Located in the Shimoga district of Karnataka, Jog falls are among the famed tourist attractions in the state. People from across the world visit this majestic waterfall in large numbers throughout the year. With the aim to enhance tourism, Karnataka Jog falls are going to get revamped. It will have everything from ropeway rides and boating facilities to a stunning viewing deck.
One of the top tourist places in Karnataka, Jog falls cascade down from a height of 830 ft. What makes the Jog waterfall unique is its un-tiered flow that means it plunges directly into the water without making contact with the rocks. India’s second-highest plunge waterfall is a very popular tourist destination. It is expected that this world-class makeover project will increase tourism, attracting people from far and wide.
This project is likely to cost around 165 crores INR. This project will add several features to the Jog waterfall, adding to its beauty and charm. Some of the expected additions include up-gradation of the already existing viewing deck. A new viewing deck is also on the cards offering mesmerising views of the surrounding areas. Apart from this, a science park will be built for the kids. Tourists can also expect an amphitheatre where cultural events and activities will be organised. However, the main highlight is going to be the ropeway. This 400-metre ropeway will let the tourists enjoy the surreal beauty while hanging up the valley.
Under this project, the boating facility from Jungle Lodges to the Vandabailu Padmavathi Temple will start. This will not only lessen the time taken to commute but will also offer excellent opportunities to soak in the splendour of the place. The area will be lined with essential facilities like washrooms and cafeterias as well. KPCL has already started to take the necessary steps to ensure that this tourist spot gets modified into a global site. The deadline for this highly-anticipated project has been set to be 2023. With all these modifications, the alluring charm of Jog falls will be in its full glory.
How to Reach Jog Waterfall?
By Air: The nearest airport to Jog fall is Mangalore International Airport which is 219 km away.
By Train: Talaguppa Railway station which is in 20 km radius of Jog falls.
By road: It is 411 km from Bangalore to Jog fall.
Where to stay near Jog Waterfall?
If you are an adventure freak then staying in Sharavathi Adventure Camp which is operated by Jungle Lodges & Resorts is the optimal spot for tourists who want to stay close and personal with nature .
If you are planning on visiting Jog fall with your family then resorts like Hotel Mayura Gerusop (KSTDC) and Stay @ Matthuga are places to stay.
Nearby attractions of Jog waterfall.
Karwar, Honnemardu, Keladi.
Best time to visit Jog waterfall
The best Time to visit Jog fall is during the monsoon (August-December)