(Last Updated on : 29-10-2014)
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. The Jog Falls is the fifth highest waterfall in Asia. And it is the second-highest plunge waterfall in India. This waterfall is also known as Gerusoppe falls, Shimaga Falls, Jogada Gundi and Gersoppa Falls.
Location of Jog Falls
The group of this falls is located on the Shimoga
and Uttara Kannada district
border. These falls are situated in the Western Ghats.
Significance of Jog 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. Travellers can also visit Linganmakki Dam
that is located 6 kilometres 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
. It is one of the largest hydroelectric stations in India.
Attractions of Jog Falls
It is created by the Sharavathi River which rises at Ambutirtha, next to Nonabur, in Thirthahalli taluk. The river
flows over a very rocky bed. Here it reaches a tremendous chasm and the water
divides down in four distinct falls. It presents an awesome scenario when all the four tracks ragingly flow in a similar speed. It is a visual treat to watch such a scene. 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.
Connectivity of Jog Falls
Jog Falls is well connected by airway
and roadway. The nearest airports
are Hubli Airport
, Bengaluru International Airport
, Mangalore International Airport
Airport. The closest railway stations are Honnavar, Talaguppa and Sagar. The nearest bus station is at Sagara.