Explore the Legendry Dudhsagar Waterfall in Goa & Dandeli Wildlife Sanctuary with Kolhapur Hikers on 23rd and 24th August 2014

 

Dudhsagar is one of the world’s most exquisite falls. It lies high up in the Mandovi River’s watershed and so are so spectacular during the monsoon season when the falls are transformed into one of the most powerful falls in India. Dudhsagar Falls is listed as India’s fifth tallest waterfall and is 227th in the world at 310 m. The water plummets hundreds of meters (over a thousand feet) in large volumes during the rainy monsoon season, forming one of the most spectacular natural phenomena in Goa

A Popular  Movie Chennai Express Shooting Was Done At Dudhsagar Waterfall
There is also a legend associated with this waterfall. It is believed that a beautiful princess lived in the forest (near present day Dudhsagar Falls) in a palace. She loved and enjoyed bathing in a lake nearby and used to drink “sweetened milk” from her “golden jug” after finishing with her bath. One day while enjoying her jug of milk she found herself being watched by a prince, who was standing amongst the trees. Red with embarrassment at her inadequate bathing attire, she poured the jug of milk in front of him to form an improvised curtain to hide her body while the maids rushed to cover her with her dress. It is said that it is that sweetened milk that cascades down the mountain slope as Dudhsagar Falls to this day as a tribute to the virtue and modesty of the princess.
SOME INTERESTING THING ABOUT DANDELI WILDLIFE SANCTUARY:-

Dandeli Situated near Belgaum (Karnataka) Dandeli is the second largest wildlife sanctuary in Karnataka ans was designated as a Tiger reserve in 2007. The Jungle is also home to several varieties of reptiles and almost 300 varieties of birds.
this deciduous sanctuary supports a healthy population of Elephants, Bears, Black Panthers, Leopards, Civets and if course the King Cobra.
Birding at its best-watch the Great Pied Hornbills, Malabar Trogons, Ruby Throated Bulbuls, Woodpeckers, Shamas etc.

Itinerary for the Trek as below: –

Day 1 : 23rd August 2014, Saturday
Meeting point at Gardan Hotel  05:00 AM
Start Journey toward Dandeli .Breakfast at Belgaum.
Dandeli Exploration
Lunch and dinner at Dandeli .
Night stay in Core area of Dandeli Forest .
Day 2 : 24th August 2014, Sunday.
Week up call At 4:00 am in morning.
Reach Castle Rock Station by 06:00 AM
Start Trek toward Dudhsagar Waterfall (14 KM Railway Track Walk)
Reach Dudhsagar Waterfall by 12:00 AM
Fun in the Waterfall
Tunnel Cooking.
Start Return Journey by 03:00 PM

Charges: 3000 /- Per Trekker .

Inclusions:
1) Accommodation  in Resorts / Guest house on triple sharing basis or dormitory.
2) All food in trek is Pure veg  Meals, Breakfast, Lunch, Tea / Coffee and Dinner.
3) Travelling from Kolhapur to Kolhapur by Private bus.
4) Karnataka  Government Tax and all Forest entry fees. 5) Expert Consultation.

Exclusions:
1) Food in the Journey
2) Any kind of personal expenses, Extra food, mineral water & cood drinks ordered
3) Any other expenses not included above.
Things to carry:
Water – 2 liters
Torch, Extra Clothes
Windcheaters, Camera, Cap, etc. (Optional)
some ready to eat food. Plum cakes, Biscuits etc.
Medicine those if u require usually.
Good trekking shoes, extra pair of socks
A haversack to put in all the things to be carried….so that one has ones hands free while trekking.(Please do not carry sling bags or Jholas.)

Kindly Note :

Please avoid wearing Gold ornaments and do not carry any valuable things.
Consuming Alcohol,Tobaco and Smoking is strictly PROHIBITED.
Kolhapur Hikers will not be responsible for any type of INJURIES during trek.
Wrapped  all the things in plastic bags to avoid getting wet in rain

For more details and Registration,
Please contact on the numbers given below:

Sagar       : 95 7999 7111
Rohan      : 96 2331 9026
Rakesh    : 88 8880 1299

Limited seats, entry on first come first served basis.
Mail us at kolhapurhikers@gmail.com

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Regards,
Team – Kolhapur Hikers

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