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“Go after monsoon”
5 of 5 bubbles Review of Jog Falls

Jog Falls
Ranked #1 of 19 things to do in Shimoga
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bangalore
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51 reviews
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“Go after monsoon”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 13, 2013

Aug-Oct seems to be best time to visit, when the falls will be in full flow. Good arrangements made on the entrance - restaurants, clean loos, parking space. Concrete stairs will lead all the way down to the base. There were railings on the side, places to sit in between and security guards posts.

Visited December 2012
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Coimbatore, Tamil Nadu, India
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“Where water plunges down from the sky”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 3, 2013

The highest plunge waterfalls in India is a must visit for grandeur seekers. The mostly taken route is via Shimoga. Jog is around 110 kms from Shimoga.

The first sight and look into the deep gorge from above and the plunging waterfalls takes your breath away. Those who would like to explore should take the thousand-odd steps to the bottom (this is possible only during drier months when water flow is considerably low).

On getting below, one gets a completely different perspective of the falls. The last portion of the walk, one has to navigate through huge rocks. The falls from below seems like water plunging directly from heaven. The main stream Raja falls plunges around 900 ft. untiered. It is not a good idea to go near water bodies, as they are huge in size and could be dangerous. Still those able can take small swims in the huge pools caused by the falls which are a minimum of 120 ft. deep.

Another season to visit is the monsoon. You can't get down, but the sheer volume of water that falls makes you gasp in excitement, accompanied by the thunderous roar.

One of the few grandeur sights of South India.

Visited October 2012
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Pune, Maharashtra, India
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“As my ancestors say "See Jog Falls atleast once before you Die"”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 3, 2013

I would say, dont visit this place just once but as many times you get to see this. It is the best water falls I have seen in my life. I would sit infront of it for hours and do nothing. Forget the whole world and get yourself indulge with the natural beauty of it. Visit this place during Sep to Nov and plan when it has rained in Talguppa area few days before your travel. Best if to visit the foothills of the Jog falls.

Visited November 2012
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Chennai (Madras), India
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“December - wrong time ! Go in July/August !!”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 2, 2013

It is December, I could not imagine that there shall be so less water. I knew it is not going to be as good in July/August, but, it was something so less as if it was peak summer ! Quite disappointed. Anyway, did not want to miss any fun and trekked all the way and had different angles and views at the falls. There is a small dam all the way down which gives good views.

Looks like it would be interesting to walk down if there is more water !

Visited December 2012
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Bengaluru, India
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“Walk down the stairs and trek”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 27, 2012

There are 1400 steps. You'll enjoy it when you walk down all the steps and then trek on the stones and reach near the falls. When you walk down the legs will shiver and when you walk up you'll feel tired

Visited December 2012
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