Jog Falls is considered as one of the highest waterfalls in India where the River Sharavathi falls from a height of 292 meter. During rainy season the place gets covered by the fog every now and then. I have visited the Jog Falls in June and obviously it was heavily raining. Since we have already made up our mind to reach the bottom nearby the falls and enjoy, we started to walk through the steps. There are around 1400 steps to walk through, while going down we don’t feel tired but climbing up is very difficult. But the spectacular view of the falls after going down is worth climbing those many steps. I took many snaps. I don’t forget those moments when reached the bottom nearby the falls.
Everyday lot of people around the world visit this falls and enjoy the beauty of the nature. Actually, this water fall has four different streams of water falling from the top. They are named as Raja, Roarer, Rocket, and Rani. In one of the famous Kannada film “Mungaru Male” (meaning the “rain” when just rainy season started), the whole waterfall was shown from the top. Really, the falls looks different and beautiful from the top of the falls. It is possible to go nearby the top of the falls and enjoy the beauty.
Places nearby (around 50-100 KM) include Sigandur (A Devi temple), Varadahalli, Gudavi bird sanctuary, Sirsi Marikamba Temple, Yana, Banavasi, etc. There are even more places but these are all very much famous tourist places.
By Air: Nearest airport is Bangalore and need to catch a bus.
By rail: Nearest railway station is Sagar but there are quite a bit number of trains to Shimoga and then catch a bus to Jog falls.
By bus: There are very much frequent busses from Bangalore, Mysore, Shimoga, Sirsi, Siddapur, Hubli, Mangalore, etc.
Bangalore – Jog falls: 378 km
Bhatkal – Jog falls: 90 km
Mangalore – Jog fals: 180 km.