Tips for Tourists visiting Jog Falls Karnataka

This article gives general information for tourists visiting Jog Falls Karnataka and important tips for tourism at Jog Falls Karnataka.

Planning a trip to Jog Falls Karnataka is not such a tough task, as it is easily accessible. However, it is a good idea to have some general information about Jog Falls Karnataka before you actually go there.

Top 10 tips for tourists to Jog Falls Karnataka

1. While October to March is ideal months to visit Jog Falls Karnataka, the best months to visit Jog Falls Karnataka is in August and September. This could be the late monsoon season, but it is at this time that Jog Falls Karnataka has the maximum water. Of course, the mist will be less November onwards. Visiting in April and May is fine if you are ready to bear the heat! In the month of February, although the weather is pleasant, Jog Falls Karnataka is not as majestic a sight as in the latter part of the year.

2. The best time to visit Jog Falls is after 12 noon, as this is the time when you can get the best photographic moments due to the sun's beams hitting the water and possibly creating rainbows.

3. It is not advisable to visit Jog Falls after sunset as you can easily lose your footing in the dark.

4. If you are planning to climb down to the base of the Jog Falls, you should definitely consider the fact that it takes a much longer to climb back up – more than an hour even! Hence, you should start climbing up well before it gets dark.

5. You may feel enthusiastic to go down the 1400 steps to the base of Jog Falls, from where you can get directly under the waterfalls. However, climbing back up those steps is very exhausting. Hence, only those who are really fit should venture down. Those with medical ailments, especially of the heart, and expectant mothers should not take the risk of climbing down Jog Falls. Also, it is not advisable to take young children down. They will tire easily and you will need to carry them both ways.

6. There are no petrol bunkers nearby Jog Falls, so if you are taking your own bike or car, make sure that you have a full tank! The nearest petrol bunker is in Shimoga.

7. There are no public toilets or any other kind of facilities at the site of Jog Falls. There are no medical facilities at the site of Jog Falls. The nearest hospitals are located at Shimoga. For more information see: Contact Information for Jog Falls Karnataka.

8. There are no good restaurants or food stalls at the site of Jog Falls. It is best to carry your own boxed food and bottled water on your trip to Jog Falls.

9. Please do not carry plastic bags to Jog Falls and do not litter the place with empty chips packets or other disposable items. Carry an extra paper bag for litter and dispose it off in the appropriate place back at your hotel.

10. Avoid carrying excessive bags, cash and valuables. One handbag with food and water is enough for your trip to Jog Falls.

Have a nice trip to Jog Falls Karnataka!


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