The World's Most Spectacular Waterfalls
Jog Falls, India
Wow Factor: At a height of 829 feet, these falls, found in the waterfall-rich southwestern state of Karnataka, are one of the tallest straight-drops in India. In 2007, heavy rains forced authorities to release more water from the upstream Linganmakki Dam, creating the most spectacular waterfall display at Jog Falls to date. Unfortunately, many villages and crops downstream of the falls were flooded in the process.
Keep in Mind: Jog puts on an awesome display from August to October, but at other times of the year, the two leftover strands can be disappointing. Regardless, the virgin rainforest scenery draws throngs of Indian tourists.
Base Camp: Lodgings in the Jog Falls area fall into the budget arena, with the white colonnaded, four-story Hotel Shivani, in the nearby Hindu temple town of Sirsi, being your best modern choice.