Though land of Goa is one of the smallest state of India, but the lively culture and the plethora of travellers from across the world visit this place makes Goa more inevitable and appealing. Filled with amazing tourist attractions, Goa has lots of things to offer you.
One such place that enhances your Goa tourism is the Dudhsagar Waterfall. One of the most charismatic and spectacular sightseeing places in Goa; Dudhsagar is nestled in the lap of Sanguem, Goa. Situated at Goa-Karnataka border this place is merely 60 km from Margaon. Monsoon is the best time when you can see the natural beauty of this place on its peak.
- Details of Dudh Sagar Lake
- How To Reach Dudhsagar Lake
- Activities in Dudhsagar Waterfalls
1. Details of Dudh Sagar Lake
Formed by two names Dudh (milk) and Sagar (Ocean), Ocean of Milk, Dushsagar is one of the most amazing summer gateways in India. The beauty of this place enhance during the time of monsoon season. The waterfalls lies in the proximity of Bhagwan Mahavir Wildlife Sanctuary and is plummets the water from the height of 1000 ft.
Other names by which this waterfall is called are Vajra Sakala Falls (by locals) and Tambdi Surla falls due to its close proximity with the Tambdi Surla Mahadev Temple. The cascade is about 1015 ft height and 100 ft wide.
Legends has that this torrent was once was serving as the home to a beautiful princess. That beautiful princess used to drink sweet milk from a golden jug daily after she took bath here. Once she spotted a charming prince watching her drinking that sweetened milk. Princess then poured some milk and conjured a curtain to hide her modesty and since then this place is called Dudhsagar Lake.
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2. How To Reach Dudhsagar Lake
Reaching this mesmerizing destination is easy and comfortable. You can avail train, taxi or the organized tour. By train you can see more of Goa’s beauty from above the falls. If you opt for taxi, you can share the one with other tourists where you can share the coast of 45 minutes ride from Colem.
Generally the transportation facilities are not allowed up to the falls, except the emergency condition in which the approved commercial jeeps will take you up to the falls.
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3. Activities in Dudhsagar Waterfalls
With smooth roads, Dudhsagar waterfalls can be reached easily. But during the Monsoon season, the roads remains closed and it opens back in the month of October. Trekking is one of the most popular activities at Dudhsagar Waterfalls. With that you can also enjoy the exciting jeep safari which is popular among the tourists.
The location of the waterfalls is located in such a place where you can find no shops located nearby. One have to carry his/her own food and water with you. If you wish to stay here, you can avail forest guest houses which are run by Karnataka Tourism Development. These are ranging from budget to mid-range to premium properties.
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