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Hyderabad to Gokarna and Jog falls, Karnataka.

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Drive to the beautiful beach town and the 2nd highest plunge waterfall of India

 

Route Taken : Hyderabad - Raichur - Hubbali - Gokarna - Jog falls - Shimoga - Chitradurga - Anantapur - Kurnool - Mahbubnagar - Hyderabad

Total Distance : 1600 kms ~

 

Day 1:

Hyderabad to Gokarna : 650 kms

Stay : Sanskruthi resorts

 

Day 2 :

Exploring Gokarna by foot covering all the beaches starting from Shiva temple.

Stay : Sanskruthi resorts

 

Day 3 :

Gokarna to Jog falls and Jog falls to Shimoga : 230 kms

Stay : Akash Inn

 

Day 4 :

Shimoga to Hyderabad : 600 kms

 

Gokarna and Jog falls was a trip that I could never forget.

Apart from Shiv temple, Gokarna is famous for its beautiful beaches and landscapes.

 

Beaches to visit in Gokarna :

 

Gokarna beach

Kudle Beach

Om Beach

Half-moon Beach

Paradise Beach

 

The Gokarna beach forms the coast of the town while the other four beaches lie to the south of Gokarna.

Kudle and Om are around 6 km from Gokarna town along a muddy hill; they are accessible by rickshaw or foot. Om beach is named so because it is shaped like the auspicious Om symbol.

Half-moon and Paradise are beyond Om beach and are accessible only by foot or boat. They are smaller and remote beaches.

 

Below is a short Photolog of my Day 2 in Gokarna

 

We have covered all the beaches mentioned above in the list this whole day and ended at Om beach by night. It was "ALL BEACH DAY" for us :D 

 

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On day 3, We started from Gokarna towards Jog falls which was about 3 hours drive from Gokarna. We had reached the Jog falls by 12 PM (approx.)

Four cascades, known as Raja, Rani, Rover and Rocket merge to form the huge waterfall on the Sharavathi River. The falls are locally known as Geruoppe Falls, Gersoppa Falls and Jogada Gundi. Jog itself is a Kannada word, which means falls.

 

The best season would be October to January. But, our visit being during monsoon (June), and it was super hot and humid during the day though evenings were pleasant.

 

With adventure mode ON, find the most difficult way(rock) out to reach the place you want to, because I am damn sure you will return by an easy way, without giving a second thought. That’s what travelling is all about.

 

The water flow was comparatively less and we haven't found any security to restrict us from going under the falls.

We came across a big rock, we sat on it with legs hanging and gaze the falls and also dried ourselves after getting all drained on that same rock.

 

You have to be damn careful while climbing some of the slippery rocks. Keep your footsteps properly and hands in synchronization with your steps. You can even slide on rocks, to safely cross them. There is fungus deposited on few, but the falls is a magnet that will attract you to experience its magnetic force.


Open your arms and feel the falls. This is something that is out of this world. Water drops smash on your face and hands. Many Rainbows can be seen in the water.

 

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We then drove down to Shimoga the same day and retire for the day. Our day 4 was a drive of 600 kms from Shimoga to Hyderabad. It was a lovely trip.

Any further queries, I would love to help the members :)

 

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Wonderful travel story @ujwal. Thanks for sharing the detailed your detailed log. And how did you guys get under the Jog falls. Wasn't there any security or is it not risky? :O

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Good travelogue ujwal.looks like a fun trip . From Gokarna to jog how are the roads ? A month ago some of the roads were pretty bad .

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Wonderful travel story [mention=344]ujwal[/mention].
Wasn't there any security or is it not risky? :o


It in fact was a risky affair where the rocks were too sharp and slippery. We haven’t found any security guards around and have already seen people experiencing the fall on them and enjoying it. Just in excitement, we couldn’t hold our horses and jumped in
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Good travelogue ujwal.looks like a fun trip . From Gokarna to jog how are the roads ? A month ago some of the roads were pretty bad .


It really was a fun ride. The roads between Gokarna and Jog falls were average. Not great or not too worst. It took us approximately 3 hours for about 100 kms.
Just a 2 lane road on the coastal side until we took a diversion from Honnavar towards Gersoppa. We couldn’t go beyond 60 kmph during this drive.
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It really was a fun ride. The roads between Gokarna and Jog falls were average. Not great or not too worst. It took us approximately 3 hours for about 100 kms.
Just a 2 lane road on the coastal side until we took a diversion from Honnavar towards Gersoppa. We couldn’t go beyond 60 kmph during this drive.

100 in 3 hours on such roads is pretty decent ... what was your car ?
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100 in 3 hours on such roads is pretty decent ... what was your car ?


Yes, actually less than 3 hours. We had started from Gokarna after our breakfast at the hotel around 9 and reached before 12 PM. We did this trip in my friends Suzuki swift
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11 minutes ago, ujwal said:

 

 


It really was a fun ride. The roads between Gokarna and Jog falls were average. Not great or not too worst. It took us approximately 3 hours for about 100 kms.
Just a 2 lane road on the coastal side until we took a diversion from Honnavar towards Gersoppa. We couldn’t go beyond 60 kmph during this drive.

 

 

You guys should have gone further straight across Honnavar till Batkal and taken a diversion. This route is a little better than the other route which you have taken. Would take the same travel time for more distance covering Murudeshwar :) (if only you guys haven't seen this place earlier)

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Waterfall pictures are too good.

How much effort does it take climb down to the foot hills of the waterfalls?

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Waterfall pictures are too good.
How much effort does it take climb down to the foot hills of the waterfalls?


Just keep a watch on your grip while you climb the rock. It’s extremely slippery. That’s all you need to be careful about. And there are about 1400 steps to reach the base area of the water pool.
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5 hours ago, ujwal said:

And there are about 1400 steps to reach the base area of the water pool.

Seriously ???... 

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19 hours ago, ujwal said:

1400 steps

 

13 hours ago, ksa171983 said:

Seriously ???

 

I think it is one of the tallest waterfalls in the country.

But still 1400 steps, going down is easy, but coming up 😵

 

 

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3 hours ago, Ranger said:

But still 1400 steps, going down is easy, but coming up 😵

relax over the night and then come back up next day :P .. then it will be fun spending entire night at the water falls..

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2 hours ago, ksa171983 said:

then it will be fun spending entire night at the water falls..

 

Imagine, If there is cloud burst or some dam released water 😋

I'm sure you guys can climb all those 1400 steps in 14 minutes 😸

 

But it will be a lovely place to camp. 

 

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2 hours ago, ksa171983 said:

spending entire night at the water falls

This could be Dangerous! Never do this because you will never realize the increase in water flow, if something goes wrong you will see water everywhere in no time!!

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Hey Ujwal, congratulation for completing such an wonderful trip. I am sure the trip was full of fun. Pictures were really nice. Btw, who took that photo where you guys are sitting on the rock near the falls? Slef-timer? How did you manage climb the rock to go to your place within few seconds?😲

 

Instead of Shimoga, you guys should have covered Murudeshwar if not Maravante. NAy special reason to go to Shimoga apart from temple? All in all enjoyed reading the post, thanks for sharing!

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On ‎7‎/‎4‎/‎2018 at 12:53 PM, sagar said:

 

You guys should have gone further straight across Honnavar till Batkal and taken a diversion. This route is a little better than the other route which you have taken. Would take the same travel time for more distance covering Murudeshwar :) (if only you guys haven't seen this place earlier)

 

Yeah we could have done that but didn't have an idea on the status of the road condition while our travel. And moreover, we already have our Murudeshwar plan lined up for the scuba diving late this year. So, decided to skip it and save our energy for Jog falls. We had almost spent about 4 to 5 hours at the Jog falls. :) 

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