JOG FALLS - YANA - SIRSI (FROM BANGALORE)

Waterfall | Hill Station | Nature & Scenic

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This trip demands considerable trekking / walking

ITINERARY SUMMARY

Trip Starting Point: Bangalore City

Mode of Travel: Car (or Cab)

Trip Duration: 3 Days

Ideal Start Time: 5 AM (Day 1), 9 AM (Day 2) & 9 AM (Day 3)

Total Places Visited: 7

DAYS

DAY 1 : TRAVEL TO JOG FALLS & SIGHTSEEING

Travel from Bangalore to Jog Falls

Waterfall

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At a distance of 400 km from Bangalore, 105 km from Shimoga, 161 km from Hubli, 87 km from Murudeswar, 150 km from Karwar, 31 km from Sagar, 60 km from Sirsi & 21 km from Siddapur, Jog falls is situated in Shimoga district of Karnataka. Locally known as Geruoppe Falls, Gersoppa Falls and Jogada Gundi, it is one of the highest plunge waterfalls in India, and among the best places to visit in Karnataka.

This is formed over the Sharavathi River falling from a height of 253 m (830 feet). The Sharavathi River flowing over a very rocky bed about 250 yards wide, 253 m deep and the water comes down in four distinct falls known as Raja, Rani, Rover, and Rocket. The four cascades merge to form the huge waterfall. The Raja Fall pours in one unbroken column sheer to the depth of 830 ft. Halfway down it is encountered by the Rover, another fall, which rushes violently downwards to meet the Raja. The third .....

Overnight Stay in Jog Falls

DAY 2 : YANA & SIRSI SIGHTSEEING

Travel from Jog Falls to Sirsi

Waterfall

Duration of visit: 2-3 Hours
Timings: 6 AM - 6 PM
Entry Fee: Rs. 5 for Person, Rs. 10 for Two Wheelers, & Rs. 40 for Four Wheelers

At a distance of 36 km from Sirsi, and 54 km from Jog Falls, Unchalli Falls is a magnificent waterfall situated at Heggarni in the Uttara Kannada district of Karnataka. It is one of the best waterfalls in Karnataka, and among the must include places in Jog Falls Tour Packages.

Also known as Lushington Falls, Unchalli Falls is created by a 116 m drop in the Aghanashini River. The Aghanashini River here takes a deep plunge to create this spectacular waterfall. The waterfall is named after J.D. Lushington, a district collector of the British empire who discovered it in 1845. This waterfall is also known as Keppa Joga because of the deafening sound it makes. It is one of the top Jog Falls tourist places.

Heggarne is the nearest village to Unchalli Falls, which is about 5 km away and the last 2 .....

Yana

Adventure / Trekking | Nature & Scenic

Duration of visit: 3 Hours
Timings: 6 AM - 6 PM
Entry Fee: Caves : Rs. 5 for Person

At a distance of 24 km from Benne Hole Falls, 30 km from Kumta, 55 km from Sirsi, 86 km from Karwar, and 103 km from Jog Falls, Yana is a village in Uttar Kannada district in Karnataka. It is well known for the unique rock formations in the Western Ghats.

Among the most prominent places to visit in Jog Falls, Yana is famous for two massive rock formations known as the Bhairaveshwara Shikhara and the Mohini Shikhara. The huge rocks are composed of solid black, crystalline Karst limestone. Bhairaveshwara Shikhara is 120 m (390 feet) in height, while the Mohini Shikhara, which is smaller, is 90 m (300 feet) in height. A cave temple dedicated to Lord Shiva is found at the base of the Bhairaveshwara Shikhara. Water drips from the projecting rocks over the Shiva lingam, and people call this water Gangodbhava. The idol of Goddess Parvathi is found at the base .....

Pilgrimage

Duration of visit: 30 Mins - 1 Hr
Timings: 6 AM - 9 PM
Entry Fee: Free

At a distance of 2.5 km from Sirsi Bus Stand, the Marikamba Temple is a Hindu temple located in Sirsi town of Karnataka, India. It is one of the prominent temples in Karnataka, and among the must include places in Sirsi Tour Packages.

Also known as Doddamma Temple, Marikamba Temple is dedicated to the goddess Durga, who is also called Renuka and Yellamma. It is one of the popular places to visit in Sirsi. The temple was built in the year 1688, and it is one of the important seats of shakti worship in Karnataka. The temple is highly regarded by devotees not just all over Karnataka but also in the neighboring states of Tamil Nadu and Andhra Pradesh. People of Uttara Kannada and Dakshina Kannada districts consider Goddess Marikamba as their family deity as they believe that Devi will destroy all evil forces and protect them from natural disasters.

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Historical & Heritage

Duration of visit: 30 Mins
Timings: 6.30 AM - 8.30 PM
Entry Fee: Free

At a distance of 23 km from Sirsi, 50 km from Jog Falls, 139 km from Karwar and 111 km from Shimoga, Banavasi, also known as Konkanapura, is an ancient temple town in Uttar Kannada district of Karnataka.

Situated on the banks of Varadha River, Banavasi lies in the Malnad region of Western Ghats.
Banvasi is the oldest town in the Karnataka state. The name Banavasi comes from the words Bana and Vasi, which means forest and spring respectively.

Banavasi was once the capital of Kadamba rulers, an ancient royal dynasty of Karnataka. They established in 345 AD and ruled South India for at least two centuries. Before the Kadamba dynasty, Banavasi was under the reign of different dynasties, including Sathavahanas, Chutu and Pallavas. From mid-6th century to 8th century, the town was under the rule of Chalukyas. After Chalukyas, Rashtrakutas, Chalukyas of Kalyani, Yadavas, Hoysalas, Vijayanagara kings, Hyder Ali and Tipu Sultan .....

Overnight Stay in Sirsi

DAY 3 : SHIMOGA SIGHTSEEING & TRAVEL TO BANGALORE

Travel from Sirsi to Shimoga

Lake & Backwaters

Duration of visit: 1-2 Hours
Timings: 6 AM to 6 PM
Entry Fee: FREE

At a distance of 20 km from Tarikere, 31 km from Shimoga, 52 km from Kemmangundi, and 78 km from Chikmagalur, Bhadra Dam is a magnificent dam built across Bhadra River near Lakkavalli village. It is one of the popular places to visit in Shimoga.

The dam offers wonderful views of the surrounding hills. There are several small islands formed by the reservoir and these islands are shelters for migrating birds. Boating facility is available in the reservoir. The forests & valleys surrounded by the dam are rich in wildlife and the reservoir is the western border of Bhadra Wildlife Sanctuary.

Safari into the Bhadra Wildlife Sanctuary starts from River Tern Lodge near Bhadra Dam.

Lakkavalli can be easily reached from Tarikere.

Historical & Heritage

Duration of visit: 1 Hour
Timings: 6 AM to 6 PM
Entry Fee: FREE

At a distance of 39 km from Kemmangundi, 47 km from Shimoga, and 79 km from Chikmagalur, Amruthapura is a village located in the Chikmagalur district of Karnataka which is well known for the famous Amruteshwara Temple. It is one of the historical places to visit as part of Kemmanagundi Packages.

The Amruteshwara Temple is an ancient temple built in 1196 AD by Amruteshwara Dandanayaka, a general of the Hoysala ruler Veera Ballala II. Ruvari Mallitamma, the well-known Hoysala sculptor and architect is known to have started his career here working on the domed ceilings in the main mantapa. On the porch of the temple is a large stone inscription, a fine example of medieval Kannada poetry. This temple is situated near the Bhadra Reservoir in the Malnad region surrounded by coconut and palm plantations. It is one of the best places to visit in Kemmanagundi.

Dedicated .....

Travel from Shimoga to Bangalore