Jog Falls, located in the Shimoga district of Karnataka, is a major attraction among nature lovers. The water here falls from a height of 830 feet, making it the country’s second-highest plunge waterfall after Nohkalikai Falls of Meghalaya. Jog Falls is surrounded by dense evergreen forests, and the sight of milky-white water plunging amidst lush surroundings is absolutely mesmerising!

Jog Falls on river Sharavathi is a combination of four cascades – Raja, Rani, Roarer and Rocket – spread over a area. Jog Falls, despite being a segmented cascade, transforms into a plunge waterfall during the monsoon season. During this time, the falls are enticingly beautiful as large volumes of water gush into the pool below. You may also be lucky enough to see a lovely rainbow here.

Whether you are a nature enthusiast or an adventure junkie, a trip to Jog Falls is sure to be a memorable experience. Here is some information about Jog Falls location, timings, best time to visit, and more.

Jog Falls Information

Alternate Names

Gersoppa Falls, Jogada Gundi, Gerusoppe Falls, Joga Falls


Sagara Taluk, Shimoga District, Karnataka


Waterfall, adventure


1522 feet

Waterfall Height

830 feet


7:30 AM to 9:30 PM

Best Time to Visit

June to September/ Monsoon season


Trekking, photography, laser show, musical karanji, river rafting, boating, kayaking

Time Needed

2-3 hours

Entry Fee

INR 10 per person

Parking Fee

INR 30

Personal Guide charges

INR 400

Nearest Airport

Hubli Airport (162 km)

Nearest Railway Station

Sagara Railway Station (28 km), Shimoga Railway Station (101 km)

Nearest Bus Station

Sagara Private Bus Station (27 km)

Jog Falls Timings for Laser Show and Musical Karanji Show:

Monday to Saturday: 7:15 PM to 8:15 PM

Sunday: 7:15 PM to 9:15 PM

Also Read: 30 Waterfall near Bangalore

Jog Falls: Things to Do

Jog Falls height and location make it a popular attraction among trekkers, water sports enthusiasts, and peace seekers. Some popular activities that you can enjoy here include:

  1. Trekking: The trek here is a bit different from the rest. Instead of crossing dense forests or plantations, you must descend approximately 1400 steps to the waterfall’s base. Once at the base, you can enjoy lovely views of the cascade and its surroundings. Although a bit slippery and tiring, the trek is worth it.
  1. Camping and water activities: The adventure camps near the waterfall organise different water activities, such as river rafting, kayaking, coracle rides, and more.
  1. Bird-watching: Jog Falls is a delight for bird watchers, as it is home to a variety of migratory birds.
  1. Photography: Keep your camera handy to capture stunning views of the falls and surrounding foliage. The waterfall has two viewing decks from where you can click some beautiful panoramas.

Attractions near Jog Falls, Shimoga

After visiting Jog Falls, you can also explore other nearby attractions. Here is a look at Jog Falls distance from the prominent attractions:

  • Dwimukhi Chamundeshwari Temple (5 km)
  • Raja Stone (6 km)
  • Kallu Sanka (7 km)
  • Talakalale Balancing Reservoir (11 km)
  • Thyvare Koppa Lion and Tiger Reserve (12 km)
  • Linganamakki Dam (12 km)
  • Bangara Kusuma (27 km)
  • Dabbe Falls (33 km)
  • Bangaramakki Veeranjaneya Temple (36 km)
  • Unchalli Falls (54 km)
  • Sharavati Valley Wildlife Sanctuary (85 km)

Jog Falls today is a popular destination for those seeking respite from the city’s heat and chaos. People from Bangalore, Mangalore and other nearby places frequent the falls to spend quality time in the lap of nature and enjoy different adventure activities. You can also plan a weekend getaway to explore Jog Falls and other attractions in the vicinity.