Jog Falls is created by the Sharavathi River falling from a height of 253 m, making it the second-highest plunge waterfall in india after the Nohkalikai Falls with a height of 335 m in Meghalaya. Joga is a Kannada word meaning falls. Many Kannada speakers near Sahyadri Mountains such as in Yellapura region still use the this word Joga to mean falls. The word Joaga may have derived from Javuga which is form of the word Javalu which means water coming out forming wetlands. Jog Falls therefore could be a misnomer meaning falls falls.

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