Dudhsagar Waterfalls and Bhagwan Mahaveer Sanctuary

These impressive waterfalls are some of the highest in India, 600m from top to bottom. At this place, the Mandovi River makes a near vertical drop into a green pool. The local name meaning “sea of milk” is derived from the cloud of white foam that comes up. There is beautiful scenery in the area.

The Bhagwan Mahaveer Sanctuary, which contains the falls, has gaurs, leopards, elephants, deer, and many species of birds.

The best time to come is just after the monsoon from October to December, but the waterfalls flow fairly well until April. There is a cold pool at the base of the waterfalls, which is good for swimming.

You get here by taking a train from Vasco da Gama (2 hr, 45 min) or Margao (2 hr, 15 min).