by Vishal A. G.
It’s my second visit to this awesome water fall (first in 2005). From then till date, connectivity options remains same. Either we have to reach in the early morning through Goa Express or have to wait for weekly Poorna Express. For coming back only option is returning Goa Express (from Madgaon) which halts for few minutes unofficially.
Because of convenient drop and pickup trains on Sunday, most of the tourist decide to visit this place on Sunday. We too decided to travel on Sunday. When we got down at Doodhsagar station, we were confused to see huge “Janasagara”.
It’s gathering of more than 1500 people in a short stretch of 500mts along railway track. Tourist from north Karntaka & south Maharashtra are common to this place. After showcasing this amazing water fall in Bollywood début Chennai Express, we found people from Mumbai, Bangalore, Chennai & parts from Kerala are also travelling to Doodhsagar.
Even after late arrival of Monsoon, water fall is at it’s peak. It suits for the name Dudhsagar as it resembles to milky white. On the connecting bridge, its like natural water shower from water drops spilling out of waterfall. Walking through tunnels ha awesome experience. Small water falls all along the railway track, gives good nature bath (to be specific it was water massage). Curved stretch with green all around resembles like nest of nature.
While coming back we felt sorry, for the passengers of Goa Express, who allowed us to board the reserved bougies. We were totally et because of heavy rain. Imagine state of compartment with full wet people and water dripping from their cloths. It was pathetic.
Considering this Tourism department should show some interest in this part of the world. Railways should provide some basic facilities like toilets on Doodhsagar station. Basic platform & toilet facilities should be provided. Special trains should be run to avoid disturbance to long route passengers. Govt of Goa & Karnataka should join the hands along with Railways to development of this tourist attraction.
AAB input- DC Belgaum, N Jayram had also made a request to the Railway department for better facilities and connectivity to Dudhsgar especially during this peak tourist season.