First thing first – Welcome to the travelogue.
Welcome board near Jog Falls, which is about 30 min walk from here.
As discussed in my previous post, my itinerary was same except the reservation from Birur to Talguppa. I reserved a seat just before starting the trip, later which was beneficial because at 02:00 o’clock night no counter was open at Birur junction.
Train journey was as usual the same. A lot of sleeping and waiting at platforms. Journey from Birur to Talguppa was special, greenery all around, amazing.
Talguppa express reached its destination well in time (07:15) and outside the platform, a long queue of cars, auto shouting Jog, waterfall. Inquired about the fare and without doubt they were charging different-different (huge) amount. Bus stand is close by but no bus was there so took a shared van, fare was 50 bucks for 13 kms journey.
The entry fee for view point is 5 bucks. There are god number of eating joints inside the park/view point. Parking is also available for god-knows-what-charges and PWD rest house is also there.
Idli has become my favorite food by now, during the whole journey I ate idli at almost every station, funny though. So here also had a plate of idli and vada. Finished my breakfast and so weather became foggy, started raining. Seeing the fog, got little bit disappointed but that gave me the strength to walk towards the entry point of the falls, which is about 3 kms from view point.
Another disappointed came when I pressed the ON button of my camera, fuck! battery was dead! Now cell phone camera was the only option.
Morning rain made the weather pleasant, the air around smelled fresh n energetic. Sitting there, watching and listing the water fall was heaven.
Spent four hours there taking snaps, exploring here n there, sitting laying down on green grass, watching girls skidding n then crying, touching water, seeing waterfall & more waterfall and thinking why this name Jog, seeing waterfall & waterfall.
Then I was there in open road waiting for return ride, saw a roadside canteen and ordered fried rice. Got bus, fare 25 bucks. Boarded the train at Talguppa. Two n half of train journey dropped me at Shimoga (or Shivamogga – Gods own town, as one hoarding says there). KSRTC bus left in time and Monday 08:00 o’clock I was inside my bed.
The first view of the fall..
The last train station.. TalGuppa. It used to be a railbus journey but now its the usual meter gauge route.
Listening the sweet relaxing nature;s music..
One close view..!
Fog going away, more brightness..
Another view, walking the other end of the fall.
As usual, signature pose!!!.
beautiful surrounding, nature;s bliss….
Entire end train journey is full of greenery, rice fields all around. The land is really Gods own Land.. And I agree what with it.
Beautiful journey ended with a lot of fresh thoughts and new approach towards everything!
Fare – Rs. 1830/-
Food – Rs. 500/-
Total = Rs. 2330/-