Solo Trek to Dudhsagar waterfall – Goa
Would You know what to do if your caravan broke down on the motorway? Something so alike, so thrilling happened with me last week. This journey of mines started at around 10 pm from Chatrapati Shivaji Terminus, Mumbai. I was so excited to visit our India’s tallest waterfalls ‘The Dudh Sagar Falls’ which is located on Mandovi river in Goa.
Now, my beautiful journey was started. I reached Madgaon station, Goa at 8:30 in the morning. Now I was in the beautiful city of beaches, Goa. I had my breakfast at the station and relaxed for a while. Now I had to hire a scooter as my destination was 50kms away from me and there was no other source of reaching my destination as the train was available only for limited time. So I hired a scooter and started my journey. On my way, I had to cross dense forests. The forests were so dense that couldn’t even see the sky properly. Moreover, I was all alone. Somehow, I managed to cross the dense forest. At around 11 am, I reached a base village Kullem station via scooter.
Meeting with another Group:-
There I met a group of people, they too were going to the destination where I was heading to. That group of people was from Pune, they asked me to join their group. I too felt traveling with a group would also be fun so I joined them in the journey.
Now from there, we started our trek via railway track. This was so thrilling. This journey gave me every kind of experience, having a scooter ride in the dense forest, crossing the dense forest alone, trekking via railway track and many more to come.
So now, we started heading towards our destination. Going beyond the railway track was banned for general people as there was an overflow of water because of heavy rainfall in the monsoon season. But we wanted to see the full close view of Dhudhsagar falls so we broke the ban and went ahead on the railway track. Both the sides of the railway track had dense forests. Also, because of the monsoon season, heavy rainfall made our journey more thrilling and adventurous.
After every half an hour, a train passed from the railway track, so we had to be more alert. After 4kms of trekking via railway track, we again entered a forest which had so many small and big canals flowing through it. Somehow, we managed to cross them.
Difficulties in our way:-
Then, we reached a location where there was a big river, unfortunately, we had to cross that huge river to reach out our destination. Crossing that river seemed so terrific but on the other hand, we all were so excited to experience such a thing and also, as it is well said, “God helps those who help themselves”.
Somehow, we just began crossing the river. At the very moment, some localities of that area arrived and all those were so kind that they helped us in crossing the river. They brought a rope, tied it with one end and started guiding us to cross the river. It was, somewhat, a difficult task but we managed to cross it.
After crossing the river, we finally reached the point where we had to go. This was the place where we saw The beautiful Dhudhsagar falls peacefully. This view was so soothing, so peaceful, so beautiful that words will be less to explain its beauty. As its name says “The Dudh Sagar falls”, it was literally seeming like the sea of milk.This was the eye capturing beauty. It was around 1017 feet tall.
Return Trek to the base village:-
After two hours of rest there with the seamless beauty, we again started our a journey back to our places. Again through those railway tracks, we started going back. We were so tired now that we didn’t wish to walk anymore so we tried to stop a train. But no train stopped. Doing this was a hell risky but we had to. After so many of attempts finally, at last, a train stopped. It dropped us to the base village around 7 pm. There we got down from the train and went in the village to eat something. From there I left that group and started going back to my hotel via scooter in the night. It was raining heavily at that time.
It was so thrilling riding a scooter in the dense forest at night in heavy rainfall. After a long journey, I reached my hotel rested there for the entire night. Next morning, I took my train and came back to Mumbai. The best part of the journey was riding in the dense forest in heavy rainfall and watching the DudhSagar falls seamless beauty. This was the most thrilling, most adventurous and unforgettable journey I ever Had.
“All’s well that ends well !”