Rainbow in Jog Falls
All in all, it's a treat to watch water fall from 250 meters height.
For Indians: Rs.5/-
For Foreign tourists: Rs.50/-
How to reach Jog Falls?
Airport: Closest airport to Jog Falls is Hubli which is located at a distance of 130km. The falls is connected to Bangalore by direct buses as well. Which in my opinion makes it a better airport to reach.
Rail: The closest railway station is Sagar which is 30km away from the falls. The other station, which is well connected is Honnavar which is 66km away but falls on the Konkan railway and has a lot of trains passing through it. The Konkan railway itself is a treat to travel by and hence this was the route I chose to travel by.
Road: This is the most important part. I searched at a lot of places and even on KSRTC websites and help desk, but everywhere I got an answer that either one has to hire a cab or come to Jog falls from Sagar and that the bus connectivity there is very poor. But well, this is NOT true. Jog falls is well connected to Honnavar as well. There are buses that take you from Honnavar to Jog falls, the travel time is around 1.5 hours. For the return journey, there are buses passing from Jog falls towards Honnavar at 3:15PM, 4:20PM and 6:30PM. One can easily travel by these buses as they are mostly empty.
There are buses which directly link Bangalore to Jog Falls, one can find them on www.ksrtc.in .
Apart from these, there are private buses and autos as well which run on the route. If one is looking for a comfortable ride then one can hire a cab from Honnavar, Murdeshwar, Bhatkal, Sagara for roughly Rs.1000-2500.
Best time to visit?
The best time to visit Jog Falls is in the monsoon season from August to October. As the falls are seasonal falls, this is the time when the water is maximum and one can see the falls in all it's magnificence.
Places to eat?
There is a restaurant called "Mayura Gersoppa" operated by KSTDC and one can find decent food here.
Free pure drinking water refill stations are available as well for the tourists.
Clean toilets are available as well.
Hotels and Guesthouses:
For those looking to spend the night in the proximity of the falls, there are Government guesthouses available here and a couple of other private ones as well.