Jog Falls: Second Highest Waterfall in India

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Jog Falls
Jog Falls is a waterfall on the Sharavati river located in the Western Ghats near Sagar Taluk of Shivamogga District, Karnataka, India. It is the second highest plunge waterfall in India. It is a segmented waterfall which depends on rain and season becomes a plunge waterfall.
Location: Sagara Taluk, Shimoga District Karn…
Total height: 253 m (830 ft)
Longest drop: 254 m (833 ft)
Average width: 472 m (1,549 ft)

Jog Falls is one of the most favored attractions of the tourists. Jog Falls drops around 850 ft (253 m) in only a single fall. The flow of these falls is restricted before monsoon due to the Linganamakki Dam Construction. This is a hydroelectricity plant close by. To enjoy the falls to the fullest it is advisable to take a trip during the monsoons.

From the city of Shimoga, driving to Jog falls takes around 2 hours. This seasonal waterfall, also called the Joga falls or Gerosappa falls, is broken into segments – Raja, followed by Roarer, Rocket and finally, Rani. These are named in accordance with specific characteristics of the stream. Roarer is a violent and strong current gushing to meet the Raja stream, Raja is the unbroken stream, Rocket tends to flow down I different jets and Rani is the ‘quiet’ stream falling in foam.

Jog Falls is considered ‘unique’ as the water thunders down and loses contact with the rocks. This makes it the ‘tallest’ untiered waterfall in the whole of India.

Visitors are not allowed to reach the bottom of these waterfalls in the rainy season as this can be risky. They can stay in the gallery and enjoy the view.

The nearest airport to the Jog Falls is the Hubli airport, which is 133 kilometers away from these falls.