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 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 fall, the Rocket, shoots downwards in a series of jets; while the fourth, the Rani, is a quiet fall over the mountainside. Jog Falls is one of the best waterfalls near Bangalore.

Jog Falls can be visited along with Gokarna Packages. There is a viewpoint near the parking area which also has few shops available. A narrow path from the viewpoint leads to the bottom of the falls. The walk is steep & a little difficult and takes about 45 minutes one way. The view is amazing from the bottom and the showering sizzles of the falls at the bottom are worth the effort (water bottles are sold 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 the winter & summer seasons. Besides, Unchalli Falls, Bennehole Falls, Kudumari Falls, and Koosalli Falls are some of the best places to visit as part of Jog Falls holidy packages.

Hubli Airport is the nearest airport which is 171 km away from Jog Falls. The nearest railway station is 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. There are also 3-4 day Dandeli Packages that can cover Dandeli, Jog Falls & Sirsi.

The best time to visit Jog Falls is from August to January while the peak season is from September to December.

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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 17 Places to Visit in Jog Falls

At a distance of 10 km from Jog Falls, and 103 km from Shimoga, Linganamakki Dam is an earthen dam situated at Kargal village of Sagara taluk. Built across the Sharavathi River, it is one of the top places to visit as part of Jog Falls packages.

Linganamakki Dam was constructed by the Karnataka State Government in 1964. About 2.4 km long, Linganamakki Dam is considered to be one of the largest manmade reservoirs in the country. This dam has a height of 1,819 feet and a catchment area of 1991 sq. km. The main purpose behind building this dam was to help with providing irrigation facilities in that area and also help with supplying fresh drinking water. It derives most of its water requirements from the annual rainfall. Another water support of this dam is Chakra and Savahaklu water reservoirs, which are linked to the dam through a canal. There is also a hydroelectricity plant with a power generation capacity of 55 MW.

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#2 of 17 Places to Visit in Jog Falls

At a distance of 9 km from Sagara, 31 km from Jog Falls, and 83 km from Shimoga, Keladi is a temple town located in the Sagar Taluk of the Karnataka state. It is one of the top places of heritage in Karnataka, and among the must include places in Jog Falls tour packages.

Keladi is known for its rich past and culture as it once served as the first capital of the Keladi Nayaka rulers, who were the feudals of the Vijayanagara Empire. Today, this historic town is adorned with two popular attractions - Keladi Rameshwara Temple and Keladi Museum. The Rameshwara Temple devoted to Lord Rameshwara is the finest example of Hoysala, Dravidian, and Kadamba architectural styles. Chowdappa Nayaka, who had built the temple, strategically placed every brick and tile to give rise to this awe-inspiring piece of work. The pillars are stunningly carved with epic gods and goddesses as well as animals. .....

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#3 of 17 Places to Visit in Jog Falls

At a distance of 6 km from Sagara, 32 km from Jog Falls, and 77 km from Shimoga, Ikkeri is a small town situated in the Sagara taluk of Shimoga district, Karnataka. It is one of the of the best heritage places to visit during your Jog Falls trip.

The historical town of Ikkeri was the erstwhile capital of the Keladi Nayakas for 120 years during the 16th-17th centuries. The Keladi rulers built temples, a citadel, and a palace in Ikkeri during their rule. At that time Ikkeri also had a mint that minted coins. A lot has changed since those ancient times and Ikkeri has lost much of its grandeur. The only vestige of its former greatness is the temple of Aghoreshwara. The word Ikkeri in Kannada means 'Two Streets'.

The magnificent 16th-century Aghoreshwara Temple is dedicated to Lord Shiva. It is a large granite structure built in a unique style that has the influences of the Dravidian, Kadamba, Hoysala, and Vijayanagara schools .....

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#4 of 17 Places to Visit in Jog Falls

At a distance of 21 km from Jog Falls, and 101 km from Shimoga, Honnemaradu is a small town hidden away beside the beautiful and sprawling backwaters of the Sharavathi River. It is one of the offbeat places to visit in Jog Falls.

Situated on the way to Jog Falls, Honnemaradu is located on the hills that overlook the Linganamakki Reservoir. The village derived its name from the Honne tree. However, the literal meaning of Honnemaradu is Golden Lake, a big water reservoir that was created due to the Linganamakki Dam built across River Sharavathi, and the reservoir is also known as Honnemaradu Lake after the village. The reservoir area used to be a village before the dam was built. Now, post the construction, the village is very sparsely populated and the Honnemaradu Lake is pretty much the only tourist sight.

This sleepy little town is a paradise for sport-buffs and a haven for nature-lovers. Encompassing .....

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#5 of 17 Places to Visit in Jog Falls

At a distance of 40 km from Sagara, 40 km from Jog Falls, 46 km from Kollur, and 105 km from Shimoga, Sigandur is a small village in Sagar Taluk of Karnataka state. Surrounded by the backwaters of Linganamakki Dam, it is one of the popular places of heritage in Karnataka, and among the best places to visit as part of the Jog Falls holiday packages.

The small town of Sigandur is famous for the Chowdeshwari Temple. The temple is dedicated to the goddess Choudeshwari who is called 'Sigandureshwari'. The Goddess Chowdeshwari at Sigandur temple is very powerful and punishes thieves for stealing and protects her devotees from losing items to thievery. People who lost their valuables or who are facing property disputes reach Sigandur for the solution. It has also evident that many financial and personal issues are being resolved here. It has been believed that the name board from the .....

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#6 of 17 Places to Visit in Jog Falls

At a distance of 40 km from Jog Falls, and 139 km from Shimoga, Dabbe Falls is a waterfall located at Dabbe or Dhombe village in Sagar taluk of Shivamogga district in Karnataka. Situated on Bhatkal - Siddapura Highway, it is one of the many beautiful waterfalls near Shimoga, and among the scenic Jog Falls tourist places.

Nestled within the lush green folds of Sharavathi Wildlife Sanctuary, Dabbe Falls is a hidden gem in the Shimoga region of Karnataka. The height of the waterfall is about 110 m and is a stepped waterfall, where a pool in each step overfills and flows down to another one below it hence the name Dabbe Fall where 'dabbe' means 'steps' in the native language. The waterfall is also known as Kepjoga in the native language as it makes a lot of sound while gushing down the rocks.

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#7 of 17 Places to Visit in Jog Falls

At a distance of 41 km from Jog Falls, and 140 km from Shimoga, the Bheemeshwara temple & waterfall is a sacred pilgrimage site situated at Bheemeshwara village near Kargal town in Karnataka. Situated on Bhatkal - Siddapura Highway, it is one of the scenic places to visit near Shimoga, and among must-include places in Jog Falls packages.

Sri Bheemalingeshwara Temple is dedicated to Lord Shiva and is one of the ancient temples in Karnataka. According to mythology, the Bheemeshwara temple was constructed by Bheema, the second among the Pandavas, by bringing Shivlinga at the place, during their 14 years of exile and was established by Dharmaraya, the elder brother of Pandavas on the auspicious day of Maha Shivratri. There is a waterfall next to the temple called Bheemeshwara falls and is believed that the waterfall formed when Arjuna used his arrow to extract water from the rocks for puja.

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#8 of 17 Places to Visit in Jog Falls

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.

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#9 of 17 Places to Visit in Jog Falls

At a distance of 30 km from Sirsi, 30 km from Unchalli Falls, and 77 Kms from Jog Waterfalls, Benne Hole Falls is a wonderful waterfall situated near Kasage village close to Sirsi - Kumta road. It is one of the beautiful waterfalls in Uttara Kannada district, and among the must-visit tourist places in Sirsi.

Benne Hole Fall is formed from the tributary of the Aghanashini River, which flows in the 'Devimane Ghat' region of the Western Ghats. It cascades down from the height of more than 200 feet into a pool around large and small rocks. The waterfall looks churning, creamy white butter hence the name Benne Hole where 'benne' means butter and 'hole' means big stream in Kannada. This location has another plus point for Bird-watchers as they can see birds such as plum headed parakeet, grey jungle fowl, common kestrel, woolly necked stork, jungle owlet, coppersmith barbet, orange minivet, black-headed oriole, and many more.

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#10 of 17 Places to Visit in Jog Falls

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 .....

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