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LOCATION Jog Falls is located in Karnataka State, southern India, about 205 miles (330 km) northwest of Bangalore
MAXIMUM HEIGHT 830 ft (253 m)
Jan: 79°F (26°C); Apr: 84°F (29°C); Jul: 81°F (27°C); Oct: 83°F (28°C)
The grandest waterfall in Asia is hidden away in a remote forest setting among the craggy hills of the Western Ghats. Here, the Sharavati River tumbles over an impressively high and wide precipice in four cascades – the Raja (king), Rani (queen), rocket, and roarer.
Although a large hydroelectric power station upriver has reduced the volume of water. The falls remain a dramatic sight, especially during, and immediately after, the monsoon season. The unspoiled surrounding landscape is memorable at any time of year.
Getting There The easiest route to the falls is to fly to Mumbai and catch the Konkan Railway (or a bus) south along the coast towards Mangalore, alighting at Honavar, from where it’s a 2½-hour bus ride. The journey from Bangalore is much more complicated.
When to Go Visit the falls any time from October to January, just after the monsoons when there’s plenty of water in the river.