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The Highest Indian Falls - Jog Falls, Karnataka

Jog Falls At Sharavathi River
Jog Falls At Sharavathi River
The ever highest falls in India by the Sharavathi River is located in the Shimoga district in Karnataka that measures an altitude of about 253 mts. Popularly known as the Gerusoppe Falls, Gersoppa Falls and Jogada Gundi, the Falls does not stream onto rocks unlike the other falls but directly plunges out. The river first originates at Ambuthirtha in the Thirthahalli Taluka & then flowing north-west through the Western Ghats, the river transforms into The Highest Falls & the most popular tourist spot - 'Jog Falls'. The breath-taking view of the never-ending splashing water fills one’s heart with excitement & adventure. 

Best Time to Visit:

The time between August & December is observed as the best time for the place.

Nearby Tourist Attractions:

Tunga Anicut Dam: 15 km from Shimoga, on the river Tungabhadra is good place for boat- rides.

Lion Tiger Reserve: 12 km from Shimoga is best for Safari ride.

Honnemaradu: An island formed on the river Sharavathi is best for water sports.

Sirsi: A place near Jog Falls, where a black marble idol is worshipped every year majestically on the pious occasion of Ganesh Chaturthi .


The stay at Jog Falls can be enjoyed in the resorts & hotels that offer a traditional but modern blend of comfort.

How to Reach:

Air: The nearest airport is at Bangalore.

Rail: A train to Sagara from Bangalore can be taken, from where frequent buses to Jog Falls are available.

Road: Jog Falls is directly accessible by buses from Bangalore. Or a bus can be preferred from Bangalore to Sagara, from where a local bus leads to the 'Falls'.