Dudhsagar Falls – Fifth Tallest Waterfall in India near Goa
Dudhsagar Falls, on the Goa-Karnataka state border, is a 4 tiered cascading waterfall and is one of the most beautiful and powerful falls in India. Dudhsagar Falls looks like milk and hence the name Dudhsagar. ‘Doodh’ in India’s national Language, Hindi, means milk and ‘sagar’ means sea. The falls is also known as doodh sagar.
Doodh sagar Falls is at a distance of 60 kilometers from Panaji, the capital of Goa.
Dudhsagar Falls in monsoon season, is one of the most beautiful and powerful falls in India. It is India’s fifth tallest waterfall with a height of 310 meters (and 227th in the world). Water on the fall transverses more than a thousand feet thus making it one of the most beautiful natural scenery in India.
Trekking is one of the most famous activity here. There are many routes available for trekking .
How Do I Go to Dudhsagar Falls?
Dudhsagar Water Falls is situated at a distance of 60 kilometers from the capital of Goa, Panaji. NH4A connects Tourist Paradise of Goa to Dudhsagar waterfall.
Trains from Madgaon railway junction or Londa railway junction are the EASIEST access points (being major stations) to Doodh Sagar Falls. Castle Rock station or Collem stations are the NEAREST ones where some of the long distance trains stops officially.
There is a railway station named ‘Dudhsagar Falls’, where ALL TRAINS STOPS (including good trains); WHILE GOING TOWARDS MADAGON, to check the braking system, AS IT IS STEEP WHEN GOING DOWN. No train tickets are issued to this station as there is no official stop for trains at ‘Dudhsagar Falls’ station. The next railway station after this station where trains officially stop is is Collem Alias Kuhlem on Madgaon-Londa track, 13 kilometers from the Dudhsagar Falls.)
The best form of transport to the falls from the city is Jeep or a Four wheel drive vehicle as the streams criss-crosses the roads at some points during the journey. About one kilometer away from the falls, one has to park the vehicle and go on a Dudhsagar falls trekking inside the forests to reach the falls.