Dudhsagar Water Falls

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On the Mandovi River in eastern Goa is the Dudhsagar Water Fall. It’s located in Bhagwan Mahaveer Sanctuary and Mollem National Park, a 240 km2 park on the border with Karnataka, about 57 kilometers east of Panaji. Because of its milky white appearance, this 300 meter high waterfall is called Dudhsagar, which translates to ‘ocean of milk’. During dry season the waterfall is very quiet, but during monsoon you’ll see the water rushing down with great force. Over the waterfall, straight through the park, is a train track. Coming from Colem it is another 45 minutes by jeep. The area surrounding the falls is inhabited by nomadic buffalo herdsmen, but is also very popular among hikers and rock climbers. In the wild park you can witness a great diversity of plants, butterflies, reptiles and over 200 bird species. But also bigger game like leopards, gaurs (wild oxen) and axis deer can be seen.

And while you’re there: try and stop by the Mahadev Temple, Tambdi Surla in the Northern regions of the park. This 12th century Shiva temple of Lord Mahadeva is a sacred Hindu spot that still draws many Hindu visitors. It is India’s oldest temple. Thanks to its position in the jungle the Portuguese never got to it. You’ll get the best views from Sunset Point.

Address Dudhsagar Water Falls: Sonaulim, Goa 403410