Exploring Goa: The Rail Trek to Dudhsagar – V


Kartik Kannan’s continues his photographic journey of Dudhsagar in the fifth part of the series!

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Before you say your final good byes to the waterfall, you always spend energy for a ‘last dunk’ that never really is the last dunk. It looks like that part of the area is raining heavily!

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As you the light fading away on the patterns in the water, its time to really pack up. Nobody lives in this area, so you’d have to walk all the way to the next point of civilsation, 3 kms ahead, inside the Bhagwan Mahaveer National Park. Though there are jeeps that transport people, its only meant for people who’ve signed up for the jeep ride at Kulem station for a round trip(which we did not).

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A wonderful orangish green forest trek across the sunset later, we arrived at a small farm, where we were greeted by the ‘Miao’ warrior.

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We relished a lovely round of masala chai, and also understood that the gate of the National park was still 10 kms ahead. The only way to get to civilization was to walk it in the moon light to the entrance, or climb a small hill right there, and get to the railway track, and hope that a Goods Train comes your way and stops there. You then hop on till the train gets you to civilization. The latter sounded interesting to attempt!

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We were treated to some cashew fruit too. I did not find it very interesting to have. That was when we heard a hooter of a rail engine in the distance. The shop owner said that it takes 15 minutes to do a bend from the other end of the mountain to the end that was near us. It gave us enough time to pack up and head across the hill to get to the railway track.

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