Jog Falls

Things to do in Jog Falls

Jog Falls at a glance:

Coordinates: 14.2004° N, 74.7922° E

State: Karnataka

Jog is located in Sagar taluk in Shimoga district of Karnataka state, India. The famous Jog Falls is near this village.

How to reach :

By Air :

The nearest airport Hubli is well connected to all major cities in South India.The nearest international airport is at Mangalore which is well connected to major cities across the country.

By Rail :

The nearest station Shimoga is well connected to Bangalore and Mangalore via regular trains. You can travel via Bangalore and take up a train up to Shimoga or Taluguppa to reach Jog Falls.

By Road :

Jog Falls is well connected to major cities like Bangalore and Mangalore by a network of national highways. You can opt for a bus or cab from these cities to reach Jog Falls.

Places to visit :

Dabbe Falls:

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These pristine falls in Shimoga district are not polluted due to them being hidden in the mountains and not warranting much tourist activity. A major trek through a valley leads to these falls.

Jog Falls:

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With a total drop height of 253 m, Jog Falls is the 2nd highest waterfall in India and probably one of the most majestic, around the globe.

Kanoor Fort:

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Also known as the Keladi Kote, this fort is located in Shimoga district and is named after the Keladi dynasty that ruled this place.

Linganamakki Dam:

Almost neighboring the Jog falls, is the Linganmakki Dam which is home to some wide views of the areas around and the Jog falls too. A modest, yet enjoyable place to visit, while you are at the Jog Falls.

Sigandur:

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Take a ferry ride, through the Sharavathi river, to reach Sigandur which is brimming with lush greenery, sceneries and views of the western ghats.

Thyvare Koppa Lion and Tiger Reserve:

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This reserve located inside the Shettihali Sanctuary near the Tunga Anicut Dam is famous for the rare species of lions and tigers. Bears and deers of different varieties are also found here.

Tunga Anicut Dam:

This is the most popular picnic spot near Jog Falls, with lush green paddy fields surrounding it. One also finds Teak jungles, all around the dam.

Unchalli Falls:

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A noisy and grand waterfall, this one is created by the Aghanashini river. Head to these waterfalls, for another spectacular view.

Water Sports:

Honnemaradu is a modest settlement on the backwaters of River Sharavathi which offers many forms of water sports.

What to Eat :

There aren’t too many restaurants near the falls and your options can get a bit limited. It might be advisable to get some food packed from home or make personal arrangements. The most convenient options are usually the hotels and resorts. One can also travel to nearby towns which offer a more flattering platter and choices. One might just find some local dishes here such as Dosa, Bisi Bele Bath, Idli, Vada, Sambhar, Kesari Bath, Ragi Mudde, Mysore pak etc .

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