Dudhsagar Falls high up in the Mandovi River's watershed
Posted: Monday, January 05th, 2009 | Views: 14072
Water falls  -   Goa - Karnataka Border
Visit hours: Day time
60 km from Panaji
How to reach:  The waterfall is accessible by train and rough road. It is 10 kilometers from Kulem Railway Station (Sanguem taluka, South Goa district).
Best time to visit: Monsoon season (July to October)
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Amidst a breathtaking landscape resplendent with the verdant greenery of the Western Ghats mountains, the Dudhsagar waterfall (literally meaning The Sea of Milk) is a tiered waterfall located on the Mandovi River in the state of Goa, India, on Goa's border with the state of Karnataka. It is 60 km from Panaji, the Dudhsagar falls appears to be milky streaks cascading down the mountainside.
The falls lie high up in the Mandovi River's watershed and so are not particularly spectacular during the dry season. During the monsoon season, the falls become one of the most powerful falls in India. This is a four tiered waterfall with a total height of 310 meters (1017 feet). Dudhsagar is the fifth highest waterfall in India and ranks 227th in the world.
The Dudhsagar waterfalls are created as the headwaters of the Mandovi River branches into three cascades to tumble down a near-vertical cliff. The falls has acquired the sobriquet "sea of milk" courtesy the clouds of milky foam which rises up at the bottom of the falls.

The picturesque beauty all around has made the Dudhsagar falls a popular picnic site. The waterfall has created a couple of pools nearby that lure the tourists for a bath and frolicking in the waters. The Dudhsagar Waterfall is also known as a trekking destination and one can reach the falls by traversing serpentine mountain trails.
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awesome shot of the train in the foreground!
Posted By: K, Monday, January 05th, 2009