluka, the Bhagwan Mahavir Wildlife Sanctuary is a nature and wildlife lovers’ paradise. During the monsoon, the rain washes the jungle in different hues of browns and greens and the whole place comes alive, making your safari in the forest even more enriching than other days. Here you can spot many exotic birds and animals, including wild boar, Bengal tiger, wild dog, great Indian hornbill, golden oriole, emerald dove and more.   

  • Tambdi Surla Temple 

Distance from Dudhsagar Falls – 30 kms 

Dedicated to Lord Shiva, the Tambdi Surla Temple, which is also known as Mahadeva Temple is one of the oldest temples in Goa. Built in the 12th century, it is one the best places to visit near Dudhsagar. Constructed in Kadamba style, this temple attracts Hindu devotees from all over Goa, especially during the Mahashivratri festival. The rustic-looking temple from the outside and the vast open green garden are contrasting, yet somehow, they are in perfect sync with each other.   

  • Collem 

Distance from Dudhsagar Falls – 10.1 kms 

Collem is a village located near Dudhsagar Waterfall, and it serves as the gateway to the waterfall. You can explore the local markets, try Goan cuisine, and experience the vibrant culture of the region. 

  • Devil's Canyon 

Distance from Dudhsagar Falls- 7.5 km

This scenic gorge is located near Dudhsagar Falls and is known for its rugged terrain, deep ravines, and lush vegetation. It's a popular spot for adventure seekers and nature lovers. 

  • Bondla Wildlife Sanctuary 

Distance from Dudhsagar Falls- 45 km

Spanning over 8 km2, it offers a refuge for diverse flora and fauna, including species like sambar deer, gaur, and Malabar giant squirrel. Visitors can explore its lush forests through trekking trails, visit the mini zoo showcasing regional wildlife, and enjoy recreational activities like nature walks and birdwatching. 

  • Dudhsagar Plantation and Farmstay 

Distance from Dudhsagar Falls- 10 km

Visit nearby spice plantations to learn about Goa's spice cultivation and enjoy guided tours where you can see and taste various spices like pepper, cardamom, and cinnamon.

Things to do near Dudhsagar Waterfall  

When visiting Dudhsagar Falls, you can enjoy several activities in the surrounding region, making the trip memorable and well-rounded:

  • Trekking: The falls are accessible through scenic trails that pass through the lush Western Ghats. There are multiple trekking routes, and you can hike through the forest, observing the local flora and fauna.
  • Jeep Safari: A thrilling jeep ride through the Bhagwan Mahavir Wildlife Sanctuary offers a convenient way to reach the base of the falls while enjoying the jungle landscape.
  • Swimming: During the dry season, when water levels are safe, you can swim in the natural pool at the base of the waterfall.
  • Photography: Capture the majestic falls, the diverse wildlife, and the dense forests that create incredible photo opportunities.
  • Bird Watching: The area is rich in birdlife, including kingfishers, hornbills, and wagtails, making it a paradise for birdwatchers.
  • Visit the Spice Plantations: Take a tour of nearby spice plantations, where you can learn about Goa's spice production and savor authentic Goan cuisine.
  • Explore Nearby Villages: Explore local villages like Collem, which offer an authentic glimpse into rural Goan culture.

How to Reach Dudhsagar Waterfall? 

If you’re wondering how to reach Dudhsagar Falls, here are the best options:

By Train 

  • The nearest railway station to Dudhsagar Waterfall is Kulem Railway Station, which is about 11 kilometres away. You can catch a train to Kulem from Madgaon in Goa.
  • From Kulem Railway Station, you can hire a jeep or take a shared cab to reach the waterfall. The journey from Kulem to Dudhsagar is an adventurous off-road ride.

By Trekking 

Instead of taking a shared jeep or cab, you can trek the 11 kilometre trail from Kulem to Dudhsagar waterfall. 

Kulem – Dudhsagar Waterfall Trekking

The Kulem-Dudhsagar trek is a popular way to experience the beauty of Dudhsagar Falls and the surrounding region. Here's a comprehensive guide to help plan your trip:

Best Time to Trek: 

  • Post-Monsoon (October to February): 

Ideal trekking conditions with pleasant weather and the falls still gushing powerfully after the monsoon rains. 

  • Monsoon (June to September):  

The falls are at their fullest, but the trail may be slippery and risky. Trekking may be restricted for safety.  

  • Summer (March to May):  

Hotter weather with reduced water flow at the falls.

Distance: 10-12 km

Duration: 5 hrs

Route:

  • Starting Point: Kulem, a small town connected to Goa's railway network.
  • Trail Details: The trek takes you through lush jungles, streams, railway tracks, and tunnels, passing through the scenic Bhagwan Mahavir Wildlife Sanctuary.
  • Ending Point: The base of Dudhsagar Falls, where you can enjoy the view and relax by the natural pool.

Safety Tips:

  • Bring ample water, snacks, a first-aid kit, and a fully charged phone.
  • Wear sturdy trekking shoes and comfortable, moisture-wicking clothing.
  • Follow the trail markers or trek with an experienced guide to avoid losing your way.
  • Beware of wildlife and insects along the way. Stay calm and respect their habitat.
  • Monitor the weather forecast to avoid heavy rains that can make the trek treacherous.
  • Plan to leave the falls early enough to return before nightfall.
  • Trek in groups to ensure help is available if needed.

This route will offer a thrilling adventure and a memorable visit to Dudhsagar Falls.

No matter what time of the year you are visiting Dudhsagar Falls, you can enjoy a relaxing stay in Goa, and explore other beautiful sites that Goa has to offer. And, for stay options, you need not look beyond resorts in Goa by Club Mahindra. There are many options; you can stay at Club Mahindra Assonora, Club Mahindra Varca Beach Resort, Club Mahindra Emerald Palms or Club Mahindra Acacia Palms. Each of these resorts promise a comfortable stay, delicious cuisine, and a host of premium amenities and fun activities – the perfect recipe for a fun-filled family holiday in Goa.

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