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Jog Falls are the highest waterfalls in Asia. Situated at around 113kms from Shimoga city, they are created by the river Sharavati, falling through a height of 292 m (958 ft).
The best time to visit the falls is July-August (monsoons in northern karnataka). The Hirebhaskar Dam has been built on the River Sharavati just before it takes the shape of Jog falls. Hence at the other times of the year, the falls are seen as narrow stream of water due to considerably less volume as the water is reserved for power generation purposes and not allowed to take the shape of such magnificient falls as seen here.
Also, in the picture 4 distinct streams can be seen viz. -
Raja (King): Named so because of its apparently
'dignified' and 'serene' fall (first from the left in the picture).
Rani (Queen), also called Lady: The stream has a winding, twisting trajectory, said to resemble the movements of a female dancer (third from the left in the picture).
Roarer: This stream appears out of a mass of rocks, making a tremendous amount of noise (hence the name) (second from left, starting from middle height).
Rocket: Consists of a large volume of water streaming out of a small opening at a very high speed (first from the right).

These streams take these shapes much more conspicuously during other seasons due to low volume of water.

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  • Copyright: Shruti Rustagi (fragrance) (60)
  • Genre: Places
  • Medium: Color
  • Date Taken: 2006-08-13
  • Categories: Nature
  • Exposure: f/5.6, 1/80 seconds
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  • Photo Version: Original Version, Workshop
  • Date Submitted: 2006-08-14 0:55
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