Tuesday, August 12, 2008

Travel package-Wonder world Jog Falls

Jog Falls: World famous Jog falls (Jogada Gundi or Joga Jalapaata in Kannada) is the most thrilling spectacle in the entire western region of Karnataka.

Jog falls is around 105 kms away from Shimoga. The River Sharavathi takes a spectacular leap at a height of 292 m in four distinct falls - Raja, Rani, Rocket and Roarer - to form the fifth highest waterfall in Asia.

The four streams are named in accordance with their perceived trajectories:

1. Raja (King): Named so because of its apparently 'dignified' and 'serene' fall.
2. Rani (Queen), also called Lady: The stream has a winding, twisting trajectory, said to resemble the movements of a female dancer.
3. Roarer: This stream appears out of a mass of rocks, making a tremendous amount of noise (hence the name).
4. Rocket: Consists of a large volume of water streaming out of a small opening at a very high speed.

Jog falls is one of the must visit places in Karnataka. The best time to visit these falls is soon after the monsoons during July-August. The backwaters of the Sharavati Wildlife Sanctuary offer excellent opportunities for water sports

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