Some Tourist attractions in Goa - Part 2

Sunday, August 13, 2006 Dr. Vishaal Bhat 0 Comments

DudhSagarWaterfalls


The Magnificient DudhSagar waterfalls is perched in the high peaks of the Western Ghats and is a sight to behold especially in the in the monsoons when it is in its full and furious glory. From a distance, the waterfall appears like a stream of milk rushingdown the mountain side. The exuberant and spectacular waterfall is located in the Sanguem Taluka. Measuring a mighty 600 meters from head to foot, this waterfall on the Goa-Karnataka border, attracts a steady stream of visitors from the coasts and plateaus into the rugged western Ghats. After pouring across the Deccan Plateau, the head waters of the Mandovi River form a foaming torrent that splits into 3 streams to cascade down a near-vertical cliff face into a deep green pool.

The konkani name for the falls, which literally translated means "Sea of Milk"(Dudh--Milk, Sagar--Sea), derives for the clouds of milky foam that rises out of the bottom of the falls. Dudhsagar is set amidst breathtaking scenery overlooking the steep, crescent shaped head of a valley carpeted with pristine tropical forest that is only accesible by foot or train. Near the top of the falls, the railway line from Vasco to Londa crosses the mountain side, with excellent view.

The falls can be reached by train from Margao. The train takes around 2 hrs. Alternatively, taxis and buses canbe hired.


Mayem Lake



This is the most famous lake in Goa and also on of the most popular tourist destinationson the itinerary of all the conducted sight-seeing tours. The lake is located in Bicholim taluka in North Goa, east of the market townof Mapusa. The region in which the lake is located, is mostly unspoilt countryside full of sleepy villages. The lake itself sits on wooded shores in a landscape of low hills. Bird life is plentiful here, with a large variety of birdsesting on the shores. The placid waters of the lake makeit ideal for boating.





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