Jog Fall located at southern state of Karnataka is India's highest waterfall. Its height is 830 feet and is located on Sharavati River. The falls are in four distinct cascades called as, Raja, Rani, Roarer and Rocket. There is an hydro electric power generating station name after Mahatma Gandhi.
How to reach Jog Fall
Jog fall located on National Highway number 206 connecting Honovar to Tumkur and is well connected by road. Jog fall is 372 KM from Bangalore the capital of Karnataka State. Nearest best place to stay is Shimoga the district headquarter. You can also stay at Jog fall as we found some budget hotels of Youth hostel and KTDC. Accommodation available at the cost of Rs 600 to 700 per day for a family or a group of people ( 7 to 8 members ) . Vegetarian and non-vegetarian food is available. From Shimoga Jog fall is 105 KM and is nearly 30 KM from Sagar. You can stay at Sagar also if you want to be near to the Jog fall. Shimoga is well connected by road from Mysore and Bangalore, in day time you can get bus in one hour duration from both these places
We started from Mysore at 2.30 PM and reached Shimoga at 9.30 PM ( same day ). We stayed that night at a hotel near the bus stop and next day we took a local bus to Sagar at 9 AM. Buses runs frequently between Shimoga and Sagar but you are lucky if get a direct one to Jog fall. Shimoga to Sagar it took 2 hours and we board another local bus at Sagar and finally reached Jog fall at 12.15 PM. While returning we got a direct bus from Jog fall to Shimoga and we reached our hotel at 6.30 PM. So you can get a better idea about the stay and journey as we stared at 9 AM from our hotel at Shimoga and returned to hotel at 6.30 PM after enjoying 3 hours at the fall. On our return trip to Bangalore we board one deluxe bus at 11.30 PM and reached Bangalore in the early morning 6.30 A.M ( 7 hours ).
Distance from Bangalore to Jog Fall : 372 KM
From Shimoga to Jog Fall : 105 KM
From Sagar to Jog Fall : 30 KM
There is one train root near to Shimoga( Nearest railway station to visit Jogfall is Thalaguppa ( not a broad gauge station ) and it is an end station for the Shimoga district.) but I found road transport is better. If you have any other experience or wants to know some other details. Use the forum to discuss with others.
Backwater of this river Sharavathi forms so many small islands. There is no way to reach these islands.
Best time to visit to see water falls is when sufficient water is available in the river. Usually from June to September is the best time as monsoon remains active during this time of the year.
This place is almost resides in the border of Western ghats of mountain ranges. Afternoon is the best time to watch the fall as sunlight will directly fall on the water fall.
There are viewing points to see and enjoy the water fall.
Visit the Picture gallery to view the images of Jog falls
Visit the Shimoga home page to get the details of other visiting places and distances in Shimoga district of Karnataka state.
Number of User Comments : 31
|I love kerela state|
|i had spend good time with my friends...........|
|i goes the dhuwadhar waterfall in mp state in amarkantak in narmada vally it\"s looking too good and manmohak.............jabardast.....|
|I enjoyed jog falls trip with my friends.|
|What is the best natural site near bangalore? can anyone give this bit of information?|
|The Best Place In Bangalore Is U Can Go For Nandi Hills That IS The Best Natural site in bangalore Its Very Beautiful Place That I Have never Seen Before Andd Its A Best Hill In Bangalore |
|I visited jog falls in June 2009, and i enjoyed there with my friends. |
But i wll suggest you to visit only in between August - November months.
|I regularly goes to Hanuman Ghundi falls, which is located in Kudremukha forrest 40 kms from Karkala.|
Good locations for photography, trekking & swimming, and very safe place to tavel also.
|a place i woulod like to visit again and again and again|
|Recently I visited jog falls. its beutiful, i enjoyed with my friends|
|There is a homestay 20kms from Jogfalls, Gundimane HomeStay, which provides accommodation for nature lovers. You are assured a decent accommodation with good food. For more details, visit http://www.gundimane.com|
|Really Horrible view from the top.|
I and my friends really enjoyed it.
|HI AM FROM KARWAR KARNATAKA. I VISITED JOG FALLS NEARLY MANY TIMES. SHOULD ONLY VISIT IN JUNE TO SEPTEMBER ONLY IN RAINY SEASONS HERE AND ONCE AGAIN VISIT JOG FALLS AND FEEL THE TOUCH IN UR LIFE. |
|really so hard to see from top|
|Recently I visited jog-fall. its beautiful,i enjoyed with my family.|
|I am planning to go there in next week. This information ll be very helpfull for me, Thanks|
|very big falls i ever seen, but all time there raining, so we better keep umbrella |
|i recently in aug 2011 visit to jog fall& murudeshwar. it is so beautiful . nice moment in my life. |
|i recently travelled in aug 2011 visit to jog fall& murudeshwar. it is so beautiful . nice moment in my life. |
|planning to go Jog Fall...when it will be good to visit?????plz help me |
|i loved jog fall|
|.Hmm.it is like heaven....I really enjoy the heavenly experoience.....so I think all of u must visit|
|nice place, but i went there in winter ,so,i did not enjoy well. so,it is better to go in rainy season|
|Nice place |
|I have visited this place twice. Most Kannada TV channels give an information when it in its full glory during monsoon. That is the best time to visit and enjoy. |
|Its super place.|
we were going in rainy seasone.
we are realy enjoy there.
|I love jog fals, i love world|
|JOG FALLS IS REALLY VERY NICE TO SEE|
|Awesome place to see|
|After 15 June, Is it would be good to visit Jog falls??|
And Is there local taxi's runs?