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Dudhsagar Falls

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One of the highest waterfalls in India, Dudhsagar Waterfalls are among top 100 waterfalls of the world. The water falls from a height of 200 ft, and creates mist at the bottom, which gives it a pleasant look.

Location : Situated 60 Km from Margoa, on the eastern border of Goa-Karnataka.

Best Season : The fall is generally calm durin summers. During monsoon, the falls become alive and attracts tourists mostly during monsoon season.

About the falls
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.
What to do at falls
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. Itís 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.

Getting there
Dudhsagar falls are in the forests of western ghats. The falls can be reached by a train from Margoa. The train takes around 2 hours. Alternatively, taxis and buses can be hired. Motorcycles are not recommended as the way to falls have many rivers and canals, which often overflow. Reaching Margoa is easier, as Margoa is connected by direct trains to the nearby states. The Dambolin Airport in Vasco-da-Gama is 5 Km from Margoa.

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.

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