Hogenakkal Falls


13.9/5(60 Ratings)

Hogenakkal Falls Overview

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Hogenakkal Falls is often known as the 'Niagara of India'. Located in the Dharmapuri District of Tamil Nadu, it lies at a distance of about 180 kilometres from Bangalore and 46 kilometres from Dharmapuri. Importance of the site can be assessed by the fact that the destination derived its name from the water cascades that fall from a great height, creating an aura of smoke.

A waterfall in South India on the Kaveri River, it has gained immense fame for its medicinal baths and hide boat rides. Considered as one of the oldest in the world and the oldest of its kind in South Asia, carbonatite rocks adorn the site. Owing to its water that is supposed to be having curative power, the site is a beautiful picnic spot.

Comprising a series of falls, these are resulted by the forking of the broad stream of the Kaveri River forming an island. One of the forked streams plunges into a deep chasm to create the falls. Set in thick, green woods, it is often considered to be a sacred bathing place and a spa-like health resort.


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  • Best Time: During DayLength of visit: More than 3hrs
  • Length of visit: 2-3hrsBest Time: During Day
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Excellent entertainment place

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Priyanka prasad

Priyanka prasad2.1/5

1 review

Beautiful place spoiled by humans!

Had been to Hogenakkal in 2011. The picture i had in mind and heart is spoiled this time. Earlier the water was clean, not many humans around, natural beauty but now, the concrete walls and bridges, the people taking bath everywhere using oil and soap, like bathing in a bathtub, absolutely disgusting. It has lost its charm. The water too appeared muddy with all the human intervention. Would not probably go again.

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Debarshi Ghosh

Debarshi Ghosh4.3/5

1 review

The fun is at the other side of the river

Me and my friend(group of 8) visited Hohenakkal Falls on 4th Sept 2016.From blore we took the route via Hosur-Uddanapalli-Haleseebam-Rayakottai-Mallupati-Palacode-Pulikarai-Pennagaram-Hogenakkal. Its around 165 km from Electronics City, Blore.The road is quite good. We took a Toyota Qualis and drove it at around 70kmph avg speed. We started from E City at morning 7:30 then we had breakfast at Hosur and finally reached at Hoganekkal Falls Car parking at 11 am. We had to pay total 3 tolls(25+40+30 on the way) and 30 for parking at Hogenakkal(the interstate tax excluded). You will get ATM's, Stationary Shops, Hotel, Bar(opens after 11 AM) at the Parking place itself..Well now there is a Y-intersection from Hogenakkal Car parking. The left way(600 meters) takes you to the 'Hanging Bridge' and the right way(700 meters) takes you to the crocodile rehabilitation center, river bank, food stalls and other things. Now the main falls is at the end of the left way which I directed before. But here it comes the 'catch', to see the main falls you need to go at the the 'hanging bridge' which costs you a ticket. And the way till there is dirty, nasty and very crowded and smelly. Local people takes bath at the both side of this way wherever they feel comfortable. And the oil-massage under open roof adds the weird smell to the air. Dont expect the oil massage would be comfortable, rather you may find its too much awkward seeing a a mid age guy with a oversized belly fat is just trying to be top on the customer with handful of oil and do nothing but rubbing the oil wherever he wants. Dont stay in this area for long. I would suggest dont even buy the ticket to see the main falls, there is a bigger thing hidden on the other side and local people and police on duty wont tell you about that. And yeah the boating near the main falls has been stopped and banned by the authority now.U need to keep in mind one thing, many local thugs will be roaming in this area asking for massage service or to buy other things, just stay away from them, ignore them. and come back to the car parking junction.Now the happiest part,The right way from the Y intersection. Once walk few meters through that way you will see a Crocodile Rehabilitation center at the right side, keep walking straight few more meters and at the left side of the road you will see shops with cooked fishes. Buy them, those are fresh and very tasty. and then enter inside the boundary wall and keep walking towards the river. You will find Puja activity and offerings, few women and men take bath at the river bank. Here you need to look around and ask for boating. Or before you enter the boundary wall gate you can ask for boating to the locals at the fish shops they have contacts, they will arrange the boats for you. This place is less crowded and peaceful. The boating at this place is banned to, but few locals still do it to earn good. Trust me you should take the boats from here, they will take you to the fall(the photo I have posted), U can park the boat there, enjoy the falls, take bath and come back from where you started. Typical charge is 1000/- for one boat which includes 4 visitor and the boat owner, duration is 2 hours. you can extend the duration with few extra bucks. The boat is a round shaped unique boat. while coming back to the river bank the route is slightly different for the boat, so after bath you need to walk few meters to board at the boat again. This part of the trip is heavenly beautiful. U can check the photos.We came back to the river bank by 5:15 pm. And then walked till parking, boarded in to the car and had dinner near Hosur and reached home at 10 pm.For the boating if you dont find anyone or find it over priced contact Mr. Mani 9753265024. He has a boat. He was very helpful and polite during our ride at his boat.P.S- Make sure you complete your lunch before you go for boating otherwise you may feel damn hungry while enjoying most at the falls.

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  • The fun is at the other side of the river
  • The fun is at the other side of the river
  • The fun is at the other side of the river
  • The fun is at the other side of the river

Suraj Sabat

Suraj Sabat3.2/5

33 reviews

Visit this place with family

It was a bike trip, in New Year, to Hogenakkal. It took us around 4 hrs to reach. Overall the road condition is good, at some places you may find many potholes and bumps.The place may seem to be boring if you are a bachelor as you cannot find an open place, under waterfall, to bath and enjoy with friends. If you are travelling with family then it may be OK to you as the place is decent and you may find kid-friendly park where your kids can take fun out of it.There are many fish stalls over there, so non-vegies out there, you must give a try.The funny thing is you will find some people having a perfect oil massage over their body to take bath. The amount of oil they apply to their body may confuse you - which may let you think if they are preparing for Kusti (fight) or bath ;-) .There is a facility for public toilet and ofcos you need to pay for it as everywhere.They have also provided some chairs under the roof to sit and relax.So basically you can find many amenities which is for tourist attraction and they won it.But if you want to enjoy under fall you should visit Shivanasamudram instead of Hogenakkal.

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Harsha Anjanappa

Harsha Anjanappa4.3/5

56 reviews

Best place to visit after rainy season

Beautiful view of waterfalls (shorter length) you get drench in one of those if you chose a ride circle boat must visit for nature n rain lovers Hogenakkal is a series of multiple falls and one of the wonderful creations of the nature however, in around falls are poorly maintained avoid traveling during SUMMER - as there will be low flow of water and will be too hot

Pradeep Ramachandran

Pradeep Ramachandran3.6/5

225 reviews

Good to visit in Monsoon season

It is good to visit in the rainy season. many round boat (kutta vanchi) available and we have to bargain to get best price. fresh fish available and get it fry and eat. weekends will be more crowded and needs to maintain more by govt autorities. It is good road from bangalore.

Anjan Rajshekar

Anjan Rajshekar4.3/5

1 review

Amazing falls in India

Hi am thanu last week i visited honekkal falls in tamilnadu.i was very excited seeing the falls and when i went it was little bit rainy and water was fully filled .i went for boating which i paid only 100rs .and for sight seeing the water falls is so good.and who are all not visited please visit once in ur life time.

Pankaj Agrawal

Pankaj Agrawal3.9/5

1 review

The natures beauty

Awesome place to go with family. Let me tell you this place will be enjoyed and loved both by kids and adults. I certainly liked it a lot. The apt time to visit this place would be during July - August, because the water level of the falls increase during this time. So you can enjoy every part of the trip.You can also enjoy boating here!

Mohammed  Ashiq

Mohammed Ashiq0.4/5

2 reviews

Hogenakkal Waterfalls, a must seen place

Hogenekkal water falls in tamilnadu is a must seen place in dharmapuri,tamilnadu.the boating experiance here is different from other places.through,the kaveri river boating is wonderfull experiance .it is worth to go there with entire family and a minimum of 4 persons are required in boat at a time

Laxman Godthi

Laxman Godthi1.4/5

1 review

Waste of time, energy and money till main falls are open for public

We visited Hogenakkal falls on 4th Dec and to our surprise main falls where closed and only artificial falls was open and its not worth going that far for such an experience. for women there was a separate fall which was like a bathroom shower. We recommend checking on the main falls before visiting... without main falls its waste of...

Rahul pandey

Rahul pandey1.8/5

4 reviews

Not a place to be


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Hogenakkal Falls, Hogenakkal
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Wonderful falls during July.
Hogenakkal Falls, Hogenakkal
Hoggenakal falls
Hogenakkal Falls, Hogenakkal