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 Jog Falls
 

 
 
 
Significance of Jog Waterfalls : Associated with the waterfall is the nearby Linganmakki Dam across river Sharavathi, and the hydro-electric power station that it serves. The power station has been operational since 1949, and is, at 1200 MW capacity, one of the largest hydro-electric stations in India and a significant source of electric power for Karnataka. The power station was previously named Krishna Rajendra hydro-electric project, after the King of Mysore at that time. The name was later changed to Mahatma Gandhi hydro-electric Project. It was served by Hirebhaskara dam until 1960. After 1960,
thanks to visions of Sir M. Visvesvarayya, Linganmakki Dam, built across river Sharavathi is being used for power generation.



How to reach : August-December is the season of best flow and best time to visit. Jog is situated at 30 kilometers away from Sagara, and 379 kilometers away from Bangalore.

Nearest Bus Stations
: Jog, Sagara. One can reach Jog from direct buses to Jog from Bangalore. Alternative way is to take direct bus to Sagara from Bangalore and local bus from Sagara to Jog. Distance - 409 kilometers from Bangalore, 104 kilometers from Shimoga and 30 kilometers from Sagara.

Nearest Train Stations : Sagara, Shimoga. One can take train to Sagara from Bangalore and can travel to Jog in buses from Sagara.

Nearest Airport
: Mangalore.
 
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