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Jog Falls is one of the highest waterfall in India which is located in Shimoga District of Karnataka and is formed by Sharavathi river. The height of the falls is around 253 meters or 829 ft.
The water comes down as four distinct falls. From left to right they are, Raja, Roarer, Rocket, Rani.
The Raja Falls comes down in an unbroken manner from top covering 830 feet. The Roarer travels down in a cup shape rock in a 45 degree angle and joins Raja fall half way down making tremendous amount of noice. The third Fall Rocket streams out of a small opening with very high speeds and the fourth the Rani fall having twisting trajectory giving the resemblance of a female and hence the name.
The falls can be found at its peak during the monsoons as the source of water for the falls is the rainfall. During the other seasons, the water is collected in the dam for generation of electricity. Jog Falls is also commonly called by alternate names such as Joga, Jogada Gundi.
Jog Falls is aroung 370 kms from Bangalore and 104 kms from Shimoga district. The Google map location can be found here.
It was a short one day trip which was planned at a short notice of may be an hour or so by dad. Trip was planned because, the KRS gates were opened to let the excess inflow of water and the water would flow towards Gaganachukki and Bharachukki (Shivanasamudra).
To reach Gaganachukki and Bharachukki, we took the Bangalore-Mysore Highway and reach Maddur. Just after the KSRTC bus terminus, we took the route to Malavalli (falls on the left side of the route when travelling from Bangalore to Mysore). The road from Maddur till Malavalli is not good so it would be covered at 30-40 kmph. But once Malavalli is crossed, roads become smoother and could be covered at much higher pace.
The small village Shivanasamudra splits the Cauvery river into 2 forming Gaganachukki and Bharachukki.
Below are the pictures taken by me during the trip.
The distance from Bangalore is around 140 kms. The Google map location .
Sigandoor (Sigandur) is a place near Sagar in Shimoga District famous for its Devi Chowdeshwari Temple. It is located on the side of backwaters of Sharavathi river and in the midst of the thick jungle away from the city or any commercial places.
To reach Singadoor temple, we need to cross the Sharavathi back water by Launch (big blat boat like vehicle) and then a short drive in the woods.
The place is around 100 kms from Shimoga City (Shimoga is 270 kms from Bangalore, Capital city of Karnataka, India).
Frequent buses ply from Bangalore to Shimoga and to Sagar. From Sagar, private buses and other vehicles ferry people to and fro Sigandoor. Launch service is available till 5pm in the evening.
The other places of interest around this place is Jog Falls and Kollur (Sigandoor can be reached via Kollur also).