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Jog Waterfalls

The Western Ghats gives rise to the Sharavati river that plunges from a height of 829 feet in four magnificent cascades namely Raja, Rani, Roarer and Rocket. Jog falls, being the tallest waterfalls in India is situated in the dense evergreen forests. Jog falls is also known as Gerusoppaa falls, is the highest untiered waterfalls in India as it drops directly and does not stream on to the rocks.

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Tourist Attractions

  • The Western Ghats gives rise to the Sharavati river that plunges from a height of 829 feet
  • Second highest falls in India situated in the dense evergreen forests
  • Four magnificent cascades namely Raja, Rani, Roarer and Rocket
  • spectacular sight with rainbows during Monsoons
  • One can take a adventurous walk at the bottom of the gorge
  • Situated in wild and beautiful region covered with a wealth of luxuriant vegetation
  • Linganamakki dam - 6km

Where is Jog Falls

Jog is located in Sagar Taluk, Shivamogga district of Karnataka state, India - 577421.

How to Reach

Jog falls located on NH-50, at Kargal village near Shimoga city.

  • Nearest Town: Sagar - 38 km
  • Distance From: Shimoga - 100 km, Hubli - 171 km, Mangaluru - 213 km, Goa - 256 km
  • Nearest Airport: Goa, Mangalore, Hubli - 130km
  • Nearest Bus Station: Kargal - 6km and Jog falls
  • Nearest Railway Station: Talguppa - 28km, Sagar

Where to Stay

Hotel Mayura Gerusoppa (KSTDC), Jog falls

Where to Eat

There are a few restaurants near Jog Falls. Veg and non-veg food available. The restaurant at Mayura hotel is decent.

Best Season & Time to Visit

August-December is considered the season of best flow and the best time to visit is winter, when the sky is clear of the mist.

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