Friday, January 8, 2010
Jog Water Falls / Dandeli Game Sanctuary – Karnataka Tourism
Jog (60 kms from Honnavar) is famous for its magnificent water falls. The Sharavali river flowing over a rocky bed takes a spectacular leap from a height of 292 meters and splits into four smaller streams. The best time to visit this place is just after the monsoons during June-November when the falls are at their most impressive.
Dandeli is blessed with pleasant weather all round the year; it is a natural habitat for wild life. It is about 150 km from Karwar, a picturesque town set against the backdrop of the Western Ghats. The famous Dandeli Game Sanctuary houses some rare species like the barking deer, sloth hear, panther, zimbhar and gaur. The majestic elephant is found wandering free here. Other wild life includes wild dogs and mongooses. A few kilometers away from the sanctuary, in the middle of a steep rock is a beautiful cave. Crawl through the entrance and you will find a large Shivalinga-like formation formed by stalactites and stalagmites.