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, Tamil Nadu

(Hogenakkal is also known as Hogenakkal Falls; also spelled as Hogenakal / Hoggenakal / Hoggenagkal)
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State: Tamil Nadu
District: Dharmapuri
Famous for/as: Waterfall
Languages: Tamil
Best Season: Oct - Mar
Weather: Summer 23 to 37°C, Winter 19 to 32°C
Altitude: 250 m
Pincode: 636817
STD code: 0421
Hogenakkal is a riverside, busy and noisy village in Tamil Nadu, with plenty of vegetation and little habitation. This place is famous for waterfalls. Hogenakkal Falls is a quiet and beautiful waterfall and is a good picnic spot. Its water is believed to have curative powers as the Kaveri flows through a forest of herbs on its journey to Hogenakkal.

Hogenakkal Waterfalls, known as the 'Niagara' falls of India, are not a single waterfall but a series of falls and they offer a promising holiday destination for nature lovers from within and outside the country.

Hogenakkal is considered as one of the most beautiful places in the state. The broad stream of the River Kaveri gets forked at this point, forming an island from where one stream continues on while the other plunges into a deep chasm to create one of the loveliest waterfalls, giving these rocks the name Hogenakkal which means "smoking rock".

This riverside spa is famous for coracles, masseurs and roaring waters. The sound of the Kaveri river, roaring between rocky banks, is a constant presence in most places in Hogenakkal. At Hogenakkal, the Kaveri river enters the plains and the river dashing against the rocks is a great sight.

Another attraction is the diving skills of local kids, who can show their diving skills for a fee. They can dive for you from a height of around 30 feet into the water and climb straight up back on the rocks in no time, all for mere Rs 5/- from the spectator.

Once in Hogenakkal, one can take a coracle ride across the river. The coracles or circular basket boats are covered with black plastic sheets and carry the ferry tourists across the shimmering, rippling river. The ride will take to the foot the majestic waterfalls – an exhilarating yet intimidating experience. The water here surges under the coracle, tossing it around, raging and hissing as though it might flood and capsize the boat any moment. The sight of Hogenakkal up close is as spellbinding, imposing and even a bit frightening. This white waterfall is particularly impressive soon after the monsoon months when the river is brimming.

One can try getting a massage from the famed Hogenakkal masseurs. The local malishkarans or the mystic masseurs are armed with oils, powders and esoteric knowledge about the different massage points in the human body. There are also a few women masseurs. The massage offered here is a nice experience for the visitors.

Hogenakkal offers long treks in the surrounding Melagiri Hills and one can explore the lush, rugged, landscape. Hogenakkal is unique as it is the only natural, traditional river spa in the land. It also offers a thrilling experience, and as an added bonus, one can visit the giant terra-cotta village guardians, the Aiyanars, on the way to Hogenakkal.
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Monsoon Magic I - The rumble and tumble of waterfalls

  by Shwetha  on Jul 27, 2010
Monsoons have arrived; slushy roads & traffic jams mark its arrival in the city, so head closer to nature & enjoy the real beauty of rains, bubbling streams & lush greenery! In this 3part series we give you a lowdown on monsoon getaways across the country

Travel within city

The village of Hogenakkal is located in the district of Dharmapuri in the State of Tamil Nadu. The main modes of transport in the region of Hogenakkal Falls are buses and walking on foot. You can also opt for boat rides in the river Cauvery while visiting Hogenakkal.

On Foot

The village of Hogenakkal is small, and tourists can easily cover all the interesting locations present within its boundaries on foot. Walking through the village can be a relaxing experience, and tourists normally go for this option when visiting the village of Hogenakkal.


Buses are available within the village limits. Most of these buses are buses that connect the village of Hogenakkal to other villages in and around the place, and tourists can take these buses in order to get in and around the village of Hogenakkal too.


Boats will also be available to travel from one bank of the Cauvery River to another, and these can be taken up for rates ranging around Rs 15 to 30. You can also opt for adventure rides through coracles. While these are not actual modes of transport per se, they are a fun opportunity to explore the waterways.
Comments (13) Reviews (11)
i am planning a trip to hogenekkal on july first week.the site says its good time to visit.but my doubt is can enjoy boot riding while its raining there...whats the current climate?strong rain or moderate climate?will it be a complete waste if i come all way from Kasargod (kerala) to hogenakkal?
Posted by abdul khader mak 2 year, 9 months ago
we are planning to go 16th June. can u let us know how is the climate and water is available or not..
Posted by Suresh 2 year, 10 months ago
Thanks for sharing the post.......
This place is famous for waterfalls. Hogenakkal Falls is a quiet and beautiful waterfall and is a good picnic spot.
I planned to go hogenakkal falls with my friends for that we Book Bus Tickets through ticketgoose.com. i hope well we enjoy our trip.
Posted by nithi 3 year ago
we are going may25 . what is the climat condition
Posted by Rajeesh 3 year, 6 days ago
we are going may 25 .what is the wether cndition
Posted by Rajeesh thamarassery 3 year, 6 days ago
very very nice place to enjoy in this hot summer
Posted by naveen 4 year, 10 months ago
i like photo.
Posted by ra.sakthivel 5 year, 4 months ago
quite nice place..........really cool place
Posted by manish kumar 6 year, 2 months ago
One of the best falls in Tamil Nadu!!!
Posted by AJOY 6 year, 10 months ago
Very nice place.
Posted by raj 7 year, 43 days ago

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