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Trek to Dudhsagar falls

Difficult roads often lead us to beautiful destination…

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Located on the border of Goa and Karnataka, Dudhsagar waterfalls is definitely not an unknown term for any of you. It is a majestic four tiered waterfall which falls from a height of 310m. If viewed from a distance it appears as if milk is falling from the hill, which make its name quite appropriate ‘sea of milk’. Reaching Dudhsagar is not a very easy task, you need to plan way prior to your trip. It is exactly located in Bhagwan Mahavir Wildlife Sanctuary and Mollem national park. You will see abundance of nature here.

Trek to Dudhsagar

You may find easy options to visit the waterfalls, but the best way to reach Dudhsagar waterfalls is by trekking. This is definitely in the to-do list of adventure enthusiasts. People from various places from India as well as the world plan to reach the waterfalls by trekking. The first and the most important thing which is required is physical fitness and stamina.

Train view - trek to dudhsagar trek goa
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The earlier in the day you start, the more fun you can experience. The trek to dudhsagar starts from Castle Rock. Though the dudhsagar trek route is not steep but it’s a tough one. You must ensure that you are wearing proper trekking shoes otherwise your leg will start paining soon. This trek is interesting and different from the other trekking experiences. What makes it different is the railway track and the various tunnels which you will be crossing.

Difficult but not impossible

The trail is tough but I am sure the beauty around will make you moving. It is spectacular to walk through those lush green trees and bushes. During monsoon the trekking track becomes a bit risky but the actual beauty of nature can only be witnessed during and just after the monsoon. The destination is around 15 kms from your starting point.

Trek to Dudhsagar Falls
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A group of 30 people are accompanied with 3 experts. On your way to your destination, you will come across a few small waterfalls. You can go and take a dip there or can stay back and enjoy a snack break, choice is yours.

When you cross the 9th tunnel of Castle rock station, you will finally get the first glimpse of the waterfall making you more excited to reach it as fast as possible.

And when finally you reach, it is an out of the world experience as Dudhsagar is majestic and spectacular. You will feel as if you have entered a fable and you are witnessing this mesmerizing surrounding.

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Evening at Dudhsagar

After reaching, coming out of the astonishment will definitely take some time. Once you take a round of athe area around the pool, falls and the woods, you can take part in the activity of fixing the tents. As said in your package, your trip to Dudhsagar will be totally incomplete if you don’t stay overnight. After the tent pitching activity, you can relax in your tent for a while and make the most of it.

Don’t spend all your time relaxing, you have more. You can enjoy bonfire at Dudhsagar and later eat a delicious dinner meal. Spending a night at Dudhsagar is fun. You will be away from the hustle bustle of city life, from crowded lanes of the city and obviously far away from the polluted zones. Here you are completely in the lap of nature, where you can only hear the roars of the waterfalls and nothing else.

Trek to Dudhsagar
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Best time to visit Dudhsagar

It will be best to visit Dudhsagar just after the monsoons are over. During the monsoon also a lot of people prefer to trek but not everyone can tolerate the constant rain as people are sometimes prone to cough and cold. The best times are the months of October to February.

It’s best not to go during summers as the sight of the waterfall won’t be grand as it will almost be dry. To make most out of your Dudhsagar falls, take the 2 days one night package, where you get a chance of trekking and staying overnight in a tent there.

Things to do in your trip

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Apart from the waterfall, there are several small waterfalls named and unnamed but beautiful in their own ways. Walking through the tunnels is a bit scary as it is pitch dark inside it. But being an adventure enthusiast, I am sure darkness is not a thing to worry about. Your road trip to castle rock railway station will also be nice because of the surrounding. You can buy things from Mollem. You can go back to Goa and enjoy the rest of your trip. There are a lot of things to do, plan your trip and all the other things will fall in place.

Dudhsagar trek package – 2017

Dudhsagar falls trek beautiful view
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You can book your Dudhsagar trek package online. The package is a 2 days 1 night plan, where your accommodation and transport is included. You have to carry your own bag, water bottle, torch, beverages, snacks and more details you will get while you book your package. The package will include sleeping bags, permit from the forest department, guide charges and meals. The Dudhsagar trek package will cost you Rs 4500 per person.

Tips to remember

  • Don’t forget to carry your camera to click the best photos of your life.
  • Wear comfortable trekking shoes to avoid pain.
  • Wear and carry comfortable clothes and swimsuit in case you want to take a dip in the pool.
  • Carry your medicines, in case you need them.
  • Drink ample of water, it will keep you hydrated.
  • Don’t throw plastic bottles and wrappers here and there, help the forest department to maintain cleanliness
  • Carry your raincoat, you never know when it starts raining in the hills.
  • Carry ready to eat products or snacks to keep munching while trekking.
  • Be with your group, don’t move away from the trekking path.
  • Listen to your guide properly, it will be for your safety.
  • How to Reach Dudhsagar

Why wait?

There may be a lot of other ways to reach the spectacular Dudhsagar waterfalls, but the best one is to trek. Trekking is altogether a different kind of experience. As the beginning of the blog says, difficult paths lead to beautiful destinations, Dudhsagar waterfall’s magnetism will grab you tight. Just remember one thing, after crossing all the hurdles and tricky paths, when you stand in front of the waterfall, you feel victorious. The feeling is amazing and can’t be expressed in mere words. To experience it, you need to start planning now and book your package right away.