(Last Updated on : 19/01/2010)
Jog Falls is located in the backwater of Linganamakki Reservoir, Saravathi River. Actually four falls make up this one-Rocket, Rani, Roarer and Raja. From a height of 810 feet the water tumbles down and divides itself into four different cascades. It presents an awesome scenario when all the 4 tracks ragingly flow in a similar speed. It is a visual treat to watch such a scene. The Jog Falls is the fifth highest waterfall in Asia. This waterfall is also known as Gerusoppe falls, Shimaga Falls, Jogada Gundi and Gersoppa Falls.
Jog Falls have an important role to play in the lives of the residents. Due to its forcefulness the waterfall is used for a nearby hydroelectric power station. Travelers can also visit Linganmakki Dam that is located 6 kilometers away from Jog Falls. This is the place where the hydroelectric power plant is located. The height of Linganmakki Dam is 1819 feet above the sea level. It has been constructed across Sharavathi River.
These falls are located in the Western Ghats. The presence of this falls had rendered the region with unprecedented beauty. Though it is not possible to take a close view of the falls in monsoon but the falls are at its best during this time. To get a clear view of the Jog Falls it is advisable to visit the place in winter.