A lot can happen on a trip to Dudhsagar and so I planned to visit this location with my travel partner. We realized there are numerous ways to reach Dudhsagar falls, which is near Goa and when we started, we were assured that it would not be a smooth trip. However, good things never come easy and so we made it possible!
I realized that we need a concrete plan if we are yearning to see this spectacular place. We booked tickets for Madgaon AC Special from Lokmanya Tilak Terminus (00:55). This 11hrs journey was not strenuous at all and we reached around 12:00 pm.
We hired a car to Mollem village, which is 40 km from Madgaon, you can also go for luxury buses or trains. After reaching Mollem we hired a jeep and we had an awesome road trip. You need life jackets on this route as it goes via National Highway 4-A. Mollem to Dudhsagar it’s just 15 km (45 minutes).
There are many more alternatives to reach this destination if you wish to go by road. Finally, the view that you encounter is spellbinding.
A location, which proves Goa, is much more than beaches…
The Dudhsagar Trip will take the entire day and one gets to see a different side of Goa. This is one of those places where you can heal yourself by swimming for hours and also watch monkeys wandering around.
Dudhsagar is a four-step waterfall from the high altitudes of the Western Ghats, which makes it the fourth tallest waterfall in India. This fall has a creamy white color and hence the name Dudhsagar.
We booked trip online on Dudhsagar Falls Website. They have exciting and customized packages. But you should book in advance to avoid any hassle in the midst of this wonderful trip.
Dudhsagar trip has exciting alternatives when it comes to packages. We chose a package, which had cost us Rs 1750/- per person. If you are planning to travel with kids, please visit the website to know about their rates precisely.
In addition, we had paid for breakfast, swimwear, towels, and beverages as these are excluded in the package.
The Jeep Safari steals the show even after the roads were bumpy. The journey begins from Mollem and throughout you will witness picturesque sights. Although you will be sharing the 7-seater jeep with other tourists, you have an option to hire the entire jeep for Rs 3500 for even less than 7 members.
We started at 6 am and the entire tour ended 5 pm. You will be visiting (Bhagwan Mahaveer Wild Sanctuary) Mollem National Park and it takes 45 minutes approx.
There are a variety of different birds like fairy bluebird, paradise flycatcher, great Indian hornbill, three toes kingfishers and many more. You will also get to see Black Panther, Bengal tiger, Sambar, Deer, Leopards, and the list goes on.
Then you reach the massive waterfall site, where you can spend time dipping and swim in the pool. If you are not much excited about swimming, you can simply spend time in the slippery and cold pond filled with fish.
Then around 12 pm, you will get to explore the spice plantation, where you can feast on authentic Goan cuisines served in banana leaf. Your guide will take you for a walk around the farm and you will awestruck when you see an array of spices and fruits.
If you are willing to take an elephant, ride and shower the cost of this will not be included in the package you will have to pay on spot. Nevertheless, we took it anyway, and it was worth!
In addition, if you are someone who loves hiking, you can hike with an authorized guide, especially if it is a solo trip.
Though we had paid for cameras, we hardly took any photographs. Nobody ever ignored a sight, which was hypnotizing and magical. Now that you are excited about this destination, I have a confession. The jeep drive through the forest was quite painful but adventurous as the roads were rocky, so be prepared.