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Dudhsagar Falls – Jungle Trek

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  • 1 Day/2 NightsDuration
  • Jul, Aug, Sep'23Availability
  • 07-55 yrs.Age Limit
  • 10-40 max.Group Size


of the trip
  • Breath-taking view of the Dudhsagar waterfallAn extremely awe-inspiring natural wonder
  • Hike to India’s 5th highest waterfallApprox. Height - 1,017 ft.
  • A beautiful trek in the evergreen forest ofBhagwan Mahavir Wildlife Sanctuary
  • A perfect blend of nature & adventureIdeal experience for nature lovers
  • Most attractive place near the Goa-Karnataka borderTrek through water streams & dense forest trails
  • Fun-filled & exhilarating trekking experienceRecommended for fit beginners

Key Info.

  • GOAKarnataka Border
  • Kulem VillageBase
  • MonsoonBest Season
  • ModerateGrade
  • 889 ft.Max. Altitude
  • 09 hrs., 22 km.Walk (approx.)
EnduranceMedium: 7.5/10

The majestic cascade of white water, gushing over the steep, nearly vertical face of the mountain from a spectacular height of 1,017ft; 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.

Myth and Legend

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.

Important Note

The Railway Track & Bridge is closed for trekkers.

Till 2021, people would alight at Dudhsagar railway station and walk back 2 to 3 km to see the Dudhsagar waterfall up close. But this is an illegal act. So 2022 means from this year CRPF have strictly prohibited trekkers from alighting at Dudhsagar railway station. If anyone gets down, the CRPF is collecting a fine from them under the Railway Act and filing a case.
That’s why we can’t see the falls from the railway bridge, we can walk through the forest with a local guide to see the falls. Please note this.


If any person enters upon or into any part of a railway without lawful authority, or having lawfully entered upon or into such part misuses such property or refuses to leave, he shall be punishable with imprisonment for a term which may extend to six months, or with fine which may extend to one thousand rupees, or with both: Provided that in the absence of special and adequate reasons to the contrary to be mentioned in the judgment of the court, such punishment shall not be less than a fine of five hundred rupees.

Detailed Itinerary

Day-wise Schedule

Day 0Train Journey: Pune to Kulem

16:00 – 17:00
Once you reach your pick-up point, mark your presence with the SG-Trekkers representative. Further, we’ll move to the platform; our team will help you with the seating arrangements.
Our overnight train journey will be approx. 12 hrs.

Day 1Dudhsagar Falls – Jungle Trek > Return Train Journey to Pune

We will reach Kulem railway station early in the morning.
(You have to prepare for 2 hours to get off the train. Meanwhile, you can use the washroom of the train.)

Our field experts will provide pre-trek information and instructions to all participants. You’ll get to know detailed information about this beautiful place.

06:00 – 09:30
Our trek begins from Kulem railway station toward the base of Dudhsagar Waterfall through Bhagwan Mahaveer Sanctuary Jungle.
3 hours of an easy trek through the dense Jungle and crossing multiple water streams.

09:30 – 11:00
Have breakfast & tea.
Reach Dudhsagar Waterfall base. Have fun near the Dudhsagar waterfall base. You can enjoy the view of the mighty Dudhsagar Falls, one of India’s highest waterfalls.

11:00 – 14:30
Start the return trek to Kulem via the same route. Our trek will end at Kulem village.

14:30 – 16:00
Refresh yourself. (Changing rooms & toilets are available there.)
Let’s have a meal together. Served hot and tasty vegetarian food.
After having delicious food we will board the train from Kulem railway station.

Start the journey back to Pune via train. Our overnight train journey will be approx. 12 hrs.

Day 1: Highlights

• Altitude Gain / Loss: ⇑ 950 ft. / ⇓ 950 ft.
• Walk (approx.): 9 hrs., 22 km.
• Accommodation: Changing room available to use after the trek.
• Meal: Breakfast, Meal after the Trek

Day 2Reach Pune

Today we arrive at Pune railway station in the early morning 4 to 5 AM.
And, it’s time to say goodbye to your travel companion. Let’s stay in touch via phone/social media and meet again for another memorable trip.


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  • Public Transport: Ex. PuneNon AC Sleeper Class Confirmed Tickets
  • Forest Local Guide & Entry PermitBhagwan Mahaveer Wildlife Sanctuary
  • A Breakfast & Meal after the TrekServed Veg. Meal Only
  • An Experienced Trek LeadsTeam of Certified Mountaineers & Outdoor Experts
  • 5% GST


  • Any Kind of Personal ExpensesAnything specifically not mentioned in the ‘inclusions list’.
  • Food on TrainCarry your own food for train journey.
    • Bring packed tiffin box to have dinner on train journey.
    • For the return journey, if you need, you can take a parcel meal in your tiffin box by paying yourself.

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    Prasad Joshi

    Family Traveller

    Thank you for the wonderful experience. Love to travel with SG for best planning & execution.

    Mon, 06 Sep, 2021

    Priya Chavan

    Family Traveller

    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

    Thu, 02 Sep, 2021

    Geetan Pathak

    Group Traveller

    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.

    Thu, 02 Sep, 2021

    Pramod Bhise

    Group Traveller

    My First trek out of Maharashtra, very beautiful trek, Nice management, friendly group environment. Thank you, SG-Trekkers!

    Thu, 02 Sep, 2021

    Sayali Bhase

    Family Traveller

    Awesome tour… a great experience… pro management!!
    Will love to have more of such an experience!! 🙂

    Thu, 02 Sep, 2021