|• Total||around 10,000|
|Time zone||IST (UTC+5:30)|
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Kargal is a town in the Shimoga district of Karnataka, India. It has a population of approximately 10,000 people. It was recently declared a "town panchayat" (TP) by the government of Karnataka. It is located 5 kilometres (3 mi) from Jog Falls and 30 kilometres (19 mi) from Sagara. Kargal is located in Bharangi Hobli, Sagara Taluka, Shimoga District. It lies on the banks of River Sharavathi. This place gained importance after the construction of Linganamakki Dam in the year 1954, which is just 5 km away from Kargal town.
- Sight Seeing in Kargal
It has famous Chowdeswari temple and the world famous jog falls which is situated on the outskirts of Kargal. It has pretty diverse culture and traditions.Many people from different parts of Karnataka visit this temple It has couple of hotels to stay , if you are planning to visit Jog. For a mediocre hotel stay, you have to stay in jog falls, that will be better.
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