Camping & Site Seeing-  Jog Falls & Bhadra River Shimoga, Karnataka

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Classification: MODERATE what's this?

Accommodation: Yes, there is a guest house near Jog Falls. As always, we piched our own tent and camped near the temple.

Essentials: Read-to-eat Food packs, drinking water.

Transportation: By car.

Costing: Rs. 1,900/- ($41) per head for two members including transportation and food for 3 days & 2 nights.

Suggestion: Carry back all the glass/plastic wastes and dispose the same in a proper bin. As always we did the same, further we picked up the plastic wastes littered by other too. The on-lookers were woundering what the two well-dressed guys were doing. I am sure we had imprinted a message in their minds with out a spoken word... "keep this beautyful place as it is".


Jog Falls, created by the Sharavathi River falling from a height of 253 meters (829 ft) is the highest plunge waterfall in India and is Located in Shimoga District of Karnataka state. Unlike other water 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. The river Sharavathi splits up in four tracks at the Jog Falls and each track is named Raja, Roarer, Rocket, Rani respectively. In the year 2007, the gates of the dam were opened wide due to heavy rain and hence a lot of snaps appeared on the net. When you visit don't be surprised to see less water at the falls. August-December is considered the season of best flow thus the best time to visit.

How to Reach:

Jog Falls is situated 379 kms away from Bangalore and 30 Kms away from Sagara. Travel form Bangalore-> Shimoga-> Sagar->Jog.

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We reach the Jog Falls, Shimoga

Camping on an island at Bhadra River, Shimoga