Monday, October 4, 2010

Doodhsaagar Waterfalls, Goa

The following are the pictures of our recent Trip to Doodhsaagar waterfalls... 

From Doodh-Ssagar 2010

Doodh Sagar Waterfall is one of the highest water falls in India, and among the hundred highest waterfalls in the world. It lies in the southern part of Goa at Mollem, towards the border with Karnataka state.

From Doodh-Ssagar 2010

Doodh Sagar, literally means a Sea of Milk in the local Konkani language, and gets its name as it appears like an overflowing sea of milk. It has a total height of 306 meters and a width of 30 meters.

From Doodh-Ssagar 2010

HISTORY: Legend has it that a beautiful princess lived in the forest on the edge of the King's palace grounds. She enjoyed bathing in a lake nearby and ritually drank sweetened milk from a Golden Jug upon finishing with her bath. One day while enjoying her jug of milk she found herself being watched by a handsome prince standing amongst the trees. Red with embarrassment at her inadequate bathing attire, the Princess poured the jug of milk in front of her to form an improvised curtain to hide her body, while one of the maids rushed to cover her with a dress. The sweetened milk cascades down the mountain slope to this day as tribute to the virtue and modesty of the Princess. 

From Doodh-Ssagar 2010

LOCATION: Doodh Sagar Waterfalls, Goa
The falls lie high up in the Mandovi River's watershed and so are not particularly spectacular during the dry season. During the monsoon season however, the falls are transformed into one of the most powerful falls in India. Dudhsagar Falls is listed as India's 5th tallest waterfall, and is 227th in the world at 310 m. Trek route starts from Castlerock railway station, which used to be the customs checkpoint when the Portugese used to rule Goa. There are 11 tunnels on the way to the waterfall.

From Doodh-Ssagar 2010


Joy said...

Awesome shot of the waterfalls! But why is the monkey so sad?

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Rajesh said...

Great shots of waterfalls. Love to see this in person.

Yogesh Naik said...

Thanks Guys !!

anant said...

i saw all the pictures and took 3,4 photos for my desktop. wonderful yogesh.