Daytrip from Gokarn to Jogfalls?

#1 Feb 4th, 2005, 15:00
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Hi all!

We plan to go to the Jog falls from Gokarn by motorbike and are wondering if it is reasonnable to do so in one day?

Any idea of the distance and time between these places?

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It's about 115 Kms. to Jog Falls, the roads are OK though not great, it would take about 3 hours to get there non-stop, though you would be better to allow 4 - 5 hours and have a couple of breaks to view the scenery.

Are you planning to return on the same day?

If so, you would need to leave early, as you would have to leave Jog by 15:00 to get back before dark.
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Pack some food too. Lot of tea stalls with the usual potato snacks but no decent restaurant anywhere near Jog. Tea stalls make good omelettes, though.
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I have come to dread night driving on Indian roads. Usually I am already tired from al long day's exertion, everyone has their hibeams on, and the horns taped down. A
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it's a great way to ruin an exquisite day trip!

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when are you planning to head for the jog ? a few weeks back when I enquired the KTDC guys had mentioned that it was not the season and there was hardly any water. So before you start moving, it might be a good idea to call up the govt restaurant there and check if it is worth going there (then).

You shall be able to make it in a single day quite easily, no worries on doing that bit.
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Good point, Sudheer! in the dry season (now), it all depends on what days water is released.
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We did it

Hi all,

we finally went to the Jog Falls 4 days ago with a motorbike. It was nice and not to difficult to do it in one day, even if had a flat tyre 30km ago from the falls. There was not a lot of water but the road is pleasant.

Thank you all for your advices.

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Originally Posted by kalakuta Hi all,

we finally went to the Jog Falls 4 days ago with a motorbike. It was nice and not to difficult to do it in one day, even if had a flat tyre 30km ago from the falls. There was not a lot of water but the road is pleasant.

Thank you all for your advices.

Kala
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Originally Posted by kalakuta Hi all,

we finally went to the Jog Falls 4 days ago with a motorbike. It was nice and not to difficult to do it in one day, even if had a flat tyre 30km ago from the falls. There was not a lot of water but the road is pleasant.

Thank you all for your advices.

Kala
Would you say it's a worthwhile day out from Gokarna?
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'Would you say it's a worthwhile day out from Gokarna?'

I just returned from Jog Falls today and can confirm it is a very pleasant motorcycle trip. I took the longer route up from NH17 (via Sirsi) and returned on the shorter route via Honevar as I was looking forward to the Ghat driving. The route via Kumte and Honevar is the nicer road -- more scenic, mostly in excellent condition and light traffic. A round trip could be done in a day, but it is a pleasant place to spend the night as well.

The facilities at the falls have been much improved since I was last there -- the Government-run guest house has huge 3 bedded rooms, attached bathrooms (recently tarted-up with tiles and new plumbing) for 300rp. They also have updated the restaurant which has a full menu.

There is very little water going over the falls at present -- unfortunately, I didn't take a picture when I arrived, and the light was 'wrong' in the morning when I took this shot, but the lack of water is pretty apparent. It is still a nice, cool break from the coast and worth it if you like nice biking roads.

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