The Western Ghats are calling and so here we are returning to the adventure of rail route to Paradise of the Dudhsagar Waterfalls, the most pristine part of Western Ghat mountain ranges and often called as trekker’s favorite waterfall trek.
And if that is not enough we are adding Goa to it ;) Yes, one night stay in Old Goa at the GTDC Heritage View Residency.
With Dudhsagar Waterfalls trek and an evening/ night stay over in Goa! Your trip cant gets better than this.
Bus Travel Summary: Departure: Via Private non AC recliner coach bus. Time: Friday night at 11:30 pm (Aug 2) Pick up at Blue Nile Restaurant Arrive in Pune: Sunday Night 11:00 pm (Aug 4)
Stay Summary: Double/ Triple occupancy in GTDC Guesthouse with proper beds, hot water shower and western toilet in each room.
Meals Veg and Non-Veg: Evening tea/ packed snacks, Dinner on Day 1, Breakfast and Packed Lunch on Day 2 with bottled drinking water (Carried on the bus)
IMP: Permission: Acquired for trekking in Bhangwan Mahaveer Wildlife Sanctuary Safety, Technical assistance during trek, First-Aid: Acquired
The magnificent Dudhsagar Waterfall is perched in the high peaks of the Western Ghats and is a sight to behold especially in the monsoons when it is in full and furious flow. From a distance, the waterfall appears like streams of milk rushing down the mountainside.
Measuring a mighty 600m from head to foot, this waterfall on the Goa-Karnataka border attracts a steady stream of visitors from the coast into the rugged Western Ghats. After pouring across the Deccan plateau, the headwaters of the Mandovi River form a foaming torrent that splits into three streams to cascade down a near-vertical cliff face into a deep green pool.
We have customized the trip to completely enjoy the wilderness filled surrounding and a short rail route hike to take us to the mighty Dudhsagar waterfalls. In order to spend maximum time at Dudhsagar without any inconvenience, we have arranged a bus from Pune to Goa and back. Details are given below:
Friday, Aug 2nd, 2019
Pick up location: Blue Nile restaurant (Pune Camp) Time: 11:30 pm – 12:10 Exit Pune. Overnight journey Saturday, Aug 3rd, 2019 Breakfast en-route before reaching Kulem Railway station
Option 1: Reach Kulem Railway station and prepare for a hike along the railway tracks to Dudhsagar waterfalls, approximate distance is 8 km.
Option 2: There are private vehicles that take you to the base of the waterfalls and allow you to stay there for 1 hour. The journey back and forth to this location is 2 hours depending on road conditions. If anyone is interested in doing so, please let us know and we can form groups to visit the waterfall base. We will have to acquire permits since it is a part of Bhagwan Mahaveer WLS also a life jacket is compulsory for everyone entering the water pool and it can be rented out from the same transport guy who takes us to the base of the waterfall. The cost would be approximately 600-700 per person. (Please note that this amount is not covered in the trip cost)
We have to reach Kulem Railway station by 4:00 pm and proceed towards the Old Goa residency where we will have our stay for the night.
Reach lodge - refresh and prepare for dinner.
Sunday, Aug 4th
8:30 am Breakfast and leave for Pune
Stop for Lunch on the way
Return back to Pune on Sunday, Aug 4th by 9:00 pm
Minimum age - 12 years.
Photographer's delight for the variety of culture and nature perks along the rail route and the adjoining forests. Stay in Old Goa - visit old and world-famous monuments and relics. Amazing views from Dudhsagar viewpoint and the waterfall at the railway bridge Mesmerizing greenery in different shades Monsoon clouds rising through valleys and cliffs Rail route journey covered on foot between Kulem to Dudhsagar (8-10 km one way)
• Travel and toll: Pick up and drop off from our selected pick up points. • Meals covered on the trip: Dinner on day 1, breakfast and lunch on day 2. • Stay in Goa for Saturday night • Mineral water for drinking throughout the trip. • Tour guides and camp leaders all along the trip. • Medical assistance if required.
• Personal expenses (beverages, snacks, equipment) • Personal medication • Breakfast and Lunch on Saturday and Tea or Dinner on Sunday. • Optional travel to the Dudhsagar waterfall base.
Things to carry: Its monsoon season, be prepared to get wet in the rain.
Please carry light-colored full-body clothing, jackets, track pants, pullovers, raincoats. Spare set of clothing Good hiking or sports shoes Caps and Hats Hand Towel Munchies and personal snacks Personal medication Camera (optional) Binoculars (optional) Shawl (optional) One liter water bottle Plastic bag to carry dry clothes.
We will be walking along the railway tracks and we request everyone to maintain strict discipline and do not break any government rules. Endearing an adventure activity such as visiting the Dudhsagar waterfall area in monsoon will require us to be self-supervised and avoid entering any slippery patches, risky rapids or forceful streams.
Please take care of all your belongings. Notify us immediately in case of any medical emergency. Anyone found under the influence of drugs or narcotics will be requested to leave the trip immediately, without any refund.
Adventure camping and outdoor sports/ recreation is purely for nature lovers and not for party groups; we respect nature and do our best to spread the awareness about wilderness preservation. Campsite/ Homestay requests all enthusiasts to maintain silence post 11:00 pm
We like to keep the wildlife wild, please do not litter the forest/ sanctuary.
Please confirm your registration with cash or make an online transfer.
Availability is first come first serve basis. The last day of confirming is 2 days prior to the event date, but please book your seats as soon as possible to avoid any disappointment.