Dudhsagar Falls & Karwar Beach Exploration

Kulem Goa, Goa 3 D / 2 N 


About The Trip

Strategically located on the Goa-Karnataka border (but mainly in Goa), Dudhsagar Falls attracts thousands of tourists to its bounty. The gushing water from the streams creates an illusion of milk flowing through the hill slopes. Well, to put it straight, ‘Dudhsagar’ literally translates to Sea of Milk describing the milky white water trickling down a height of 1,050m. The 5th highest waterfall in India is one of those picturesque falls that give you goosebumps just by looking at the tremendous force of the gushing water.

If you’ve always thought that Goa is just about beer and beaches, then it’s time that you put on your adventurous boots and join us, as we head off to explore these breathtaking falls. Also included in this trip is a mystery beach, that is bound to leave you awestruck with its raw beauty and picturesque landscapes. We were impressed by these beauties, so we put this itinerary together to let you enjoy these hidden gems on a laid-back holiday to Goa.

Brief Itinerary

Brief Itinerary

Day 0

  • Leave from Bangalore at 5:30 PM( approx )

Day 1

  • Reach base camp (Kulem Village) by 8:00 AM (Approx)
  • Freshen up and have breakfast
  • Unwanted luggage can be dumped at the stay [You will have to carry the life jacket to & fro, so it is recommended to take what’s necessary]
  • Take packed lunch, snacks
  • Start the trek along with the guide by 9 AM
  • Reach Falls after walking through a trail of tracks & forest trail
  • Refresh yourself by jumping into the pool formed by the falls
  • Freshen up at the campsite
  • Have dinner and gather around for some fun

Day 2

  • Wake up to the chirps of birds and the roar of the Mandovi river beside the camp
  • Have breakfast, pack your stuff, and board the bus
  • Visit the lesser-known beaches of Karwar
  • Head back to Bangalore after Lunch
  • Reach Bangalore by 6 AM ( approx ) on Day 3

Inclusions & Exclusions

Inclusions

  • To and fro transport from Bangalore (Non A/c )
  • 2 Breakfast, 1 Lunch, 1 Dinner
  • Accommodation in Rooms/ Dorms on multiple sharing bases separate for men & women ( Refer Note )
  • Local Guide & Outdoor Leader from Plan The Unplanned
  • Experience that you gain

Exclusions

  • Any meals not included above
  • Any kind of personal expenses
  • Any kind of insurance (health, medical, life accidental,etc )
  • Anything not included above

Pickup Points

Udupi Grand, HSR Layout

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Arrival time: 5:30 p.m.

Departure time: 5:35 p.m.

House of Licious

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Arrival time: 6:15 p.m.

Departure time: 6:20 p.m.

Cubbon Park Metro

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Arrival time: 6:40 p.m.

Departure time: 6:45 p.m.

KTM Mekhri Circle

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Arrival time: 7:15 p.m.

Departure time: 7:20 p.m.

Yeshwanthpur Metro

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Arrival time: 7:30 p.m.

Departure time: 7:35 p.m.

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Detail Itinerary


Meals Not Included | (Dinner break ( Self-sponsored ))


Details

We begin our journey on Friday evening. We’ll start early compared to the usual trek as we have over 560 KMs to cover. Reaching on time is very essential as the trek is a long one.  So, once we get out of the iconic Bangalore traffic and hit the Mumbai- Bangalore highway, our energetic trek leads will take over. Armed with fun activities & ice-breaking sessions, you’ll soon feel at home after knowing about everyone else on the bus. The trek leads will brief the itinerary of the trip ahead and leave you to catch some much-needed sleep.



All Meals

Trek

Homestay | (Multiple sharing basis separate for men and women Doms / Rooms / Tents)


Details

If you look outside, you should be on the narrow country roads of Goa, surrounded by vast lands of untouched wilderness. Embrace the untouched Goa while we slowly drive into Kulem through winding roads & picturesque landscapes.


The stay is one of the best you can find in Kulem and is only a minute’s walk from where the bus will be parked. Get your luggage, check into the designated rooms & freshen up quickly. Grab breakfast from the buffet table, pick up your packed lunch and start the trek. It is mandatory to have a guide and life jackets along with you. Without these, entry into the national park will be prohibited. The initial walk is along the train tracks. This portion of the trek is about 4 KMs but is the most daunting one of all. It truly tests your patience and endurance while you’re taking baby steps. Watch out for the odd train and get off the tracks. You will be accompanied by chirps of birds, running streams, some hidden waterfalls & of course your new-found family.

No need to rush on this track as we have ample time to cover the rest of the trek, more so because of the slippery rocks on the tracks. After about 4 KMs of walking on the tracks, we enter the jeep trail.

The trail from here is pretty flat and is filled with running water streams and dense evergreen forest stretches. After about 40 minutes of walking, you will reach the village of Sonaulim, which is marked by a shack selling refreshments and a Hindu temple on your right-hand side.

The trail gets narrow from here, as you take a shortcut to avoid a longer jeep trail. The falls are only a 30 Mins walk from here.Once you take the shortcut, you will get to see the adjoining mountain ranges. These ranges are the physical boundaries between Karnataka & Goa. After a walk through the muddy trail, you will encounter a hanging bridge. The bridge is slightly inclined, so be sure to hold onto the rope and walk slowly.


Once on the other side of the bridge, the narrow trail continues until we hit the jeep trail again. You can get the first glimpse of the mighty Waterfall on this trail. And soon after getting a glimpse of the falls, you will see the entrance to Dudhsagar falls. There are changing rooms and a police outpost as well. After crossing a river stream filled with slippery rocks, and water flowing with incredible force, we’ll reach the foot of the fall.
We’ll stop here for lunch and refresh ourselves with a jump into the pool at the foot of the fall.

We’ll head back to basecamp on the same way back and take a refreshing bath.



Breakfast | (Self sponsered Lunch & Dinner)

Private Vehicle | (Non A/c Push Back Seats Vehicle)

Stay Not Applicable


Details

Wake up to the chirps of birds & the roaring Mandovi river, right by the campsite. Freshen up and get ready for an exciting beach day ahead. We’ll head towards Karwar also known as the Kashmir of Karnataka for its beautiful beaches, waterfalls, and adventure. Karwar has several beaches some of the popular ones being Devbagh Beach, Rabindranath Tagore Beach, and Tilmatti Beach.

Relax and enjoy the time at the beaches and start your return journey back to Bangalore by approx 4 pm ( after a self-sponsored lunch).

Reach Bangalore between 6 am – 7 am by making wonderful memories and new friends.


Things To Carry

  • Soft Copy of you Aadhar/Voter ID (Mandatorily required for permits)
  • Small backpack to carry your essentials during the trek
  • Power Bank
  • Warm Layer 
  • Water bottles – 2 (1 litre each)
  • Lunch Box & Spoon to carry your packed lunch
  • Raincoat/Bag covers in case of rains
  • A comfortable pair of shoes with good grip for trekking
  • Flip-flops for lazing around the campsite
  • Torch/Headlamp to be used at night
  • Portable chargers for your electronics
  • Extra pair of clothes to change into once wet
  • Polybags to pack your wet clothes
  • Extra cash for meals not included in the itinerary

Policy and Terms

Refund/Cancellation Policy – Weekend Trips from Bangalore

In the event that YOU cancel your trek, this is the cancellation policy we follow:

Intimation Period*

Cancellation Fee**

7 days or more

10% of the total invoice value

Between 3-6 days

50% of the total invoice value

Between 0-2 days

100% of the total invoice value

  • *Intimation Period means the number of days before the tour is scheduled to start
  • **Cancellation Fee is the amount of money that will be deducted from the total billing amount before offering the refund.
  • Refund/Cancellation requests are accepted only by email at [email protected] and not via call or Whatsapp.

NOTE:

  • Cancellations on the day of departure or a day prior due to work/family emergencies, health issues, etc. would not be entertained, and no refund or transfer to further dates shall be allowed for the same. 

  • If you are wanting to cancel on the day of departure or a day prior to departure and move the trek to a future date an additional charge of RS 1500 would have to be incurred to make the movement to a future date. This can be availed only within 3 months from the date of the actual trip departure.

  • Additional charges would be deducted (based on where you booked) if you cancel the trek at any given date (along with the scenario described above), as payment gateway/event listing charges.

Transfer of Dates Policy

  • If you wish to shift your date of booking due to any unforeseen circumstances, the same should be intimated to us not less than 72 hours before the date of the event. (Not valid for group or corporate bookings)

  • Only one transfer per booking shall be permitted. Your booking shall stand canceled if you fail to join the event on the transferred dates.

  • Once the option of data transfer is made, the booking amount shall be held as credits with us, and in no case will a refund be made further on.

  • Transfer of Dates is not valid for Bhutan, Meghalaya, Himalayan Treks, Spiti or any other event worth above 5000/- INR.

For all the above choices, you can transfer your tickets to your friends. We would be more than happy to have them on board and you could save your hard-earned money.

 

How to Reach

Please select your preferred pickup point from the drop-down list while booking.
Any change in Pick up locations/ timings would be updated via mail 24 hours before the start of the trip.
Drop-off points shall be the same as the pick-up points.

FAQ's

Well, most of our treks are usually confirmed by Thursday and you would receive a BON VOYAGE mail that would contain details as regards Pickup Points ( Location and Timings ), Outdoor Leader ( Point of Contact ), Do’s and Don’ts. You’ll be added to Whatsapp Group for all the further updates.

Yes, the Bon Voyage mail would contain a link for Whatsapp Group through which one can join and interact with fellow travelers and outdoor leaders.

The interesting thing about travelling alone is that you get to meet new people from diverse backgrounds, and towards the end, you are no longer strangers. Hence solo travellers are always welcome to join us on our trips. Read more about solo travelling here and get inspired! https://www.plantheunplanned.com/solo-yet-accompanied/

Safety and security are our priority at all times. Hence it is safe for women/girls to join us on our treks and travels. Our trek leaders accompany the team at all times, and our campsites are secured and safe for accommodation. We also have female trek leaders who accompany us on most of our treks.

Not at all. You could keep all the extra luggage back at the campsite/homestay and carry only the necessary stuff for the trek (Raincoats, Torchlight, Waterbottle, lunchbox, and your valuable)

Well, you are in the mountains and none of our trails have a washroom facility during the trek.

Yes, we do have options for picking a traveller on board with a few locations provided they are on the route to our destination. The following are the same: -Croma Store, Sony World Signal -Trinity Circle Metro Station -Yeshwanthpur Metro Station -Goraguntepalya Metro Station -Nayanadahalli Metro Station

Details for availing discounts are mentioned in the following link, https://www.plantheunplanned.com/membership/

Well, if you select this option, all the travel arrangements for your entire itinerary must be managed by yourself, and Plan the Unplanned crew will not be managing anything related to your travel. We recommend you come via car for a smooth travel experience to, from and within the destination.

We are extremely sorry, you cannot postpone to any future date in case you fail to attend the trek on the mentioned date for any reasons whatsoever ( family/health/work emergencies ). You can write to us at [email protected] as regards and our team will get in touch with you on the same

The Doodhsagar trek is somewhat moderate and difficult. For those who live a sedentary lifestyle, the trip might be challenging. We encourage some preparation before tackling a hike for persons who live a very sedentary lifestyle.

Yes, you must hire a guide to trek Doodhsagar.

There will be no cellphone connectivity for Airtel subscribers as soon as you reach Mollem town. Jio, BSNL, and Vodafone customers would get signals.

Yes, it is possible to leave your luggage at the homestay and carry the necessary things on your trek.

Yes, you might encounter leeches along the trail.

It is recommended to see Dudhsagar Falls just after the monsoon. During the rainy season, the waterfall will be closed to the public. As a result, individuals strive to find illegal methods to witness the waterfall while risking their lives.

No. Camping is allowed only at the Dudhsagar waterfall campsite.

No, it is not possible to trek during the monsoon season.

Yes, there are separate restrooms for men and women in the sanctuary. The restrooms are located on the approach to the Dudhsagar waterfalls.

There is currently no room maid for both genders to change the linen. While males change on the spot, it is recommended that ladies change exclusively in the restrooms.

Additional Information

  • Consumption of alcohol, intoxicants, and smoking would not be tolerated during the entire course of the journey and trek. Kindly co-operate with us to make the experience more fun. Any kind of requests wouldn't be accepted, 
  • Do not expect any luxuries on the trip. The locations that we host are in remote places and we do our best to arrange the basic facilities. The goal is to be outdoors.
  • Put Litter in its place, do not trash your travel.
  • Plan The Unplanned shall not be responsible for any of your belongings, valuables, jewelry, etc. Kindly do take care.
  • In the case of traffic delays or breakdowns, expect a little delay in reaching the destination.
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