Goa is one of the most chosen destinations every time somebody wants a laid back holiday. Off late, a lot of travellers are often opting for the lesser-known One Day Goa To Dudhsagar Waterfalls Trip.

The world-famous, four-tiered Dudhsagar Waterfall originates from the Mandovi River and is literally known as the ‘Sea of Milk’. Dudhsagar Falls is recorded as one of India’s tallest waterfalls. It has a height of 310 m (1017 feet) and the width of the four waterfalls measure approximately 30 metres (100 feet).

Goa is one of those destinations that’s preferred by every age group, and travellers with varied kinds of budget. From water sport activities at the beaches of North Goa to simply taking a stroll and listening to waves in the pristine beaches of South Goa, its on every traveller list.

Hopping from one shack to another or getting drawn to the beautiful architecture of the forts and Churches, Goa is the perfect holiday destination. Especially for those seeking real adventure, a one day road trip to the Dudhsagar Waterfalls is a must.

Dudhsagar Waterfall is at the border of the two states of Goa and Karnataka and is located at a distance of 75 km from Panjim and takes approximately 2.5 hours to reach via a car.

You can book this day trip to ensure you can take a day trip to Dudhsagar falls from Goa comfortably. What attracts most travellers is also the natural forest area that surrounds the waterfall.

The plantation is deciduous in nature.The best time to visit the Dudhsagar waterfall is right after the monsoons when they are sufficiently fed by the rains, and the sight is spectacular, to say the least.

What To Expect

We will start our day trip to Dudhsagar Waterfalls Trip from Goa by private cab early in the morning. Our cabs will pick you from your place of your accommodation in Goa. Since the Dudhsagar fall lies inside the Bhagwan Mahaveer Sanctuary and Mollem National Park, you will also be fascinated by a Safari ride that will allow you to witness various kinds of wildlife.

Our cab will drop you at the entrance of Bhagwan Mahaveer Sanctuary and will also wait for you while you take the jeep safari ride that will take you through the forest and further to the Dudhsagar fall. Please note that Jeep safari cost is not included in the package cost. 

Once you are back, we will make a stop visit to the Tambadi Surla Mahadev Temple. After a thrilling day, our cab will then drop you to your place of origin.

Places to Visit During Your One Day Goa To Dudhsagar Waterfalls Trip by Car

1. Bhagwan Mahaveer Wildlife Sanctuary

Your 1 Day Goa To Dudhsagar Waterfalls Trip will start with a visit to Bhagwan Mahaveer Wildlife Sanctuary. Previously known as Mollem Game Sanctuary, Bhagwan Mahaveer Wildlife Sanctuary covers a total area of 107 square kilometres and is nestled at an elevation of 890 metres.

What is most attractive about the sanctuary is the presence of tropical evergreen forests and deciduous forests. There are approximately 722 species of flowering plants belonging to 122 families.

During your jeep ride, you can spot various mammals like barking deer, langur, Malabar giant squirrel, mouse deer, porcupine, sambar, spotted deer, wild boar etc. If you are lucky, you will also be able to spot a Bengal Tiger here.

Different species of birds and butterflies can also be witness here and is a treat for bird watchers. King Cobra is also spotted here frequently by various travellers.

  • Must See / Things to Do: Wildlife Photographers will be thrilled here since they can capture various animals and birds in their natural habitat at the Bhagwan Mahaveer Wildlife Sanctuary
  • Timings: Open on all days of the week from 8.00 am to 5.30 pm
  • Recommended Duration: 2 Hour
  • Entry Fee: Rs.500 per person for group Bolero tour. An additional fee is levied for the mandatory life jacket, Forest Entry, camera etc which ranges between Rs.100-200.

2. Dudhsagar Waterfalls

One of the tallest waterfalls of the country is the Dudhsagar falls and as such taking a one day trip from Goa would make your holiday both exciting and adventurous. 

Nestled somewhere in the middle of the sanctuary, the falls can be reached by a rather bumpy jeep ride followed by a fifteen-minute trek. A mandatory life jacket is required for one to be able to swim in the waters of the Dudhsagar Waterfalls.

There is an interesting story associated with the name of the waterfall. It is said that a princess used to take a bath here every day. One day, while she was taking a bath, a stranger was passing by who peeped in to see the princess.

The princess upturned a jug of milk in front of her so as to create a curtain between her and the passer-by. By doing so, she saved her dignity and as such, the fall got its name ‘DudhSagar’ fall.

  • Must See / Things to Do: Enjoy the trek, spot the fishes at the base point or play with the waters of the fall. 
  • Timings: Open on all days of the week from 8.00 am to 5.30 pm
  • Recommended Duration: 1 Hour
  • Entry Fee: Included in the fee of Sanctuary. 

3. Tambadi Surla Mahadev Temple

Last, but not least, we will visit the Tambadi Surla Mahadev Temple during our one day Goa To Dudhsagar Waterfalls Trip. This countryside temple is the perfect getaway from the beaches and the crowded streets of Goa.

This 12th-century temple is dedicated to Lord Shiva and is considered to be one of the oldest temples of Goa. It follows the Kadamba-Yadava style of architecture and has the appeal of an ancient monument. Built using black basalt, the intricate carvings of elephants, horses and flowers are noteworthy. The coloured flooring further adds to the aesthetics of the temple.

Being located remotely, in the middle of the sanctuary, this monument survived the Portuguese and Muslim invasion, and as such, its style of architecture is only one of its kind in Goa.

  • Must See / Things to Do: Sit, Meditate and allow yourself to get immersed in the sounds of the waterfall and the birds chirping. 
  • Timings: Open on all days of the week from 8.00 am to 5.30 pm
  • Recommended Duration: 30 Minutes
  • Entry Fee: Free

Important Tips That Can Be Useful During Your One Day Goa To Dudhsagar Waterfalls Trip by Car

  1. You can take a shared Bolero or opt for a full jeep depending upon your budget and preference from the sanctuary gate.
  2. Do carry an additional pair of clothes if you want to swim in the waters of Dudhsagar fall. 
  3. There are food counters only at the entrance near the Jeep counters. So, it is advisable to not travel-hungry since the ride will be a long one.
  4. It is advisable to wear sports shoes since one needs to trek a short distance to reach the Dudhsagar falls.

What To Eat During Your One Day Goa To Dudhsagar Waterfalls Trip by Car

Enroute your Goa to Dudhsagar waterfall journey, you will witness a lot of Highway Dhabas and resorts where you can indulge in Goan delicacies such as Fish Curry, Shark Ambot Tik, Chicken Xacuti, Pork Vindaloo etc.

Vegetarians, do not worry, as you can also indulge in veg delights such as Sorak, Goan Khatkhate etc.

Apart from these, regular North Indian, Chinese, and South Indian cuisines are also readily available at various restaurants. 


Whether you are a couple on your honeymoon or a group of friends from college or a mom-only travel group who is in Goa to make the most of their holidays. Don’t forget to add a One Day Goa To Dudhsagar Waterfalls Trip by Car to make the most of your trip.

This rather less known and non-commercialised one day trip will help you take back a different kind of a memory of Goa. Book your one day trip to ensure a safe, comfortable and memorable journey. Choose from a range of cars that come well equipped with all facilities. Do not wait too long and plan your trip to Dudhsagar Waterfalls soon.

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