The majestic cascade of white water, gushing over the steep, nearly vertical face of the mountain from a spectacular height of 1017ft; is both breath-taking 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 Mandavi, 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 falls’ base 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. Some several animals and birds call this place home, and the keen observer may even be lucky enough to spot some.
There is an old legend that centres on 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.
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Shivajinagar > Nal Stop > Chandani Chauk > Mulshi > Pimpri (Base)
05:00 – Shivajinagar
05:30 – Nal Stop
05:59 – Chandani Chauk
Thank you for the wonderful experience. Love to travel with SG for best planning & execution.
माझा हा एस. जी. ट्रेकर्स सोबत पहिलाच ट्रेक होता. या ग्रुप बरोबर ट्रेकला गेल्यावर खूप छान वाटले. एस. जी. ट्रेकर्स यांची टीम खूप केअरिंगआहे. त्यांच्या ग्रुप बरोबर खूप सुरक्षित वाटते. विशाल आणि प्रथमेश यांनी आम्हाला तिथल्या प्रत्येक ठिकाणाची माहिती दिली.आम्ही हा ट्रेक खूप एन्जॉय केला.
Thank you, SG Trekkers
The arrangement done by SG trekkers during the Dhudhsagar trek was excellent. The guidance during the trek was good and safe. Food quality and the lunch arrangement was hygienic and of good quality. Will like to do more treks with SG trekkers.
My First trek out of Maharashtra, very beautiful trek, Nice management, friendly group environment. Thank you, SG-Trekkers!
Awesome tour… a great experience… pro management!!
Will love to have more of such an experience!! 🙂