Visiting Goa in monsoon season is always doubted by the tourists. Except for a few main beaches most of the other beaches are closed or do not have the scenic beauty because of heavy rainfall and the missing sun! Every season in Goa has its own eminence! Monsoon brings a whole lot of things to do in Goa.
Trekking to the Dudhsagar falls is one of the main activity I will suggest you must do it! In fact, trekking is the only option to reach Dudhsagar falls in this season. The dirt road is submerged in water due to heavy rainfall that makes it very difficult for a vehicle to pass through. It takes 10 km from Colem to reach falls making a total of 20 km trekking. If you are lucky, you can catch a train on your way back, 3 km away from the falls at Sonaulim railway station.
We (I and other two friends) started from Goa at 10 am in the morning. Initially, the weather was good but heavy rain started on our way to Colem. We reached to Colem by car at 12 in the noon and hired a guide to take us to the falls. We were given life jackets to wear in case we decide to come back swimming in the river ;). Just kidding! Due to heavy rain, we could not take much stuff. Just water bottles, some snacks, and a rain jacket! I am lucky my phone is waterproof that I could use it to click amazing photos during the act!
It was going to be my first long-distance trekking and we were excited about all the adventures that we were about to experience.
Railway track and the train!
Trekking starts from Colem town on the railway track. If you keep walking for 10 km, you can actually reach the falls directly. But it is not allowed to visit falls by train or walking on track anymore because of a few incidents in the past couple of years. We started the trek at 12:15 in the afternoon. You need to walk for 4 km on the railway track before parting your way into the Jungle.