“The real voyage of discovery consists not in seeking new landscapes, but in having new eyes.”– Marcel Proust
Visited “Jog Falls” in November 2015 along with my family. My friend and his family accompanied us for this trip.
The route that we followed was : Bangalore –> Agumbe –> Jog Falls –> Mookambika Temple (Kudajadri) –> Murudeshwar –> Gokarna Om Beach –> Shimoga –> Bangalore.
My fellow travellers in Bangalore: This is one of the best trips that you can plan from Bangalore. You can cover some beautiful places in this entire road trip. Our trip was a 4N/5D trip; 1 night in Agumbe, 1 night in Gokarna , 2 nights in Shimoga.
Jog Falls Karnataka, is a place that is not to be missed under any circumstances. It is the second-highest plunge waterfall in India falling from a height of around 253 meters (after Nohkalikai falls Cherrapunji). It is also called by alternative names of Gerusoppe falls, Gersoppa Falls and Jogada Gundi.
Each segment of the falls has a name. Raja, on the far left taking the direct plunge. Roarer, the short waterfalls beside Raja which makes the roaring sound. Rocket, a series of shooting jets. And finally the gracious Rani on the right.
Sadly, it was low on water during our visit, although still a magnificent sight. The falls are at their most thunderous and plentiful during monsoon season, but even if you visit in the drier months, you will still be rewarded with a scenic view of the cascades surrounded by a luscious forest.
There are many view points, from where you can watch this spectacular waterfalls. 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.Another viewpoint is close to the British Bungalow which is around 30-40 min walk from the above viewpoint.
Sharavathi Valley View
Linganamakki Back waters.
How to reach Jog Falls Karnataka?
By Rail/Road: Talaguppa is the closest railway station and lies at a distance of around 13 kms from Jog Falls. From just outside the Talaguppa railway station, you will get a bus to reach the fall.
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 bus. For train bookings visit IRCTC.
By Air: Mangalore Airport (135 Kms) is the nearest airport.