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
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.
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.
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.