This trip was the first road trip of my life which was taken back in 2011 through Western Ghats, but still the memories are as fresh as if I have been just back from a 2 day trip of North Karnataka. At this point of time I was just out of graduation and all I wanted was a break from the monotony that had completely taken care of my life. It’s always friends who take care of your boring life with every possible plan. This was a plan all of a sudden with Manja, and his two friends who were unknown to me. But after this trip we came as a long-time friends back home. The 15th of August was coming around and it was monsoon with rains which was awaiting to welcome us to North Karnataka. With not much of itinerary all we had to visit was a waterfall and a beach. So, we headed out on August 13th night from Bangalore towards Shimoga, with a cab booked for our trip. As it was a time none of us knew car driving we had to rely upon the driver, who turned out to be a cool guy without getting angry to stop the car at any point of time throughout the trip. So, the first destination we opted to visit was the infamous Jog Falls in the district of Shimoga in Karnataka. I had a small memory of me visiting this place in my school days, but wanted to witness this second highest waterfall water plunge in India. The entire night was a 400 kms drive for us from Bangalore to Sagara, which also had few pit stops to drink tea and have dinner. By 6 a.m. in the morning we reached Sagara taluk which is another 30 kms from Jog falls. It was a breezy cool atmosphere and rains had just stopped in the morning. We just freshened up a bit nearby a stream and later with a cup of tea for all of us we made it to Jog falls by 7.00 a.m.