Fact Check: Karnataka's Jog falls passed off as Kerala's Athirapally waterfalls

A video of a waterfall is viral on social media. Users claim that it is Athirapally waterfalls at Chalakudy in Thrissur, Kerala.

By Tejal Sinha  Published on  18 Sep 2021 10:00 AM GMT
Fact Check: Karnatakas Jog falls passed off as Keralas Athirapally waterfalls

Hyderabad: A video of a waterfall is viral on social media. Users claim that it is Athirapally waterfalls at Chalakudy in Thrissur, Kerala.




Fact Check

The claim is False.

NewsMeter performed a Google Reverse Image Search which led us to a video uploaded on a YouTube channel 'Kingbirds studio' on November 23, 2019.

The description of the video reads: 'Jog Falls in Karnataka'.


Taking a cue from this, we performed a keyword search which led us to another video on a YouTube channel 'Yoyo Tv Channel' aired on August 08, 2019.


We also found a tweet by a journalist. Replying to a tweet he stated: "This is Jog Falls near my village in Shimoga district of Karnataka. I was born and brought up there."

It is therefore evident that the claim is False. Waterfall in the viral picture is in Karnataka, not Kerala.

Claim Review:Waterfall image of Athirapally waterfalls in Chalakudy near Thrissur, Kerala
Claimed By:Social Media Users
Claim Reviewed By:Newsmeter
Claim Source:Social Media
Claim Fact Check:False
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