Dudhsagar Waterfall – Jungle Trek

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2 Days 2 Nights
Availability : July-Aug 2020
Min Age : 6+
Max People : 30
Features About Place
  • India’s 5th Highest Waterfall: 1017 ft.
  • Most Attractive Place Near Goa
  • A Beautiful Trek in Evergreen Forest
  • Trek Through a Water Streams & Tunnels
Goa-Karnataka Border
Kulem Village
Max. Height (Ft.)
7-8 Hrs
About Place

The majestic cascade of white water, gushing over the steep, nearly vertical face of the mountain from a spectacular height of 1017ft; is both breathtaking and awe-inspiring, making one aware that there are many forces in nature much more powerful than the human mind and body.

The name ‘Dudhsagar’ literally translates to ‘sea of milk’ which many believe is an allusion to the white spray and foam that the great waterfall creates as it cascades into the waters of the lake. The falls are at their zenith during the monsoon season, although they are a popular attraction all year round.

The river Mandovi, which is the main river of Goa, begins on the Deccan plateau in the state of Karnataka. Winding its way through the Western Ghats, this river plummets over the highest peaks on the border of Goa and Karnataka, thus forming the Dudhsagar falls. The waters form a deep green pool at the base of the falls, before continuing westward to join the Arabian Sea.

The Dudhsagar waterfall measures an impressive 310m (1017ft) in height and about 100ft in width. The waterfall splits into three streams as it pours over the near-vertical cliff face, thus forming a truly magnificent sight.

The area around the falls is forested and falls into the Bhagwan Mahavir Wildlife sanctuary. There are a number of animals and birds that call this place home, and the keen observer may even be lucky enough to spot some.

Folk Tell

There is an old legend that centres around the name of the falls. The tale goes that there was once a princess who was the daughter of the King of the Ghats. This young lady was as modest as she was beautiful and believed in the purity of heart, mind and body. The legend goes on that she used to bathe in the lake near her father’s castle every day.

After her bath, she and her handmaidens would congregate on the shores of the lake whilst the princess consumed a jug of milk. The jug, it is said was wrought of pure gold and inlaid with sparkling diamonds.

One day, as the princess was drinking her milk, a young and handsome prince was making his way through the nearby woods. On hearing the laughter and chatter of the ladies, he stopped to have a look. The princess was much abashed by her scanty bathing attire and her handmaidens poured the milk in a cascade in front of her, thus creating a curtain behind which she could don her clothes.

This cascade of milk, which preserved the modesty of the princess, is the namesake of the Dudhsagar falls.

The Travel Plan

Day 012 Hrs Train Journey

15:00 – Reporting to the SG Team.
• At Pune Railway Station: Platform 1
• Board 12780: Goa Express – Non AC Sleeper

16:00 Starts journey towards Kulem.

Day 1Dudhsagar Waterfall – Jungle Trek

04:00 – Change your clothes if required in a train only.
• Keep your Bags ready. (Before 30 min of arrival).

04:30 – Get down at Kulem station.
05:00 – Freshen up. Get ready for the trek.
05:15 – Group introduction & briefing about the trek.
05:30 – Commence trek to Dudhsagar Waterfall.
07:30 – Breakfast on mid-way of the trek.
08:30 – Reach the base of the Dudhsagar waterfall.
• Enjoy the view of surroundings along with mighty “Dudhsagar Waterfall”.
• Click the best moments with your best buddies.
• Entering into the waterfall is strictly not allowed for safety purpose.
10:00 – Starts return trek towards Kulem Railway Station via Bhagwan Mahavir Sanctuary.
13:00 – Reach Kulem; Have a warm lunch here.
15:30 – Travel to Kulem Station for the return journey to Pune.
16:00 – Board 12779: Goa Express – Non AC Sleeper
• Starts journey towards Pune.

Day 2Return Journey to Pune

04:30 – Reach Pune with the fulfilment of your wish & Happy Memories.

Travelling Details
Pune to Pune
Sat, 12 Oct 2019 - 15:30
  • If you missed the train; you missed the trek.
  • Please Come 15 min before at reporting venue to avoid getting late.
Mon, 14 Oct 2019 - 04:00
  • Pune Railway Station
What's Include in Fees
  • Public Transport – from/to PuneGoa Express: 12780 & 12779
  • A Breakfast, Lunch
  • Safety Gears
  • Wildlife Sanctuary Permission
  • First Aid Kit
  • Local Guide Support
  • An Experienced Trek Leads
  • Food During Train JourneyDinner: Sat & Sun
  • Personal expenses & Anything specifically not mentioned in the ‘inclusions list’.
Trip Essentials
Things to Carry List
  • ID Card (National)
  • Backpack
  • Trekking Shoes & Extra Socks Pair
  • Full Sleeves: T-Shirt & Pant
  • Cap/Hat, Rain Jacket, Thermals (Seasonal)
  • Extra Cloths, Slipper for Use After the Trek
  • Water 3-4 Ltr.
  • Dry Food Items
  • Personal Medicines, If Any
  • Torch
  • Sleeping Bag/Carry Mat/ Shawl
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