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Jog Falls

In the state of Karnataka, India there is biggest waterfall situated in the Shimoga district known as Jog Falls. Jog Falls is the second highest waterfall in India. It is located near the Sagara Taluk. Jog Falls is also known as Geruoppe Falls, Gersoppa Falls and  Jogada Gundi. The word Joga taken from the word Kannada which means Falls. Joga related to Kannada word which means wet. It is famous for its Spectacular waterfalls. The elevation of this is 488 mt. above the Sea Level. Kannada, Urdu and English languages are used in this place. The ideal duration of this place is only 1 day.  In the south India these falls are the one of the  major attraction. Jog falls drops about a huge 253 mt  in a single fall. These falls are create by Sharavathi River. The first highest waterfall is Nohkalikai Falls. This fall drops about a huge of 335 mt.  Linganmakki Dam  this waterfall is associated. Before the onset of monsoon season, when there is not much water in the Linganmakki dam, the Jog Falls are a pair of thin streams of water trickling down the cliff, as the water collected in the dam is exclusively for generation of electricity; during monsoons local rain water is the source of water to the falls.

 

Places to Visit near Jog Falls

  • Dabbe Falls : This place is 12 km from the main center.
  • Tunga Anicut Dam
  • Sigandur : This place is 18 km from the main center.
  • Unchalli Falls : This place is 21 km from the main center.
  • Water Sports : This place is 9 km from the main center.
  • Linganmakki Dam : This place is 7 km from the main center.
  • Thyvare Koppa Lion and Tiger Reserve
  • Kanoor Fort : This place is 18 km from the main center.
  • Bhatkal
  • Sacred Heart Church
  • Honnemaradu

Best Time to visit

The best time to visit in the Jog falls is from  June to December. 

Climate

There is Tropical type of climate all round the year.

In Summer : The maximum temperature in summer is 40 degree Celsius and the minimum temperature is 22 degree Celsius.

In Winter : The maximum temperature in winters is 30 degree Celsius and the minimum temperature is 15 degree Celsius.

How to Reach

By Air : Hubli airport is the nearest airport. The distance is 130 km from Jog falls.

By Rail : Sagara railway station is the nearest railway station. The distance is 30 km from Jog falls.

By Road: Jog Falls is well-connected to all major cities.