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Jog Falls, Shimoga

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One of the highest plunge waterfalls in India, Jog Falls are formed by the Sharavathi River and drop some 253 m (830 ft). Get up on one of the platforms or nearby viewpoints and enjoy the vista of the four rushing cascades taking their dramatic, straight plunge down the jagged cliff side. The falls are at their most thunderous and plentiful during monsoon season, but even if you visit in the drier months, you will still be rewarded with a scenic view of the cascades surrounded by a luscious forest. Arrange your visit to Jog Falls and discover more family-friendly attractions in Shimoga using our Shimoga itinerary website .
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  • the best time to visit jog falls is rainy season.so plan to go in the months of july and august to enjoy panaromic fall  more »
  • One of the best moments in my life ...must visit place in lifetime ...suggested during monsoon june to august  more »
  • We visited the place in the month of January. There were few small springs during that time. It is a great scenic place. It would be more exciting in rainy days to visit this place. Would definitely p...  more »
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  • A must try out tourist spot in India. The road to Jog is mind blowing. There are 1400 steps to climb down to reach the bottom of the fall, and trust me the view from the bottom of the fall is awesome. There are some small cafeterias, you can get soft drinks and other snakes there. There's quiet a big parking space too.
  • One of the awesome places in Karnataka. Around 1300 steps to climb down. But every step is worth climbing down. There are some small shops where you can get water and snacks. Best time would be just after the monsoon. takes around 20 mins climb down and more than that while climbing up..
  • Needless to explain much about one of the most famous waterfalls. One major and important thing, please visit mostly during monsoon. If any other time then contact locals to know on the water level only then visit else you'll be disappointed badly. Tip: Avoid going extremely down to the lowest drop point, there isn't anything fancy or attractive, unnecessarily you would strain yourself climbing 100s of stairs for nothing great!
  • Should visit during or immediately after monsoon. Even during December it looks dry.. otherwise.. at view point , no good decent eat outs. Rest rooms are available and are reasonably maintained. Laser show after 7pm is a good attraction..
  • Wonderful place to visit. India's biggest waterfall. Visit in rainy season will give us good experience. But be very careful when taking children and don't try to take dangerous selfies.
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