Jog Falls, Karnataka

Jog Falls situated in the north western part of the Indian state of Karnataka is a popular tourist destination and natural attraction in the district of Shimoga. Shimoga is roughly 300 kilometres from the capital city Bangalore and can be reached by the NH369 & NH48 routes as well as the Bangalore Honnavar road. Jog Falls are located precisely 110 km from Shimoga further 30 km into the town of Sagara, off the road to Honnavar on the west coast. A left turn off the highway leads to detour from the highway on to a bridge on the Sharavathi River on which the Jog Falls are situated.

One of world's tallest falls, Jog Falls is India's second highest plunge falls and ranked the world's 13th plunge falls with a plunge depth of almost well over 250 metres. It is best visited during the monsoon season from July to September depending on the volume of rainfall received to observe the natural gem in its full might. The best views of the Jog Fall and its surrounding Natural Infestation can be observed from a little further ahead in the catchment area to reach the viewpoint from where one can observe the falls in all its glory.

The only options for eating and drinking are the local shacks till a while ago but anticipating the heavy tourist influx and scope for commercial progress the locals have set up shop to cater to wide array of needs and palates. However, the closest petrol pump still remains quite sparse and is situated at a distance of 18 km away.

Timings

Jog Falls open at 07:30 AM to 9:30 PM - All Days

Entry Fees

10 INR per head and 30 INR for Parking

Best Time to Visit

During Monsoon Season - June to September

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