One of the most popular attractions in Goa is the Dudhsagar waterfall which is both sacred and legendary. Dudhsagar waterfall is located in South Goa. But the tour can be bought at any travel agency in both South Goa and North Goa. GOA TRIP PLANNER best experiences to their customers by giving the best price & value for money service.
Do you know why this waterfall is called Dudhsagar (Sea of Milk)? Like most tourist destinations, Dudhsagar has its own beautiful story. One beautiful Indian princess loved to swim in this waterfall. After she emerged from the jets of waterfall, she always drank a whole jug of milk. Such is the morning diet of princesses! She used to bath naked. And once, a prince found her while he was on a hunt, whose kingdom was not far away. The prince hides behind a stone, and the girl did not see it until the very end of bathing. The prince wanted to take a closer look at the naked beauty, and so he forgot about safety and, burning with curiosity, climbed out of his hiding place. When the princess raised a jug of milk to drink it, she saw in his reflection the face of a young man. Frightened, the girl dropped the jug, and its contents poured right into the waterfall. At this moment, the servants of the princess managed to cover her body with clothes. Since then, the waterfall has poured its snow-white milk stream in a triple cascade.
After the sweet legend of the waterfall, I will please you with dry figures and facts. Dudhsagar Falls is considered the fifth largest waterfall in India. Its height is more than 300 meters. In the rainy season, it is almost impossible to get to the waterfall, as the Mountain Rivers spillover. It is best to visit the falls in November, after the end of the rainy season. At this time, it is the most magnificent and you can already safely reach it.
But even in the midst of the dry season, Dudhsagar Falls does not lose its majesty. The water flow of Dudhsagar falls is throughout a year. Water broke off from above, below was a clear, clear lake, quite deep, incredibly beautiful rivers flowed nearby, monkeys played around. From Colem village to the waterfall you are taken in jeeps. One jeep costs 3600 rupees. If you want to go together – pay so much. And if you join the company, then divide the price for the jeep by all participants in the company. It is advisable to book jeep safari as in advance because there is a longer queue for booking of jeep safari.
Before entering the jungle take a National Park Entry fee 50 rupees. If you having a professional camera like DSLR camera then you have to pay 30 rupees for the camera. After payment, You will be quickly loaded into jeeps and drove to the parking lot at the Dudhsagar waterfalls. The road is frankly bumpee and muddy.
The road leads through the Bhagwan Mahavir Wildlife National Park. You will able to see a lot of monkeys jumping from one tree to another. If other animals are in the reserve, then they obviously do not go out onto the forest road in broad daylight to gaze at the tourists. But the monkeys in the reserve and especially at the waterfall are in plenty! Monkeys are fed, although signs hang everywhere that it is forbidden to feed monkeys. Most tourists pretend that they can’t read the feed monkeys.
After about 30-40 minutes, the jeep finally reaches the parking lot. Then you need to go along the path for a few minutes and here we are at the Dudhsagar waterfall. A railway bridge is visible upstairs. This railway bridge proved to be a major engineering challenge. The railway line had to ascend the rainy cliffs of the Western Ghats, a narrow river valley with steep cliffs on both sides. The West of India Portuguese Guaranteed Railway (WIPGR) a London-based private company required seven bridges, five viaducts and twelve tunnels along its route to Castle Rock. WIPGR planned to connect the growing rail network in the interior of British India to the sea port of Goa and thereby increase traffic to that port by supplying the agriculturally productive southwestern districts of the Bombay Presidency with a direct rail connection to a port. More traffic meant more port revenues, which would allow an underdeveloped Goa to become financially self-sufficient. This Railway Bridge was opened to its full extent in 1888. The views from this bridge are simply amazing. The Waterfall lake is deep and very clear. Full of fish there! if you throw bread, a whole flock of large fish flies right there. The water in the lake is cold. After the warm Arabian Sea, the water seems icy. But in the heat, it is very refreshing!
Jeeps stand and wait for tourists one hour thirty minutes. This time is enough to see enough, take pictures and a nap. Back again the road is over stones back to Colem village and from there we started 30 minutes to Spice Plantation.
The most popular spice plantation among tourists in Goa is Sahakari (Sahakari). We visit Sahakari plantation and Dudhsagar Waterfall as part of one excursion. Advantages of going to the Sahakari Spice Plantation through Travel agent that you will be given a separate guide who will answer all questions that arise during the tour, this is the main thing. Without a guide, everything looks like grass and palm. And with the guide’s story, you can see how vanilla, black pepper, cinnamon, cardamom, cashew, betel nut, curry, etc grow. You will get to know the real Mowgli, who will climb the tallest palm tree in a minute and jump to the next one. You will taste traditional Indian cuisine, appreciate the Local Goan drink Fenni, prepared according to old recipes from coconut and cashew fruits, herbal drinks based on cardamom, ginger, lemongrass.
After the tour, you will get time to go through the plantation yourselves to see and touch everything again. At the top of the plantation we found parking of elephants. You can feed, ride and even swim. After the spice tour unlimited Goan Buffet lunch. There is a selection of dishes here and choice between Vegetarian and NonVegetarian ( Fish and Chicken ). Many dishes are seasoned with spices that are grown in the plantation. Pick whatever on an environment-friendly plate made of palm leaf, no one controls the amount eaten, so a full “all-inclusive, and food just pluck few bananas from a hanging banana bunch.
You will be having a good knowledge of plantation now, but there is something more interesting:
Most importantly, you will be shown how all the basic spices that we use at home day to day grow.
It will be a really an adventure day, Dudhsagar waterfall & Sahakari spice plantation Goa memory.