Asias tallest uni-tiered waterfalls - Jog Falls, is where the Sharavati river plunges to a 253mts drop in four distinct cascades, Raja Rani Rocket and Roarer. In the Shimoga district of Karnataka, Jog Falls is 30 km from Sagara and situated in a pristine and scenic location. The Jog falls is also called Gerusoppe Falls or Jogada Falls. During the monsoons, the falls are hidden behind a thin veil of mist, surrounded by lush green vegetation, giving the place a mystical atmosphere.
Jog falls is also called Gerusoppe Falls or Jogada Falls. During the monsoons, the falls are hidden behind a thin veil of mist, surrounded by lush green vegetation, giving the place a mystical atmosphere.
The Linganmakki Dam across river Sharavathi is a hydro-electric power station. Before the onset of the monsoon, when there is not much water in the Linganmakki dam, the Jog Falls is nearly unrecognizable. Instead of the roar and the spray and the massive flow of water, there are only a pair of thin streams of water trickling down the cliff. Its because the authorities of the LIngamakki dam open the dam only during week ends, when there are a lot of tourists to see the Jog Falls. One can also take a adventurous walk to the bottom of the gorge when the sluice gates of the Linganmakki dam are closed.
The majestic beauty of the Jog falls is the major attraction in Jog Falls however there are many other interesting tourist destinations around Jog Falls. You can visit Honnemaradu, a lake with an island, situated in the backwaters of Sharavathi which is a popular destination for water sportsin Kemmanagundi - kayaking etc. Another
Another place you will enjoy visiting is Tunga Anicut Dam, just 15 km from Shimoga, where you can enjoy boating and water sports in the surrounding lake. Between Jog falls and Shimoga, at Tavarekopoa is the popular Lion and Tiger Safari organized by the Forest Dept, where you can see wild animals up close. The ancient temple dedicated to Goddess Uma Maheshwara at Sagara is worth a visit during your holiday in Jog Falls.
The best time to plan your trip to Jog Falls is during or after Monsoons when the falls would be at its full grandeur.