Jog Falls , created by the Sharavathi river, falling from a height of 253 meters (829 ft) is the highest plunge waterfall in India. These segmented falls are a major tourist attraction. It is also called by alternative names of Gerusoppe falls, Gersoppa Falls and Jogada Gundi.
River Sharavathi splits up into four different tracks which are named in accordance with their perceived trajectories. The names and the reasons for naming are:
- Raja (King): Named so because of its apparently ‘dignified’ and ‘serene’ fall.
- Roarer: This stream appears out of a mass of rocks, making a tremendous amount of noise.
- Rocket: Consists of a large volume of water streaming out of a small opening at a very high speed.
- Rani (Queen), also called Lady: The stream has a winding, twisting trajectory, said to resemble the movements of a female dancer.
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