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8 Things One Should Know Before Visiting Dudhsagar Falls, Goa

Indians absolutely love Goa. The beaches, the food, the alcohol, the parties, everything! Apart from stunning beaches and stellar monuments, Goa also has some really good places that people don’t really go to that often. One such place is Dudhsagar Falls. Whenever you lookup for the best places to visit in Goa, every portal and person will mention Dudhsagar Falls. It is not just the waterfall that is all beautiful but also the vibe that comes with this place. But yes, there are some things that we all need to know about the place before we travel to Dudhsagar Falls.

Dudhsagar Falls stands as one of the tallest waterfalls in India, 1017 ft to be exact. The waterfall finds its place inside the Bhagwan Mahaveer Sanctuary and it is a cherry on the cake to the river Mandovi in Goa.

Dudhsagar Waterfall

The name of the fall comes from Dudh – Milk and Sagar – Sea, which then translates to the Sea of Milk

The name comes from a famous legend who said that once a princess used to bathe in the lake beside Mandovi river every day and once, a traveler stopped nearby to gaze at the princess. The maid came to the princess with her clothes; she upturned a jug of milk in front of her to create a virtual curtain. She created it between the traveler and herself to protect her feminine dignity from the traveler who was gazing at her and since then, the locals believe that the waterfall is continuously creating that milk curtain.

The waterfall is located just 60-65kms from Panjim and 45 km from Madgaon

The place can be reached by road using private taxis that will drop you near the entrance of Bhagwan Mahaveer Sanctuary, in Mollem. From Mollem, the management provides jeeps that take to the fall and they charge around Rs. 500 per person. If you like a train, the nearest railway station includes Kulem and Castle Rock station and then you may trek to the falls.

Best time to visit Dudhsagar falls

You can visit this place at any time of the year other than monsoons. But, the period of October to March is the best time to visit the Dudhsagar waterfalls as far as the climate is concerned.

In case if you are planning to visit the Dudhsagar waterfalls, we recommend you to know these essential points about that place.

1. Jeeps are available for shared rides from Mollem to Dudhsagar

Jeeps run, by the official management, between Mollem and the falls that charge around Rs. 500 for a seven-seater shared ride, in a Bolero. If you are seven people traveling together, there is a chance you may want to shell the entire jeep for you people for just Rs. 3500.

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2. The place is huge and it will easily take 3 quarters of your day

It would take approximately 5 hours to cover the falls alone. 65-70 minutes will be needed for the jeep just to reach the falls, from Mollem and in many cases, the waiting time near the forest entrance can be as long as 20-25 minutes, because of the congestion. Once you’ve reached Mollem, you will only have 1.5 hours to enjoy the waterfall and then you will have to head back to Mollem.

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3. You can book tickets to Dudhsagar Falls online

The details can be found on the official website of Goa Tourism.

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4. Make sure you have your swimsuits with you if you want to enjoy the waterfall to its limit

Live the moments when the Indian Railways whistles and crosses the bridge just above your torso.

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5. Carry snacks for you trip

It is not difficult to find food and water near the Jeep ticket counter but it is difficult after that. Therefore, when you board the jeep and have a stomach that is making sounds, have some food beforehand.

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6. Portable toilets are available near the fall

As far as toilets are concerned, there are portable ones at one location once you’ve reached the spot. While they are only good when you have an emergency, we would still advise cleaning your bowels and bladders before the trip.

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6. The roads are bumpy and have ditches

The route is not for the ones that don’t like bumps. So the ones that have aching backs and people with children need to be careful while they are on the trip.

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7. Beware of the monkeys

The entrance of the falls has monkeys, and that is the place exactly where the jeep will drop you. They don’t harm people but it is best to have precautions and make sure that you take good care of belongings because the monkeys might just get away with them from under your nose.

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