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Jog Falls (Kannada: ಜೋಗ ಜಲಪಾತ), created by the Sharavathi River falling from a height of 253 meters (829 ft) is the highest plunge waterfall in India[1] Located in Shimoga District of Karnataka state, these segmented falls are a major tourist attraction. It is also called by alternative names of Gerusoppe falls, Gersoppa Falls and Jogada Gundi.[2]
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'''Sagara''' is a city in [[Central Karnataka]], most famous for it's proximity to Jog Falls.  
 
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There are many waterfalls in Asia - and also in India - which drop from a higher altitude. But, unlike those falls, Jog Falls is untiered, i.e., it drops directly and does not stream on to rocks. Thus, it can be described as the highest untiered waterfalls in India.
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August-December is considered the season of best flow and the best time to visit. Jog is situated 30 kilometres (19 mi) away from Sagara, and 379 kilometres (235 mi) away from Bangalore. One can reach Jog by direct buses to Jog from Bangalore and Hubli.
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'''Car Rentals:'''
 
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* <listing name="taxiGUIDE.in" alt="Bangalore to Jog Falls" address="" directions="" phone="+91 888 023 4455" url="http://www.taxiguide.in/TourPackages/Bangalore_JogFalls_Car_Rental.aspx" hours="Inquiry: 7am to 11pm" price="Fares starting Rs.5544 for a 2 day trip" lat="" long="" email="support@taxiguide.in" fax=""> Bangalore to Jog Falls Car Rentals on taxiGUIDE.in - Car Rental Service in 75 Cities. </listing>
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Nearest Bus Stations - Jog, Sagara. Alternative way is to take direct bus to Sagara from Bangalore and local bus from Sagara to Jog. Distance - 102 kilometres (63 mi) from Shivamogga and 30 kilometres (19 mi) from Sagara. Also 60 km (approx.) east of Honnavar, NH206 - bus can be taken from Karwar, Honnavar or Shivamogga
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'''Train'''
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Nearest Train Station - Shivamogga. One can take the train to Shivamogga from Bangalore and then can catch a bus to Jog.
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Airport - Hubli, Mangalore and Belgaum airports are the nearest operational airports. Another convenient airport is Bangalore.
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== Get around ==
 
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* '''Jog Falls''' ([[Kannada phrasebook|Kannada]]: ಜೋಗ ಜಲಪಾತ), is a large waterfall 30 kilometres (19 mi) away, created by the Sharavathi River falling from a height of 253 meters (829 ft), the highest plunge of an Indian waterfall. The segmented falls are a major tourist attraction, also known as Gerusoppe falls, Gersoppa Falls and Jogada Gundi. There are many waterfalls in Asia - and also in India - which drop from a higher altitude. But, unlike those falls, Jog Falls is untiered, i.e., it drops directly and does not stream on to rocks. Thus, it can be described as the highest untiered waterfalls in India. August-December is considered the season of best flow and the best time to visit - the nearest Train Station is Shivamogga.
  
 
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1) River rafting can be done at Honnemaradu which is about 20 km from jog falls.
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Route to honnemaradu from Jog falls : Jog Falls -> Kargal -> Hiremane -> Honnemaradu.
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2) Places of interest near Sagar : The anicient temples at [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Keladi Keladi] and [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ikkeri Ikkeri] are a delight to any traveller.
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3) Siganduru : panoramic views of western ghats can be seen while travelling to this place. It is around 30 km from Sagara. One has to cross Sharavati river by ferry which is a great experience.
  
 
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There are few hotels in sagara where you can get veg/non veg food.
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If you are at JOG, the Mayura Restaurant is best and decent. They also make non-veg food on order. At Kargal (6km) you get less decent hotels.
  
 
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* '''Mayura Hotels''' (KSTDC) have Sharavati and Tunga blocks with ten rooms each. Half of them are two bedded and others are three bedded. The rates are cheap compared to private hotels. The Sharavati blocks provide a wonderful view of the falls. Checkin time is noon. Both blocks have western-type toilets but the Tunga block does not have hot water. There is one more ten-bedded dormitory in Tunga block.
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Revision as of 08:45, 26 October 2012

Sagara is a city in Central Karnataka, most famous for it's proximity to Jog Falls.


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Get in

Car Rentals:

  • taxiGUIDE.in (Bangalore to Jog Falls), +91 888 023 4455 (), [1]. Inquiry: 7am to 11pm. Bangalore to Jog Falls Car Rentals on taxiGUIDE.in - Car Rental Service in 75 Cities. Fares starting Rs.5544 for a 2 day trip.

Get around

See

  • Jog Falls (Kannada: ಜೋಗ ಜಲಪಾತ), is a large waterfall 30 kilometres (19 mi) away, created by the Sharavathi River falling from a height of 253 meters (829 ft), the highest plunge of an Indian waterfall. The segmented falls are a major tourist attraction, also known as Gerusoppe falls, Gersoppa Falls and Jogada Gundi. There are many waterfalls in Asia - and also in India - which drop from a higher altitude. But, unlike those falls, Jog Falls is untiered, i.e., it drops directly and does not stream on to rocks. Thus, it can be described as the highest untiered waterfalls in India. August-December is considered the season of best flow and the best time to visit - the nearest Train Station is Shivamogga.

Do

1) River rafting can be done at Honnemaradu which is about 20 km from jog falls. Route to honnemaradu from Jog falls : Jog Falls -> Kargal -> Hiremane -> Honnemaradu.

2) Places of interest near Sagar : The anicient temples at Keladi and Ikkeri are a delight to any traveller.

3) Siganduru : panoramic views of western ghats can be seen while travelling to this place. It is around 30 km from Sagara. One has to cross Sharavati river by ferry which is a great experience.

Buy

Eat

There are few hotels in sagara where you can get veg/non veg food. If you are at JOG, the Mayura Restaurant is best and decent. They also make non-veg food on order. At Kargal (6km) you get less decent hotels.

Drink

Sleep

  • Mayura Hotels (KSTDC) have Sharavati and Tunga blocks with ten rooms each. Half of them are two bedded and others are three bedded. The rates are cheap compared to private hotels. The Sharavati blocks provide a wonderful view of the falls. Checkin time is noon. Both blocks have western-type toilets but the Tunga block does not have hot water. There is one more ten-bedded dormitory in Tunga block.

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