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
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.