Goa and Beaches are synonymous but there is more to explore as one moves further inland. Goa has plenty of incredible places to see and the Dudhsagar Waterfalls is one of the best sights.
The Dudhsagar waterfalls is a four-tiered waterfall located in the Sanguem Taluka. This magnificent waterfall originates in Karnataka and it is the highest waterfall in the State of Goa. Water cascades from a height of 320 meters (1070 feet) into a wide ravine creating an illusion of being milky. This unique characteristic has earned it the name“Dudhsagar” – Sea of milk. The width of these falls is 30 meters (approximately 100 feet). This spot has become a popular tourist haunt for domestic and foreign tourists.
The Dudhsagar Waterfalls begin on the Deccan Plateau in Karnataka and weaves its way down the falls, forming a deep pool flowing west into the Mandovi River and finally connecting to the Arabian Sea.
Wildlife (Flora and Fauna)
Dudhsagar Waterfall comes under the purview of the Goa Forest Department since it is a part of the Bhagwan Mahavir Wildlife Sanctuary making the falls easily accessible from both Mollem and Collem by road which passes through a verdant forest area.
There are a variety of birds and animals one can encounter along the way if luck in on their side. This is an ideal place for an ornithologist. Among the commonly spotted birds are woodpeckers, Malabar Hornbills, Paradise flycatchers, Barbets, Indian Hornbills, Kingfishers, Emerald doves, and Grey jungle fowl.
The wild animals that can be seen in the forest area are Panthers (extremely rare), Spotted deer, Bison, Mouse deer, Barking deer, Porcupines, Sambars, Jungle cat, Giant squirrels, Slender Loris, Tigers, and Monkeys.
When to visit
Dudhsagar Waterfall is a breathtaking sight and the best time to visit is between October to May. The waterfalls are closed to the public from June to September which is the monsoon season in Goa.
Distances and how to get there
Dudhsagar Waterfalls is 75.5 kilometers away from Panjim which is a 2 hour 17 minute drive depending on the traffic that day. It is 47 kilometers away from Margao which is an hour and a half away from drive. It is 70 kilometers away from Dabolim Airport which is a two hour drive. One can get there by train too. There are regular trips to Dudhsagar Waterfalls.
The only way to get to the swimming point is by a jeep safari. Once you reach the bottom of the falls you can enjoy splashing about and swimming in the water while watching monkeys caper around in their natural habitat.
There are lifeguards on duty to ensure your safety. You can enjoy your day without any stress. If you are not a strong swimmer please do not venture to the middle of the deep pool. You can always get information about the swimming areas from the lifeguards on duty.
Being a sight to behold, one should make it a point to visit at least once and revel in the true beauty of nature where the only sounds you will hear is the call of the wild.
Team @ Travel Adventures Goa
Please refrain from feeding the monkeys along the way. They can get aggressive. Keep your food items safe from them. Please dispose of your litter responsibly for the safety of the animals in their surroundings, and for the cleanliness of the environment.