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Jog Water Falls - Gerosoppa Falls - Joga Falls - Gersoppa Falls - Jogada Gundi - The superb gorgeousness of Jog Falls has reappeared in it full glory. One of the five highest waterfalls in the world is now attracting several lakh tourists and nature lovers from across the globe. Jog Falls, Gerosoppa Falls or Joga Falls is the second-highest plunge waterfall in India, Located in Sagara taluk, these segmented falls are a major tourist attraction. They are also called Gersoppa Falls and Jogada Gundi. It is located on the Shimoga and Uttara Kannada district border.

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Jog Falls (Gerosoppa Falls, Joga Falls, Gersoppa Falls, Jogada Gundi) Karnataka.

Jog Falls , is a large waterfall 30 kilometres (19 mi) away, created by the Sharavathi River falling from a height of 253 meters (829 ft). There are many waterfalls in Asia - and also in India - which drop from a higher altitude. But, unlike those falls, Jog Falls is untiered, i.e., it drops directly and does not stream on to rocks. Thus, it can be described as the highest untiered waterfalls in India.

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Jog Falls (Gerosoppa Falls, Joga Falls, Gersoppa Falls, Jogada Gundi) Karnataka.

  • Jog Falls, is the highest untiered waterfalls in India (it drops directly and does not stream on to rocks).
  • Jog Falls, is the second-highest plunge waterfall in India (after the Nohkalikai Falls).
  • Jog Falls, generates Karnataka's 30 per cent power.
  • Jog Falls, Discovered by British explorers 150 years ago
  • Jog Falls, which are three times higher than the Niagara Falls in the US
  • Jog Falls, declared as one of the top ten UNESCO ecological hot spots in the world.

Jog Falls, elevation is 488 metres (1600 ft MSL) and total height 253 meters (829 feet). Longest drop is 253 meters (829 feet).Watercourse is Sharavathi River. Water flow rate is 153 m³/s or 5,387 cu ft/s.

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Jog Falls (Gerosoppa Falls, Joga Falls, Gersoppa Falls, Jogada Gundi) Karnataka.

Jog Falls is created by the Sharavathi River dropping 253 m (830 ft), making it the second-highest plunge waterfall in India after the Nohkalikai Falls with a drop of 335 m (1100 ft) in Meghalaya.

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Sharavati, a river which rises at Ambutirtha, next to Nonabur, in the Thirthahalli taluk and takes the northwesterly course by Fatte petta, receives the Haridravati on the right below Pattaguppe and the Yenne Hole on the left above Barangi. On arriving at the frontier it bends to the west, precipitates itself down the Falls of Gersoppa, and passes that village (properly Geru-Sappe), which is some 29 kilometres distant, discharging into the sea at Honnavar in North Kanara.

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The Sharavati, flowing over a very rocky bed about 250 yards wide, here reaches a tremendous chasm, 290 m (960 ft) deep, and the water comes down in four distinct falls. The Raja Fall pours in one unbroken column sheer to the depth of 830 ft (250 m). Halfway down it is encountered by the Roarer, another fall, which precipitates itself into a vast cup and then rushes violently downwards at an angle of forty-five degrees to meet the Raja. A third fall, the Rocket, shoots downwards in a series of jets; while the fourth, the Rani, moves quietly over the mountain side in a sheet of foam. The Tourism Department has built steps from the viewpoint to the bottom of the hill where the waterfall can be seen at the opposite side. There are approximately 1400 steps built to reach the bottom of the hill. Jyothi Raj (A Rock climber)has scaled the jog falls. Joga is a Kannada word meaning falls. Many Kannada speakers near Sahyadri Mountains such as in Yellapura region still use the word Joga to mean falls.

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Associated with the waterfall is the nearby Linganmakki Dam across river Sharavathi. The power station has been operational since 1948 and is of 120 MW capacity, one of the largest hydroelectric stations in India at that time and a small source of electric power for Karnataka now. The power station was previously named Krishna Rajendra hydro-electric project, after the King of Mysore at that time. The name was later changed to Mahatma Gandhi Hydro-electric Project. It was served by Hirebhaskara dam until 1960. After 1960, due to the ideas of Sir M. Visvesvarayya, Linganmakki Dam has been used for power generation.

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Before the onset of monsoon season, when there is not much water in the Linganmakki dam, the Jog Falls are a pair of thin streams of water trickling down the cliff, as the water collected in the dam is exclusively for generation of electricity; during monsoons local rain water is the source of water to the falls.

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Tourist Places near Jog Falls

  • River rafting can be done at Honnemaradu which is about 20 km from jog falls. Route to honnemaradu from Jog falls : Jog Falls -> Kargal -> Hiremane -> Honnemaradu.
  • Places of interest near Sagar : The anicient temples at Keladi and Ikkeri are a delight to any traveller.
  • Siganduru : panoramic views of western ghats can be seen while travelling to this place. It is around 30 km from Sagara. One has to cross Sharavati river by ferry which is a great experience.
  • Sri Mahaganapathi Temple, Sagara
  • Sri Marikambe Temple, Sagara
  • Ikkeri Aghoreshwara Temple
  • Keladi Rameshwara Temple
  • Sri Choudeshwari Temple, Siganduru
  • Sri Sridhara Ashrama, Varadapura/Varadalli
  • Nadakalasi
  • Varadamula
  • Linganamakki Dam
  • NINASAM, Heggodu
  • Sri Choudeshwari Temple, Vadanbail, Joga
  • Sharavati Valley Wildlife Sanctuary
  • Ramachandrapura Math

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Hydroelectricity

  • The Sharavati Generating Station with 10 Units and an installed capacity of 1035 MW
  • The Linganamakki Dam Powerhouse with 2 units and an installed capacity of 55 MW
  • The Gerusoppa Dam Project with 4 units totalling to 240 MW.

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Travel Agents near Jog Falls

Sagara

Pushpa Travels - 94812 53465 / 94803 22038

Shimoga

Adithya Travels - 08182 - 270666

Vivek Travels - 08182 - 405911 / 405922

Lakshmi Travels - 08182 - 276839

Mamatha Travels - 08182 - 279151 / 270338

Sneha Travel Agencies - 08182 - 222507

Karan Intl. Tours & Travels - 08182 - 270270

Thirumala Travels - 98452 77729 / 92436 10773

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Where to Eat

There are few hotels in sagara where you can get veg/non veg food. If you are at JOG, the Mayura Restaurant is best and decent. They also make non-veg food on order. At Kargal (6km) you get less decent hotels.

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Jog Falls (Gerosoppa Falls, Joga Falls, Gersoppa Falls, Jogada Gundi) Karnataka.

Distance:- 379 km North West of Bangalore
By Road: - 9 hours
Nearest Bus Stand:- Sagara and then Jogfalls busstop.
By Rail: - 6 hours + road 2 hours
Nearest Rail Station: - Talaguppa and Sagar (SRF): For Sagar 30 km
Nearest Airport:- - Hubli Airport (HBX): 130 km
- Bengaluru International Airport : 340 km
- Mangalore International Airport : 200 km
- Goa Airport (GOI): 246 km
Location :- In the back water of Linganamakki Reservoir on the Saravathi river.
Route:- Take NH4 to Tumkur via Dobbspet then NH206 to Talguppa via Arsikere, Bhadravati, shimoga & Sagar then district road to Jog Falls.
When to go:- The falls are at their best during the monsoon .
Tourist offices:- Assistant Director of Tourism Government of Karnataka, 1st Floor DC Office ?Building, Balraje Urs Road , Shimoga-577201, Tel:08182-223604.

KSTDC(bookings and info) Badami House, NR Square, Bangalore Tel: 080-2275869, Fax: 2352626 Email: kstdc@vsnl.in
Where to stay :- KSTDC Mayura Gerusoppa
Jog Falls,
SagarTaluk,
Shimoga - 577 435
Tel: 08186-244732

Assistant Conservator of Forests
Range Forest Officer,
Wildlife Wing, Kargal,
Shimoga - 577 421
Tel: 08186-225657

Forest Department Guest Houses
For details, contact:
DCF, Shimoga Wildlife Division,
D C Compound,
Shimoga - 577 201
Tel: 08186-222983

Hotel MG Palace
Gopi Circle, Durgigudi,
Shimoga 577 201
Tel: 08182-261 194/ 196

River Tern Lodge
Behind Ranganathaswamy Temple,
Shimoga 577 115
Tel: 094495 99778
Email: info@junglelodges.com
Web: www.junglelodges.com

Hotel Sundara Ashraya
NT Road,
Shimoga 577 201
Tel: 08182-223 383, 222 912

Hotel Jewel Rock
Mission Compound, Durgigudi,
Shimoga 577 201
Tel: 08182-223 051/ 056

Hotel Surya Comforts
Opp. Jewel Rock Hotel, Durgigudi,
Shimoga 577 201
Tel: 08182-221 817, 324 040/ 400
Email: suryacomforts@gmail.com

Sri Durga Hotel
Balaraj Urs Road,
Shimoga 577 201
Tel: 08182-224 017

Hotel Athithi Lodge
Near KSRTC Bus Stand, NT Road,
Shimoga 577 201
Tel: 08182-223 828

Forest Department Guest Houses
For reservations, contact:
DCF, Shimoga, DC Compound,
Shimoga 577 201
Tel: 08182-272 210 , 222 983
Email: dcf.shivamogga@gmail.com

Sri Durga Amruth Lodge
Near Govt Bus Stand,
NT Road, Shimoga 577 201
Tel: 08182-270 273

Hotel Ashoka Deluxe
Near KSRTC Bus Stand, NT Road,
Shimoga 577 201
Tel: 08182-220 285 , 223 787

Hotel Ramakrishna Lodge
Near Mallikarjuna Theatre, Durgigudi,
Shimoga 577 201
Tel: 08182-227 551

Hotel Mathura Paradise
Balaraj Urs Road, Shimoga 577 201
Tel: 08182-260 255/ 244
Email: mathurashimoga@yahoo.co.in

Hotel Gaurav Lodge
Garden Area,
Shimoga 577 201
Tel: 08182-223 036

Hotel Durga Lodge
BH Road, Shimoga 577 201
Tel: 08182-223 081/ 082

Hotel Navarathna International
Raikar Tower, Savarline Road,
Shimoga 577 201
Tel: 08182-275 255 , 098801 41909

Hotel Thirumala Lodge
Park Bhadavane, Durgigudi,
Shimoga 577 201
Tel: 08182-223 872

Hotel Sanman Lodge
Garden Area, 3rd Cross,
Nehru Road,
Shimoga 577 201
Tel: 08182-223 319/ 444

Woodland Hotel
Nehru Road,
Shimoga 577 201
Tel: 08182-222 558

SAGARA

Assistant Conservator of Forests
Range Forest Officer,
Wildlife Wing, Kargal,
Shimoga 577 421
Tel: 08186-224 387

Karnataka Hotels Jog Falls (Gerusoppa)
Jog Falls, Sagara,
Shimoga 577 435
Tel: 08186-244 732/ 752
Email: info@karnatakaholidays.net
Web: www.karnatakaholidays.net

Sagara Taluk IB
Shimga Road,
Sagara 577401
Tel: 08183 - 326275

Hotel Durga Lodge
Ikerri Road, Sagara,
Shimoga 577 201
Tel: 08183-226 305

Hotel Varadashree
BH Road, NH 206, Gandhi Nagar,
Sagara, Shimoga 577 201
Tel: 08183-228 899/ 999
Email: varadashree@sancharnet.in

Hotel Shantha Residency
Soraba Road, Sagara,
Shimoga 577 401
Tel: 08183-226 158

Stay@Matthuga
Talavata, Near Jog Falls,
BH Road, NH 206,
Sagara, Shimoga 577 421
Tel: 08183-207 581 , 098807 99975
Email: stay@matthuga.in
Web: www.matthuga.in

Adventurer’s Campsite
Honnemardu, Sagar Taluk,
Shimoga 577 401
Tel: 080-233 558

Vihangama Holiday Retreat
Bharathipura Post, Thirthahalli Taluk,
Shimoga 577 432
Tel: 08181-228 211
Web: www.vihangamaholidayretreat.com

HOSANAGARA

Kalyani Nisarga
Vihara Dhama, Nittur Post,
Hosanagara Taluk,
Shimoga 577 452
Tel: 08182-266 082 ,
094487 90127 , 094487 90127

THIRTHAHALLI

Inchara Home Stay
Saruvina Gade Village, Mandagadde PO,
Thirthahalli, Shimoga 577 220
Tel: 08181-245 545 , 291 666, 099456 55170
Email: incharahomestay@yahoo.com
Web: www.incharahomestay.com

Kolavara Heritage
Basavani Post, Thirthahalli Taluk,
Shimoga 577 432
Tel: 08181-254 722 , 202 210, 094486 39444
Email: info@kolavaraheritage.com
Web: www.kolavaraheritage.com

SHIKARIPURA

Pravasi Mandhira, Shikaripura
Shikaripura
Tel: 94486 27623

 
 
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