Dudhsagar Falls - A Monsoon trek on Railway Track!


Dudhsagar falls. We were there in August in monsoon in 2013. We thoroughly enjoyed it. The falls is at its best in monsoon. Go now. (Incidentally this is the same falls shown in Shah Rukh Khan's blockbuster Chennai Express!) 

Who doesn't remember this lovely rhyme? 

Rain, rain, go away
Come again another day
Little Arthur wants to play

We did not want the rain to go away. We in fact wanted to trek in the rain. Trek to Dudhsagar in monsoon was always on our bucket list. Honestly speaking, trekking in rain is no fun. Then you don't have a choice if you want to visit the falls when rain is pouring in the mountains and the falls is at its magnificent best. We decided to do it.

Our initial plan was to drive up to Hubli, stay overnight, drive next morning to Castle Rock - the start point of the trek - and return back to Hubli by evening after trekking to waterfalls. However this time around, we decided to go by train. Getting reservations at last minute on Indian trains is always difficult. We wanted to try our luck through Indian Railways (IRCTC) website. You know how notorious IRCTC is. Browsing early in the morning, we were lucky and could get the tickets in Tatkal after couple of tries. The last time we travelled in a train was way back in 2000.

Trains are always fun if you don't mind smelly platforms, not so clean coaches..........and of course the loos. We booked in three tier AC coach. Chennai - Vasco express which passes through Bangalore is not an "Important or Star" train for railways. It is more of a fast passenger than an express. Thus, the coach was not new, one which would possibly be discarded in couple years. As we entered our coupe and sat on the seat, we were greeted by the tiny little creatures commonly known as cockroach! Thankfully they were small ones moving around. We smashed few, shoved the luggage under the seat and settle down when a couple walks in. Our co-passengers in the same coupe.

The best part of a train journey in India is human watching. It is an amazing world out there. Our co-passengers - middle aged jeweller and his wife from Bangalore - were going to Goa for a "relaxed" holiday. For our man, Goa was the ultimate destination. He goes there every year to just chill out. He does not want to go anywhere else and Goa is the full and final destination for him. But the couple were interesting and well informed. They were surprised to hear that we were travelling in the train to get down at Castle Rock for a trek to Dudhsagar falls. They had seen the waterfalls many times on their journeys to Goa but had never heard of people trekking to waterfalls. The man was curious.

"How many KMs is the trek"
"14 Kms"
"Are you sure you guys want to do this in rain"
"Yes, we have come prepared." I show him our trekking shoes, rain cape, backpack etc.
"How long will it take to cover the distance?"
"Five hours"
"You guys are going to walk for five hours in this rain???"
"Yes, that is the fun"

He shakes his head. The wife gives a blank look.

After the checking of tickets by TC, we bid good night. Not before checking for couple of cockroaches and smashing them.

I normally get up early while travelling in train. It was 6AM and the train had just arrived in Hubli. A boy was moving around briskly on the platform selling hot tea. Behind him was another selling news paper. A chai in one hand and news paper in the other is always good day to start. After a halt of half hour, the train starts and the journey from now till Castle Rock is lovely. I had done this train journey many times while being posted in Goa in my earlier avatar in Army. I always looked forward to this stretch when i used to stand near the door and enjoy the beautiful vistas. Today was no different. The rains had turned the landscape into lively green. The streams were full and flowing. Fortunately it was not raining. Cool breeze was caressing my face as i stood near the door holding onto the rails. Brinda joined me at the door. We wished the weather would hold good till we completed the trek. 
It is all green between Dharwad and Castle Rock

At Londa, we get the pre-ordered breakfast - order taken by steward on the previous night - of Idli and Vada which was not bad. The breakfast was to be only meal for us till we reached our hotel in Goa. 

The train screeched to halt at Castle rock around 10 AM, half hour behind schedule. We get down and take out our rain cape. Before starting this trek, we were warned of two things by travel bloggers - Rain and Leeches. We had come well prepared with rain cape and covers for the backpack. Leeches, we weren't much bothered. You can't escape them while trekking in monsoon in tropical forests. Being Saturday, a large number of trekkers had got down at Castle rock. We all set out on the tracks. Walking on the track is definitely easier than walking on trails in the hills. You don't have to worry about the condition of trail. You won't get lost here. All you need to do is to just walk. On the track.

The Start point
Soon, we leave the railway station behind and get onto the track. It starts to drizzle. Before long, it turns into a steady and heavy downpour. It is not fun to walk in the rain. I swear. It is not pleasure to walk with rain cape wrapped around you. The sound of sputtering rain on the rain cape is definitely not music to ears. We continued. The boots were full of water. They had given up the will to stay dry. They were soaked and squelching at every step. On the positive side, this is the best time to trek. The nature is at its best. Back to life streams creating lovely waterfalls. Sun playing hide and seek behind thick canopy of clouds. Mist covering the valley. Cute little waterfalls on the side of the track. Stunning valleys with waterfalls cascading from the hilltop. What else can one ask for?

Spectacular valley views with overcast sky

Walking on the track in rain is tricky. It is not difficult. In the rain, the sleepers become slippery and one has to be careful while moving. It is not unsafe either. Yes, when the train comes, you have to get out of the track. When you do so, you have to be careful and watch out. All along the trail there is enough place for one to stay out of the track safely when the train comes. It is easy to notice when it comes. The drivers are aware that there will be people walking on the track - especially on weekends - and will always sound the horn. Moreover, the trains do not run fast on this ghat section which provides ample time to get off to safety when you hear the train's horn. When you are on a bridge, do not rush if you don't find a good place to come off the track. Walk past the bridge briskly but safely and then move to safe place. Do not wait to come off the track till the train approaches you. You will hear the sound of the train well in advance as sound reverberates in the Hills. Wait patiently till the train cross over. You are not in a race here. Walk relaxed and enjoy the surroundings. This is not a busy route and there are very few trains including odd engine combos and freight trains. Yes, you need to watch the shit on the track. But that should not be too much to worry about. In monsoon when it is raining, it gets washed away. Safety is important and not stepping on shit.

We are in Braganza ghat now. We see the glimpse of the first tunnel. Walking in tunnel which is pitch dark means you need to have a powerful torch which we did carry. The dripping water from the top ensured that we walked under canopy of water inside the the tunnel. There is enough space on the side of the track to move even if a train comes. Try and move faster to get out of the tunnel. If not choose a good spot to stay put till the train pass. Walking in the tunnel is definitely an experience. Fortunately when we entered the first tunnel, there were no one in front of us or behind, which meant we were welcomed by an eerie silence and pitch darkness. There are no animals or bats in these tunnels and hence one can proceed without any fear. First tunnel done, we grew in confidence. Whatever initial apprehensions we had got removed and we started walking confidently.

The first tunnel
Brinda - Inside the tunnel
Five KMs on, we leave Karnataka behind and enter the state of Goa.The fourth tunnel is built to resemble a castle. It is a lovely setting. One has to appreciate the aesthetics of the people who built this tunnel. Why on earth did they choose castle for this tunnel? What could be the reason when all other tunnels are bland. Is this because the tunnel is close to a rock which resemble a castle? The track is flanked by rocky terrain, streams and waterfalls on the left side and beautiful valleys with tall peaks and waterfalls on the horizon on the right side. We could spot some lovely waterfalls cascading from the tall peaks whenever the mist lifted. The left side of the track is a treat of small waterfalls all along. It had been raining heavily in the past week which meant all these small little waterfalls were at their glorious best. We did not venture out to walk near these falls as the water flow was heavy. But if you are trekking after monsoon, these are lovely spots to stop for a bite and break.


The Castle
Water falls in the hills ( how we missed our zoom)





We reach Caranzol, the midpoint of the trek. A small railway station, which is more for maintenance of engines than for any passengers. We trudge on even as the clouds open up and rain drench us. The whole valley is mist filled. We could see a glimpse of another tunnel and sort of a bridge. We wait for the rain to reduce and weather to clear a bit giving us some visibility before we start again. After heavy downpour for ten minutes, the sky clears giving us a spectacular view of a bridge with a tunnel at the end of it. We look back to see for any approaching trains and confirming there being none, we cross the bridge quickly and enter the tunnel. This one is drilled through a huge monolith. We admire the skills and guts of railway engineers who made it possible almost 100 years back.

Caranzol Railway station
The bridge and the tunnel - Isn't this spectacular!!
Rain plays hide and seek. We are not bothered. The rain cape has given us good protection so far and shoes though filled with water provides excellent grip on the ground. We continue in the rain and see a yellow board at a distance. We are overjoyed to see a railway station and are sure that it must be Dudhsagar. We are proved correct as we inch closer and greeted by waterfalls on the side as we walk towards the railway station.


The falls is still a KM away from the railway station. We do not want to carry our backpacks. We meet and request the station master if we could leave our backpacks in the railway station. He was initially reluctant. I understood why. He did not want to set a precedence by safekeeping the luggage of trekkers. I tell him that we are also from Railway family - my dad had served in Indian Railways - at which he relents and ask us to leave the backpack. Oh, it was such a relief to remove the backpack and sit for few minutes on a bench in front of Station Master cabin. Next to the cabin was a chaiwallah and we badly needed a hot cup of tea.

Energised by hot cuppa, we were now on the home run. The falls is around 1 KM from railway station and this stretch is beautiful indeed. Rains had given a temporary break and mist seemed to be clearing as well. We cross two back to back small tunnels to hear the roaring sound of the falls. But we don't see any glimpse of it. We are excited and walk briskly. As we walk, we hear the sound of an engine and get off the track. The engines cross us and move towards Castle Rock.

All is well, let the train pass
Dudh Sagur - That's how Portuguese spelt or is it British?
The Engine combo on the way to Castle Rock - notice the water falls in the background.
The penultimate tunnel before the falls
We look up to see the first glimpse of the falls. The sight is actually deceiving as it looks like a small cascade.
The first glimpse of the falls
We walk ahead. Droplets of water from the falls welcome us and after few steps we are in front of the waterfall. It is a WOW feeling. A feeling of accomplishment which removes all fatigue. It is a mighty one. Rains have made the falls into a glorious sight. Cascades of milky white water tumble down rocky terrain. Gurgle of fresh rain water falling from 310 metres fill the valley. It is sheer joy. The mist clears and we get a good view of the water falls. Our joy is short lived as the skies open up and it pours again. Merciless rain. The bridge is wide enough for people to stand and enjoy the sight. One can also climb to a viewpoint on the left side of the falls from where you can see it. Being Saturday, there is a large crowd. We spend half an hour enjoying the vistas of the waterfalls. There is no chance of us going down the stream to take pictures of the bridge with waterfalls in the backdrop. It is risky and we did not want to take chance. We trudge back to Dudhsagar railways station.

The milky Falls - Dudh Sagar - the mighty one!

All the fatigue of trek is gone!!
Spectacular valley view around the falls


The view point next to the falls. Also doubling as shelter for campers
I start chatting with station master. The young bloke is from Orissa and is working in Dudhsagar for last three years. He is happy to be there and is enjoying being in the middle of nature. I ask him when the next train to Kulem is as we wanted to go to Goa. He says that he will put us on a engine so that we reach Kulem faster. He doesn't do that for everyone. Being part of the railway family, he is helping us out. Many trekkers get onto the freight trains or engines to return back. The engine combo - three engines at a time - arrives. He talks to the driver who allows us to hop into the engine in the middle. We throw the backpack, climb the steps and enter the drivers cabin. Along with us two more railway employees also get in. We keep the backpack in the cabin and ask the driver whether we can go out and stand on the side. He says yes, but ask us to hold the handrails. 

Travelling in a diesel engine and in the rain is a blissful experience. It moves slowly and we see myriad of small streams and waterfalls on the way. We cross a tunnel and as soon as we pass it, we are greeted by large cascade of water on us. I look back to see a mini waterfall from the top of the tunnel which fell on us! It was unexpected and thrilling.

The engine ride!
We enter a tunnel........
........and come out with a waterfall on our head!
It is a lovely ride
We could see trekkers from Goa on the trail. We reach Kulem and it is 4 PM. We are wet to the core and i ask the station master when the next train to Madgaon is, the town where we were to be picked by our hotel in Goa. He says, it is at 5.30 PM. We are not inclined to wait and ask him if we can get any taxis. He says yes and ask us to go out of the station to get one. We climb and cross over the bridge. We negotiate with a taxi driver who is willing to take us to Madgaon. We agree on a price and hop into Xylo.

It was a day well spent. A day to remember and cherish. There is a great charm in trekking in monsoon on the railway track. You won't regret and all fatigue will vanish when you see the beauty of nature - Dudhsagar Waterfalls in full glory!

Arun Bhat, a friend of us did the trek to the falls a week back and has done is amazing stop motion video - 3 Minutes - of the complete trek from Castle rock. Please take a look by clicking the link below.

Trek to Dudhsagar - A Fast motion video by Arun Bhat

Getting there

If you plan a trek, you can either start from Castle Rock or Kulem. It is 14 KMs from castle Rock and 11 KMs from Kulem. All trains on Goa - Londa sector stop at both places.

If you are not inclined to trek but want to visit the falls then

a) If coming from Castle rock -

  • It would be better to catch Chennai - Vasco express at Castle Rock at 9.30 AM, get down at Dudhsagar around 10.30 AM. A small trek from railway station will take you to the falls. 
  • If you are planning to go to Goa after visit, you have to catch Amravati Express which will reach Dudhsagar around 1 PM. (Please check the latest timings from station master at Dudhsagar). 
  • If you are planning to return to Castle rock then you can catch Vasco-Chennai express around 3.30 PM or Goa express/Vasco-Bangalore express around 4.30 PM ((Please check the latest timings from station master at Dudhsagar )

b) If coming from Goa side

  • The good train is Amravati Express which starts from Vasco at 7.10 AM and should reach Dudhsagar around 8.15 AM. 
  • If you are planning to return back to Goa, you can catch either Chennai-Vasco express arriving at Dudhsagar around 10.30 AM or Amravati/Kacheguda express arriving at Dudhsagar around 1 PM. (Please check the latest timings from station masters at Dudhsagar station)
  • If you are planning to return to Castle rock then you can catch Vasco-Chennai express around 3.30 PM or Goa express/Vasco-Bangalore express around 4.30 PM ((Please check the latest timings from station master at Dudhsagar )

Time to trek - 5 - 6 Hours

Travel Tips

a) It is good to wear a good trekking shoes. We have seen many walking in normal chappals or sports shoes on the trail. But we don't advise. A good trekking shoe like Forclaz 500 or Forclaz 600 or Woodlands will give you excellent grip on the slippery track. 

b) Always walk on the track and beware of shit spots. Walking on the trail next to track may not be a great option.

c) A high power torch is a must as many tunnels - which are dark - have to be crossed.

d) Take a good rain gear. Walking with an umbrella may not work as it will be windy.

e) Don't worry about leeches. It is part and parcel of the trek. We were lucky. None came near us!

f) Don't be in a hurry. Walk safely. At the same time stop and enjoy the surroundings. It is just lovely.

g) All trains stop at Dudhsagar though there is no authorised stop as such. No tickets will be issued at Dudhsagar. Try and get the return ticket either at Castle Rock or Kulem.

h) There are no cloak rooms to keep your luggage or toilets in Dudhsagar.

i) Except on weekends, you may not find anyone selling eatables or tea/coffee. Make sure you carry eatables with you.

j) Don't venture into the interior of waterfalls or try to climb the rocks or trek down stream. Rocks are slippery and every year there are numerous stories of people falling to death while attempting to climb. Here is one sad story for this year

Pune Girl dies from slipping from rock in Dudhsagar

k) If you are planning to camp during monsoon then there is one shelter near the small church near the station. If you are camping make sure you have all the items which campers generally take along. 

l) Always check out with station master when is the last train. You can always hop on to a freight train/engine by requesting the guard/driver. 

m) Dudhsagar is still a safe place to camp at night if going in a group. Same may not be told for independent women travellers though no untoward incidents have been reported so far.

n) If you are looking for a quiet walk in the woods during this trek, you may be disappointed. Weekend trekkers can be raucous on the track. More so in tunnels and near waterfalls. If you are looking for solitude in the woods, then plan trek on a weekday. Not on a weekend.

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Thursday, 12 September 2013

Dudhsagar Falls - A Monsoon trek on Railway Track!


Dudhsagar falls. We were there in August in monsoon in 2013. We thoroughly enjoyed it. The falls is at its best in monsoon. Go now. (Incidentally this is the same falls shown in Shah Rukh Khan's blockbuster Chennai Express!) 

Who doesn't remember this lovely rhyme? 

Rain, rain, go away
Come again another day
Little Arthur wants to play

We did not want the rain to go away. We in fact wanted to trek in the rain. Trek to Dudhsagar in monsoon was always on our bucket list. Honestly speaking, trekking in rain is no fun. Then you don't have a choice if you want to visit the falls when rain is pouring in the mountains and the falls is at its magnificent best. We decided to do it.

Our initial plan was to drive up to Hubli, stay overnight, drive next morning to Castle Rock - the start point of the trek - and return back to Hubli by evening after trekking to waterfalls. However this time around, we decided to go by train. Getting reservations at last minute on Indian trains is always difficult. We wanted to try our luck through Indian Railways (IRCTC) website. You know how notorious IRCTC is. Browsing early in the morning, we were lucky and could get the tickets in Tatkal after couple of tries. The last time we travelled in a train was way back in 2000.

Trains are always fun if you don't mind smelly platforms, not so clean coaches..........and of course the loos. We booked in three tier AC coach. Chennai - Vasco express which passes through Bangalore is not an "Important or Star" train for railways. It is more of a fast passenger than an express. Thus, the coach was not new, one which would possibly be discarded in couple years. As we entered our coupe and sat on the seat, we were greeted by the tiny little creatures commonly known as cockroach! Thankfully they were small ones moving around. We smashed few, shoved the luggage under the seat and settle down when a couple walks in. Our co-passengers in the same coupe.

The best part of a train journey in India is human watching. It is an amazing world out there. Our co-passengers - middle aged jeweller and his wife from Bangalore - were going to Goa for a "relaxed" holiday. For our man, Goa was the ultimate destination. He goes there every year to just chill out. He does not want to go anywhere else and Goa is the full and final destination for him. But the couple were interesting and well informed. They were surprised to hear that we were travelling in the train to get down at Castle Rock for a trek to Dudhsagar falls. They had seen the waterfalls many times on their journeys to Goa but had never heard of people trekking to waterfalls. The man was curious.

"How many KMs is the trek"
"14 Kms"
"Are you sure you guys want to do this in rain"
"Yes, we have come prepared." I show him our trekking shoes, rain cape, backpack etc.
"How long will it take to cover the distance?"
"Five hours"
"You guys are going to walk for five hours in this rain???"
"Yes, that is the fun"

He shakes his head. The wife gives a blank look.

After the checking of tickets by TC, we bid good night. Not before checking for couple of cockroaches and smashing them.

I normally get up early while travelling in train. It was 6AM and the train had just arrived in Hubli. A boy was moving around briskly on the platform selling hot tea. Behind him was another selling news paper. A chai in one hand and news paper in the other is always good day to start. After a halt of half hour, the train starts and the journey from now till Castle Rock is lovely. I had done this train journey many times while being posted in Goa in my earlier avatar in Army. I always looked forward to this stretch when i used to stand near the door and enjoy the beautiful vistas. Today was no different. The rains had turned the landscape into lively green. The streams were full and flowing. Fortunately it was not raining. Cool breeze was caressing my face as i stood near the door holding onto the rails. Brinda joined me at the door. We wished the weather would hold good till we completed the trek. 
It is all green between Dharwad and Castle Rock

At Londa, we get the pre-ordered breakfast - order taken by steward on the previous night - of Idli and Vada which was not bad. The breakfast was to be only meal for us till we reached our hotel in Goa. 

The train screeched to halt at Castle rock around 10 AM, half hour behind schedule. We get down and take out our rain cape. Before starting this trek, we were warned of two things by travel bloggers - Rain and Leeches. We had come well prepared with rain cape and covers for the backpack. Leeches, we weren't much bothered. You can't escape them while trekking in monsoon in tropical forests. Being Saturday, a large number of trekkers had got down at Castle rock. We all set out on the tracks. Walking on the track is definitely easier than walking on trails in the hills. You don't have to worry about the condition of trail. You won't get lost here. All you need to do is to just walk. On the track.

The Start point
Soon, we leave the railway station behind and get onto the track. It starts to drizzle. Before long, it turns into a steady and heavy downpour. It is not fun to walk in the rain. I swear. It is not pleasure to walk with rain cape wrapped around you. The sound of sputtering rain on the rain cape is definitely not music to ears. We continued. The boots were full of water. They had given up the will to stay dry. They were soaked and squelching at every step. On the positive side, this is the best time to trek. The nature is at its best. Back to life streams creating lovely waterfalls. Sun playing hide and seek behind thick canopy of clouds. Mist covering the valley. Cute little waterfalls on the side of the track. Stunning valleys with waterfalls cascading from the hilltop. What else can one ask for?

Spectacular valley views with overcast sky

Walking on the track in rain is tricky. It is not difficult. In the rain, the sleepers become slippery and one has to be careful while moving. It is not unsafe either. Yes, when the train comes, you have to get out of the track. When you do so, you have to be careful and watch out. All along the trail there is enough place for one to stay out of the track safely when the train comes. It is easy to notice when it comes. The drivers are aware that there will be people walking on the track - especially on weekends - and will always sound the horn. Moreover, the trains do not run fast on this ghat section which provides ample time to get off to safety when you hear the train's horn. When you are on a bridge, do not rush if you don't find a good place to come off the track. Walk past the bridge briskly but safely and then move to safe place. Do not wait to come off the track till the train approaches you. You will hear the sound of the train well in advance as sound reverberates in the Hills. Wait patiently till the train cross over. You are not in a race here. Walk relaxed and enjoy the surroundings. This is not a busy route and there are very few trains including odd engine combos and freight trains. Yes, you need to watch the shit on the track. But that should not be too much to worry about. In monsoon when it is raining, it gets washed away. Safety is important and not stepping on shit.

We are in Braganza ghat now. We see the glimpse of the first tunnel. Walking in tunnel which is pitch dark means you need to have a powerful torch which we did carry. The dripping water from the top ensured that we walked under canopy of water inside the the tunnel. There is enough space on the side of the track to move even if a train comes. Try and move faster to get out of the tunnel. If not choose a good spot to stay put till the train pass. Walking in the tunnel is definitely an experience. Fortunately when we entered the first tunnel, there were no one in front of us or behind, which meant we were welcomed by an eerie silence and pitch darkness. There are no animals or bats in these tunnels and hence one can proceed without any fear. First tunnel done, we grew in confidence. Whatever initial apprehensions we had got removed and we started walking confidently.

The first tunnel
Brinda - Inside the tunnel
Five KMs on, we leave Karnataka behind and enter the state of Goa.The fourth tunnel is built to resemble a castle. It is a lovely setting. One has to appreciate the aesthetics of the people who built this tunnel. Why on earth did they choose castle for this tunnel? What could be the reason when all other tunnels are bland. Is this because the tunnel is close to a rock which resemble a castle? The track is flanked by rocky terrain, streams and waterfalls on the left side and beautiful valleys with tall peaks and waterfalls on the horizon on the right side. We could spot some lovely waterfalls cascading from the tall peaks whenever the mist lifted. The left side of the track is a treat of small waterfalls all along. It had been raining heavily in the past week which meant all these small little waterfalls were at their glorious best. We did not venture out to walk near these falls as the water flow was heavy. But if you are trekking after monsoon, these are lovely spots to stop for a bite and break.


The Castle
Water falls in the hills ( how we missed our zoom)





We reach Caranzol, the midpoint of the trek. A small railway station, which is more for maintenance of engines than for any passengers. We trudge on even as the clouds open up and rain drench us. The whole valley is mist filled. We could see a glimpse of another tunnel and sort of a bridge. We wait for the rain to reduce and weather to clear a bit giving us some visibility before we start again. After heavy downpour for ten minutes, the sky clears giving us a spectacular view of a bridge with a tunnel at the end of it. We look back to see for any approaching trains and confirming there being none, we cross the bridge quickly and enter the tunnel. This one is drilled through a huge monolith. We admire the skills and guts of railway engineers who made it possible almost 100 years back.

Caranzol Railway station
The bridge and the tunnel - Isn't this spectacular!!
Rain plays hide and seek. We are not bothered. The rain cape has given us good protection so far and shoes though filled with water provides excellent grip on the ground. We continue in the rain and see a yellow board at a distance. We are overjoyed to see a railway station and are sure that it must be Dudhsagar. We are proved correct as we inch closer and greeted by waterfalls on the side as we walk towards the railway station.


The falls is still a KM away from the railway station. We do not want to carry our backpacks. We meet and request the station master if we could leave our backpacks in the railway station. He was initially reluctant. I understood why. He did not want to set a precedence by safekeeping the luggage of trekkers. I tell him that we are also from Railway family - my dad had served in Indian Railways - at which he relents and ask us to leave the backpack. Oh, it was such a relief to remove the backpack and sit for few minutes on a bench in front of Station Master cabin. Next to the cabin was a chaiwallah and we badly needed a hot cup of tea.

Energised by hot cuppa, we were now on the home run. The falls is around 1 KM from railway station and this stretch is beautiful indeed. Rains had given a temporary break and mist seemed to be clearing as well. We cross two back to back small tunnels to hear the roaring sound of the falls. But we don't see any glimpse of it. We are excited and walk briskly. As we walk, we hear the sound of an engine and get off the track. The engines cross us and move towards Castle Rock.

All is well, let the train pass
Dudh Sagur - That's how Portuguese spelt or is it British?
The Engine combo on the way to Castle Rock - notice the water falls in the background.
The penultimate tunnel before the falls
We look up to see the first glimpse of the falls. The sight is actually deceiving as it looks like a small cascade.
The first glimpse of the falls
We walk ahead. Droplets of water from the falls welcome us and after few steps we are in front of the waterfall. It is a WOW feeling. A feeling of accomplishment which removes all fatigue. It is a mighty one. Rains have made the falls into a glorious sight. Cascades of milky white water tumble down rocky terrain. Gurgle of fresh rain water falling from 310 metres fill the valley. It is sheer joy. The mist clears and we get a good view of the water falls. Our joy is short lived as the skies open up and it pours again. Merciless rain. The bridge is wide enough for people to stand and enjoy the sight. One can also climb to a viewpoint on the left side of the falls from where you can see it. Being Saturday, there is a large crowd. We spend half an hour enjoying the vistas of the waterfalls. There is no chance of us going down the stream to take pictures of the bridge with waterfalls in the backdrop. It is risky and we did not want to take chance. We trudge back to Dudhsagar railways station.

The milky Falls - Dudh Sagar - the mighty one!

All the fatigue of trek is gone!!
Spectacular valley view around the falls


The view point next to the falls. Also doubling as shelter for campers
I start chatting with station master. The young bloke is from Orissa and is working in Dudhsagar for last three years. He is happy to be there and is enjoying being in the middle of nature. I ask him when the next train to Kulem is as we wanted to go to Goa. He says that he will put us on a engine so that we reach Kulem faster. He doesn't do that for everyone. Being part of the railway family, he is helping us out. Many trekkers get onto the freight trains or engines to return back. The engine combo - three engines at a time - arrives. He talks to the driver who allows us to hop into the engine in the middle. We throw the backpack, climb the steps and enter the drivers cabin. Along with us two more railway employees also get in. We keep the backpack in the cabin and ask the driver whether we can go out and stand on the side. He says yes, but ask us to hold the handrails. 

Travelling in a diesel engine and in the rain is a blissful experience. It moves slowly and we see myriad of small streams and waterfalls on the way. We cross a tunnel and as soon as we pass it, we are greeted by large cascade of water on us. I look back to see a mini waterfall from the top of the tunnel which fell on us! It was unexpected and thrilling.

The engine ride!
We enter a tunnel........
........and come out with a waterfall on our head!
It is a lovely ride
We could see trekkers from Goa on the trail. We reach Kulem and it is 4 PM. We are wet to the core and i ask the station master when the next train to Madgaon is, the town where we were to be picked by our hotel in Goa. He says, it is at 5.30 PM. We are not inclined to wait and ask him if we can get any taxis. He says yes and ask us to go out of the station to get one. We climb and cross over the bridge. We negotiate with a taxi driver who is willing to take us to Madgaon. We agree on a price and hop into Xylo.

It was a day well spent. A day to remember and cherish. There is a great charm in trekking in monsoon on the railway track. You won't regret and all fatigue will vanish when you see the beauty of nature - Dudhsagar Waterfalls in full glory!

Arun Bhat, a friend of us did the trek to the falls a week back and has done is amazing stop motion video - 3 Minutes - of the complete trek from Castle rock. Please take a look by clicking the link below.

Trek to Dudhsagar - A Fast motion video by Arun Bhat

Getting there

If you plan a trek, you can either start from Castle Rock or Kulem. It is 14 KMs from castle Rock and 11 KMs from Kulem. All trains on Goa - Londa sector stop at both places.

If you are not inclined to trek but want to visit the falls then

a) If coming from Castle rock -

  • It would be better to catch Chennai - Vasco express at Castle Rock at 9.30 AM, get down at Dudhsagar around 10.30 AM. A small trek from railway station will take you to the falls. 
  • If you are planning to go to Goa after visit, you have to catch Amravati Express which will reach Dudhsagar around 1 PM. (Please check the latest timings from station master at Dudhsagar). 
  • If you are planning to return to Castle rock then you can catch Vasco-Chennai express around 3.30 PM or Goa express/Vasco-Bangalore express around 4.30 PM ((Please check the latest timings from station master at Dudhsagar )

b) If coming from Goa side

  • The good train is Amravati Express which starts from Vasco at 7.10 AM and should reach Dudhsagar around 8.15 AM. 
  • If you are planning to return back to Goa, you can catch either Chennai-Vasco express arriving at Dudhsagar around 10.30 AM or Amravati/Kacheguda express arriving at Dudhsagar around 1 PM. (Please check the latest timings from station masters at Dudhsagar station)
  • If you are planning to return to Castle rock then you can catch Vasco-Chennai express around 3.30 PM or Goa express/Vasco-Bangalore express around 4.30 PM ((Please check the latest timings from station master at Dudhsagar )

Time to trek - 5 - 6 Hours

Travel Tips

a) It is good to wear a good trekking shoes. We have seen many walking in normal chappals or sports shoes on the trail. But we don't advise. A good trekking shoe like Forclaz 500 or Forclaz 600 or Woodlands will give you excellent grip on the slippery track. 

b) Always walk on the track and beware of shit spots. Walking on the trail next to track may not be a great option.

c) A high power torch is a must as many tunnels - which are dark - have to be crossed.

d) Take a good rain gear. Walking with an umbrella may not work as it will be windy.

e) Don't worry about leeches. It is part and parcel of the trek. We were lucky. None came near us!

f) Don't be in a hurry. Walk safely. At the same time stop and enjoy the surroundings. It is just lovely.

g) All trains stop at Dudhsagar though there is no authorised stop as such. No tickets will be issued at Dudhsagar. Try and get the return ticket either at Castle Rock or Kulem.

h) There are no cloak rooms to keep your luggage or toilets in Dudhsagar.

i) Except on weekends, you may not find anyone selling eatables or tea/coffee. Make sure you carry eatables with you.

j) Don't venture into the interior of waterfalls or try to climb the rocks or trek down stream. Rocks are slippery and every year there are numerous stories of people falling to death while attempting to climb. Here is one sad story for this year

Pune Girl dies from slipping from rock in Dudhsagar

k) If you are planning to camp during monsoon then there is one shelter near the small church near the station. If you are camping make sure you have all the items which campers generally take along. 

l) Always check out with station master when is the last train. You can always hop on to a freight train/engine by requesting the guard/driver. 

m) Dudhsagar is still a safe place to camp at night if going in a group. Same may not be told for independent women travellers though no untoward incidents have been reported so far.

n) If you are looking for a quiet walk in the woods during this trek, you may be disappointed. Weekend trekkers can be raucous on the track. More so in tunnels and near waterfalls. If you are looking for solitude in the woods, then plan trek on a weekday. Not on a weekend.

If you need any help in planning a trek to Dudhsagar write to us by using the contact form in this blog. Happy to help.


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75 Comments:

At 9/12/2013 , Blogger R Niranjan Das said...

Excellent write up of your trek to Dudhsagar falls. I would love to do this.

 
At 9/13/2013 , Blogger Amazing wonders in my life said...

Awesome place.... Next time when I visit bangalore... Will plan to visit this place... Thanks for sharing

 
At 9/13/2013 , Anonymous Musetheplace said...

Informative article and nice captures. Thank you for sharing the valuable information with everyone. :)

 
At 9/16/2013 , Anonymous Manjesh said...

Thank you for sharing information...)You have given lots of information.

 
At 9/16/2013 , Anonymous Gaurav said...

Its an amazing and an adventurous blog, Information is systematic. I also like to visit Goa. Thanks!
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At 10/20/2013 , Anonymous Desert Safari Dubai said...

Very nice pictures, and nice write up. Thank you for blogging!

 
At 10/20/2013 , Anonymous Desert Safari in Dubai said...

Beautiful pictures...
Thank you for sharing...

 
At 12/04/2013 , Anonymous Deepak said...

Thanks for the great info

 
At 12/05/2013 , Blogger WhatsGoingOn said...

Thanks for this informative article and great pics too
Good Job guys :)

 
At 12/19/2013 , Blogger Raghu Mettu said...

Very nice i feel i am treking while reading

 
At 12/19/2013 , Blogger Raghu Mettu said...

Very nice and useful

 
At 12/19/2013 , Blogger Poorna and Brinda said...

Thanks Madhu. Glad you enjoyed reading it.

 
At 1/10/2014 , Blogger Vikas Nehra said...

wow! a great article post with full enjoy travel. i think its a great trip.



Flights Tickets

 
At 1/10/2014 , Blogger Vikas Nehra said...

wow great travel experience share with all...



Flights Tickets

 
At 1/16/2014 , Blogger SONU said...

Thank you for sharing information...)and mesmerized snaps

 
At 1/17/2014 , Blogger Poorna and Brinda said...

Thanks Vikas.

 
At 1/17/2014 , Blogger Poorna and Brinda said...

Thanks Sonu

 
At 1/17/2014 , Blogger Poorna and Brinda said...

Thanks Everyone for your comments. Glad that you all liked it.

 
At 1/26/2014 , Blogger Debadrito Banerjee said...

Hi Poorna and Brinda,

Thanks for sharing the awesome experience and the pics.
I need one small information from you. me and my friend are planing to take our own equipment like tents and foods and other things. is there any place where we can camp for a night. we are planning to camp somewhere near the falls.. so is it alowed?

THanks
Deb

 
At 1/26/2014 , Blogger Poorna and Brinda said...

Hi Deb,

Thanks for your email.

Yes. You can definitely camp near the falls in this season. No worries. Do it downstream after the bridge where there is plenty of space. If you need any more info please call me @ 98450 44486.

Best regards,
Poorna

 
At 1/28/2014 , Blogger Monis madness said...

Hi ,

Very interesting and awesome pics.Thanks for sharing.
I dont know i am asking right question here.Is it good to go to Doodh sagar now i mean in Jan/Feb.Sorry for troubling you. If you know any one who had been there or any info would be helpfull.

Thanks

 
At 2/18/2014 , Anonymous Suneel Gudipati said...

Your posts have been really interesting, and helpful.

 
At 3/17/2014 , Blogger Kamaraj said...

Thank for sharing your wonderful experience. You have a very good writing skill. I can imagine your whole journey in my mind and I enjoyed very much. Thank u very much.

 
At 3/17/2014 , Blogger vivek anandan said...

An Excellent travel note....
Good work sir
Im surely planning to visit dis place sson after i read this blog...
Keep it up.

 
At 3/31/2014 , Blogger Poorna and Brinda said...

Thanks Monis. Yes, it is a good time to go. The water in the falls will be less. You may not see the numerous waterfalls we had seen when we trekked in monsoon.

 
At 3/31/2014 , Blogger Poorna and Brinda said...

Thank You.

 
At 3/31/2014 , Blogger Poorna and Brinda said...

Thank you, Kamaraj, Glad you liked it.

 
At 3/31/2014 , Blogger Poorna and Brinda said...

Thanks Vivek. All the best for your trip!

 
At 5/28/2014 , Blogger Mehul said...

I have been reading this since last monsoon and it is inspiring me visit this place this monsoon i.e. 2014.

This is sheer guide for novices like me. I cannot express my gratitude in words.

If you are planning to visit his place during 2014 Monsoon, I would like to join you :) - I know I am asking too much.

I along with few friends are planning to trek exactly as you have described. We are planning to go there during last weekend of July i.e. 25th July 2014. Will this time be good or you would suggest otherwise?

Look forward to read other posts too :)

Thanks in advance.

Regards,
Mehul

 
At 6/05/2014 , Blogger satish said...

Hi .. I had a question.. Will it be a decent time to trek Here this weekend ? .. June 7-8..

By the way, the blog is so well written, that I felt as if I was trekking Alongside you guys

Satish

 
At 6/06/2014 , Blogger Poorna and Brinda said...

Hi Satish,

Thank you very much for your comments.

The monsoon would not hit this part of India before 15 June though you would have summer showers. Mid June till end July is heavy rainfall time. During this time there are chances of landslides which may result in train delays. No risk as such.

The best time would be first week of August when the rain would have subsided and the waterfall would be at its glorious best.

If you need any further info, do call me any time on my cell - 98450 44486.

Best regards,
Poorna

 
At 6/06/2014 , Blogger Poorna and Brinda said...

Thanks Mehul. As suggested over phone, plan in first week of August or Long weekend of Aug 15.

 
At 6/08/2014 , Blogger MAYUR SUCHAK said...

HI,
We are planning to go by last week of jun will you please guide us.

 
At 6/09/2014 , Blogger Poorna and Brinda said...

Hi Mayur,

You can call me at 98450 44486 and i can help.

regards,
Poorna

 
At 6/30/2014 , Blogger ashrith malalur said...

Wonderful post! :) Very helpful indeed.
My friends & I are planning of a trip to Goa and wish to include this trek to Dudh Sagar. We plan to come to Castle Rock in the morning from Madgoan (via Train), and trek upto Dudh Sagar and spend sometime there before returning to Madgaon from there (Dudh sagar) or Kulem. Is there a train available in the afternoon or evening which we can hop on to and get back to Madgaon? Please guide us.
Thank you :)
Regards

 
At 7/06/2014 , Blogger Rahul said...

Amazing Post, I'm planning for a trip to Dudhsagar in July 2014. I would really appreciate some guidance, as its my first time to the falls in Monsoon. Please let me know how can i contact you. Thank you.

 
At 7/07/2014 , Blogger Rahul said...

Hi - Me and my friends are planning for a trip to Dudhsagar in July 2014. It would be great if you can give us some advice

 
At 7/12/2014 , Blogger V Kalive said...

Nice blog post :) we are planning to go on a trek next month. How can we reach goa from dudhsagar?

 
At 7/13/2014 , Anonymous Anonymous said...

Hi, wonderful write up !
we are a group of 8 planning to trek. We are thinking of camping a night there.
Can you elaborate more on camping sites there ? Is it what you mentioned as camping in Dudh sagar station or the exact falls site itself ?
Are there enough/safe place to camp near the falls ?

(meskkbharath@gmail.com)

 
At 7/16/2014 , Blogger Dr Mrs Aparadh said...

Great blog! The best so far on this subject! Quite informative.. still it leaves me with some questions in mind.. Whether all the trains in both directions STOP at Dudhsagar Raulway Station or whether they just slow down ? Is there a possibility of a train not picking us up ?Whether the Station Master is always there to stop the goods trains ? Whether can we depend for sure to reach Madgaon this way ? Which is the train from Kulem to Madgaon at 5.30 pm ? Why did you not go upto the famous viewpoint ? Because it was slippery or because of rains ? And lastly, which is the best time to call you in case i have some more questions ?

 
At 7/16/2014 , Blogger Poorna and Brinda said...

There is not much of options to camp during monsoons as shelters are very few. You have one next to a small church and the other one is near view point. There is no scope for camping near station as there is no stationa s such. If you find any flat open ground go ahead and pitch tent. Make sure you take the floor coverings as it will be wet.

 
At 7/16/2014 , Blogger Poorna and Brinda said...

Thank you! Pls share the post among friends. You can reach Goa either by trekking another ten KMs to Kulem and then catch a train. There is a passenger train from Kulem which starts at 5.30 PM to Vasco. Alternately. you may have to either hop into a freight train or any other train which stops at Dudhsagar. Make sure you buy tickets at Castle rock as there is no scope to buy tickets in Dudhsagar.

 
At 7/16/2014 , Blogger Poorna and Brinda said...

Rahul,
all details are there in the post. If you need any help you are welcome to call Poorna @ 98450 44486

 
At 7/16/2014 , Blogger Poorna and Brinda said...

Thank you and Apologies for late response. If you havent doen the trek, pls give me a call on my cell 98450 44486. Will definitely help.

 
At 7/17/2014 , Blogger Poorna and Brinda said...

Thanks you Doctor. Let us answers your questions

a) Whether All trains stop in Dudhsagar - . Yes. Every train stop for few minutes both at the station and also at the falls. This is a stop trains take to check brakes etc on ghat section
b) All goods train do stop in Dudhsagar. But hopping onto Goods train depends on the driver and guard. Generally they oblige.
c) There is a Kulem - Vasco passenger departing at 5.30 PM
d) Which famous view point? If you are talking about downstream under the bridge, yes we did not because of water force and also it was slippery. You can do that once monsoon is over. All fabulous pictures of trains passing on the bridge with falls in the background is taken after monsoon.
e) You can call any time. No worries. If i am in meeting i will call you back

 
At 7/21/2014 , Blogger Pawan Mangoli said...

Hey,
It is an awesome blog. A virtual tour to Doodhsagar. It was like experiencing Doodhsagar in real.
Me and my cousin had gone there last year and it was a great experience and this time I am also taking my other cousins and friends along with me. We will be going on 16th August, Saturday. We have planned to trek from Castlerock to Doodhsagar.
I was worried about one thing. Is it safe for Girls? There will be lonely areas on the way and is there any threat or any reason to worry about? How can we get help in middle if at all anything goes wrong? What we can do?

 
At 7/21/2014 , Blogger Poorna and Brinda said...

Thanks Pawan. Yes, it very safe for Girls. You will see many girl groups trekking on the track. Nothing to worry as such. You will find some local boys also trekking along but generally they are harmless. No worries as such. I am afraid there is no help available on the way. You may have to stop any empty engine or freight train passing through for help. Your cellphone may not work unless it is on BSNL.

 
At 7/21/2014 , Blogger Pawan Mangoli said...

Thanks a lot. This helps :) :) :)

 
At 7/28/2014 , Anonymous Tourism Management Software said...

Wow..!! Beautiful.. Awesome place. Thanks for sharing.. I have plan to Going Goa Next Month.. Beautiful place to Enjoy the summer..

 
At 7/29/2014 , Blogger Rahul Duggal said...

http://lifeandrahul.blogspot.in/2014/07/dudhsagar-waterfalls-goa-current.html

Current conditions on July 2014.

 
At 7/29/2014 , Blogger Venky Venkatesh said...

Hi Poorna and Brinda,

Thanks for sharing the awesome experience and the pics.
I need one small information from you. me and my friend are planing to trek from Castlerock to Doodhsagar and from Doodhsagar to Goa.

How can we travel to Goa from Doodhsagar ? Are they any other transport medium to travel ?


Thanks,
Venky.

 
At 7/30/2014 , Blogger Poorna and Brinda said...

Thanks Venky. You have a train which comes to Dudhsagar around 2.30 PM. If i am not wrong it is Amaravathi express. You can catch that train to go to Goa. For this you need to start the trek from Castle rock early in the day.

 
At 7/30/2014 , Blogger Poorna and Brinda said...

Thanks. Glad you liked it! Enjoy your time in Goa. Check out for posts on Goa in this blog.

 
At 7/30/2014 , Blogger Poorna and Brinda said...

Thanks Rahul

 
At 7/31/2014 , Blogger Venky Venkatesh said...

Hi Poorna & Brinda,

Thanks for the info,

We will be starting your trek from 12:30 pm or 1:00pm .I think we wont be able to reach by 2:30.
Are they any trains after 6:00pm ? or any other means of transport like cabs or buses? or Do we have any hotels around to stay back?

 
At 7/31/2014 , Blogger Poorna and Brinda said...

Any idea why you are trekking from 12.30 PM? We don't think there are any trains after 6. There are of course trains which pass through Dudhsagar in mid night. Why don't you call Poorna on his cell 98450 44486. Easy to talk.

 
At 7/31/2014 , Blogger Vijay Kumar said...

Hi Poorna and Brinda.. Do u have any trains direct from Bangalore to Dudhsagar..

Do u arrange the trip to dudhsagar from Bangalore.. Then what is the cost and what all it includes in the package

 
At 7/31/2014 , Blogger Poorna and Brinda said...

Hi Vijay, Yes all trains to Goa goes via Dudhsagar. The comfortable train is Chennai - Vasco express which leaves KR PUram at 8.30 PM and Yeshwantppur at 10 PM. It reaches Castlerock at 9 which is a comfortable time to start trekking.

Sorry, we do not arrange any package trip but there are agencies in Bangalore who does it and you may contact them. Crazy Yatra is one such agency. You can google for their details. They had recently done the trek to Dudhsagar.

 
At 8/01/2014 , Blogger mit said...

Hi P and B

ow some pics

i would like to visit their in august is there any train from north goa to falls and same for return

Regards
Mit

 
At 8/04/2014 , Blogger Poorna and Brinda said...

Hi Mit,

All trains going towards Bangalore/Pune/Delhi pass through Dudhsagar. Some trains pass during day time and some at night. All trains from Goa on this line start from Vasco. Check this link for details http://indiarailinfo.com/search/512/508/291

 
At 8/21/2014 , Blogger Vikas Chavan said...

Great narration and photographs. Dudhsagar falls is really an amazing place to be at during the monsoons.

 
At 9/05/2014 , Blogger Poorna and Brinda said...

Thanks Vikas

 
At 9/09/2014 , Blogger Enginayyars said...

Hi
Superb indeed....your writing skills and pics....mesmerizing.
Me and my wife have a day free ( 18th September,2014) in Sattur,Dharwad.
Kindly guide us how to go to Dudhsagar Falls from there. Do Taxis go right upto the place.

 
At 9/09/2014 , Blogger Poorna and Brinda said...

Thank you so much. You can catch the train going to Goa from Bangalore side at Dharwad - check if Chennai - Vasco train comes on this day - and then trave to Castle rock and do the trek and come back by return train to Dharwad. Alternately, you can hire a taxi to go to Castle rock from Dharwad. Go on Dharwad - Goa road which goes via Ramnagar - very good road - and you will see a board fro Castle rock railway station. Park your car and then trek and come back by a train to Castle rock, sit in yout taxi and return home. Give Poorna a call on his cell phone 98450 44486 if you need any help.

 
At 9/10/2014 , Blogger Mahesh Ainapure said...

Very nice article and wonderfult tips with useful information...

Thank you :)

 
At 9/10/2014 , Blogger Poorna and Brinda said...

Thank you Mahesh. We are glad that you liked it.

 
At 9/26/2014 , Blogger vijay said...

Hi poorna and bindra I want to know that does Amarawati express 18048 definatly stop at doodhsagar railway station DDW. IRCTC doesnt show this stop

 
At 9/28/2014 , Blogger Poorna and Brinda said...

Hi Vijay, As mentioned in our blog there is no authorised stop for any train in Dudhsagar falls but every train stops for few minutes. You can not buy tickets for Dudhsagar from any station in India. Neither can you buy ticket for any station in India at Dudhsagar station. Hope this clarifies.

 
At 10/05/2014 , Blogger Balachandra said...

Nice narration and great pics. Thanks for sharing the experience.

 
At 10/08/2014 , Blogger Poorna and Brinda said...

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At 10/08/2014 , Blogger Poorna and Brinda said...

Thanks Bala for your feedback. Glad you liked it. Please share the link among your friends.

 
At 10/24/2014 , Blogger jacksharma said...

Hi there. How much is normal tracking time between castle rock to doodhsagar, and for which station the ticket to be taken from Vasco,if is necessary to take reservation tickets for a group of 5.

 
At 11/26/2014 , Anonymous Anonymous said...

hi there, thanks for the valuable information, am planning a trek to Dudhsagar in December. is it the right time to visit the place??

 
At 11/27/2014 , Blogger Poorna and Brinda said...

Thanks. Glad you liked it! Yes, december is a very good time to trek.

 
At 11/27/2014 , Blogger Poorna and Brinda said...

Jack, It will take 3.5 hours one way. If you are travelling from Vaso, buy ticket for Castle rock if you are not trekking from Kulem. get down at Dudhsagar station

 

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