Rivers and Ridges Dudhsagar Waterfalls 17th July 2015

Western Ghats are calling and so here we are out on another adventure – Dudhsagar Waterfalls, the most pristine part of Western Ghat mountain ranges often called the trekker’s paradise.

And if that is not enough we are adding Goa to it 😉

We have customized the trip to completely enjoy the wilderness filled surrounding and a short rail route hike to take us to the mighty Dudhsagar waterfalls. In order to spend maximum time at Dudhsagar without any inconvenience we have arranged a bus from Pune to Goa and back. Details given below:

Location Info:

The magnificent Dudhsagar Waterfall is perched in the high peaks of the Western Ghats and is a sight to behold especially in the monsoons when it is in full and furious flow. From a distance, the waterfall appears like streams of milk rushing down the mountainside.

Measuring a mighty 600m from head to foot, this waterfall on the Goa-Karnataka border, attracts a steady stream of visitors from the coast into the rugged Western Ghats. After pouring across the Deccan plateau, the headwaters of the Mandovi River form a foaming torrent that splits into three streams to cascade down a near-vertical cliff face into a deep green pool.

The Konkani name for the falls, which literally translated means “sea of milk”, derives from clouds of milky foam which rises up at the bottom of the falls. Dudhsagar is set amidst breathtaking scenery overlooking a steep, crescent-shaped head of a valley carpeted with pristine tropical forest, that is only accessible on foot or by train.

Trip Itinirary

Friday July 17th 2015

Our private bus will do the pick up, locations (TBA):

8:30 pm – 9:30 pm Pick ups

9:30 pm leave Pune city

Overnight journey

Saturday July 18th 2015

Breakfast en-route before reaching Kulem Railway station

Option 1: Reach Kulem Railway station and prepare for a hike along the railway tracks to Dudhsagar waterfalls, approximate distance is 8 km.

Option 2: There are private vehicles that take you to the base of the waterfalls and allow you to stay there for 1 hour. The journey back and forth to this location is 2 hours depending on road condition. If anyone is interested in doing so, please let us now and we can form groups to visit the waterfall base. We will have to acquire permits, since it is a part of Bhagwan Mahaveer WLS also a life jacket is compulsory for everyone entering the water pool and it can be rented out from the same transport guy who takes us to the base of the waterfall. The cost would be approximately 500-700 per person. (Please note that this amount in not covered in the trip cost)

We have to reach Kulem Railway station by 5:00 pm and proceed towards our lodge/ home stay where we will have our stay for the night.

Reach lodge – refresh and prepare for dinner, we would try our best and arrange some local Goan cuisine, fingered crossed.

Sunday July 19th 2015

Have breakfast and leave for Pune

Lunch En-route

Return back to Pune on Sunday July 19th th by 7:00 pm

Trip Duration: 2 Days 2 night.
Cost: Veg meal INR 2900 per person
Non-veg meal INR 3200 per person

Minimum age – 12 years.

Trip Highlights:

Photographer’s delight for the variety of culture and nature perks
Stay in Goa
Amazing views from Dudhsagar view point and the waterfall at the railway bridge
Mesmerizing greenery in different shades
Monsson clouds rising through valleys and cliffs
Rail route journey

Trip facilities:

• Travel and toll: Pick up and drop off from our selected pick up points.
• Meals covered on the trip: Dinner on day 1, breakfast and lunch on day 2.
• Stay in Goa for Saturday night
• Mineral water for drinking throughout the trip.
• Tour guides and camp leaders all along the trip.
• Medical assistance if required.

Trip excludes:

• Personal expenses (beverages, snacks, equipment)
• Personal medication
• Breakfast, lunch on day one and anything else besides breakfast and lunch on day 2.
• Optional travel to Dudhsagar waterfall base.

Things to carry: Its monsoon season, be prepared to get wet in the rains.

Please carry light colored full body clothing, jackets, track pants, pullovers, raincoats.
Spare set of clothing
Good hiking or sports shoes
Caps and Hats
Hand Towel
Munchies and personal snacks
Personal medication
Camera (optional)
Binoculars (optional)
Shawl (optional)
One liter water bottle
Blanket or thick bed sheet.

IMPORTANT:

We will be walking along the railway tracks and we request everyone to maintain strict discipline and do not break any government rules. Endearing an adventure activity such as visiting Dudhsagar waterfall area in monsoon will require us to be self supervised and avoid entering any slippery patches, risky rapids or forceful streams.
Please take care of all your belongings.
Notify us immediately in case of any medical emergency.
Any one found under the influence of drugs or narcotics will be requested to leave the trip immediately, without any refund.
Adventure camping and outdoor sports/ recreation is purely for nature lovers and not for party groups; we respect nature and do our best to spread the awareness about wilderness preservation.
Campsite/ Homestay requests all enthusiasts to maintain silence post 11:00 pm

We like to keep the wildlife wild, please do not litter the forest/ sanctuary.
Please confirm your registration with amount mentioned above in cash or make an online transfer to:

Our account details below:

Name: Rivers and Ridges
Bank Name: Punjab National Bank
Bank account Number: 6631002100001031
Branch: Kondhwa
City: Pune
IFSC Code: PUNB0663100
Account type: Current

Availability is first come first serve basis. Last day of confirming is 2 days prior to the event date, but please book your seats as soon as possible to avoid any disappointment.

For any questions, call Rohan: 7350064961. Looking forward to seeing you all.

Thanks,

Team Rivers and Ridges.

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