|The road to Jog falls|
|Talakalale reservoir as seen from Sharavathi adventure camp|
|Water gushing when the Linganamakki dam opened|
Jog falls which is also known as Gerusoppa falls and Jogada Gundi, is made up of four falls, namely Raja, Roarer, Rocket and Rani. Raja is at its majestic best and is well known for being the second highest plunge waterfalls in the country at 830 feet after Nokhalikai in Meghalaya. Roarer is only partly visible as it falls through a vast concave drop before meeting Raja on its way down. Roarer is the most furious of the lot and one can have a better view of the same from the view point across. Rocket spurts out numerous jets and is definitely the most gorgeous of the lot. The way it splashes as it hits a jutting rock and creates a spray of fog all over is absolutely mesmerising. Queen is the elegant one of the four and makes her way amidst the greenery that sprout all over the rocks during the monsoons. It is not a plunge falls and cascades over the rock as it makes its way to the bottom. There are also many more tiny falls which are not as majestic and beautiful as these four. The two twin falls between the Roarer and the Rocket remains unnamed but are quite attractive.
|Rani to the extreme right, Rocket next to it and Raja to the extreme left. Roarer is invisible from this view point|
Signing Note- Majestic, furious and spectacular...!!
Route- Bangalore- Tumkur- Arsikere- Tarikere- Shimoga- Sagar- Jog Falls
Distance- 385 Kms
Awesome indeed! I am yet to witness such spectacular waterfalls.ReplyDelete
Glad you liked it. It is a must visit, Renuka.Delete
Wow!! Look at that!ReplyDelete
Perfect time to see the falls, I'm sure. I can almost hear the roar as the water gushes down.
I'm sure the drizzle and mist added to the experience.
I'm dying to go see some water, somewhere :D
Nice pics, Nomad. :)
Thank you, Nambiare. Head there soon. It is the right time. You will love it.Delete
Gad you liked it.Delete
Spectacular! Lucky you! Last year it wasn't great though it rained much!ReplyDelete
Yeah, second time lucky. My last experience was quite bad. Hardly a trickle.Delete
Wow! Lovely pictures. You are lucky that you were there when the gates opened which does not happen often. Possibly once in 4-5 years as dam does not get filled easily. BTW, how come no pictures from Bombay guest house? That will be fantastic. If you have clicked, do upload them as well.ReplyDelete
Thank you. Yeah, quite lucky to visit the same day the gates opened. I did not vsit the other side. So no pictures. Am sure Roarer would have looked spectacular from there.Delete
Beautiful water falls.... Nicely captured...ReplyDelete
Awesome pics and info dear, I would like to come with you with my photography gears ReplyDelete
lucky you. Recently I have visited Munnar with my cousins and it was wonderful experience.
Thank you. Yeah, should travel together next time. Saw your neelakurunji pictures. Lovely they are.Delete
Great place and beautiful waterfalls!! Nice photographs.ReplyDelete
Pics are really nice...You are lucky to be there on the day when gates were opened. You might have not got enough place to stand or sit as it is the high time people visiting Jog falls.ReplyDelete
There was a hit movie Mungaru Male in Kannada which made people from all over the state to madly rush to this falls.
Sometimes may be once in many years due to heavy rains water in Jog falls will be roaring and you can't make difference between all four streams - Raja, Rani, Roarer and Rocket.
Did you get a chance to visit Honnemardu in Sharavathi Back waters? Usually they organize nature camps and train swimming, trekking, boating etc.,
Thank you. Yeah, the place was quite crowded. I have seen Mungaru Male. It is beautifully shot. I have seen the pictures when all the four falls merge as one. Would love to see that some time. Probably, next monsoon. :) I dint visit Honnemardu.Delete
yes they are mighty....ReplyDelete
Jog at its best. Last year we were fortunate to see this wonder in full roarReplyDelete
The most awesome spectacular and intriguing falls in the country !ReplyDelete
Yeah, absolutely spectacular.Delete
Jog has also been my dream place. Have been there many times but nvr had this grandeur as in these pics. AmazingReplyDelete
Spectacular...I think Mizoram has also lovely falls.ReplyDelete
Glad you liked it.Delete
Went to Jog in August 2014. Definitely not as mighty as your pictures! Perhaps a year of bad rain! Lovely pics!ReplyDelete
Thank you. I had gone a month later in september. :)Delete
Have read so much about the Jog falls....even as a child in my geography text book.ReplyDelete
Would love to visit them sometime. Would they be as grand in winters?
Visit them during the monsoons. There is a stark difference in the amount of water after September. It reduces to a trickle.ReplyDelete