Jog Falls Karnataka, an adventure not to be missed under any circumstances. Believe me, to experience and get closer to the real wonder of nature and one of the most beautiful waterfalls on the planet, you need to put on your adventure gears and sail to the heart of the mighty Jog Falls.
A drape of white water came over the dark rocks, scattering in the air and at the bottom of it, crystalline waters batter the black rocks as if it were being poured from a giant bucket that never purged. Listen to the crash of the water. Contemplate the breathtaking landscapes; soak up every drop of this powerful mist on your “Travel to the fall” boat trip to see the force of nature, beautiful and brutal both.
Jog Falls close view
Jog Falls is the second-highest plunge waterfall in India falling from a height of around 253 meters(after Nohkalikai falls Cherrapunji). This fall originates from the meeting point of four cascades known as Raja, Rani, Rover, and Rocket.
How to reach Jog Falls Karnataka?
The least expensive and an ideal approach to reach Jog Falls are by means of railways. Talaguppa is the closest railway station and lies at a distance of around 13 km from Jog Falls. From just outside the Talaguppa railway station, you will get a bus to reach the fall (20 INR).
Talaguppa station can be reached from nearby Shimoga railway station. Shimoga station is well connected to Bangalore and Mysore via train. If coming from other parts of India, you can catch a train till Hubballi as it is connected to major Indian cities via railways. From Hubballi, Shimoga can be reached easily by taking a road transport bus. For train, bookings visit IRCTC.
I am attaching the details of train plying between Shimoga and Talaguppa station. Also, regular buses operate from Shimoga Town directly to Jog Falls.
Getting around Jog Falls Karnataka
There are different viewpoints from where you can catch this astounding magnificence. There is a viewpoint close to the parking area (near Hotel Mayura Gerusoppa) which also has few shops nearby. It is the most popular viewpoint.
You can likewise stroll down to the base of the Jog falls by making the strides (around 1400 steps) which go down to the base of the falls. There is an encased banned territory at the base past which you can’t go. The view is astounding from the base and the showering sizzles of the falls at the base are truly justified regardless of the exertion.
View from the base of Jog Falls Karnataka
To get more view of the falls, I went to the base of fall. The descent is a long one, involving approx. 1400 stairs. View from the base of the fall was exceptional. On your way back, you would require a great fitness level. The staircase course is just open from 9 AM to 4 PM.
Video of Jog Falls Karnataka
Best time to visit Jog Falls Karnataka
The best time to visit Jog Falls is in the monsoon season from August to October as there is no assurance that the falls will have water after that. The condition can be foggy so often in monsoon, so plan accordingly.
At the point when the water of the neighboring dams is discharged, the falls stream at a brute force getting blended to each other, forming a formidable curtain of white. The dam gates are mostly opened on 15th August on occasion of Independence Day of India.
laces to stay near Jog Falls Karnataka
For those looking to spend the night in the proximity of the falls, you can stay at Hotel Mayura Gerusoppa which is operated by KSTDC. The rate for non AC double Room (4 people) is INR 1950 and for dormitory is INR 300 per bed. Staying in the dormitory can be a good budget option.
Pic from start point of Jog Falls Karnataka
Truly speaking, the natural art of this masterpiece place is so scenic and spellbinding that it can give one a feeling that God seriously took some extra time while painting such a wonder.
So, don’t forget to gift your soul a bountiful of memories that will cherish you for life. Take photographs of the Jog falls from various standpoints and enjoy the surrounding natural charm and seize them forever for your sweet souvenir.