Shimoga Jog Falls 225km
With five major rivers flowing through the district, the Shimoga region is very fertile and is called the bread basket of Karnataka' and the rice bowl of Karnataka'. The Sahyadri range keeps the rivers well supplied with ample rainfall almost perennially.Locals call Shimoga Heaven on Earth' as it offers something for everyone. It has temples, hills, lush vegetation and the famous Jog falls here is the highest waterfall in India.
It was somewhere between 1882 and 1883, when India’s first Nobel laureate Rabindranath Tagore stayed at Karwar. His brother Satyendranath Tagore, I.C.S., was the district judge of North Kanara, and Rabindranath was only 22 years old then.
Fascinated by the beach and the abounding sea, Rabindranath, with his party on one moonlit night, set out on a rowing boat from one end of the beach. Crossing the point of confluence of the Kali River with the sea, they sailed on along the meandering river, upstream.