Jog Falls Tourism
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Jog Falls Tourism

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Jog Falls Info

  • State: Karnataka
  • Famous for/as: Waterfront
Located in Shimoga District in the South Indian state of Karnataka, Jog Falls is the highest untiered waterfall in India. Unlike other waterfalls, the Jog Falls directly plunges and does not stream onto rocks. 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.  

The Jog Falls is one of the most well-known tourist sites in the state of Karnataka. The segmented waterfall comprises of four distinct falls named Raja, Rani, Roarer and Rocket, each merging together to form the huge waterfalls and presenting a picture of grandeur. The uniqueness of Jog Falls lies in the fact that the water does not flow down in a tiered fashion.

The Raja Falls peacefully streams down; the Rani Falls follows a winding path, the Rover Falls bursts out of a rocky stretch, while the Rocket Falls gushes out in high speed remaining true to its name. The natural beauty and the forestry around add to the beauty of the falls and create a picture of natural abundance. 

Things to do in Jog falls

Visitors can hike down to the base of the falls and take a plunge in the water. It takes about 20 to 30 minutes to reach the base of the fall and an hour to climb up. The best view of the falls is apparently had by lying down and looking over the rock outcrop near Bombay Bungalow. Watkin’s Platform is another popular viewpoint. The surrounding area around the falls is also quite beautiful, be it the Swarna Nadi riverbank, the Sharavathi valley with its views, or the lush forest area around the waterfalls.  

The best time to visit Jog Falls is during or just after the monsoon. Although the weather is hot for travelling during this time, it is the perfect time to see the waterfalls as it is fed by the monsoon rains and is at its full force. Such is the force of the water that it creates a cloud of vapour over the falls. There are a few resorts and bungalows nearby which provide accommodation. The falls with its natural beauty is also a popular site among film makers and is the location for many film shootings. 

Travelling to Jog Falls

Being a popular tourist site, the Jog Falls is very well connected, both by rail as well as road. It is located at a distance of over 400 km (7-8 hours’ drive) from Bangalore, the state capital. If driving down, the falls can be reached by NH- 206.

Buses are available from Bangalore and other parts of the state to Shimoga from where further bus services are available to the Jog Falls. The nearest railway station is at Shimoga at a distance of around 100 km. The Shimoga Railway Station is well connected to other destinations including Mysore and Bangalore. 

Accommodation options in Jog Falls

There are plenty of accommodation options near Jog Falls. There are government run tourist homes inspection bungalows and Forestry Department Bungalows near Jog falls. Accommodation options in Jog falls include luxury hotels, mid range hotels, economy and budget hotels.
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Prasanna Kumar
  • Prasanna Kumar
  • Lives in Mysore
  • 2 Reviews

"Nice place to visit in winter" new review

  • 4.5/7
  • Posted 2 weeks ago
Jog falls is one of the must visit places in Karnataka especially in winter season. Jog Falls situated around 100 km from Shimoga is a very beautiful place to hangout with friends and also family. Transportation facilities are good from Shimoga bus stand as you will find a lot of govt. And private buses to Jog Falls. Though visitors are banned to go down the steps still its worth a visit to this Falls because of its immense beauty. In rainy season you may not get a clear view of the Falls due to heavy fog but still one can enjoy the beauty of it and the atmosphere itself makes you enjoy the trip.
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Yogeesh Rock
  • Yogeesh Rock
  • 2 Reviews

"A place not to miss" new review

  • 7/7
  • Posted 4 weeks ago
JOG Falls is the nice place in India. It is in Shimoga District, from Shimoga it is 100km. In rainy season, it is very very beautiful place. I have been to jog falls 5 times. Nice falls. The best place in world is Jog falls. Don't miss.
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Nagaraja Anthaare
  • Nagaraja Anthaare
  • Lives in Bangalore
  • 1 Review

"A wonderful place" new review

  • 7/7
  • Posted 4 weeks ago
Its an amazing place for nature lovers. It will satisfy the people who all want to enjoy the beauty of real nature. Must see the nature place, the waterfalls from 4 different raja rani rorer and rocket.
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Manu Davanagere
  • Manu Davanagere
  • 1 Review

"Beautiful and amazing falls"

  • 6/7
  • Posted 1 month ago
It's one of the beautiful & attractive places in Karnataka. It has four types of falls that is Raj, Rani, Rorar and Rocket. It is placed in Shimoga district Sahara taluka. The river called Thungabandra. It's an amazing place to go during June and July. It is the most attractive place for all the people who love nature.
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Deepak K
  • Deepak K
  • Lives in Bangalore
  • 1 Review

"Superb destination with many places to visit"

  • 6/7
  • Posted Sep 26, 2014
The place is super, entire nature and environment in that place is very very nice. We can visit British bungalow and two, three view points near Jog falls. We can visit three or four different view points in that place only. August to December is the best time to visit these falls.
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Sahil Tejaswi
  • Sahil Tejaswi
  • 1 Review

"Awesome place to spend you honeymoon"

  • 6/7
  • Posted Sep 20, 2014
We can enjoy very nice whether. And its a great Honeymoon spot I feel. The activities like going near to waterfall by stepping down 1000 steps & swimming. The Palace was built by British people before independence was very nice. We can even look into power project out there.
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Pragallapati Sairam
  • Pragallapati Sairam
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  • 3 Reviews

"A beautiful and adventurous waterfall"

  • 6.5/7
  • Posted Aug 7, 2014
A well known and famous water fall in South India. We went in rainy season it was one of my wonderful memories in life. The tour is a mixture of long drive, trekking and sightseeing. The best part is you are viewing the water falling from some hundred meters and you can feel the true nature essence. The stairs are very adventurous and you will get lot of food and hot beverages all through the walk. My advice is to go with proper shoes because the place is too slippery.
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Milind navadikar
  • Milind navadikar
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  • 26 Reviews

"Great water fall to visit and enjoy"

  • 6.5/7
  • Posted Apr 1, 2014
We had been to jog falls last year with family. We went there by private car booked from Murdeshwar. It took about 2 hours to reach at top due to ghat road. Road was good without path holes. View of jog fall was great and was quite deep. Place is well maintained with facility for car parking and toilets and you can get picture taken in front of falls in 15 mins. Good place to visit in Karnataka.
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Dipankar  Roy
  • Dipankar Roy
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  • 20 Reviews

"Best time to visit is right after the rains!"

  • 7/7
  • Posted Apr 1, 2014
Named after the Sharavathi river that cascades almost 1000 ft down the gorge to form the roaring Jog falls. Though I visited in the month of October 2013 the Falls which divide into four different span i.e Raja, Rani, Rocket and Roarer greet you in their splendid form between July and September and make the most of this opportunity to see India's second highest falls amid lush settings. Spotted a Ruby throated bulbul and oriental dwarf Kingfisher in front of my room also Asian paradise flycatcher near falls. A rainbow on Falls is a cherry to your cake, and I witnessed this. The best time to visit Jog is right after the rains, as you see them full and brimming.
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P  manoj
  • P manoj
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  • 9 Reviews

"Jog Jolly"

  • 5/7
  • Posted Oct 28, 2013
Since i love remote destinations especialy rustic exps i love Jog a lot. The local people i met there were very nice and helpful, really frndly. Taxi drivers auto valas all are up to the mark, you can find the manager of the mayura hotel, he is so generous and ready to share his knowledge of jog with you....
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