Hogenakkal Falls is a beautiful fall on the river Kaveri in Dharmapuri district of Tamilnadu state, India.
Hogenakkal Falls means “smocking rocks” and the name is derived from two Kannada words; hoge (meaning fog) and kai (meaning rock). When the fall waters falls on the rock, it look like smoke.
Boating in coracles (kind of primitive bowl-shaped boat) made of Bamboo, is the main tourist attraction at Hogenakkal Falls (or Hogenakal Falls). These boats can normally carry 8 passengers at one time. (Coracles are used mainly in U.K., Ireland and some of the Asian countries.)
Areas surrounding the Falls are known for some of the oldest Carbonate rocks in South Asia. Kollimalai hills is a nearby hills famous for trekking.
How do I Go to Hogenakkal Falls?
The nearest town to Hogenakkal falls is Dharmapuri Town.
The nearest railway station to the Falls is “Salem Junction”, at around 50 kilometers distance.
Some of the nearest major international airports are at Bangalore (in Karnataka state), Chennai (in Tamil Nadu state) and Cochin (in Kerala state). Chennai airport is at around 330 kilometers and Bangalore airport (Bangalooru) is at around 150 kilometers distance from Hogenakkal Falls. Cochin airport is at a distance of around 367 kilometers from the Hogenakal Falls.
What is the Ideal Time to Visit Hogenakkal Falls?
The ideal time to visit the Falls is after the onset of Monsoon rains. i.e. from June till November or December, depending on rainfall.