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5 Amazing Facts That All Waterfall Lovers Should Know About Jog Falls

5 Amazing Facts That All Waterfall Lovers Should Know About Jog Falls tourism-of-india.com

Karnataka is blessed with some of the highest waterfalls in India. The waterfall finds its origin in the Sharavathi River and falls from a height of 253 metres. The falls is also known as Gerusoppe Falls, Gersoppa Falls and Jogada Gundi. 


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1. Jog is the highest plunge waterfall in India

Jog is the highest plunge waterfall in Indiasource: wikimedia.org

The water of the Jog falls plunges down in a vertically without coming into contact with the surface of the bedrocks. It falls from a height of 253 metres which can appear rather intimidating. Sudheer Rajkumar shares with HolidayIQ: "The area near the falls is also ideal for trekking."

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2. It is a segmented waterfall

It is a segmented waterfallsource: wikimedia.org

The water from Sharavathi comes down in four distinct falls. Raja, which pours in one unbroken column to the depth of 830 ft is met by Rover 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.  

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3. 3.4 million tonnes of water fall down the cliff every second!

3.4 million tonnes of water fall down the cliff every second!source: wikimedia.org

Balakrishna tells HolidayIQ: "It was really enchanting and the falls appears different from different locations like from the KPC TB, Britishers Bunglow, Forest Guesthouse etc. Must visits are Chamundeshwari temple, Talakalale backwaters, MG Site."

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4. Jog is listed in World Waterfall Database at No. 314

Jog is listed in World Waterfall Database at No. 314source: wikimedia.org

Jeet Nachappa shares on HolidayIQ: During peak season one can capture only the best view of the waterfall with the river gushing down the 800 plus deep rocks. Off season Is where one can do all kinds of adventure going to the back gate of the falls where water can actually be seen rushing down.

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5. It poweres one of the largest hydroelectric stations in India

It poweres one of the largest hydroelectric stations in Indiasource: wikimedia.org

The power station has been operational since 1948 and is of 120 MW capacity. Once one of the largest hydroelectric stations in India, it is a small source of electric power for Karnataka now. Vinayak Bhat tells HolidayIQ: "To reach the bottom of the falls one has to take 1400 steps, yes 1400 steps."

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