The famous Jog Falls of Karnataka also known as the Gersoppa falls are about 16 Km from Talguppa. Here the river Sharavathi leaps into a rocky chasm of 256 meters depth. The water falls in four cascades namely the Raja of Monarch, Roarer, Rocket and Rani presenting a scene of grandeur and sublimity. Nearby are the gigantic Sharavathi and Mahatma Gandhi Hydro- Electric works, which provide the bulk of electric power.

What to see

Mavinaguinudy Falls: This is 3 km from Jog falls. Mahatma Gandhi Hydro-Electric Works: 5 km from Jog falls Honnemaradu: A water sports centre 15 Km from Jog Falls.

Getting There

Air: Mangalore (225 Km) is the nearest airport connected by India Airlines, Jet Airways.

Rail; The nearest railhead is Talguppa 16 km (via Birur and Shimoga).

Road: Jog falls is connected by road with Bangalore 378 Km, Belgaum 256 km, Bhatkal 74 Km, Chennai 711 Km, Hampi 363 km, Hubli 175 km, Mumbai 780 km, Mysore 348 Km, Sagar 33 Km, Shimoga 104 Km.

General information

Area: 7.8 sq.km Temperature: Summer - Max: 38 Deg.C Mini: 28 Deg.C Winter - Max: 32 Deg.C Mini: 25 Deg.C Rainfall: 505 cm Altitude: 461 meters Season: June to November STD Code: 08186

Excursions

  1. Linganmakki Resevoir (11 Km);
  2. Sagar (58 Km): Is well known for its Sandalwood work.
  3. Sharawati Wildlife Sanctuary (98 Km): Is famous for its spotted deer.
  4. Sobara (64 Km): Is another palce known for its Sandalwood work.