If you have been planning and contemplating about that exotic trip to Goa, then one place which you cannot hope to miss on your visit here is the iconic Dudhsagar Waterfalls.
But Hold On, Why in the First Place You Should Visit Goa?
Like seriously? This is not even a question to ask. Anyhow, if it has come my way, might as well try and answer it.
Goa boasts of layered beauty of nature. The lush green forests, the glistening waterfalls, the urban vibe, the party feels are some of the major reasons to visit Goa.
Where is Dudhsagar Falls located in Goa?
Dudhsagar Waterfalls is situated in the Sanguem Taluka (administrative district) of Goa and comes under the jurisdiction of Forest Department of Goa as it is an integral part of the Bhagwan Mahavir Wildlife Sanctuary.
What is the Entry Fee for Dudhsagar Falls?
The entry ticket to Dudhsagar Waterfalls can cost you about INR 400.
- Fee for Jeep Tour per person is INR 500. For children who are above 4 years of age are charged with a full ticket.
- A rental fee of INR 40 for every life jacket. A life jacket is compulsory for each and every person.
- An extra forest entry fee of INR 50 is charged per head by the forest department itself.
- If you are bringing in any equipment like a camera then, additional money would be charged by the local authorities.
A Few Interesting Things to Know About Dudhsagar Falls, Goa
- The Dushsagar Falls is one of the highest waterfalls in India. The gushing water plummets from more than a 1,000 feet.
- Dudhsagar Waterfalls is sited inside the Bhagwan Mahaveer Sanctuary.
- The beauty of these waterfalls originates due to the glistening River Mandovi.
- The name Dudhsagar means Sea of Milk.
The Legend Behind the Name of Dudhsagar Waterfalls
India has always been a place where almost every corner has a story to tell and a legend to share.
Likewise, there is a legend associated with this beautiful waterfall.
According to this legend, once upon a time, there was a Princess who used to bath in the lake nearby Mandovi River.
However, on one fine day, there happened to be a Prince crossing the lake at the same time when the Princess was having a bath.
While crossing the lake, suddenly his eyes fell on the bathing Princess. As the Princess noticed the stranger looking at her and seeing no other option, she upturned the jug of milk lying close to her so as to create a sort of curtain between her and the passerby for the sake of saving her dignity.
It is believed that since then, the Dudhsagar Waterfalls have been there.
However, personally I don’t find this legend very logical. Anyhow, that’s what it says.
Places to Visit and Things to do in Goa (Obviously apart from visiting Dudhsagar Falls)
Visit Basilica of Bom Jesus. A UNESCO World Heritage Site, the Basilica of Bom Jesus is a historic travel getaway to visit in Goa. It was built in 1594. For any history lover, this is not a place but an opportunity in itself. Located at a distance of about 60-65 km, this is one of the best tourist places to visit near Dudhsagar Falls.
Indulge in Water Sports Activities. There are plenty of options to go with like snorkelling, kayaking, paragliding, parasailing. Goa is a heaven of a place to indulge in some really fun water activities.
Visit Baga Beach. Located 80-90 km away from the waterfalls, this beach is your license to have fun and make some really really awesome memories. It is truly one of the best places to experience the nightlife of Goa.
Anjuna Beach. Located 80-90 km from Dudhsagar Falls, this beach is amongst one of the most famous beaches in Goa. If you visit the waterfalls then, missing out on this beach wouldn’t be less than a sin. At Anjuna beach, you will get to enjoy the nightclubs, watersports, and obviously, you cannot forget the long casual strolls on the beach.
Chapora Fort. The fort is also situated at a distance of 80-90 km from the Dudhsagar Falls. Due to its charming vibe, it is considered to be one of the best forts in Goa. It is as if every corner of Chapora Fort has its own story to tell.
Is there a Best Time to Visit/Travel to Dudhsagar Falls?
If you ask me then, November to February is the best time to visit Goa in general. During these months, the weather is very pleasant for travelling your heart around. Trust me, you do want to unwind your body on the cool sands during these months.
How to Reach Dudhsagar Waterfalls?
Dudhsagar Waterfalls are a must-visit for those who always want to be in the presence of nature’s spell. It is located at a distance of about 108, 134, 165, 100, 97 kilometres from Sawantwadi, Amboli, Devbagh, Karwar, Dandeli respectively. And here are the details on how to reach Dudhsagar Waterfalls from other places in India.
Travelling to Dudhsagar Waterfalls by Air
If you are planning to book a flight, then, for that, you would need to deboard at the Dabolim Airport (GOI). This is considered to be the primary airport of Goa.
What’s interesting is that this airport also operates as a Civil Enclave and operates within an airbase named INS Hansa.
The airport has very good flight connectivity with other Indian cities. Major airlines such as Vistara, Air India, IndiGo operate to and fro with direct and connecting flight accordance.
Once you deboard at the airport, take a cab or some other means of local transport available at hand to reach Dudhsagar Waterfalls.
Travelling to Dudhsagar Waterfalls by Train
There are two main railway stations in Goa, namely Vasco Da Gama and Madgaon. Both these train stations of Goa have been fairly well connected with other Indian cities.
As per your convenience, you can consider deboarding at one of these railway stations. From the station, you can easily take a local transport to reach Dudhsagar Waterfalls. Both these stations are located within a 100 km distance of the Dudhsagar Falls.
Travelling to Dudhsagar Waterfalls by Road
If you are planning on travelling to Goa with a group of friends, then, trust me, nothing matches the fun of a road trip which you might as well remember for many years to come.
Thus, depending upon your geographical location and your budget, you can consider travelling to Goa by road.
For this, you can either consider booking a private (luxury,regular) or an interstate bus.
Otherwise, the best option, as you know would always be self-drive according to me.
- Nashik – 660 km via NH48 or NH60
- Panaji – 70-80 km via NH748, Panaji – Farmagudi – Margao Hwy Bypass Rd/Ponda – Panaji Rd
- Aurangabad – 649 km via NH48 or NH52
- Pune – 443 km via AH47 or NH48
- Canacona – 75-85 km via NH66
- Indore – 682 km via NH48
- Mysuru – 420 km via NH48, NH69 or NH66
Conclusion: In my opinion, India is home to some of the best tourist attractions to visit, Dudhsagar Waterfalls being just one of them. I hope you found this post to be informative. Ans in case, if you have already been to this amazing tourist attraction in Goa then, do share your experience in the comment section with us.