About Jog Falls

Country: India | State: Karnataka

Ideal Trip Duration: 4 Hours/Half Day

Nearest City to Jog Falls: Hubli (161 Kms)

Best Time to Visit Jog Falls: October to January

Peak Season: October to January

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 the one of the highest plunge waterfall in India situated in Shimoga district of Karnataka State. Locally known as Geruoppe Falls, Gersoppa Falls and Jogada Gundi, this is one of the best waterfalls near Bangalore to visit as part of Karnataka holiday packages.

Jog Falls is one of the most beautiful waterfalls in India and one of the top destinations of Karnataka Tourism. This is formed over the Sharavathi River falling from a height of 253 m (830 ft).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. A third fall, the Rocket, shoots downwards in a series of jets; while the fourth, the Rani, is a quiet fall over the mountain side.

There is a view point near parking area which also has few shops available. A narrow path from view point leads to bottom of the falls. The walk is steep & little difficult and takes about 45 minutes one way. The view is amazing from the bottom and the showering sizzles of the falls at bottom are really worth the effort (water bottles are sold in midway of the trek path). However, the path is mostly inaccessible or dangerous during peak monsoons and it's suggested to go down only in winter & summer seasons.

Hubli Airport is the nearest airport which is 171 km away from Jog Falls. The nearest railway station is at Shimoga at a distance of around 105 km from Jog Falls. The Shimoga Railway Station is well connected to Mysore, Bangalore, Birur and Talguppa. Jog Falls is accessible by bus from Sagar and Siddapur. Sirsi is also a good base station to visit Jog Falls & other places around.

The best time to visit Jog Falls is from August to January while the peak season is from September to December. Usually it takes half day to visit Jog Falls.

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STD Code: 08188
Languages Spoken: Kannada, Hindi, English
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How to Reach Jog Falls

By Air

Nearest Airport: Hubli - Hubli Airport (171 Kms)

By Train

Nearest Train Station: Shimoga Town Railway Station (105 Kms)

By Bus

Nearest Bus Station: Jog Falls Bus Station (0 Kms)

Top 10 Places to Visit in Jog Falls


#1 of 9 Places to Visit in Jog Falls

At a distance of 54 Kms from Jog Falls and 35 Kms from Sirsi, Unchalli Falls is a magnificent waterfall near Hegganur. With a height of 380 feet, it is one of the popular waterfalls in the region.

Formed by Aghanashini River, the falls are situated in dense forest. The water flows through several cascades before dropping into a big pool from a height of over 200 feet. The falls demand a 30 minutes trek (one way) from the entry point and parking area. The trek path is wide and not very steep. There is a view point at top from where the steps lead to another view point at bottom that offers complete view of the falls. There is no path to reach bottom of the falls / pool and any attempt is also very dangerous.

To reach the falls from Sirsi, take Sirsi to Kumta road, take left at Amminalli (12 Kms from Sirsi) and continue to Unchalli on Hegganur road. From Jog Falls, the Unchalli Falls can be reached via Siddapur.

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#2 of 9 Places to Visit in Jog Falls

At a distance of 77 Kms from Jog Waterfalls, 30 Kms from Sirsi and 30 Kms from Unchalli Falls, Bennehole Falls is a wonderful waterfall close to Sirsi - Kumta road.

Formed by a tributary of river Aghanashini, the waterfall is located in very thick forest with narrow paths. With a height of close to 200 feet, the water drops through a narrow gauge into big bed of rocks. One needs to walk for about 20 minutes (one way) from the entrance / parking area through narrow track of dense forest. The latter part of the trek is little steep. The regular path takes you to top of the falls where several small pools are formed by the flow and it's a good place to relax. A diversion is required on trek path to reach bottom of the falls.

The falls is about 1 Km from Sirsi - Kumta road after a village called Bandala past Amminalli. Post monsoon and winter are the best seasons to visit the falls. Private Jeep is the best mode of transportation .....

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Adventure | Nature

#3 of 9 Places to Visit in Jog Falls

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

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 as Gangodbhava. The idol of Goddess Parvathi is found at the base of the Mohini Shikhara.

According to mythology, once the demon king Bhasmasura performed penance to acquire a boon from Lord .....

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Pilgrimage | Beach

#4 of 9 Places to Visit in Jog Falls

At a distance of 162 km from Mangalore, 188 km from Shimoga, 113 km from Karwar, 76 km from Gokarna, 219 km from Hubli, 214 km from Panjim & 497 km from Bangalore, Murudeshwar is a well known pilgrimage and beach destination located in the Bhatkal Taluk of Uttara Kannada district in Karnataka. Murudeshwar is a picturesque place situated between Honnavar and Bhatkal. It is bounded by the Arabian Sea and Western Ghats. Murudeshwar is one of the most famous tourist places to visit in Karnataka, for it's pilgrimage importance apart from being a popular beach resort.

The Murudeswar town was earlier known as 'Mrideshwara'. It was later renamed as Murudeshwar after the construction of the temple. Murudeshwara is famous abode of Lord Shiva and a popular pilgrimage center in South India. According to the legend, Ravana brought the Atma Lingam from .....

Distance (From Jog Falls): 87 Kms
Trip Duration (From Jog Falls - Including Travel): Half Day to Full Day

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Adventure | Waterfall

#5 of 9 Places to Visit in Jog Falls

At a distance of 45 Kms from Murudeshwar, 54 kms from Jog Falls, 95 Kms from Udupi & 20 Kms from Shiroor (on Udupi - Karwar road), Koosalli Waterfalls is a magnificent waterfall located in deep forest near Koosalli village. The waterfall is 20 Kms from Shiroor via Toodalli (also known as Soodalli) and 5 Kms from Koosalli village.

Koosalli Waterfalls is a 6 step cascading waterfall dropping from a height of 380 feet. One has to trek for 5 Kms from Koosalli through dense forest which also includes difficult rock climbing in order to reach the falls (2 Hrs trek from Koosalli village one-way). This place is highly dangerous during monsoons when the rocks become slippery. Nov - Dec is the best time to trek this place. Koosalli can be reached from Shiroor by Auto (very few buses are available till Toodalli - 5 Kms from before Koosalli).

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Distance (From Jog Falls): 54 Kms
Trip Duration (From Jog Falls - Including Travel): Full Day

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Adventure | Waterfall

#6 of 9 Places to Visit in Jog Falls

At a distance of 43 Kms from Murudeshwar, 53 kms from Jog Falls, 93 Kms from Udupi & 17 Kms from Shiroor (on Udupi - Karwar road), Kudumari Waterfalls (also known as Chaktikal Falls) is a magnificent waterfall located in deep forest near Chaktikal village. The waterfall is 17 Kms from Shiroor via Toodalli (also known as Soodalli) and 3 Kms from Chaktikal village. Chaktikal is about 5 Kms from Koosalli and can be reached by driving 2-3 Kms from Toodalli towards Koosalli and taking diversion into Chaktikal village.

Kudumari Waterfalls is a magnificent waterfall dropping from a height of 300 feet through a single step. One has to trek for about 3 Kms from Chaktikal through dense forest. The trek route is considered to be very dangerous and not usually recommended for regular visitors (about 2 Hrs trek two-way). Nov - Dec is the best time to trek this place. Chaktikal can be reached from .....

Distance (From Jog Falls): 53 Kms
Trip Duration (From Koosalli Waterfalls - Including Travel): 3 Hours

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#7 of 9 Places to Visit in Jog Falls

At a distance of 60 km from Murudeshwar, 73 km from Udupi, 90 km from Jog Falls and 133 km from Mangalore, Sri Mookambika Devi Temple is a Hindu temple situated at Kollur in Udupi district of Karnataka. The temple is located in the valley of Kodachadri Mountain Peak on the banks of Souparnika River. Kollur is regarded as one of the Seven Mukti Stalas created by Parashurama and the other places are Udupi, Subrahmanya, Kumbasi, Kodeshwara, Sankaranarayana and Gokarna. It is a famous site of pilgrimage in Karnataka and one of the top places to visit near Murudeshwar.

This temple is dedicated to Goddess Parvathi. According to Legend, Goddess Parvathi killed a demon called Kamsasuran who lived here and attempted to become powerful through his penance. Devi along with the help of Veerabadra, .....

Distance (From Jog Falls): 90 Kms
Trip Duration (From Jog Falls - Including Travel): 4-6 Hours

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#8 of 9 Places to Visit in Jog Falls

At a distance of 45 km from Sirsi, 102 km from Jog Waterfalls, 130 km from Gokarna, 128 km from Hubli, 162 km from Karwar and 191 km from Shimoga, Shivaganga is a beautiful waterfall situated in Uttara Kannada district of Karnataka. It is one of the most famous waterfalls in the Western Ghats.

Shivaganga falls is formed over the small Sonda River and it cascades down from a height of 74 m (200 feet) into a deep valley. This fall is surrounded by thick ever green forest that present a beautiful view of the entire valley. One can also enjoy swimming at the falls. There is a small island near the falls known as Ganeshpal Island. This name is derived from Lord Ganesh due to the presence of a small mural of Lord Ganesh inside a small temple present here. The waterfall is ideal for trekking. Reaching Shivaganga falls is very adventurous as one has to cross the thick forest to reach the falls. .....

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#9 of 9 Places to Visit in Jog Falls

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 .....

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