DUDHSAGAR WATERFALL: GOA
Script: Mini Giri
Voice: Anjum Singhal
Editing: Jitendra Kumar Jitu
If you thought Goa is all about sand, beaches and crazy nightlife, think again. There is more to than meets the eye. For those who want to see goa’s other side, head to dudhsagar falls. One of the most scenic waterfalls in india. Dudhsagar literally means ‘Sea of Milk’. Though perennial, the beauty of the waterfall increases multi-fold during the rainy season. Dudhsagar Waterfall is situated inside the Bhagwan Mahavir wildlife sanctuary in Sanguem district of Goa close to the border with Karnataka. It is about 60 km from state capital Panaji. Water plummets from a height of over 1,000 ft to form one of the most amazing natural phenomena in Goa. The waterfall is called Vajra Sakala Falls by the locals but most people know it as Tambdi Surla falls based on the popular trekking tale to the waterfall which starts from Tambdi Surla Mahadev Temple. The waterfall is four-tiered waterfall and is about 1015 ft high and 100 ft wide. Trekking to the waterfall is the most popular activity and passes through steep mountain terrain. Jeep safari is also popular with tourists. There are four routes to reach the waterfall. The most adventurous trek starts from Kuveshi village. It is not allowed during monsoon as it requires cross the Mandovi River. The 10 km long route passes through thick jungle.
TIPS: There are no shops near the waterfalls so carry food and water with you.
BEST TIME TO VISIT: It opens in October.
HOW TO GET HERE: The easiest way to reach the waterfall is to take a 4×4 vehicle to the Dudhsagar taxi stand and hike the one km distance from the dropping point. The route is preferred by those who travel in big groups which also included women and children.
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