Jog Falls, Gerosoppa Falls or Joga Falls is the second highest plunge waterfall in India. It is created by River Sharavathi in Shimoga District of Karnataka. It cascades from a height of 253 m, and is quite a sight, we must tell you! If you are based in Bangalore, you ought to dedicate one weekend to drive to Jog Falls to enjoy the scenic beauty! If you are planning a trip from Bangalore to Jog Falls, heres how you can reach it!
The distance between Bangalore and Jog Falls is 422.9 km and it can be covered in 6.5 to 7.5 hours, depending on the flow of traffic and the route you choose. There are 2 routes that one can choose from, while driving from Bangalore. The shorter route includes driving via NH 4. You have to take Grant Road/Vittal Mallya Road, Seshadri Road, SC Road and 1st Main Road to NH4. Then, follow NH4 to Yennihosahalli and exit from NH4. Take SH 76, SH 77 and SH1/SH 62 to NH206 in Shiravala. Turn right onto NH206 and continue on Bhatkal Siddapur Soraba Highway to your destination near Jog Falls. The alternate route involves driving through NH 48 and NH206.