Translated literally as “Sea of Milk” due to its milky white water, Dudhsagar Falls are situated along the Mondovi River in the Bhagwan Mahaveer Sanctuary and Mollem National Park of the Western Ghats. Rich biodiversity surrounding the periphery of Goa and Karnataka adorns the region. Reputed as the 4th Tallest Waterfall in India, these splendid waterfalls are a magnetic spot for people, every year attracting thousands of domestic and foreign tourists. These majestic waterfalls cascade straight down from a whopping 1017 feet height vertical mountain. Dudhsagar Falls descend with a turbulent force along a 4 step course.
The waterfall is at its peak flow during the monsoon season lasting from June to September. November to December is also one of the best times to visit Dudhsagar Falls.
The nearest railway station to reach Dudhsagar Falls is Castle Rock station. You can also reach the destination with the help of Taxi services available at Bhagwan Mahavir Wildlife Sanctuary. The Waterfalls are also accessible from Kulem, which is situated in the vicinity of National Highway (NH-4A).
Dudhsagar Falls have plenty of sightseeing options. You can visit the adjoining Bhagwan Mahavir Wildlife Sanctuary & Mollem National Park (NH 4A, Caranzol). Celebrated as a heaven for all the wildlife enthusiasts, the park boasts of a rich flora and fauna. This is the idyllic location for all the adventure loving people as it offers opportunities for hiking and trekking. What makes this fun is the thrill of spotting endemic animals like leopards, gaurs and sloth bears on the way. You can travel the extra mile to visit the Tambdi Surla Temple (dedicated to Lord Shiva), which is located in the vicinity (18 km). The temple has Jain architectural style and is believed to have been constructed by by Hemadri, the minister of the Ramachandra – a Yadava King. The temple consists of garbhagriha, antarala and a pillared Nandi mandapa built of basalt. The pillars are embellished with intricate carvings of elephants, while the ceilings are decorated with Ashokan lotus flowers. The temple also houses idols of Lord Shiva, Lord Vishnu and Lord Brahma and their respective consorts.
Thus, Dudhsagar Falls make for a spectacular place to spend your time when you are in Goa. Not only it is known for its mesmerizing beauty, but it also has numerous interesting places to visit in the vicinity. So, pack your bags, put on your trekking shoes and head straight to Dudhsagar Falls for an adventurous day out.