|Tallest Single Drops
||5,387 cubic ft/sec
|Maximum Recorded Volume
||120,000 cubic ft/sec
The natural splendor of Karnataka is fabulous. On your Karnataka tour
, don't miss an opportunity to witness this tallest waterfall cascading from a height of 829 feet. Feast your eyes at wonderful waterfall in the dense evergreen forests of Shimoga district of Karnataka. It is also popularly known with other names like Gersoppa falls, Jogada Gindi and Gerusoppe falls. It is proud to have only few rivals in other corners of the world.
The magnificent cascade treasures a wealth of luxuriant vegetation and mesmerizing surroundings. Unsurpassed beauty of segmented Jog falls attracts visitors from every pocket of the world. Climb down by steps, cut into rocks which will lead you to the very depth of the fall. Feel fresh by showering in vaporous spray that hits off these rocks.
Jog waterfalls is in its full glory during the monsoon season. Due to heavy rainfall, waterfalls voluminous creates a breath-taking sight. Have a thrill of walking at the bottom of the gorge, when sluice gates of Linganmakki Dam are shut down. Jog falls are described as the highest untiered waterfalls in India, i.e., it cascades directly and does not stream on to rough rocks. The most amazing feature is that waterfall database offers 83 scenic points.
Panorama of Four Distinct Falls
The most fascinating part of Jog falls is its four distinct waterfalls. These wonderful cascades offers a spectacular scene of sublimity and supernatural grandeur. The “Raja”
fall gushes down in one unbroken column to the depth of 830 ft. In the mid, it is encountered by “Roarer”
, another wild fall, which rushes downwards at an angle of 45 degree to meet its consort. The third one is “Rocket”
which shoots downwards in a series of jets. Last and the fourth fall, “Rani”
enchants visitors mind and soul. It quietly cascades downwards, forming a sheet of foam.
Famous Tourist Attractions Near Jog Falls
Lion Tiger Reserve
Lion Tiger Reserve situated just 12 km from Shimoga towards Jog falls, is a beautiful place to be explored. Wildlife enthusiasts can spot numerous fauna species here.
Honnemaradu is an attractive tourist destination to spend some moments of leisure. Unwind yourself in serene ambiance of this picturesque island. It id formed with the backwater of Linganmakki Dam. The place offers ample of opportunities for several thrilling water sports.
Tunga Anicut Dam
Tucked at a distance of 15 km from Shimoga, Tunga Anicut is another popular tourist attraction near Jog Falls. Visitors can enjoy delightful boat ride around the lake.
Best time to visit
An ideal time to visit Jog Falls is from August to December.
How to reach
: Mangalore International Airport is the closest airport from Jog Falls.
: Nearest railhead is at Thalaguppa in Shomoga district.
: National highway number 206 connects Jog fall with the capital city of the state Bagalore. Enroute Bangalore – Shimoga – Sagar – Jog. The Jog falls is 378 km from Bangalore, which is roughly 6 hours drive.