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DUDHSAGAR WATERFALLS


Location
Situated 60 Km from Margoa, on the eastern border of Goa-Karnataka.

Best season to visit
The fall is generally calm durin summers. During monsoon, the falls become alive and attracts tourists mostly during monsoon season.


About the falls
The Dudhsagar Falls are amongst the top 100 highest waterfalls in world. Situated on the border of Goa and Karnataka, the Dudhsagar Waterfalls takes a steep plunge 2000 feet down in the wooded mountains of the western Ghats. Believed to be amongst the highest falls in the country, these magnificent falls are located in a blissful tropical jungle with crisscrossing streams. The view from the top of the falls is breathtaking. The falls looks even better at magical light of dawn.

What to do at falls
Swimming is a good options at the bottom of the falls. But one has to make sure that the water is calm in desired area. The sure-footed adventurers could try and climb up to the head of the falls through bushes, boulders and water. It’s a tough climb which takes at least a couple of hours. The fall's surrounding area form a good picnic spot. While visiting Dudhsagar falls, one should ensure that at least entire day is spent near the falls.

Getting there
Dudhsagar falls are in the forests of western ghats. The falls can be reached by a train from Margoa. The train takes around 2 hours. Alternatively, taxis and buses can be hired. Motorcycles are not recommended as the way to falls have many rivers and canals, which often overflow. Reaching Margoa is easier, as Margoa is connected by direct trains to the nearby states. The Dambolin Airport in Vasco-da-Gama is 5 Km from Margoa.

Accommodations
There are not much options near Dudhsagar falls. There is a Forest rest-house, owned by KTDC, near the falls. Else visitors can stay at Margoa and plan a one day trip to Dudhsagar Falls.The most impressive waterfalls of Goa lie on its eastern border with Karnataka. Measuring a mighty 600m from head to foot, the famous waterfalls at Dudhsagar, on the Goa-Karnataka border, are some of the highest in India, and a spectacular enough sight to entice a steady stream of visitors from the coast into the rugged Western Ghats. After pouring across the Deccan plateau, the headwaters of the Mandovi River form a foaming torrent that fans into three streams, then cascades down a near-vertical cliff face into a deep green pool. Water plummets hundreds of feet in large volume, in cascades, forming one of the most spectacular of all natural phenomena in Goa and a lifeline of our ecosystem in one of our sanctuaries.

Overlooking a steep, crescent-shaped head of a valley carpeted with beautiful tropical forest. Dudhsagar is also set amid breathtaking scenery that is only accessible on foot or by train. It is a popular destination to hikers and trekkers and moreover, its distance of 60 km from Panaji and 10 km from Colem Railway Station.

 








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