Jog Falls also known as Gerosoppa Falls or Joga Falls is the 2nd highest waterfall in India located at Shimoga district of Indian state of Karnataka. Jog falls is one of the tallest fall in India. Visitors must choose right time to visit this falls. Jog Falls will have flow only in Rainy season. So better to visit in Monsoon. Jog Falls have a nice view from upper side. Recommend to visit this falls during rainy season especially July and August month where the water will be full.
Fact About Jog Falls in Shimoga
Address: Shimoga, Gokarna, Uttara Kannada, Karnataka
Location: Sagara village, 30 km from Debbe Falls, Shimoga
Phone Number: +91-80-22352828
Height: 253 m (830 ft)
Width: 472 m (1549 ft)
Average Flow Rate: 153 m³/s or 5,387 cu ft/s.
Water Sourse: Sharavathi River
Signification: 2nd highest waterfall in India after the Nohkalikai Falls of Meghalaya
Main Attraction: Linganmakki Dam One of the largest hydroelectric stations in India
Famous As: Jog Falls
Also Known As: Gerosoppa Falls, Joga Falls, Jogada Gundi
How to reach By Air: Hubli Airport 137 km away from Jog Falls which is nearest airport from Jog Falls
How to reach By Rail: Bhatkal Railway Station just 37 km away from Jog Falls.
How to reach By Bus or Road: Tourist can easily reach Jog Falls by taking bus, hire taxi or cab and autos from sagar in Shimoga District.
Located near Sagara taluka Jog Falls is created by the Sharavathi River. Although the right time to see the falls is when Shravati river is full with water after monsoon and waterfall is dense and splashing but visiting during rains also was a splendid moment. Jog Falls is dropping from height of 253 m or 830 ft with width of 472 m or 1549 ft. The jog falls is calculated as the second-highest waterfall in India after the Nohkalikai Falls of Meghalaya. The falls are locally known as Geruoppe Falls or Gersoppa Falls and Jogada Gundi. Jog itself is a Kannada word which means falls.
Entry Fee and Timing for Jog Falls at Shimoga
Open Days: Open all days
Visit Duration: 2 to 3 hours
Timing: 6:00 AM to 8:00 PM
Best time to visit: July, August and September
Entry Fee: Free to all
Located on the border of Shimoga and Uttara Kannada districts of Karnataka the Jog falls is one of the most important attractions in all of South India. Linganmakki Dam across river Sharavathi is nearby attraction of Jog falls. One of the largest hydroelectric stations in India constructed here since 1948 and is of 120 MW capacity. Jog falls is used for hydroelectricity and can generate 6.7 MW of power. However, due to the construction of Linganamakki Dam the flow in the falls is hugely restricted before monsoons. There are various options for accommodation near Jog Falls. Luxury hotels, mid range and low range hotels are available here.