Dudhsagar Trek – A Complete Guide To Plan

Dudhsagar Trek – A Complete Guide To Plan

Dudhsagar Waterfall Trek

Dudhsagar waterfall is one of the tallest waterfalls in India and beautiful famous trekking destination among Indians and foreign tourists. Here you will find a reason to get lost in the beautiful forest jungle, and you will fulfill your trekking and nature lust. Dudhsagar means ‘sea of milk' because the waters fall in a massive amount from the mountain and it looks like milk. If you are planning a trek to Dudhsagar falls Goa, then this article will be beneficial to you. It is a complete guide to plan the Dudhsagar trek.

Monsoon, a favourite season of trekkers, has arrived. One of the reasons that we love this season is we can see nature a greener and more colourful and very clear. We enjoy seeing the water pearl on leaf and water sprinkling on our face. Trekkers who are always looking for new trekking place would like this article.

The best way to do this Dudhsagar falls trek is on our feet. If you can walk 5, 6 hours which is not a big deal then you must do this, and we will help you with information. There are two ways to start a trek. Either you launch a trek from Kulem railway station which is the most comfortable option for Mumbai, Pune side people or you start a trek from Castlerock railway station which is a most convenient option for Bangalore side people.

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How to reach Dudhsagar Waterfall by train from Mumbai, Pune?

You have to reach Kulem railway station from Mumbai, and there is no direct train to reach Kulem railway station. First, you have to reach Madgaon, Goa railway station and Further, you have take passenger train to Kulem from Madgaon, Goa. the frequency of Madgaon - Kulem passenger is very less.

Best train option To reach Kulem from Mumbai

  1. Board the Matsyagandha Express - 12619 from Lokmanya Tilak Terminus (LTT) Mumbai at 3:20 PM and reached Madgaon Junction at 1:25 AM, rest few night hours at the station
  2. Board Vasco Da Gama – Kulem Passenger 56962 at 8:14 AM and reached Kulem at 9:05 AM and start your trek.

Best train option to reach Dudhsagar from Pune

  1. There is two trekking option for Pune people. You can trek from Castle Rock and Kulem both. Catch the Goa Express 12780 from Pune at 4:20 PM and reached Castle Rock at 3:05 AM.
  2. If you want to trek from Kulem, then continue your journey by the same train and reached Kulem at 4:35 AM.
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How to reach Dudhsagar Waterfall by train from Bangalore?

There are two trekking options for Bangalore people that are Castle Rock and Kulem. There is a direct train available for both these stations, but these trains run a few days of the week.

Best train option to reach Dudhsagar from Bangalore

  1. Catch the Chennai Central – Vasco Da Gama Express 17311 from Yesvantpur Junction at 9:35 PM and reached Castle Rock at 9:25 AM.
  2. If you want to trek from Kulem then continue your journey by the same train and reached Kulem at 11:04 AM.
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Dudhsagar Waterfalls Trek from Kulem

Once you reached Kulem railway station, don't forget to buy a life jacket on rent which is available near Jeep Stand as you will need this on Dudhsagar Waterfalls Swimming Site as the water is deep and its compulsory if you want to enter in that water. To reach Dudhsagar Waterfall Campsite from Kulem you have two options. One is by mud road trek, and one is by railway track trek.

Distance from Kulem railway station to Dudhsagar Waterfall Campsite by mud road trek is 12 km, and it will take 4 to 6 hours one side.

Distance from Kulem railway station to Dudhsagar Waterfall Campsite by railway track trek is 11 kms, and it will also take 4 to 6 hours one side.

You can enjoy both off mud road and railway track trek. Start the trek through railway track till Sonalium railway station and further join the mud off the road till Dudhsagar falls.

Note: you can follow Google Map route, but don't follow the journey time shown by Google map. The approximate journey time we have mentioned above.

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Dudhsagar waterfalls trek from Castle Rock

Once you reached Castle Rock railway station, don't forget to buy a life jacket on rent as you will need this on Dudhsagar Waterfalls swimming site as the water is deep and its compulsory if you want to enter in that water. From Castle Rock railway station, you have to trek by railway track to reach Dudhsagar Waterfalls Campsite.

Distance from Castle Rock railway station to Dudhsagar Waterfall Campsite by railway track trek is 14 KMs, and it will take 6 to 8 hours one side.

Note you can follow Google Map route, but don't track the journey time shown by google map. The approximate journey time we have mentioned above.

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Things to do Dudhsagar Waterfall Trek

  • Enjoy the walk in Railway Tunnel and Tracks
  • While on the trek of Dudhsagar falls, you will be chasing the Western Ghats jungles of Sahyadri mountain range. You will see the green beauty of nature.
  • You have to pass through the railway tunnel which is surrounded by green moss. You will love the walk of railway track.
  • This experience makes the difference, and unique to Dudh Sagar falls from other trekking destination.

Swim Under The Dudhsagar falls

It is one of the best activity to do while on the trek of Dudhsagar. The pool naturally created and located near our destination that Dudhsagar waterfalls. The pool is bright and freezing, even in the afternoon. The pool is deep but safe as we said that don't forget to buy a life jacket on rent this will be useful here. You can see monkeys near the pool, and you will meet lots of fishes inside the pool. This spot has become a favourite destination for both domestic and foreign tourists.

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Jeep Safari at Bhagwan Mahavir Wildlife Sanctuary

Dudhsagar waterfalls are part of Bhagwan Mahavir Wildlife Sanctuary. The Jeep Safari is the best activity to do here. Hitting wet mud off the road and watching animals in the jungle make this safari very adventurous. The sanctuary is home to the precious and rarefied wildlife species, and it consists of various species of herbs, spices and medicinal plants.

Depending on your luck, you will get a chance to see abundant wildlife of Bhagwan Mahavir Sanctuary that includes the Elephants, Tiger, Deers, Indian Bison, Leopards, Indian Rock Python etc. and Birds included the bluebird, three-toed kingfisher drongo, golden oriole, great Indian hornbill etc.

You have to be a little careful as lots of wild animals exist in this park. Bhagwan Mahavir Wildlife Sanctuary is known for its trekking trail and jeep safari.

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Visit Ancient Tambdi Surla Mahadev Temple

Tambdi Surla temple is the temple of Mahadev Lord Shiva built in the 12th century. This temple located inside the Bhagwan Mahavir Wildlife Sanctuary. The temple is known for his ancient age and unique style of architecture. It is the only monument of Kadamba Yadava architecture.

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Short Break At Dudhsagar Devi Temple, Sonalium

When you will doing the trek from Kulem to Dudhsagar, you will pass through Sonalium railway station which is 8 KM away from Kulem railway station. Dudhsagar Devi temple here you can rest and have lunch.

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Nearest Railway Station To Dudhsagar Falls

The nearest railway station to Dudhsagar waterfalls is Dudh Sagar Railway Station which is 1 KM away from Dudhsagar Waterfall Camp Site. However, it is not an official stop. Built for in case of emergency the train can be a halt at this station. So the nearest railway stations are still Kulem and Castle Rock.

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Best time to visit Dudhsagar Waterfalls

Monsoon and Post Monsoon from July to December is the best time to visit Dudhsagar Waterfalls. The place-based on waterfall and we can see the real beauty of nature during monsoon.

During monsoon the water level is high, so you have to take a little care and some precautions to successfully and happily completing the trek. If you want to avoid high-level waters and to avoid mud on the roads, you can do this trek after the monsoon and during winter. The water level of falls is moderate at that time, and the way is more easily accessible than the monsoon season.

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Places To Stay Near Dudhsagar Falls

If you are on trekking and planning to stay overnight here on your own, then the excellent place is Dudhsagar Waterfall Campsite which is just beside the Dudhsagar falls.

You have to carry your tent as no one provides here tent on rent and only sleeping bags are not sufficient to pass the night. On the weekend, reach early here to reserve your place for camping.Apart from your tent, If you want to stay comfortable then here are the few resorts you will find in the city area.

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Resorts To Stay Near Dudhsagar Falls

Nature's Nest, 12 KM away and 20 min drive from Kulem railway station. Dudhsagar Farmstay is featuring a swimming pool. Located in Karmane village and it has its spice garden.

Jungle Book Resort located near Kulem railway station is good to stay option.

Castle Rock Adventure Camp, which is run by the Karnataka Government and it is a fully functional campsite.

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Things you must carry on trek

  • Trekking Shoes - avoid heavy shoes. Wear lightweight but sturdy boots.
  • Raincoat - if you are planning a trek during monsoon, must carry a coat
  • Tents- if you are planning to stay on your own
  • Torch with extra batteries
  • Extra Clothes- take extra clothes and full sleeves clothes
  • Towel, Soap, Sanitizer
  • Bedding materials- blanket, sleeping bag (make sure your bedding materials are lightweight)
  • Portable Chargers and fully charge mobile phones
  • Basic medical kit
  • Eating Materials- plate, cup, spoon
  • News Papers
  • Lighter and dry papers
  • Knife
  • Odomos mosquito repellent cream
  • Extra sanitary pads

In this way, you will enjoy and complete your another trek, and of course, you will create beautiful memories here. You will love this adventure and will refresh your mind.

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