Hogenakkal Tourism
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Hogenakkal Tourism

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  • State: Tamil Nadu
  • Famous for/as: Waterfront
  • District: Dharmapuri
Hogenakkal is a small town in Tamil Nadu on the Tamil Nadu-Karnataka border, which is known for its waterfall. The Hogenakkal Waterfall is a famous picnic spot. It is located at a height of 750 feet in the Melagiri Hills. Its water is said to have healing powers.

Hogenakkal Waterfalls, called as the Niagara of India are a sequence of falls. The wide flow of the Kaveri River gets split at this point, forms an island and plunges into a deep gulf to create one of the most beautiful waterfalls. The rocks thus get there name as Hogenakkal, which means ‘smoking rock’.

This seashore bath is well-known for coracle rides and masseurs. The noise of the Kaveri River, noisy between pebbly banks, is a regular attendance at most places in Hogenakkal. An additional attraction is the diving skill of the local kids, who show somersaults for a charge. They jump from a height of approximately 30 feet into the stream and go up straight back on the rocks within seconds.

Tourists can take a coracle trip from one corner of the river to the other. The coracles or spherical basket boats are enclosed with black synthetic sheets and take tourists across the waterway to the base of the falls. The best time to visit Hogenakkal is during the rainy season when the river overflows.

Hogenakkal is a popular daytrip destination from Bangalore and nearby cities. It is just over 130 km from Bangalore and bus services are available from Bangalore in Karnataka and Salem in Tamil Nadu. The nearest airport is Bangalore International Airport and the nearest rail station is at Dharmapuri and Salem.

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Neeraj

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  • Neeraj
  • Lives in Surat
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  • 33 Reviews
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"Ultimate experience of life"

  • 6.0/7
  • Posted Aug 25, 2016
One day trip can be plan from Bangalore. 150 kms from Bangalore. 3 hours to take by car. Only private car / taxi is suitable to visit this place. I've visited this place 2 years ago with family. Take Bangalore - Salem road and get right from Dharmapuri. After Dharmapuri, road are single but quiet good. Last 5 kms, your car will get down slops. In parking area, too many boat owners will catch you for your trip and bargaining is there. There are round boats like used in ROJA movie and a song is filmed on it. Boat is taking under the water fall where water is 300 ft deep. Boat driver is continuously emptying water from boat. Your all assets are getting wet. Keep plastic bags to protect them. Small children's are jumping in such deep water from 30-40 ft high for free bucks. Go only in summer to enjoy this place.
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Sharat Srivachana

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  • Sharat Srivachana
  • Lives in Hyderabad
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  •  2 helpful votes
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"Great place to visit"

  • 6.0/7
  • Posted Mar 11, 2016
Escape busy Bangalore life and heavy traffic by visiting Hogenakkal. Since it is very near to Bangalore one can visit in weekends and spend considerable time there.

Best place to visit this place is in Aug end to Sep. The place consists of falls and beautiful to visit just when the rains end. There are no much places to see around but oil massage, bath in waterfalls, boat ride and local food are worth giving a try. The trip feels best if visited only with boys, sorry ladies.
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Sinoy John

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"The best water falls nearby Bangalore!"

  • 7.0/7
  • Posted Feb 26, 2016
A weekend getaway from the busy life of Bangalore. Roads are good and be careful when you enter water. Many people visit everyday. Take precaution of entering water as stones are slippery and no medical facility available near by. All ways good you go in a group. Rainy season the force is high.
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Priyranjan Singh

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  • Priyranjan Singh
  • Lives in Bangalore
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"A trip to abode"

  • 6.0/7
  • Posted Feb 18, 2016
Hogenakkal is very beautiful place to visit if you are a nature lover. You can enjoy waterfall from a height of approx 700 feet with a very pleasant sound when water hits the ground you can also enjoy boating over there and specially the fried fish which the bunch of vendors sale over there. It is about 250 kms away from Bangalore.
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Anja Tan

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  • Anja Tan
  • Lives in Bangalore
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"Good place to enjoy with friends"

  • 5.5/7
  • Posted Jan 31, 2016
Last year me and my friends went to Hogenakkal falls and we felt happy visiting the place first we booked a room and it was enjoyable trip and first we went for boat riding we went near the bottom of the falls and it was a thrilling experience. We all had a good sea food there and it was tasty so I am happy going to Hogenakkal falls.
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Yerramalli Sirisha

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  • Lives in Bangalore
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"Its Niagara Falls of India"

  • 7.0/7
  • Posted Nov 22, 2015
First time ever saw rainbow forming near the waterfalls in my life. Very warm climate. But all your tiredness goes off once ypu step into the kaveri river. Only means to see the main falls and enjoy the river is through the coracle ride. Bit pricey you would feel need to bargain and the ride is worth of every penny you pay :)
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Prabu Chinnasamy

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  • Prabu Chinnasamy
  • Lives in Dharmapuri
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"Nice place for summer holidays"

  • 7.0/7
  • Posted Nov 12, 2015
River is very beautiful. Water falls is very amazing. My family was very enjoyed. My brother and sister was enjoy that location. And oil massage was very nice. My wife and daughter like on fish fry. That dish very famous for Hogenakkal.
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Kamble Sagar

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  • Kamble Sagar
  • Lives in Mangalore
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"Feel nature's beauty at Hogenakkal"

  • 5.5/7
  • Posted Oct 30, 2015
Had good weekend time with friends. Went by Mahindra Thar Jeep. We Visited Hogenakkal Fall. Now its season so water was there. Enjoyed boat fare to see fall from very near. Eat tasty fish meal, can be made available with pre order. Had oil body massage. Spent 200 Rs for the same. Suggesting you do to all these things there :-)
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Aniket chaudhary

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  • Lives in Bangalore
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"It was a good place to go"

  • 5.0/7
  • Posted Oct 18, 2015
A nice place with a descent weather conditions. 155 KMS far from Bengaluru. Have a good oil massage in 100Rs and bath in Hogenekkal falls. Eat fresh fish deliciously cooked by those people. Had a great day with my colleagues. Place is fully secured. And both males and females can visit as there are separate bathing section. You will get cheered with the large crowd visit there everyday.
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"Hogenakkal Falls,a must go place"

  • 3.0/7
  • Posted Oct 8, 2015
Place is awesome but not well maintained. Very much dirty. Recently boating also closed so its not the good place to give waste your bucks. Towards main waterfalls is closed only allowed place is the hanging Bridge. Be aware of nearby restaurant they can charge you like anything.
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