JOG FALLS

Jog Falls is the second-highest plunge waterfall in India, Located near Sagara, Shimoga District of Karnataka state, these segmented falls are a major tourist attraction. It’s alternative names are  Gerusoppe falls, Gersoppa Falls and Jogada Gundi.

Jog Falls is due to the Sharavathi River falling from a height of 253 m (830 ft). It is the second-highest plunge waterfall in India.

The Sharavati, flowing over a very rocky bed about 250 yards wide, here reaches a tremendous chasm, 290 m (960 ft) in depth, and the water comes down in four distinct falls. The Raja Fall pours in one unbroken column sheer to the depth of 830 ft (250 m). Half-way down it is encountered by the Roarer, another fall, which precipitates itself into a vast cup and then rushes violently downwards at an angle of forty-five degrees to meet the Raja. A third fall, the Rocket, shoots downwards in a series of jets; while the fourth, the Rani, moves quietly over the mountain side in a sheet of foam. The Tourism Department has built steps from the view point till the bottom of the hill where the waterfall can be seen at the opposite side. To reach the bottom there are approximately 1500 steps.

By |2019-10-31T14:28:27+05:30July 6th, 2019|Destinations|

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