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  • The Dudhsagar Waterfall trek is located on the border of Goa and Karnataka, within the Bhagwan Mahaveer Sanctuary and Mollem National Park. It is on the Mandovi river in Goa and is one of the tallest waterfalls in India. This four-tiered waterfall cascades down a vertical rock face, from a height of over 1000 feet, sending a spray of mist in all directions. The sheer force churning the water below to milky white gives the name Dudhsagar, meaning 'sea of milk'. Get away from the city for a little while and surround yourself with nature’s marvels at the Dudhsagar falls trek.

    This Dudhsagar trekking takes you to the spectacular waterfalls in the middle of a thick forest. You'll have all the fun of walking along a railway track and through dark train tunnels. You will be in the middle of a rain-drenched tropical paradise, with the chattering of monkeys and the chirping of birds around you. Enjoy the view of the lush green Sahyadri Ranges.

    The waterfall itself is a gorgeous one, and you'll have some time to splash about in the natural pool at the base of the waterfall. After a fun-filled day, you'll camp in tents nearby and enjoy the cool night and a blazing bonfire. This Dudhsagar trek is perfect for almost anyone looking to connect with nature or just get away from the city for a little bit.

    Note: Due to restrictions on visiting the Dudhsagar Railway Bridge, you will only trek up to the base of the waterfalls and enjoy the view from there.

    About the trek to Dudhsagar Falls

    This adventure trek to Dudhsagar Falls in Goa takes you across state lines, from Maharashtra to the border of Karnataka and Goa. No roads are leading to this location, and the only way to get close is by train. The journey, therefore, begins with an exciting overnight train journey. After you disembark at the closest station, you'll trek along the railway track until you reach the base of the Dudhsagar falls.

    An old legend

    According to local legend, a princess used to bathe in the Dudhsagar falls every day, and then drink sweet milk from a golden jug. One day, she saw someone watching her as she drank her milk, and poured the milk over herself, to preserve her modesty. You will not be able to swim or get into the water under Dudhsagar waterfall as it is very powerful and the sheer force has taken many lives. However, you can swim in pools along the trekking trail.

    Dudhsagar trek summary

    • State: Goa
    • Nearest city: Goa
    • Total days: 3 day
    • Grade:Easy to moderate
    • Season: Monsoon
  • Dudhsagar Trek – 3 days (from Mumbai / Pune)

    Sketch itinerary:

    Day 1: Assemble at Pune railway station to reach Goa

    • Start point: Pune
    • End point: Pune
    • Day start time: 03:00 PM

    Day 2: Dudhsagar to Kulem

    • Start point: Dudhsagar
    • End point: Kulem/Madgoan
    • Day start time: 04:00 AM
    • Trekking distance: 12 km
    • Trekking time: 6 hrs

    Day 3: Back to Pune / Mumbai

    • Start point: Kulem/Madgoan
    • End point: Pune/Mumbai
    • Day start time: 04:30 AM
    Detailed itinerary:

    Day 1: Pune Railway Station to Goa

    Arrive at the Pune Railway Station. Make sure you reach on platform no. 3 by 15:00 hrs or before. You will board the Goa Express from here at 16:35 hrs. This will be an overnight train journey to Goa.

    Day 2: Dudhsagar to Kulem trek

    The day of your trek is right here. Once you reach Dudhsagar Station at 04:00 hrs you will be welcomed with a hearty breakfast. Under the pink sky of early morning, you will begin your trek to the base of the Dudhsagar Waterfall. The morning sun, chirping of birds and a spectacular view will accompany you to explore the waterfalls and its surroundings that is equally mesmerizing.

    A lot is awaiting you as you begin your trek to Kulem. Here, you will walk through the lush green forest; crossing streams and can take a while to simply bask in the glory of nature. After this refreshing trek, you will reach the resort by 14:00 hrs. Relax, rest, freshen up and have a good meal here.

    From here, the trekkers from Pune will head to Pune. Mumbai trekkers will be dropped off at the Madgaon Station from where they can board a train to Mumbai at 19: 15 hrs.

    Day 3: Back to Pune / Mumbai

    At 04:30 hrs in the morning, the Pune trekkers will reach Pune junction. At 06:35 hrs in the morning, the Mumbai trekkers will reach Mumbai. Your exciting and fun trek to Dudhsagar ends here.

    Inclusions:

    Non-A/C sleeper coach train reservation from Pune to Kulem, Kulem to Madgaon and Madgaon to Mumbai will be included. Sunday breakfast and lunch will be provided. Facilities to freshen up and eat lunch in a river guest house will be provided. Bhagwan Mahaveer Sanctuary Jungle entry charges are included. Local guide and expertise charges are included. All applicable taxes are inclusive.

    Exclusions:

    Anything not mentioned in the inclusions section will be additional. Any kind of insurance is not provided. Personal expenses such as soft drinks etc. will not be included. Train tickets from Mumbai to Pune is not included. Saturday and Sunday dinner will be additional. Food while travelling by train is not included.

    Dudhsagar Trek – 3 days (from Bangalore)

  • Best time to go/Weather

    Throughout the year, the trek to Dudhsagar is beautiful, but during the rainy season, the waterfall becomes a thundering force of nature. You'll walk through heavily forested trails that are alive with the sights and sounds of nature.

    En route, you'll cross streams, scramble over slippery stones, and walk along dark train tunnels to get to Dudhsagar waterfall. Beneath the falls, there is a natural pool filled with frothing white water.

  • Dudhsagar Trek - Route Map / Altitude Map

  • Dudhsagar Trek - Frequently Asked Questions

    Is this a good trek from beginners?

    Dudhsagar trekking is good for beginners as well as for experienced trekkers. The view is outstanding and this is one of the best waterfall treks in India.

    What is the best time to go for this trek?

    What should I pack for this trek?

  • Getting There

    The Dudhsagar waterfalls is located at the border of Goa and Karnataka. You need to reach Goa to begin this trek. The closest railway station is Kulem. You reach here either by train or by road.

    What To Wear

    What to wear :Ensure that you carry a raincoat or poncho and are wearing comfortable trekking clothing with long-sleeved t-shirt and pants. Wear good trekking shoes.

    What not to wear :Do not wear or carry any expensive jewellery or watches, avoid restrictive clothes and slippers or sandals.

    What To Carry

    Please carry a backpack with rain cover, raincoat or poncho and your ID card. Carry a 2 litre water bottle, glucose, some dry snacks, and biscuits. Do not forget your camera, batteries and power banks, a torch with you.

    Carry a clean napkin or small towel, light shawl or jacket for the bus ride, extra socks, sandals (for after trekking) and change of clothes.Carry hand sanitizer, toiletries, tissue paper and do not forget your insect repellent. Please carry specific personal or prescribed medication and personal first-aid kit.

    Preparation/Fitness

    It’s an easy walk with some rocks and slippery stretches that can be a bit tricky. Someone with moderate fitness can easily undertake this trek to the Dudhsagar waterfalls. However, it is not suitable for those needing wheelchair assistance or any severe knee or back problems.