The highest waterfalls in India-Jog Waterfalls
The highest waterfalls in India is Jog waterfalls. It is located in the Shimoga District of Karnataka. It is on the Sharavathi River which originates from the Western Ghats, in the midst of dense evergreen forests, from a height of 829 feet in four magnificent cascades namely Raja, Rani, Roarer, and Rocket. The sharavathi river originates in Therthahalli taluk at Ambutheertha point, and it moves to north-west through the Western Ghats and form the Jog falls meeting the Arabian Sea. There are the different name for Jog falls namely Gerusoppaa falls, Gerusoppe Falls and Jogada Gundi. It drops straightly and does not stream on to the rocks
Best Time To Visit
Winter season is the best time to visit the jog falls as the sky is clearer. But During Monsoons, the Jog falls looks great with full of water and you can see spectacular rainbows created every now and then. It is a great experience heightened by the wild and vegetative region which give way to the falls. The rocky steps will lead you to the depth of the falls and the drops of water that fall into the rocks will bounce back to give you a vapors spray. Adventurous tourists can reach to the bottom of the falls when the sluice gates of the Linganmakki dam are not open. It is a great experience heightened by the wild and vegetative region which give way to the falls.
Across the river Sharavathi, there is a Dam Linganmakki which is near to the said waterfalls and there is Mahatma Gandhi hydro-electric power station operating to serve as an important source of eclectic current for the state of Karnataka. And it is stated to be one of the largest hydroelectric stations in the country. The name of Mahatma Gandhi hydro-electric power station was previously known as Krishna Rajendra hydro-electric project.
Other Nearby Tourist Attractions
Other Nearby Tourist Attractions are namely Thinga Anicut Dam across the river Thungabadhra, Honnemaradu island in the backwater Linganmakki Dam which famous for water sports, Lion/ Tiger near Shimoga, Sagara famous for ancient temples, You Make a memorable trip to Jog Falls by including these famous tourist places too.
How to Reach Jog Falls
Jog is situated 30 Kms away from Sagara, and 379 km away from Bangalore. Airport : The nearest airport is at Bangalore/ Mangalore, Railway Station: You can catch a train to Sagara and get into buses to Jog.
By Road: You can catch the bus from Bangalore to directly reach Jog falls
The highest waterfalls in India
Where to stay:
Mayura Gerusoppa (KSTDC)
Contact Phone : +91-8186-344732