Thursday, June 5, 2008

Jog Falls

Jog Falls is a gorgeous waterfall that presents a remarkably beautiful sight amidst the pristine natural surroundings. Here, the River Sharavati drops from a height of 292 meters and forms four main channels that are named Raja, Rani, Rocket and Roarer. The Jog Falls assumes a more majestic look just after the beginning of the rainy season. Its sheer beauty then enthralls one and all. The falls are shrouded by thin veil of mist during the monsoons in Tour To Jog Fall Karnataka.

How to Reach Jog Falls :
August-December is the season of best flow and best time to visit. Jog is situated at 30 kilometres (19 mi) away from Sagara, and 379 kilometres (235 mi) away from Bangalore.

Nearest Bus Stations - Jog, Sagara. One can reach Jog from direct buses to Jog from Bangalore. Alternative way is to take direct bus to Sagara from Bangalore and local bus from Sagara to Jog. Distance - 379 kilometres (235 mi) from Bangalore, 102 kilometres (63 mi) from Shivamogga and 30 kilometres (19 mi) from Sagara.
Nearest Train Station - Shimoga. One can take train to Shimoga from Bangalore and can travel to Jog in buses from Shimoga.
Airport - Bangalore airport is the nearest operational airport. Another convenient airport is Mangalore.

Nearby Places of interest:
Honnemaradu, an island formed with the backwater of Linganmakki Dam, is famous for watersports.
Ikkeri, Agoreshwara temple built by Keladi kings.
Banavasi, a temple town, the capital city of Kadamba kingdom.
Gokarna, an ancient temple town, where one of the Atmalingas is present.