Dudhsagar waterfalls are located in the district of Sanguem in
. It lies at the distance of 60 km from
Margao near the Goa Karnataka border. The falls take a steep plunge 2000
feet down in the wooden mountains of the western ghats. It originates high
up on the river Mandovi's watershed. You can very easily reach Dudhsagar
waterfalls by hiring a taxi or a bus from Panaji or Margao. The ideal time
to visit the Dudhsagar waterfall lies after the monsoons, from the month of
October till December.
of Popularity :
Dudhsagar Waterfalls are listed as one of the highest waterfalls in the
world. They are the fifth highest waterfalls in India. The waterfall appears
as if the streams of milk are flowing down from the mountains. The name of
this waterfall is referred to the Konkani name for the falls, Dudhsagar
means 'Sea of Milk'.
Flora and Fauna :
Dudhsagar waterfalls are the tourists hotspot because of its sylvan
surroundings. The falls are located amidst the blissful tropical jungle.
Lots of naughty monkeys can be spotted on the forests tress climbing,
jumping and playing among themselves. Dudhsagar waterfalls is the popular
birding site among the tourists. You can carry the binoculars along with
yourself to indulge in bird
. You may notice lots of species of butterflies and bees at
this place. Apart from the birds and animals the region holds the rich
While you are at the Dudhsagar Waterfalls, a visit to the Bhagwan Mahavir
Wildlife Sanctuary can not be missed. It is the largest wildlife Sanctuary
in India. The main attraction of the park are Royal Bengal Tigers, Barking
deer, Blank Panther, bonnet macaque, common langur, civet, flying squirrel,
gaur, leopards, mouse deer, pangolin,
, spotted deer, wild
boar and wild dog.
Tourists can indulge in swimming in the pools created by the fall. Swimming
at these pools is extremely delightful and safe too. The water is really
climb. You can even try to climb the head of the falls through the bushes
falling into the pools. During the monsoons the falls become much more
lively and active. The natural beauty all around the Dudhsagar Waterfalls
has also made it a popular picnic destination among the tourists.
Dudhsagar Waterfall is famed as the trekking
destination. It is the trekkers paradise. Tourists are recommended to wear
the comfortable clothes while trekking. It is good to carry the rainy coat
along with yourself. The trek passes through the lush forests, giving you
the opportunity to have encounter with the wilds. You can capture the
beautiful sceneries of the environment in your camera. You will be fully
entertained with the calls of the jungle. You can even feed the monkeys with
the bananas on the way. Beware of the poisonous snakes on the treks which
could be dangerous. Otherwise trekking here is quite a fun.