Jog Fall

Jog Fall located at southern state of Karnataka is India's highest waterfall. Its height is 830 feet and is located on Sharavati River. The falls are in four distinct cascades called as, Raja, Rani, Roarer and Rocket.

How to reach Jog Fall
Jog fall located on National Highway number 206 connecting Honovar to Tumkur and is well connected by road. Jog fall is 372 KM from Bangalore the capital of Karnataka State. Nearest best place to stay is Shimoga the district headquarter. You can also stay at Jog fall as we found some budget hotels of Youth hostel and KTDC. Accommodation available at the cost of Rs 600 to 700 per day for a family or a group of people ( 7 to 8 members ) . Vegetarian and non-vegetarian food is available. From Shimoga Jog fall is 105 KM and is nearly 30 KM from Sagar. You can stay at Sagar also if you want to be near to the Jog fall. Shimoga is well connected by road from Mysore and Bangalore, in day time you can get bus in one hour duration from both these places

Jog fall close viewWe started from Mysore at 2.30 PM and reached Shimoga at 9.30 PM ( same day ). We stayed that night at a hotel near the bus stop and next day we took a local bus to Sagar at 9 AM. Buses runs frequently between Shimoga and Sagar but you are lucky if get a direct one to Jog fall. Shimoga to Sagar it took 2 hours and we board another local bus at Sagar and finally reached Jog fall at 12.15 PM. While returning we got a direct bus from Jog fall to Shimoga and we reached our hotel at 6.30 PM. So you can get a better idea about the stay and journey as we stared at 9 AM from our hotel at Shimoga and returned to hotel at 6.30 PM after enjoying 3 hours at the fall. On our return trip to Bangalore we board one deluxe bus at 11.30 PM and reached Bangalore in the early morning 6.30 A.M ( 7 hours ).

Distance from Bangalore to Jog Fall : 372 KM
From Shimoga to Jog Fall : 105 KM
Near the fall From Sagar to Jog Fall : 30 KM

There is one train root near to Shimoga( Nearest railway station to visit Jogfall is Thalaguppa ( not a broad gauge station ) and it is an end station for the Shimoga district.) but I found road transport is better. If you have any other experience or wants to know some other details. Use the forum to discuss with others.

Backwater of this river Sharavathi forms so many small islands. There is no way to reach these islands.

Best time to visit to see water falls is when sufficient water is available in the river. Usually from June to September is the best time as monsoon remains active during this time of the year.

This place is almost resides in the border of Western ghats of mountain ranges. Afternoon is the best time to watch the fall as sunlight will directly fall on the water fall.
There are viewing points to see and enjoy the water fall.


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