Located in dense forest area, Jog Falls is the second highest plunge waterfall in India which gushes from an altitude of 253m. Jog Falls is also known as Gerusoppa and located on the River Sharavati. The thundering sound of its waters falling a few hundred feet to the bottom is impressive enough when heard from a close distance but that is nothing compared to the actual sight of Jog Falls, which greets visitors with its display of might especially during the monsoon season when it is at its full force. Arching rainbows formed by the sunlight hitting the spray decorate it like a crown.
Adventure seekers can climb down the valley and can reach the base of the Jog falls. There nearly 1500 steps built from view point till bottom point where the tourists can get a clear view of Jog Falls on opposite side. The hike back up can be difficult and tiresome. When the water flow is not very strong, tourists can take a dip in the cool water. Nearby valleys are excellent spot for trekking and camping nearby the river will be full of fun and adventure.
The Sharavati river waters are divided into four distinctive falls in Jog Falls namely Jog Raja Falls, Jog Roarer, Jog Rocket and Jog Rani. Fog covered valleys and waterfall mesmerizes the tourists.
When visitors have had their fill of Jog Falls, which is almost close to impossible, there are other great attractions in the area like the Sharavathi Valley Wildlife Sanctuary and the temples in Sigandur, Keladi, and Ikkeri.
Jog Falls is situated 30 KMs away from Sagara, 100 KMs from Shimoga and 380 KMs away from Bangalore. Monsoon months of July to September are the best time to visit Jog Falls. The water falls with great force that it creates a cloud of vapour.
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