September 27, 2023

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Dudhsagar Waterfall is pointing to the tourists

Dudhsagar Waterfalls

Why is it called Dudhsagar?

The prince then saw the scantily clad princess, and in order to protect her dignity, the maidens poured milk from the trough in a frenzied effort that formed a curtain of milk around her. It is said that the dignity of a king is made of a milk curtain known as the Dudhsagar waterfall.

The trek from Castlerock Railway Station to Dudhsagar Falls gives you an experience of what thrills are all about. We experienced this thrill recently.

The original identity of Goa is just the smooth-calm beaches and charming old-time churches. However, an even more unique and thrilling opportunity to experience Goa is the railway line from the British-era Castlerock Railway Station to the Dudhsagar Falls at the Lord Mahavir Sanctuary. For this one has to trek through ten to eleven tunnels.

Dudhsagar Falls is the fifth-highest waterfall in India and falls from a height of about 1030 feet. Drizzling rain, occasional thick fog, the scenery of South Goa seen from a deep valley, passenger trains, and goods trains coming during the trek make the trek a double pleasure. South India is rich in natural beauty. You have seen glimpses of this in many movies. In a scene from the recent movie ‘Chennai Express’, we have seen Dudhsagar waterfall. The experience of trekking along the railway tracks cannot be expressed in words.

For this trek, we had to reach Castlerock from Kolhapur. This distance is about 200 km. The distance from Castlerock to Dudhsagar is about 14 kilometers. This route is completely over the railway track, through the tunnel on this route, and over an iron bridge built over a deep valley to Dudhsagar. It is difficult to describe the experience of dense forest around, a deep valley on one side, train running slowly through the fog.

Some tunnels are connected to each other by iron bridges. Other small and big waterfalls can be seen falling down from the side of the mountain to Dudhsagar. You can even experience some of these waterfalls. As there are no hotels or food facilities in Dudhsagar, it is necessary to take food with you while going here. If you take a small gas grill with you, you can have a unique experience of ready-to-cook noodles, tea, and coffee in a tunnel on the way to the trek. The taste of hot coffee after being drenched in the rain is something else.

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A view of the sanctuary:

Dhudhsagar Waterfalls

Along with Castlerock Railway Station to Dudhsagar Waterfall trek, Dandeli Night Trek was planned for the trekkers on the first day. Dandeli Sanctuary is a famous sanctuary near Goa in the Western Ghats of Northern Karnataka on the banks of the Kali River. Black panthers, hornbills, celestial dancers, deer, elephants, and crocodiles are found in this place. The sanctuary is popular mainly for river rafting in the river Kali. Trekkers experience a thrilling night in the company of chirping sounds, sounds of different animals, and dense forest.

Which month is best to see Dudhsagar Waterfalls?

After the rains, art is suitable for the Dudhsagar and this is the best time also, The milky white water flows from the waterfall which is a treat for the eyes. October to May is the best time to visit the Dudhsagar trip. The entrance to the sanctuary opens at 6:00 am and remains open till 5:00 pm.

Does Dudhsagar Waterfalls open in June?

October to April is the best time to visit Dudhsagar Falls after the monsoons. Access is dangerous and restricted during the rainy season of June and July.

Is Dudhsagar Waterfall Trek Difficult?

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Walk on Railway Tracks (Difficulty Level: Medium)

From here, cross the railway tracks to the Dudhsagar Falls railway bridge. To reach the falls you have to walk 11 km from Kulem and 14 km from Castle Rock.

Is there an entry fee to Dudhsagar Falls?

Charges for Dudhsagar Waterfalls in Goa

Want to enjoy Dudhsagar Falls Tour in Goa? 400 fee to go to Dudhsagar from Castle Rock. The best place to catch a ride is Dudhsagar Falls Jeep Booking Center or Dudhsagar Jeep Taxi Stand, from where booking your jeep is easiest.

Have you seen the famous ‘Dudhsagar’ waterfall?

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At Ramnagar in Belagaon, it has been raining heavily since the day, due to which the flow of Dhabdba has increased. The famous Dudhsagar waterfall in the dense forest on the Karnataka-Goa border has also started collapsing. However, this year, due to the Corona crisis, tourists will have to be deprived of the beauty of this waterfall.

Every year, as soon as the rains start, tourists from the country and abroad remember the Dudhsagar waterfall. Every year this waterfall flows at its full capacity only after July. But, in the first rain this year, Dudhsagar started collapsing. Its red color is now visible. This waterfall falling from a high peak is not yet falling at full capacity, but its appearance is worth seeing. The white water of the waterfall is now pleasing the tourists. But, this year, due to Corona, the desire to see the waterfall has to be kept in mind.

Earlier, tourists used to come in large numbers from all over the country to see the Dudhsagar Dhabdhaba. However, there were incidents of drowning in the waterfall, rioting by tourists, falling down and getting injured while boarding the train, and breaking the glass of the air-conditioned coach as the train did not stop for a long time. Therefore, the administration banned tourists from coming to the place of the waterfall. But after this ban was removed last year, Belgaum-Vasco local railway was started.

Hence, the tourist traffic increased. But, this year due to the Corona crisis, there is a displeasure among the tourists as they will have to miss the beauty of the waterfall due to restrictions on going to the tourist spot.

Unemployment in Castlerock

Once upon a time, the village of Castlerock used to have the appearance of a fair due to tourists coming to see the Dudhsagar waterfall. But, due to the interim ban, the employment of the people of the village was lost. After lifting the ban last year, the youth of the village got employment again. But, this year, due to the lockdown, the youth of Castlerock have become unemployed due to the closure of the railways.


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