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Sunday, August 26, 2018

Jog Falls Second highest plunge waterfall in India

I was quite disappointed since I could not go to Jog falls last week. But if you wish for something and if the intention is good, the whole universe conspires in helping you to achieve it.  How true it is. Because the very next week, I was invited by GB to join Jog falls and who does not wish to explore the second-highest waterfall of India ? The Jog Falls also known as Gerosappa Falls or the Joga Falls is a must visit place. We took Renault KWID and started to Jog Falls at 7.00 AM from Bangalore. Because GB Slept and all got late. After having Breakfast at Kamat Upachar, Yedehalli we resumed our journey. Don't go with the name of Kamath. Food is not great here, but since we were not having any other option, we had to stop here for breakfast. Cleanliness also below average and Pongal not good. Wash rooms are clean.

Throughout our Journey, we had mesmerizing view of chitradurga windmills. The hills view are awesome
The Entrance of chitradurga welcomes with  wall fort walls on both sides of the road as a symbolic representation of fort.
We had a little halt at Hirekerur bus stand and Shirakoppa bus stand.

Keladi Rameshwara Temple
Around Evening, we reached Keladi Rameshwara Temple. Talk with the priests to know more about its history, legendary stories and the kings.
The entrance of the building doesn’t look like a temple. It looks like an old fashioned Mangalore style tiled roof gateway

Amenities:
Parking Space  : Yes. 
Drinking Water : No
Restrooms : No


Restaurants And Hotels :No


Ikkeri Aghoreshwara Temple:
Don’t rely on google map for the location , since it was guiding the  wrong location.

Duration of visit     : 30 Minutes
Timings                  : 9 AM to 5PM
Entry Fee               : No
              
Amenities:
Parking Space  : Yes. Ample
Drinking Water : No
Restrooms : Yes. But closed. 
Restaurants And Hotels :Nothing 

Reached home stay around 6.30. The home stay was the best.

Day 2:
8.20 AM:
Jog falls:
After spending some time at Jog Bridge, We reached Jog Falls view-point where all the four falls (Raja, Roarer, Rocket, Rani) can be seen from a distance. There are some interesting reasons behind the names of Raja, Roarer, Rocket, Rani. Raja falls, pours from  850 feet, since its magnificent among all the other 3 falls, it takes the pride of king. Next to Raja is Roarer, as it makes huge sound. If you observe closely you can see that water is coming from the middle of nowhere! The middle one resembles like a rocket, domed shape/conical shape at the bottom. And finally, the Rani Falls, which is mild and silent.

Toilet and bathing facilities are available and its quite clean. Napkins as well as hot cold bath facilities along with locker facility is available.

There is a Hotel Mayura Gerusoppa Jogfalls opposite to water falls. You can book your stay here, since you get good water falls view. Don’t forget to book in advance. Hotel Mayura restaurant is available here but only Idly vada and Rice bath is available for morning. Hdfc atm is available near falls. Dont replay since its always closed.

Taking 1400 steps would take to the base of the falls, but during monsoon its restricted and the gate was closed. It was misty hence we could not see the jog falls clearly. We were patience by orderning maggi, Bread omlet to get you the awesome and full view of Jog Falls.

Dont just stick around the view point. Take a stroll around the view point, to see the beautiful valley all around. The view of hydroelectric power station is mesmerizing,where you can see River Sharavati valley.

Timings                  : Open All Hours
         
Amenities:
Parking Space  : Yes. Ample. But crowd will be equal. 
Drinking Water : No
Restrooms : Yes. Neat and Clean
Restaurants And Hotels :Yes. 

11.45 AM:
After spending 4 hours, we drove another 2.4 kilometers from the Jog bridge to a place called Hotel Prakruthi Yatri Nivas lodge. From here one can get view of Rani falls cliff. After spending 10 minutes, we drove another 2 kilometers to a place called Jog management authority/British Bungalow Where Raja, Roarer and the Rocket top can be seen.

From here below are the near by places.
Tips:
  1. Must try pineapple. They are extremely tasty here. Choose the once that has orange color layer. One full pineapple can be brought for 40 rupees
  2. You can actually plan a solo trip for one day. 
How to Reach Jog Falls by Train:
You have direct train to SAGAR JAMBAGARU – SRF from Bangalore. Its just an overnight journey. From Sagar Bus stand, the jog falls is just 30 km away and you have direct Bus to Jog Falls. You can also hire car/taxi from Sagar. Cab charge about 300 rupees to falls. Once you reach Jog falls, You can walk to the near by places. Talagapu railway station is the nearest railway station. From there also you can hire a cab to Jog Falls.

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