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Jog Falls, Shimoga

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The grandest among Karnataka waterfalls, Jog falls is created by the Sharavati River tumbling down from a height of 829ft. (253m) in four distinct cascades - known locally as Raja, Rani, Roarer, and Rocket. Regarded the highest waterfall in Asia, Jog falls is one of the major tourist attractions in Karnataka. During the monsoon season, the four streams of Jog make a spectacular drop with a deafening noise. The four different tracks of river Sharavati have been named in accordance with their trajectories. Raja has been named so because of its dignified and serene trajectory. The Roarer stream derives its name from the tremendous amount of noise it creates while falling down. The cascade Rocket consists of a large volume of water streaming out of a small opening at a furious speed. The winding, twisting trajectory of Rani bears a resemblance to the movements of a female dancer.

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