Dudhsagar Waterfalls


Dudhsagar

The Dudh Sagar Waterfall , one of the highest waterfalls in India & among the hundred highest waterfalls in the world, is located at Mollem, and is surrounded by the Bhagwan Mahaveer Sanctuary, renowned for its flora, fauna and Birds. This majestic waterfall is the one you can hardly resist visiting. It is the 4th tallest waterfall in India.

DID YOU KNOW? This waterfall made its ‘screen debut’ in a blockbuster movie named Chennai Express!!!!

This ‘Sea of milk’ is situated in Goa and is an hour and 15 minute drive from Panaji, the state capital. It is connected to places like Margao by road and rail.

The Tale of Dudhsagar...

In a bygone age, there lived a powerful and rich king on the top of a mountain in the Western Ghats along the present-day Goan border. His daughter would enjoy bathing in the waterfall. Her habit was to drink a jug full of milk after bathing. One day, while she was bathing, she found herself being watched by a handsome prince. Embarrassed by her negligible clothing, she poured the sugary milk in the jug to form a curtain to hide her body. Hence the sea of milk!!

Refreshing!

After spending a fair amount of time under the Goan sun, it feels great to take a dip in the cool waters that cascade down the cliffs.

How to Get There

By Road
From Dabolim Airport: Kms: 69 via road
Duration: 2 hr 8 mins

From Madgaon Railway Station: Kms: 49 via road
Duration: 1 hr 40 mins

From Panjim: Kms: 76 via road
Duration: 2 hr 15 mins

What to Eat

You can try out the local Goan cuisine as well as Chinese food served at the eateries & smaller restaurants. Restaurant near Dudhsagar:
Jungle Cafe

What to See

Places to visit near Dudhsagar Falls:
Devil's Canyon - Also known as 'Devcharacho Kond' in Konkani, the Devil's Canyon is a picturesque river gorge near Molem situated in a beautiful patch of the jungle. A river flows and cuts the deep gorge into solid rock. Its ofcourse forbidden to swim as the water is very turbulent.
The Devil's Canyon situated near Molem at the Bhagwan Mahaveer Santuary is now a famous spot in Goa. The Devil’s Canon can be a sight to be seen enroute to the famous Dudhsagar waterfalls. The Tambdi Surla Temple, which is situated nearby can be another attraction.
Tambdi Surla Temple - It is an historic Hindu temple located at Tambdi Surla village in Sanguem taluka of North Goa. This beautifully carved temple was built in Hemadpanthi style of architecture & is dedicated to Lord Shiva.

Forest Reserve near Dudhsagar Falls:
Mollem National Park

After breakfast in the hotel, proceed to Dudh Sagar Falls. Depending on where you are, reaching the falls will entail an hour and half's travel time.

Upon reaching the waterfall, take a dip in the refreshing cool water & enjoy swimming for about 3 to 4 hours

The Spice plantation guided tour takes you on a refreshing walk around the plantation, entertaining you with information on various spices & their medicinal values.

Enjoy a traditional Goan lunch served in a traditional manner on a Banana leaf consisting of Kaju Feni or Urraq (A lighter version of Feni), choice of Rice/Pulav, Traditional Fish Curry/Vegetable Curry, Fried Fish/Fried Potatoes, Chicken Xacuti, Veg Kurma, Papad & Lime Pickle as well as fresh fruits along with traditional Goan dessert.

You can do some bird watching, as this place serves as a mini bird sanctuary. You can also choose to amuse yourself with an elephant ride or an enthusiastic elephant shower (extra costs will be applicable per person/ride).

Return back to hotel.

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Tips

Reach the ticket counter for the jeep safari in Kulem early in the morning.
The Dudhsagar waterfalls close at 4.30 pm & tickets are not sold after roughly 2 pm.
It's best to have a pre-decided group of 7 before buying your tickets so that you don’t waste time waiting for your jeep to fill in.
To avoid all this logistical management, are glad that the jeep safari tour should be pre booked for the Dudhsagar waterfalls.
Wear comfortable footwear on this journey as it involves a 15-20 minutes walk through the rocky forest patch.
Life jackets are compulsory & should be worn before entering the pool at the Dudhsagar waterfalls.
Women can feel free to wear a swimming costume inside the pool at the Dudhsagar waterfalls. Sketchy changing facilities do exist near the pool.
Toilets are available inside the Bhagwan Mahavir Wildlife Sanctuary.
Locker facilities are not available. If you need to take a camera, it’s security & safety (keeping it dry) is entirely your responsibility.

Charges

Vehicle from Hotel to Mollem rates are on case to case basis (Dzire, Innova, Tempo mini coach etc.)
Forest Jeep charges
Life jackets
Forest entry charges
Spice plantation charges