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.