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Jog falls in Karnataka
Written by Punith Jain on July 7, 2020 Share on

Jog Falls: Complete Travel Guide to India’s Tallest waterfall

Jog falls, one of India’s largest waterfall is located on the Sharavati river in the Western Ghats. With an elevation of 464 metres, Jog Falls is one of the major attractions in Karnataka. People call it by different names locally, some of them being Gerusoppe Falls, Gersoppa Falls and Jogada Gundi. Unlike other waterfalls, the water does not stream down the rocks but it thunders down. A visit to this mighty waterfall is a must during your Karnataka vacation.

How to reach Jog Falls

Jog waterfalls is located in Shimoga District of Karnataka, 100 kilometres from Shimoga, and 390 kilometres away from Bangalore. It is a 10-12 hours journey from Bangalore city on the NH 206 via Tiptur.

Scenic views from Jog falls
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  • By Air: The Bangalore airport is the nearest domestic airport.
  • By Rail: Sagara railway station is the nearest station, 30 kilometres away from the Jog Falls.
  • By Road: It is a 2-hour drive from Shimoga city, one hour from Sagara town and 10 hours from Bangalore by car. You can also take a bus from Bangalore to Sagara and local buses from Sagara to reach the falls.

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Tourist Attractions near Jog waterfalls

Tungabhadra dam
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Jog Falls is formed by the Sharavati River, thundering down from a height of 830 feet. Have a memorable time by visiting these famous tourist places around Jog Falls.

  • Tyavarekoppa Lion and Tiger Reserve: This famous tiger reserve is located at a distance of 15 kilometres from Shimoga on the way to Jog waterfalls. A safari ride into the forest is one of the adventurous things to do in Karnataka.
  • Tunga Anicut Dam: 15 kilometres from Shimoga, this majestic dam is built across the river Tungabadra. Do not miss out on the boat rides here and go fishing!
  • Honnemaradu: Lying in the backwaters of River Sharavati, this offbeat island is famous for its water sports and picturesque sunset views.

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Best Time to Visit Jog Falls

The best time to visit the Jog falls is between the months of August and December. The climate is highly soothing and pleasant with moderate rainfall. The temperatures vary between a chilly 15° Celsius to a comfortable 30° Celsius.

Interesting Facts about Jog waterfalls

Largest waterfall in India
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  • Jog Falls is the second-highest plunge waterfall in India only behind the Nohkalikai waterfall of Meghalaya.
  • Jog waterfalls is a combination of 4 falls namely Raja, Rani, Roarer, and Rocket. Hence, when all these four falls flow together, it is referred to as Jog waterfalls.
  • It is a full-length Vertical fall with no slopes and hence leading the water thundering down.
  • Jog waterfalls is ranked 13th in the world by waterfall database for its average water flow rate of 5387 cubic ft/s.

Get ready to explore the adventurous visit to the Jog falls in Karnataka. Being one of the top tourist attractions in Karnataka, Jog waterfalls is a must-visit in your Karnataka itinerary. For more travel tips, hacks and handcrafted itineraries, reach out to the experts at Pickyourtrail. Choose your next holiday getaway from the top-selling itineraries here. You can also download our app for further details.

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