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Dudhsagar Falls

When we think about Goa first thing that comes to mind is its exquisite beaches. So, if you think Goa is all about beaches, you need to think again. There are many other beautiful places to visit in Goa. One of which is the Dudhsagar Falls.

Dudhsagar is the Konkani name which translates to Sea of Milk. It is 60 km from Panaji located on the Mandovi River and is surrounded by deciduous forests during the monsoon season. It is India’s sixth tallest waterfalls height of 310 m (1017 feet). 
This four-tiered waterfall and when it falls from such great heights it literally looks like the sea of milk and it is worth to visit this place at least once.

Dudhsagar waterfall is a popular site for trekking and hiking. The best time to visit Dudhsagar Waterfalls is between Octobers to March. 

During the monsoons it is heavily flooded and the hills become slippery. Hence it is quite advisable to not visit during this period.

The waterfall is located in the Bhagwan Mahavir Wildlife Sanctuary at Collem in South Goa in the Western Ghats. 

The best time to visit sanctuary is in mornings or evening; however entry gate of the sanctuary is opened at 6:00am and remains open till 5:00pm.

The area is surrounded by a deciduous forest and many species of birds, insects, monkeys, bees, butterflies and many other animal calls this place home. The lake flourishes in aquatic life.

This waterfall is attractive due to its Magnificent View, natural beauty and amazing scenery. It is an ideal spot for picnic with friends and family.

If the pictures of the fall are looking somewhat similar then yes you are correct it is the same waterfall whose beauty had caught our eyes in the Bollywood movie Chennai Express and left the audience awestruck.


Myths about the falls

The Dudhsagar falls has an legend which tells the story of how the waterfall got its name Dudhsagar.
It says that there was once a princess who was the daughter of the King of the Ghats. 

She was beautiful and believed in purity of heart, mind and body. People say that she used to bathe in the lake near her father’s castle every day.

One day, a prince walking through the nearby woods on hearing the laughter and chatter of the ladies, he stopped to have a look. 

The princess was in her bathing outfit and her maidens poured the milk in a cascade in front of her, creating a curtain behind her so she could change her clothes.

This cascade of milk, which conserved the modesty of the princess, and that is how the name of the Dudhsagar falls was given.

If you are looking for something other than beaches of Goa, you must visit this Dudhsagar falls. You can take a jeep safari to the falls or take a train. 

There is a spice plantation beautifully organised near the falls; you can have lunch at one of the many spice plantations in the vicinity.

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