Jog Falls is the Second Highest Plunge Waterfall in India at Sagara taluk in Karnataka state on the Sharavathi River. Jog Falls has a height of 253 meters or 830 feet, while plunging.
Jog Falls is also known by other names; “Joga Falls”, “Gerosoppa Falls” and “Jogada Gundi”.
The fall is actually a combination of 4 falls. One on the left side, Raja Falls, falls the full height of 253 meters. The second fall, Roarer Falls, joins Raja Falls half-way down. The third fall, Rocket, is actually a series of Jet like falls. Rani, the fourth fall, is in the form of a sheet of foam.
Nohkalikai Falls in Meghalaya state is the highest plunging fall in India with a height of 335 meters or 1110 feet.
You can view the Jog Falls from the view point. You may also go to the bottom of the falls by walking down the 1400 to 1500 steps. The best time to visit the falls after the onset of Monsoon rains. During summer, the water flow is blocked due to the Dam above the falls and there won’t be much water.
Arashinagundi falls is a nearby fall inside Mookambika Wildlife Sanctuary near Kodachadri, Kollur.
How do I Go to Jog Falls?
Jog Falls is situated in the border areas of Shimoga and Uttara Kannada districts. Jog Falls alias Gersoppa Falls is at a distance of around 30 kilometers from Sagara town, the head-quarters of Sagara Taluk. Sagara town is well connected by roads to other parts of the country.
“Sagar Jambagar” (station code “SRF”) and “Talagupta” (station code “TLGP”) are the nearest railway stations to Gersoppa Falls or Jog falls at around 30 to 40 kilometers distance.
Hubli Airport is at around 130 kilometers distance from Sagara town and is the nearest airport to jog waterfalls or Joga Falls. Bangalore International airport is the nearest International airport at 340 kilometers distance. Mangalore and Pune airports are at around 135 kilometers and 500 kilometers from Jog Falls.
Which Jog Falls Hotels are Good?
Hotel Mayura Gerusoppa Jogfalls, from the Government of Karnataka. is one among the good jog falls hotels.