Hogenakkal Falls, Hogenakkal
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Hogenakkal Falls

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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 Day
  • Length of visit:  More than 3hrs
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Manas Kashyap

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  • Manas Kashyap
  • Lives in Bengalooru
  • 3 Reviews
  •  29 readers

"Perfect for a day trip" new review

  • 5.50/7
  • Posted 3 days ago
This waterfall is worth a visit. People visiting here must try boating. Travelling from Bangalore through the state highway is really thrilling and moreover its very safe.
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Ramit Garg

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  • Ramit Garg
  • Lives in Bengalooru
  • 2 Reviews
  •  1 helpful vote
  •  643 readers

"Amazing experience" new review

  • 6.00/7
  • Posted 1 month ago
We went in rainy season. The sight scene was normal not much good. And it was dirty as not handled properly. However, the boating was amazing. Boat person would take near to the falls and in the rainy season it was beautiful. Water flow was too fast. Overall it was 1 day tour and good experience.
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Rimi De

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  • Rimi De
  • Lives in Kolkata
  • 11 photos
  • 2 Reviews
  •  993 readers

"Half day trip to Hogenakkal falls"

  • 4.50/7
  • Posted 1 month ago
In some weekend, getting bored of visiting shopping malls once we decided to go to this place.

It turned out to be a great outing. :D

We started from bangalore at 3. 30am and by 3.5-4 hrs we reached there. It is little difficult to find a parking place. But one traffic police told us about a paid parking place just near to the waterfalls.

The best part of this outing is the boating. That is amazing. They will take you near the waterfalls.

Note: This is a popular tourist place in Tamilnadu. So expect a big crowd over there :(

But the overall experience is really very good.
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Prajwal Hebbale

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  • Prajwal Hebbale
  • Lives in Bangalore
  • 4 Reviews
  •  7 helpful votes
  •  12445 readers

"A beautiful place to chill down the summer heat"

  • 6.50/7
  • Posted 3 months ago
A beautiful place and it's worth a visit. If you're tired of this summer and want some refreshment and Hogenakkal is a place for it. Its just 180 kms from Bangalore, there is boating, the rider will take towards the falls and it's just awesome in rainy season. A place to refresh your mind.
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Puneet Basu

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  • Puneet Basu
  • Lives in Bangalore
  • 5 Reviews
  •  94 helpful votes
  •  13934 readers

"Good place for a one day trip from Bangalore"

  • 6.00/7
  • Posted Feb 3, 2015
To start of, the road to Hogenakkal falls is an awesome drive. Good place for a one day trip from Bangalore. The water falls is a treat for the eye during rainy season like any other water fall.
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Magesh Raj

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  • Magesh Raj
  • Lives in Chennai
  • 3 Reviews
  •  31 helpful votes
  •  4928 readers

"Good falls in NorthTamilnadu"

  • 7.00/7
  • Posted Dec 3, 2014
The best falls in Tamilnadu is Kutralam which makes the people in South Tamilnadu happy, Similarly the the best falls in North Tamilnadu is Hogenakkal which is in the border of Tamilnadu and Karnataka so both the state people enjoy this place and the route is to come from Krishnagiri Bus stand and the falls is having a beautiful scenery and this is a best place for the group of people and not much safe for coming with the Family and doesn't have better hotel for stays which is a drawback for this place
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Imdath Ahmed

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  • Imdath Ahmed
  • Lives in Bangalore
  • 5 Reviews
  •  232 helpful votes
  •  37077 readers

"Low cost enjoyment spot"

  • 7.00/7
  • Posted Nov 12, 2014
The waterfall present in Hogenakkal is a very beautiful, the enjoyment in unlimited over there. The monsoon season is the best time to visit this place. Every individual should try the boating. Even the kids will enjoy a lot at this place. People can enjoy the fresh river water flowing, the scenic beauty is really awesome at this place. An individual should try the fish over their. We can buy fish and ask the cooks available their to cook, they will charge reasonable and cook a tasty lunch their. There is lodging facility available but I don't recommend to stay.
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Rohan Khandelwal

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  • Rohan Khandelwal
  • Lives in New Delhi
  • 9 photos
  • 15 Reviews
  •  71 helpful votes
  •  10919 readers

"Perfect outdoor day trip"

  • 6.00/7
  • Posted Oct 25, 2014
These falls, which have featured in various movies are just 3 hours drive from Bangalore. The drive is comfortable and scenic. Ideal place for a picnic with family or friends. The falls have two sides - the Karnataka and Tamil Nadu side. both are quite scenic and have different types of activities. There is ample parking space close to the falls. A short hike leads to the falls. Elderly people need to be careful as they have to tread over rocks which are quite
uneven. There are observation decks which offer a great view of the falls and ample photo opportunities. The best way to explore the falls is to take the Coracle ride. Make sure you bargain as the vendors over state the price. Coracle ride takes you to the other side of the falls. For hiking enthusiasts, one can hike to the other side as well (1.5 km hike). Enough places to eat. Sunscreen is an absolute must. Amazing place to visit. Would definitely like to visit this place again.
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Jai Raj

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  • Jai Raj
  • Lives in Bangalore
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  • 3 Reviews
  •  237 helpful votes
  •  30523 readers

"A good picture view, taste the fish"

  • 5.50/7
  • Posted Oct 10, 2014
You may have seen Falls in many places but there is one spot specifically in Hogenakkal falls that keeps this Falls unique from all others. When you go towards the falls, you'll find few masseuse massaging people. If you go more further, you will find few steps to go down. Go down and on the right side, you will have the falls falling from atop of a Rock. It creates a shape of a Hut where you can go inside (Between Rock and the Water). In this spot, on one side, you see the Rock and rest all the sides, the water falls vigorously. It is an exceptional spot which is a must see when you visit Hogenakkal Falls. The above mentioned spot is not much advised to Women because the men will be in their undies and few men will be in their own world that they forget even when their undies slide due to the force of the water. Food is not up to the mark, hence it is advised to try only the Fish and nothing much.
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Thirmal Nikesh

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  • Thirmal Nikesh
  • 1 Review
  •  24 helpful votes
  •  4809 readers

"Relaxing massage"

  • 6.00/7
  • Posted Sep 9, 2014
I have ever seen a falls like this; itís one most popular tourist place in India. I enjoyed lot with my friends, over 30 members with me. We went a boating; we had full oil massage felt very relaxed, nearly 20 min. Water from the falls gives freshness to us. Itís really a most memorable site of our life.
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