Top Places To Visit 1 Spots
Presently known as the Dandeli Anshi Tiger Reserve, this is a small village in the Uttar Kannada District of Karnataka. This village is exactly on the Western Ghats and shares boundaries with Goa which was till 1961, a Portuguese Colony. This is an old village which is a good example of the British- Indian colonies and the Portuguese- Goan Colonies. The Dudhsagar Falls is a major attraction here and the lush green forests of deciduous trees. This was once also a manganese mining destination but mining is now banned here. The very old railway station here is also a very famous one out here with an old castle style tunnel. The Railway station is known as the Castle Rock Railway Station.
About Castle Rock
The route, to the Dudhsagar Waterfalls, starts from Castle Rock station. Once you alight at the station, the trek is nearly 14 Kms along the railway tracks until Dudhsagar station. Since mid-July 2015, the Indian Railways has strictly prohibited walking along the railway tracks due to an incident of unruly crowd resorting to stone pelting, climbing on the Train Engine and endangering the safety of other passengers on the train at Dudhsagar Railway station. We were among the first groups arriving for the Dudhsagar trek, after the restrictions imposed by the Railways. Hence we were not quite sure what to expect when we reached Castle Rock.
Best Time To Visit
Best time to visit Castle Rock is from June to March