Tuesday, April 10, 2012

Dudhsagar Waterfall Goa

Dudhsagar Waterfall Literally meaning The mihir & Chandiveera Sea of Milk is located on the Mandovi river in the state of Goa, India and is 60 Km away from Panaji.
Dudhsagar Falls is listed as India's 5th tallest waterfall and is 227th in the world at 310 m and an average width of 30 meters (100 feet).The Waterfall is a major part of the Goa eco-system.
The waterfall is accessible by train and rough road. Local trains are available from madagoan at 8-30 am which takes 45 min. to kulem. The 2nd local train is at noon which is 10 kilometers from Kulem Railway Station (Indian Railway station code QLM).From kulem jeeps are available that charge Rs. 375/- per head in Oct. 2011. The Jeep takes 45 minutes to ride 8 km through jungle and 3 small rivulets. After leaving jeep you walk 1 km and you reaches at the base where there is small pond. You can take bath at your own risk. Last train(local)back to Goa is at 5-15 PM. This waterfall lies on the Londa-Madgaon railway route.

To get the best view of this waterfall travel by Delhi-Goa express (12780), Howrah-Vasco Amaravathi express (18047), Pune-Ernakulam Express(11098), Chennai-VascoDaGama Express or Miraj-Castle Rock passenger train which starts from Miraj rail junction.

As it is on the border of Goa and Karnataka you can access the waterfall form Karnataka via train. The station route is Hubli->Dharwad->Londa (or Belgaum->Londa)->Tinaighat->Castle Rock-> Doodha Sagar.

This station is about 30KM from Londa station. You may check at Londa station for trains halting for a min at Doodha Sagar. The falls is about 100 Mtr from this station. Ensure you carry food to falls as the doodhaganga station has no such facility. You may move around the falls on railway line for about 2-3 Hrs and catch returning train by 5PM.