A precious jewel in the tiara of Karnataka’s splendour, the Sahyadris abound with natural bounties. With verdant valleys, gushing rivers, luxuriant grasslands and a significant forest cover they are a treasure trove of rare flora and fauna, many of which are endemic to this region. The Sahyadris sport their most vibrant attire during the monsoons when new life burgeons in every nook and corner of its expanse. The River Sharavathi plummets from a dizzying height of 830 feet creating the Jog Falls, one of India’s tallest waterfalls. The rainy season is the best time to view Jog Falls when it gushes down as four distinct cascades – Raja, Rani, Rocket and Roarer.