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Jog Falls

Yet another magnificent place set in the scenic surroundings of the Western Ghats.Jog falls is not meant to be a nice place for jogging(In fact it could be!),but the poor translation of "Joga" in Kannada led to "Jog" in English. Roaring Sharavati river jumps from a height of 875 ft forming a glorious waterfall.While doing so Sharavati is split into 4 different tracks namely "Raja","Rani","Roarer" and "Rocket".

The best time to visit these falls are soon after monsoon during August - September. If you visit during June or July you might have to negotiate heavy rains which may not be very pleasant.During summer when the water levels are low one can actually walk down to the bottom of the water fall.But due to poor maintenance and some notorious visitors you might get to see lot of junk stuff at the bottom.

Jog falls is the fifth highest waterfall in Asia.This place could be your best getaway from your regular mechanical life.In the recent years on a couple of occasions the falls went dry, indicating constantly over the years rainfall has come down significantly.

Linganmakki Dam

One can also visit Linganmakki Dam which is located about 6KM's from Jog Falls has a major hydro electric power plant in Karnataka.The height of the dam is 1819 ft above sea level.The dam is constructed across Sharavathi river.

Jog falls is about 175KM's from Udupi.Plenty of travel agencies conduct package tours to Jog from Udupi.This would be the best choice as they do complete the visit in day by taking care of your food and transportation needs.

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