Hogenekkal Falls is the waterfalls in South India on the river Kaveri. This waterfalls is present in Dharmapuri District of Tamil Nadu, which is the Southern state of India. It is just 180 Km from Bengaluru and 46 Km from the Dharmapuri town.
Hogenakkal Waterfalls is known as the “Niagara Falls of India” – a wonder of nature. It is the only traditional river spa in India. It is famous for its medicinal baths and hide boat rides, thus a major attraction for the tourists. Hogenakkal is located about 750 feet above sea level amidst the Melagiri Hills. It is a series of falls and not a single fall.
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It is a beautiful place and the sound of the Kaveri river and the greenery catches your attention. It is a worth sight seeing place for tourists and even foreigners.
This site consists of the oldest rocks in South Asia and in the World, they are carbonatite rocks. There is a proposal to generate drinking water at this site.
The word Hogenekkal is originated from two Kannada words: hoge means smoke and kal means rocks. So it is known as smoking rocks and Marikottayam by the people of Tamil Nadu.
Which is the best season to visit Hogenekkal Falls?
The best season for visiting this waterfalls is soon after monsoon.
Boating in the Hogenekkal Falls
Boating is allowed only in the dry season and boating is the main source of income in that area for the boaters. The coracles are made of bamboo and can carry eight persons at a time