Trek-o-mania at Dudhsagar Waterfalls

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Travel Advisory: The railway police has banned the trek to Dudhsagar falls as there have been a few accidents due to people’s negligence.

I would advise you to visit the falls in the months of Oct to May. You may contact me for more info.

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This post is about 4 girls who went on an edgy adventure, and dared to try the unknown, emerging bolder and wiser.

When you say Goa…the first thing that comes to mind is beaches. But Goa is much more than that. This year I went to Goa only to see the Dudhsagar Waterfalls.

I had seen the falls in the movies and often wondered how they would look like in reality.

I read a lot of blogs about the trek to the falls and also consulted a few fellow bloggers on the best routes to be considered for this trek.

The falls are best experienced during the rains. However it can get inaccessible due to flooding and heavy rainfall.

But we were a determined bunch of women and so took the plunge ๐Ÿ™‚

My adventurous friends and me trekked around 6 hours both ways to see the spectacular falls and it was worth the efforts.

The trek started from Kulem station and merged into the Mollem National Park. So the trek entails walking partly on the railway tracks and partly jungle ….heheheh could this adventure get any better ๐Ÿ™‚

The starting point of the trek
The starting point of the trek

This route has not been explored by many trekkers, so we were the fortunate few who did this.

After walking the tracks from Kulem we stopped at Sonalium station. There is a village down the tracks near station where we hired a guide to take us through the jungle part of the trek.

Walking through Mollem National Park
Walking through Mollem National Park

There is a jeep track in the forest which operates after the rains. We followed the tracks and walked through dense forest. The walk was easy, but long.

The forest is dense and filled with sounds of insects and animals so it can get scary. We also encountered leeches on the way, but we had come prepared and got the leeches off with salt.

Butterflies were widely found throughout the forest
Butterflies were widely found throughout the forest
Streams that we crossed
Streams that we crossed

We could hear the thundering sounds of water falling down as we were coming closer and finally the falls gradually came into view. With whoops of victory and accomplishment we went running towards the view point.

The Dudhsagar Waterfalls
The Dudhsagar Waterfalls

Since we were viewing it from the forest, the falls were a little distant but the sight and sound did not lessen its intensity.

The falls looked exactly like its name – Dudhsagar. Gushing milk falling down, thundering on the rocks.

The passenger train passing the falls
The passenger train passing the falls

And then, exactly how it is seen in the movies, we could see the train chugging along the bridge passing alongside the waterfalls. Now our trek was perfect ๐Ÿ™‚

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After a lot of selfies and clicks we started our walk back. Once again partly jungle and then onto the railway tracks onwards to Kulem.

The jeep track
The jeep track
The railway tracks on our way back to Kulem
The railway tracks on our way back to Kulem

We were exhausted and famished by the time we could see the platform of Kulem station, but we were happy since we completed the trek.

Dudhsagar is beautiful and so i guess nature made it inaccessible so that not everyone can view it.

We finished our trek with some nice homely goan lunch near Kulem station.

Simple home cooked goan food - yummy fish curry n rice
Simple home cooked goan food – yummy fish curry n rice

I will try and come back again to see the falls but no adventure next time. I will take the jeep ride and go visit the falls like a tourist ๐Ÿ™‚

Hope you do the same!!

This trek reminded me ofย Johnnie Walker who rightly says “Keep on walking”

Ciao till next time.

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5 thoughts on “Trek-o-mania at Dudhsagar Waterfalls

    1. Hi Rimjhim,

      Im glad you liked my post, Thankyou.

      I would advise you not to travel alone to Dudhsagar as the firstly the trek is banned, the cops will send you back and secondly the trek route is through the jungle so its not safe to go alone.

      I would advise you to use the option of Jeeps that will take you directly to the falls. They are operational from Oct to May.
      Google this online, there are a few options or even your hotel can arrange for this.

      Enjoy your holiday in Goa but be safe.

      Regards,
      Malita (Don & The Travel Mafia)

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      1. Hi Malita,
        Thank you, I was also a little apprehensive about trekking alone.
        Jeeps are available from Kulem Station right ?
        I did google it, but not much information is available.
        Any more inputs on what to visit ?
        Have you visited any spice plantations / national parks in Goa ?

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      2. Hi Rimjhim,

        Contact the Spice Plantation place, they seem to know about the waterfalls and ask them if they can arrange it for you. So you can get picked up and dropped from Spice Plantation to Kulem aand back. Also please go with some friends and not alone.

        http://www.dudhsagarplantation.com/dudhsagar-waterfall

        Besides that read my blog on Goa, it gives a list of all the things you can do when you are there.

        https://donandthetravelmafia.wordpress.com/2015/10/11/beautiful-goa-my-home-forever/

        Regards,
        Malita

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