Jog Falls ಜೋಗ್ ಜಲಪಾತ


About Jog Falls

Bear witness to nature’s headlong tumble as the Sharavati River takes a spectacular drop of 830ft. in four distinct cascades to create the highest untiered waterfall in India.

 Jog Falls - Second highest plunge waterfall in India ( also locally called as Gerusoppe Falls or Jogada Gundi in Kannada ) is located in Sagara Taluk of Shivamogga ( Shimoga ) District in Karnataka State. This is the most thrilling natural spectacle in the entire Western Ghats. It is created by River Sharavathi descending from a height of 830 feet /  253 meters.


Jog Falls has four major segments namely Raja, Rani, Roarer and Rocket. Get here for an exhilarating experience of the grandiose splendour of Jog Falls. Sharavati river originates at  Ambutirtha, a heritage place in Thirthahalli taluk. Linganmakki Dam built upstream holds Sharavathi river water before the falls to facilitate hydropower generation.

 Visitors can hike/reach the bottom of the falls by following 1500 steps down from the main viewpoint and spend an entire day. There are 2 -3 breathtaking viewpoints for Nature enthusiasts and photographers, for which visitors need to drive to the other side of Falls.


Interesting Facts about Jog Falls

The popular song "Nityotsava" (ನಿತ್ಯೋತ್ಸವ) referring Jog falls was written by prominent Indian poet and writer in Kannada language Padma Shri Nissar Ahmed ( ಕೆ.ಎಸ್.ನಿಸಾರ್ ಅಹಮದ್ ) and composed by Mysore Ananthaswamy (ಮೈಸೂರು ಆನಂತಸ್ವಾಮಿ).

Manavanagi Huttidmele ಮಾನವನಾಗಿ ಹುಟ್ಟಿದ ಮೇಲೆ...Kannada song with music Upendra Kumar, lyrics by Mugur Mallappa, sung by Dr Rajkumar for film Jeevana Chaithra.

Huttidare Kannada Nadalli Huttabeku Kannada song with music and lyrics by Hamsalekha, sung by Dr Rajkumar for film Aakasmika'' 


Best time to visit Jog Falls

For Visitor interested to experience Monsoon and full flow of waterfalls can visit between July to September.

But, the best time to visit the Jog is in winter when the sky is clear of the mist. September to December is considered the season because of best flow of water. 

How to reach Jog Falls

Jog Falls is well connected by road from Shivamogga (Shimoga). 

By Road

Many buses (Government and Private) ply frequently between Shivamogga ( Shimoga ) and Jog Falls. Visitors can also take local buses from Sagara (Taluk headquarters).

Direct buses - Both Government (KSRTC) and private are available from Major Cities in Karnataka like Bengaluru, Mangaluru, Mysore and Belgaum.

Visitors can also drive or book Cab / Taxi to reach Jog Falls.

By Rail

Nearest Railway Station (distance from Jog Falls): Talaguppa (12 km), Sagara (30 km), Shivamogga (100km).

Visitors travelling from Bengaluru and Mysuru can opt for Talagoppa Express train.

By Air

Domestic Airport: Hubli (130 km), Mangalore (135 km), Pune (500 km)

International Airport: Bengaluru International Airport (BLR): 340 km.

Places around Jog Falls

Linganmakki Dam: 14 Km

Honnemaradu: 20 Km

Bangara Kusuma Falls: 21 Km

Dabbe Falls: 25 Km

Keladi Temple: 31 Km

Ikkeri (Rameshwara Temple): 34 Km

Chandragutti: 34 Km

Gudavi: 43 Km

Bheemeshwara Falls: 42 Km

Kumta (70 Km) is a stopover in Coastal Karnataka between Gokarna and Murudeshwar.

Baindur (87 Km) is one of the rocky beaches on the coastal Karnataka.

Kollur (89 Km) is a renowned pilgrimage visited by Mookambika Temple.

Murudeshwar (90 Km) is a beach getaway visited by Murudeshwara Temple (Shiva Temple).

Maravanthe (105 Km) is an idyllic beach near Kundapura.

Shivamogga (106 Km). Old name Shimoga.

Thirthahalli (110 Km ) is set in the countryside between Sringeri and Shivamogga ( Shimoga ) with plantations and reserve.