Dudhsagar Waterfall Trek: Beginners Guide

The Dudhsagar Waterfalls Guide

Dudhsagar, one of India’s tallest waterfalls, lies tucked away on the border between Goa and Karnataka. This trail, like most others, has a diverse range of flora, animals, and scenery. This journey, however, has a bonus – something that only a few treks in the world provide – a good old railway track!

The Indian Rail Network and commercial tour operators employ jeeps that take visitors to the waterfall. During the monsoon season, the waterfall bursts forth from a height of 310 meters, white as milk.


Information on the Trail


  • How do you get to the base camp?

Bangalore is 570 kilometers away from Dudhsagar Railway Station. From Bangalore, take the Mas Vasco Express (Train number: 17311). Only on Fridays does the train run.

Trekking to Dudhsagar is also possible from Kulem in Goa. In terms of aesthetics and overall experience, however, the climb from Dudhsagar station is more promising.


  • From Karnataka, how to get to Dudhsagar Waterfalls:

Trekking is still prohibited from both Goa and Karnataka as of April 2019. Please send an email to info@indiahikes.com with the subject “Dudhsagar waterfalls update” if you have any updates.

At Castle Rock station, get off the train. Castle Rock is the last stop on the Karnataka side of the state line. There are several rail tunnels, the longest of which is Tunnel 2, which is 2.4 kilometers long.

The distance between Castle Rock and Dudhsagar is 11 kilometers. To get to the waterfall, stay on the railway track. Within the Bhagwan Mahavir Wildlife Sanctuary, it flows through lush forests and lesser waterfalls. The walk takes about 6-7 hours to complete. The Dudhsagar Station allows camping, which is permitted. It is recommended that you bring your tents and sleeping bags with you.


  • From Goa, how to get to Dudhsagar Waterfalls:

Trekking to the waterfalls along the railway tracks has been prohibited since the ban. If you still want to see the Dudhsagar waterfalls, you can hire a Jeep at the Bhagwan Mahaveer Sanctuary’s entrance.

The Bhagwan Mahaveer Sanctuary entrance is roughly a 10-15 minute walk away.

The entry cost is Rs 20 and the camera price is Rs 300.

5000 rupees for videography

A trip to the waterfall in a Jeep costs Rs 2500 for the entire vehicle. It is frequently shared by five to six people. So a cost of Rs 400-50 per person. It takes around 45 minutes to get to the bottom of the fall through a difficult off-road track, so driving is not suggested. Many streams cross the off-road track, which can only be crossed by sturdy jeeps or 4WD SUVs.

The waterfall is only 5 minutes away from the base. Your vehicle will wait for you there for an hour and a half before returning you to the sanctuary’s entrance.

Hiking was prohibited at the time of publishing this information, although there have been unsubstantiated rumors that trekking would resume in the 2019 monsoon season. Before embarking on a trek, we strongly recommended that you confirm all of the facts.



  • Enjoy your journey (monsoon is the Best time)
  • Carry rain gear (raincoat, poncho), shoes, a flashlight, and enough food.
  • There are various streams to fill your bottles during the monsoon. Carry enough water to endure the full walk during other seasons.
  • Check your train tickets.



  • Respect the environment; do not pollute this lovely spot.
  • Walk away from the track to a safe distance if a train is approaching.
  • Inside a tunnel, do not stroll in groups. One after the other, walk. At the Dudhsagar camping spot, clean up and carry your rubbish. Dispose of it at the Indian Railways and Forest Department’s authorized disposal sites.


What to Bring on the Trek

No, shoving everything in isn’t the way to go. Packing your backpack appropriately will save you time later when you are attempting to locate your belongings. It’s a good idea to spend some time learning how to pack a bag.

What should I bring with me? You only get what you bring on a hike. Even something as basic as a forgotten matchbox can derail your cooking preparations for the duration of your journey. As a result, it’s critical to start planning early and plan thoroughly. Make a checklist to begin with. Keep this rule in mind when shopping: Keep it simple. “Everything must be light.” This keeps your backpack as light as possible,” explains Sandhya UC, co-founder of Indiahikes. Having a mix of heavy and light objects will not have the same effect as having entirely light items. “Always choose high-quality, light-weight things,” Sandhya advises.

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