Jog Falls Tourism
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Jog Falls Tourism

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  • 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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Shoaib Mohammed

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  • 4 Reviews
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"Make sure the place got enough water before you plan"

  • 5.0/7
  • Posted 1 month ago
I went to jog falls and was disappointed to see the wonderful falls with little water. But the place is more than astonishing. After I headed to Kodachadri a place 100 kms away from there and I was overwhelmed. The falls have a beautiful scenery and I wished if the personnel's allowed us to go to the bottom of the falls it would be very nice.
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Archith Revankar

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  • Archith Revankar
  • Lives in Karwar
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"Overall its breathtaking"

  • 5.0/7
  • Posted 2 months ago
If you are travelling in NH17, take a detour and experience one of the nature's magnificent wonders. This is one of the most beautiful major waterfalls in India. There will be plenty of Monkeys waiting for your company. There are step which take you down the waterfall.
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Vinayak Bhat

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  • Vinayak Bhat
  • Lives in Bangalore
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"Jog Falls : King of all water falls"

  • 7.0/7
  • Posted 3 months ago
Jog Falls is the second-highest plunge waterfall in India located in Sagara Taluk in the state of Karnataka. We went through train from Bangalore to Sagara. To reach the bottom of the falls one has to take 1400 steps, yes 1400 steps. We didn't dare to do so as the view looked good enough from top. Best time to visit would be after a good rainy season. Jog falls has 4 falls Raaja, Raani, Roarer, Rocket" This name has special meanings. Good environment and facilities for visitors. It is awesome. Enjoyed it.
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Shruthi Shruthi

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"Jog Falls, best of south Indian falls"

  • 5.0/7
  • Posted 3 months ago
Those who are nature lovers and adventurous, this is the place to visit. You have train and bus connectivity from Bangalore. The water falls from the top of the hill from 4 streams called as raja, Rani, rorer and rocket. Sunday is the best day to visit as one extra gate will be opened for the sake of tourists. There is a dam nearby called Linganamakki.
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Roy Kuruvilla

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  • Roy Kuruvilla
  • Lives in Kottayam
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"Perfect because of magnificient view & coolness of the site"

  • 4.5/7
  • Posted Sep 29, 2015
Visit to Jog Falls is worthy because of the splendid view of the majestic falls but disappoint the adventurous traveller as no one is allowed to go to the base of the falls and enjoy the bathing under the sky-high falls (which I did before ten years). Lack of frequent bus service either from Honnavar or Sagar also causes some difficulty. Further, even though the stay at Mayura Gersoppa is good the non-availability of economy rooms (of Rs. 900/-) also worries the budget travellers (the rooms are found booked upto Dec. 31, 2015! Who booked it? May be some foul play). However, the coolness of the atmosphere and the calmness of the terrain are attractive.
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Pawan Mishra

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  • Pawan Mishra
  • Lives in Mangalore
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"Good place to be near water"

  • 5.0/7
  • Posted Sep 16, 2015
This is a very good place and food is also tasty but for some tastes was compromised. You must visit the fall and you enjoy the water of fall, it may be risky but it's really awesome. I visited at Jog Fall in October month that time it was very hot, its a lovely place.
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Darshana V

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  • Lives in Chennai
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"Check in advance about the status of waterflow"

  • 4.0/7
  • Posted Sep 14, 2015
You will have to really check before going, as to what the water level is like. When we went in Sept mid, though monsoon is not over, there was hardly any water. So there was nothing much for us to see, really. It gets really boring to even click pics here, when the background does not even look good.
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Siddharth Srinivasan

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  • Siddharth Srinivasan
  • Lives in Bangalore
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  • 16 Reviews
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"A worthy place to visit"

  • 6.0/7
  • Posted Aug 23, 2015
The falls gives an outstanding view - Though the main falls is what is majorly noticed there are so many other sub-falls falling all over making it a beautiful place. Though the water was less, the place and location makes it worth visiting. Regular buses were available from Sagara and Talaguppa to Jog falls. Kamat Mayur is located in the vicinity where food is actually edible.
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Prashant Dobhal

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  • Lives in Bengalooru
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"Must visit during monsoon and post monsoon"

  • 7.0/7
  • Posted Jun 29, 2015
A must visit place for the Waterfalls. Will be in full flow by July End/ August starting I believe. Though its completely green over there now, with rain pouring through out the day.

Been to Shimoga for some official work, and somehow it drifted from official to personal and Jog falls was the result of it. There are place to stay near Jog Falls, bus facility from Shimoga is good (frequent private and govt. buses).

There is a light and sound show daily in the evening, although I didn't had the time to try that. Will surely visit there again.
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Yogeesh Yogi

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"Overall, a nice falls"

  • 7.0/7
  • Posted May 29, 2015
Very nice jog falls is in Karnataka. From Shimoga its only 100 km. There is a facility of staying there. Lingaa film was taken or shooted in Jog falls. Very nice place for tour & trips. So don't miss this place. It is in Shimoga district near to Sahara.
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