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Jog Falls


Jog Falls is the second highest plunge waterfall in India after the Nohkalikai Waterfalls of Meghalaya. It has an elevation of 790 meters and falls from a height of 253 metres. It has an average width of 472 meters. It is also known as Gerusoppe Falls, Gersoppa Falls and Jogada Gundi.

This waterfall is located in Karnataka, South India. It is a segmented waterfall with an untiered formation. It streams down the slope losing contact with the rocks. It is regarded as the highest untiered waterfalls in India.


Quick Facts: –

  • Approximately 3.4 million tonnes of water fall down the cliff every second.
  • A British Ship SS Gersoppa has been named after the town and falls of Gerusoppa in Karnataka.
  • It was a merchant ship brought to India during the Second World War. It sank in 1941.
  • Jog Falls has been listed in the World Waterfall Database at no. 314.
  • This waterfall powers one of the largest hydroelectric stations in the country. It has been operational since 1948 and is of 120 MW capacity.
  • This waterfall is called Joga Gundi and the word ‘Joga’ in Kannada means ‘Falls.’
  • Jog Falls are created by the Sharavati River and is associated with the Linganamakki Dam built across Sharavati.
  • The water from Linganamakki Dam further flows to form the jubilant Jog Falls.
  • This waterfall is a combination of four falls in full flow named Raja, Rani, Roarer and Rocket.
  • During Monsoons, this waterfall creates a spectacular sight with rainbows every now and then.



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