Jog falls going students can couple of hydro power plants located in nearby regions or they can visit Shimoga district, major industrial players in the district includes Visvesvaraya Iron and Steel Limited, Mysore paper Mills Ltd. Bhadravathi, English India Clay Ltd., Paper Packaids Pvt Ltd., Perfect Alloy Components ltd. Etc.
Witness nature’s headlong tumble, as the Sharavati River makes a spectacular drop of 956 ft in four distinct cascades – known locally as Raja, Rani, Roarer and Rocket – to create the fifth highest falls in Asia. One of India’s greatest scenic wonders, the Jog Falls is at their exuberant best during the monsoon, with arching rainbows colouring the mist.
When the sluice gates of the upstream Linganamakki Dam are closed, taking a walk right down to the bottom of the gorge is a once-in-a-lifetime experience. A large hydro electric power plant is located down stream here
Sights to See
105 km from Shimoga the inviting spot where the Sharavathi river cascades down from a height of more than 900 feet resulting in the creation of Jog falls, is a premier travel destination of India. A trip to the Jog falls during the monsoons will be an unforgettable experience. The river Sharavathi hurtles in 4 distinct cascades. The first of these falls is known as the ‘Raja’ – the grandest, an unbroken sheet of water, the Raja plunges into the vapour-shrouded pool 900 feet below. A few 100 feet way down, with a thunderous gush, ‘Roarer’ joins Raja.
Leaping down with great speed in a series of cascades in the ‘Rocket’ and gliding away in a feminine grace, ‘Rani’. The effect is greatly heightened by the wild and beautiful region around which is covered with a wealth of luxuriant vegetation. The steps cut into rocks will lead you to the very depths of the fall and shower you with vaporous spray that bounces off these rocks.
There is also the splendid view of the Linganamakki dam, which is 1819 feet above sea level built across the river Sharavathi. This dam is the main feeder reservoir of the Mahatma Gandhi Hydroelectric project in Shimoga.
This was the first capital of Keladi Nayakas. The place is 6kmto the north of Sagar taluka. At almost the northern end of the village, there is a large courtyard, which is enclosed, in modern tiled verandah. In the middle of the courtyard stand 3 temples Rameshvara temple, which is in the centre, Veerbhadreshvara temple, which is to the right, and the Parvati temple, which is to the left. The Rameshvara & Veerbhadreshvara temples are a mixed pattern of Hoysala & southern or Dravidian style. The Parvati temple is a small building, which has old back portion built of stone and the front modern portion built of brick. There is also a well-maintained Keladi Museum, which has a collection of copper inscriptions, palm leaves and coins from Nayaka’s period.
- Mysore paper Mills Ltd.
- English India Clay Ltd
- Karnataka Soaps & Detergent Ltd
- Government Milk Diary
And many More Industries for more information see state wise list of Industries
8km from Sagar, a small village known for its Non-Government Drama training institute called NEENASAM initiated by K.V.Subanna. The institute is well equipped with an indoor auditorium known as ‘Dr. Shivarama Karantha Rangamandira’. Regular workshops and training sessions, finds the place populated by renowned artists from all over the country.
About 25kmfrom Sagar town on the way to jog falls, a adventure place by name Honnemaradu welcomes the adventure loving people. The place is situated on the backwaters of Sharavathi River. The place maintained by Adventurers, Bangalore. You can enjoy Kayaking, wind water surfing and all other water sports. On payment of small amount you get accommodation, food and water sport equipments. One important point to be noted before visiting this place is not to carry any alcohol, gutka, and non-vegetarian items. All this items are banned in this place.
Tyarekoppa Lion Safari
Lions, tigers and other wild life animals roam around in the deep forests freely. The lion-tiger safari started way back in 1988 is an ideal picnic spot. The safari is spread around an area of 200 Hectares of dense forest. You can witness to the grace, diversity, colour and marvel of nature and catch enlivening glimpses of Lions, Tigers, Cheetah, Bear, Deer, and rare migratory birds as they amble around in luxuriant habitat. Regular recreation and sightseeing outings are organized by the forest department for visitors.
Sirsi (30 km)
The leragest town in Uttara Kannada district, Sirsi is located in the sylvan surroundings. A popular hill retreat, it is famous for several waterfalls.
How would you like to travel?
Jog Falls is:
- 45 km from Sagara
- 56 km from Honnavar
- 105 km from Shimoga
- 378 km from Bangalore
- 180 km from Mangalore
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