Dudhsagar falls in Goa are a pleasant change in landscape for a destination that is known for its sunny beaches and inviting waves. The majestic falls are a little farther inland approximately 60 km from Panaji on the Goa - Karnataka Border. As these falls are located inside the Mollem National Park, their vistas of green and verdant forest lands are unparalleled.
Cascading from the mighty peaks of the Western Ghats, these are among the highest waterfalls in the country and one of the hundred highest waterfalls in the world. The falls are divided into four tiers on the Mandovi river and resemble a heavy rush of milk flowing effortlessly down the hill.
While most people arrive at the Dudhsagar falls by jeep or by their own private transport from Panaji and nearby areas, others choose visiting the falls through a train journey or by trekking. No matter which way you choose, the whooshing noise of the water hitting the rocks, the cold breeze, and endless flows of the whitewashed falls are sure to captivate you.
During monsoon or soon after monsoon is the best period to visit the falls, as they are in their most rebellious phase of flow and in full verve. However, be careful while choosing the trekking routes to Dudhsagar Falls during this season as the area can become quite slippery along with the added hazard of the river swelling up. Please note that while the beauty around the falls is still glorious in the summers, the falls themselves may not appear in their full strengths. Therefore, its best to avoid visiting the falls in the summers.
| Mandovi River, Mollem National Park 403410, India
Suggested duration: 6 - 7 Hours to Trek
Open and Closing Time
All days of the Week 12:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Entry Fee: INR 20
Basic Camera: INR 300
Professional Camera Set-up: INR 5000
Tips when planning a trip to Dudhsagar Waterfalls
Carry mosquito repellant if you plan on visiting during the monsoon season.
Do not attempt to dive into the Devil’s Canyon; it is known to have strong undercurrents that can sweep you away.
You can spend an hour to an hour and a half at the falls and the pool, after which you must return to your jeep and drive back so that other visitors may come in.
It is highly recommended that you do not carry any edibles to the sanctuary or near the waterfall to avoid littering and unwarranted curiosity from animals.
Near By Attraction
Wednesday Flea Market
Hotels available near by Dudhsagar Waterfall
Distance between Madgaon Railway Station and Dudhsagar Falls is 31.7 miles or 27.5 nautical miles
The Mahadeva Temple that is dedicated to Lord Shiva is one of the oldest surviving temples in Goa. The temple has survived multiple invasions and the 16th century Goa inquisition as it is located deep within the forests of the Western Ghats. The temple is built entirely from basalt.
Due to the rock formations at the base of the Dudhsagar Waterfall, a natural pool of sorts is formed. The pool is filled turquoise blue water that has descended from the waterfalls.
The plantation practices a combination of traditional as well as modern sustainable farming processes. It is known for the variety of spices it grows and visitors are even given a free sample of each. There is a guided tour conducted by the owner himself, in which you gain insights into dairy farming, biogas production, and cashew feni distillation. Post the guided tour there is a home-cooked Goan lunch, which utilizes the spices and crops grown at the farm. The entire package can be availed for Rs. 600 and a minimum group size of four people is required.