Layed in bed last night/this morning...could not sleep...
You know what its like...you start thinking silly things...
Well,after i had been through every day of our next India visit...places to visit..food...which shack on which day etc...Then i just wondered about Dudhsaga Falls :think. We have all been or will be going the next time (if not why ???)....When your having a nice swim in the cool (sorry VERY cool) pool at the bottom of the waterfall..... and watching the monkeys play on the rocks.. .Is there anything at the top of the waterfall to stop debris from cascading down into the pool...... ie branches off trees...trees...cows...(no supermarket trollys thank God !!!)...
If it were good old England...(Health and Safety) there would be some kind of device to stop anything from going over the edge....but i doubt it in India...
Can anyone enlighten me on the subject and has anyone been there when debris has entered the pool by means of the waterfall P.S...dont let this stop you from going...its only a thought
What a strange thing to be thinking about when you can't sleep BUT having said that it's not something I have ever even considered. We have been a couple of times and to be honest the only things worrying me were what happens if I slip whilst clambering over the rocks and break something OR my back gets injured during the very bumpy (but exhilerating and fun) jeep journey. (I already have problems)! Can't say I have ever seen any debris coming down but then I have been too busy enjoying my swim in that oh so cool and refreshing pool. However I guess I would notice if a cow or something landed on my head
Maybe the monsoon rains sort it all out Noggin and anything that's loose gets washed down then
O/H has bad knees,so didn't fancy the rough terrain.
Have been past it on the train.
I'm not a very strong swimmer but I swam to the falls .... couldn't grab onto anything as the wall was so slippery .... kept getting pushed down by the force of the water .... eventually thought I better swim back but I was I was knackered & didn't have the energy!!! Oh sh*t I thought, I think I'm gonna drown. I then decided to float on my back until I got my breath back .... then as soon as I mustered up the energy, I swam back.
Think is, no one realised until they saw me emerge from the water completely knackered & collapse. My wife was really freaked ..... won't be doing that again in a hurry.
I nearly drowned there!!!!
According to the warning board at the entrance to the plunge pool, quite a few have drowned there over the years and the danger is ongoing.
I doubt much debris falls into the pool during the tourist season - the monsoon floods must clear away anything that isn't firmly anchored! More likely to incur a leg injury negotiating the rocky approach path...
The trip to the falls wasn't a great advert for tourism in Goa. The falls are spectacular but the trip to see them was rather disappointing The whole thing was rushed - felt like sheep being herded through. The seats in the 4x4 were awful and necessitated learning a new way of bracing the upper body to avoid damage to the ribs whilst negotiating the rocky track to the falls. The view of the falls isn't great either, getting more truncated the nearer you get. You'd see the whole falls much better from the railway on the other side of the valley.
It was an interesting trip in many ways but we wouldn't do it again. To someone who's spent years walking and climbing in hill country the trip was too "touristy" for want of a better word.
Tip .... don't let anyone rush you .... you've paid for it .... do the trip at your own pace.
The jeep bit was OK .... a bit bumpy but hey, you're in the jungle!!!!
its not as bad as you imagine my o/h has had a knee replacement on one knee that didnt work and the other one is knackered but she made it,and didnt regret it,give it a go you are only old once
The journey in the jeep was very bumpy and dusty (we were covered in red dust by the end of the day), but we didn't mind that as the scenery was pretty.
The journey there was worth it, because the waterfalls were really lovely. I wouldn't go in because the water was too cold and coming down with such force that I didn't want it hitting me on the head. I also didn't want the fish nibbling at my toes.
I think we were only at the falls for about an hour before the tour guide called us back to the jeeps.
By the time we got back to Candolim it was about 8.30 pm (we had to be ready by 7 am); we were very tired, sticky and dusty but pleased that we had gone to the falls, but not impressed that we had to go to the blinking zoo.
We are currently planning another trip to Goa this coming season and have been talking about going to the falls, but under our own steam. We will get a quotation for hiring a jeep and driver for the day who can take us to the falls.
biggest headache is to get ticket, have to stay in the queue to get ticket. I did online booking on tripraja.com 4 day ago. there were long queue for ticket. many people return without visiting the falls because there are limited jeeps to the falls.
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