Dudhsagar waterfall


Dudhsagar Falls (literally meaning The Sea of Milk) is a tiered waterfall located high up on the Mandovi River in the state of Goa, India, on Goa's border 3 cubic metres per second. Situated 60 Km from Margoa, on the eastern border of Goa-Karnataka.

The Dudhsagar Falls are amongst the top 100 highest waterfalls in world. Situated on the border of Goa and Karnataka, the Dudhsagar Waterfalls takes a steep plunge 2000 feet down in the wooded mountains of the western Ghats. Believed to be amongst the highest falls in the country, these magnificent falls are located in a blissful tropical jungle with crisscrossing streams. The view from the top of the falls is breathtaking. The falls looks even better at magical light of dawn.

Dudhsagar waterfalls are the tourists hotspot because of its sylvan surroundings. The falls are located amidst the blissful tropical jungle. Lots of naughty monkeys can be spotted on the forests tress climbing, jumping and playing among themselves. Dudhsagar waterfalls is the popular birding site among the tourists. You can carry the binoculars along with yourself to indulge in bird watching. You may notice lots of species of butterflies and bees at this place. Apart from the birds and animals the region holds the rich aquatic life.

Location info:

Address:Border of Karnataka and Goa
District: Sanguem
Nearest City: Margoa.
Best time to visit: The fall is generally calm durin summers. During monsoon, the falls become alive and attracts tourists mostly during monsoon season.



In the days gone, by there lived a powerful and rich king on the top of a mountain in the Western Ghats along the Goan frontier. He lived in a lavish palace made of pure ivory and embedded by precious stones. And around this palace, there were luxuriant gardens abounding in a vast variety of flowers.

At one end of the forest, which fringed the king's palace, there was a picturesque lake. In the panoramic setting of this lake, the king's daughter, accompanied by her ladies-in-waiting, went to bathe and to sip sugared milk which one of her maids served to her in a pure gold jug.

One day, while she was sipping at the milk, a prince, who was passing by, stopped on hearing the sound of people nearby. Immediately, the princess poured the milk in the pond to shield her body from the glances of the stranger. It is believed that the sugared milk that was poured by the virtuous and modest princess still comes flowing down in torrents along that side of the mountain.

Interesting things to do:

Swimming is a good options at the bottom of the falls.But one has to make sure that the water is calm in desired area. The sure-footed adventurers could try and climb up to the head of the falls through bushes, boulders and water. It’s a tough climb which takes at least a couple of hours. The fall's surrounding area form a good picnic spot. While visiting Dudhsagar falls, one should ensure that at least entire day is spent near the falls.

Interesting things to Visit:

While you are at the Dudhsagar Waterfalls, a visit to the Bhagwan Mahavir Wildlife Sanctuary can not be missed. It is the largest wildlife Sanctuary in India. The main attraction of the park are Royal Bengal Tigers, Barking deer, Blank Panther, bonnet macaque, common langur, civet, flying squirrel, gaur, leopards, mouse deer, pangolin, porcupine, sambar, spotted deer, wild boar and wild dog.

Mobile range info:

How to reach?

Nearest Railway Station: From Margoa can catach a train towards Dudhsagar Falls
Nearest Airport:Dambolin Airport in Vasco-da-Gama
Road Transport:Can hire taxi from Margoa./60 km off Panaji

Nearest Visiting places:

  • Pilar
  • Mormugao Harbor
  • Margao and Vasco
  • Shirdi
  • Trimbakeshwar
  • Dudhasagar Waterfalls
  • Saptashringi Devi Temple
  • Nandurmadhmeshwar
  • Bhandardara
  • Jawhar
  • Nandur Madhameshwar Bird Sanctuary

Nearest Petrol Pump:


There are not much options near Dudhsagar falls. There is a Forest rest-house, owned by KTDC, near the falls. Else visitors can stay at Margoa and plan a one day trip to Dudhsagar Falls.

Things to carry:

Mineral Water, food , clothes etc..

Tips & Suggestions:

Help Line/Phone Number:

Police Station:100
Nearest Hospital:Hospitals at Margoa.
Society/Community Phone Number