Jog - Honnavara - Murudeshwara - Kundapur - for the love of waterfalls and coastline

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Photo of Jog - Honnavara - Murudeshwara - Kundapur - for the love of waterfalls and coastline by Akshay Upadhya

Wanting to visit Jog in the monsoon, as a person who loves driving in the forest or coastline or any road for that matter, decided to do a circuit that would cover waterfalls and descend down to the coast. Plan was set.

Western ghats known for it's aesthetic beauty, boast plenty of waterfalls.

Where else than "Jog" to start off? Visit the Jog during August - Sep months to witness this charm in all it's glory.

Jog Falls located near the Jog Village. The view from "Jog Falls Falling Point" is located near the In Sagara Karnataka. Jog Falls is also called by the names such as Gerusoppe falls, Joga jalapatha and Jogada gundi in regional Kannada language. It is the 2nd highest plunge waterfalls in India.

Day 1

To get better views, you can climb down to the bottom of the falls, there's a whole lot of steps - a decent climb/ascend...

Photo of Jog Falls, Jog Falls, Karnataka, India by Akshay Upadhya

Mist had covered up the view, we could only hear the roaring fall, in anticipation we started down..

To see the first view of the magnificent,

Photo of Jog - Honnavara - Murudeshwara - Kundapur - for the love of waterfalls and coastline by Akshay Upadhya

One enthralling experience to be at the bottom of this huge waterfall.

Jogada gundi

The Sharavathi gushes down in all glory over a rocky terrain from a whopping 250m at this world famous jog falls point.

Wiki:

The water comes down in four distinct falls. The Raja Fall pours in one unbroken column sheer to the depth of 830 ft (250 m). Halfway down it is encountered by the Roarer, another fall, which precipitates itself into a vast cup and then rushes violently downwards at an angle of forty-five degrees to meet the Raja. A third fall, the Rocket, shoots downwards in a series of jets; while the fourth, the Rani, moves quietly over the mountainside in a sheet of foam.

Day 2

Next morning we start towards Honnavara through the beautiful roads of Gersoppa ghat.

This route hosts many waterfalls, lush dark forests running along the alluring Sharavathi valley. If you love riding through dark forests, stopping to be awed by streams dropping from impressive height, this is for you.

Photo of Gersoppa, Karnataka, India by Akshay Upadhya

Descending down to Honnavara, our next destination was Apsarakonda falls, a pristine waterfall.

Healing experience to be one with this plunging beauty covered in a canopy of trees.⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀"Apsarakonda" roughly translating to "Pond of angels" has a mystical allure. Visit early mornings to avoid the crowd, maintain silence, take a dip, get a dose of that natural massage and rejuvenate away!⠀

Photo of Jog - Honnavara - Murudeshwara - Kundapur - for the love of waterfalls and coastline by Akshay Upadhya

Honnavara is also known for the famous Sharavathi bridge.

Now we were officially running along the coastline, next stop - Murudeshwara.

Photo of Jog - Honnavara - Murudeshwara - Kundapur - for the love of waterfalls and coastline by Akshay Upadhya

World's second tallest Shiva statue by the Arabian coast, Murudeshwara, KA.

Photo of Jog - Honnavara - Murudeshwara - Kundapur - for the love of waterfalls and coastline by Akshay Upadhya

Raja gopuram at the Murudeshwara temple entrance. One of the tallest gopuras in southern India- a 20 stories tower surrounded by the Arabian sea on three sides and hills on the other.

Photo of Jog - Honnavara - Murudeshwara - Kundapur - for the love of waterfalls and coastline by Akshay Upadhya
Photo of Jog - Honnavara - Murudeshwara - Kundapur - for the love of waterfalls and coastline by Akshay Upadhya
Day 3

Having finished lunch here we headed on to Kundapura for the night. To the west lie the Kodi backwaters and the Arabian Sea, leaving the south side as the main connecting land mass

After a dose of lush forests, serene waterfalls and soothing beach we head back, a long way home to Bangalore.

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