Jog Falls, a major attraction in Karnataka, is located in the Shimoga district of Karnataka. Also known by alternative names of Gerusoppe Falls, Gersoppa Falls, and Jogada Gundi, it is one of the highest waterfalls in India. During monsoons, one can see a breathtaking view of the falls with rainbows coming every now and then.
It is one of nature’s splendid masterpieces and is situated in the dense evergreen forests. The effect of these striking falls is enhanced by the wild and beautiful region around it which is covered with plenty of abundant vegetation. This waterfall drops directly down without streaming on the rocks.
Reasons to Visit the Falls:
- View the Majestic Waterfalls: There are two open viewing decks from where the visitors can see the waterfalls ( one is located near the main entrance and parking area whereas the additional one near the inspection bungalow
- Hiking: During the season, tourists can go down 1400 steps to the base of waterfalls and view the beauty and sound of nature at its best
- Activities at Sharavathi Adventure Camp: For visitors who are fond of activities like taking a nature walk, watching different kinds of migratory birds, kayaking, coracle ride, and much more, then Sharavathi Adventure Camp which is operated by Jungle Lodges & Resorts is the place for them. They offer day packages which include meals as well as activities.
Best Time To Visit: The Best Time to experience Jog Falls is between August – December.
How To Reach Jog Falls:
By Air: Mangalore International Airport is the closest airport located 219 Kms away
By Train: The nearest railway station is Talaguppa Railway Station ( 20 Kms )
By Road: One can drive from Bangalore to Jog Falls which is 411 Kms
Places To Stay: The best place to experience Jog Falls is the Sharavathi Adventure Camp, operated by Jungle Lodges & Resorts and opens up an opportunity for you to get up close and personal with nature.
Apart from the above mentioned, there are multiple hotels in and around Jog Falls ranging from budget to luxury stay options. Multiple homestays are available as well for visitors to experience an authentic Malenadu (Western Ghats) stay.
Nearby Attractions: Honnemaradu ( 20 Kms ), Keladi ( 35 Kms ) are some of the attractions that can be visited along with Jog Falls.