At roughly 1:30 pm I decided to try going to Jog falls from Agumbe. I checked out from Dodda Mane,Agumbe, boarded the bus to Tirthalli, and cancelled my Agumbe-Bangalore reservation on the way. Time was of the essence here, since Agumbe to Jog falls is a 3 hour journey, and the waterfall complex closes around 6:30-7 when it gets dark. A few people that I asked, did advise me against going there so late, but I anyway decided to take a chance. And that turned out to be a very good decision.
To go from Agumbe to Jog Falls, you need to take a bus till Tirthalli which takes around 45-60 minutes. After getting down at Tirthalli, you need to take another bus to Sagara, which will take about 2 hours. From Sagara, there is a direct bus to Jog Falls covering around 25 km in 30-40 minutes.