Places to stay near Hogenakkal Waterfalls
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It all started with a sudden plan of visiting this place. I am personally not much into waterfalls, but believe me this is one of those waterfalls where I stood looking surprised. I had never hoped that it would be such a mesmerizing place to visit.So we started from Bangalore when the sun was high out in the sky. It was a cloudy day and we out on our bikes were like birds out from their nest. The journey was about 180 km from Bangalore. It roughly took us about 4 hours driving down at a decent speed through NH44. It was like rejuvenating our self by absorbing all the positive energy around us. I feel riding fades away all the negativity slowly as we’re the only one spending time with us.As the day passed and noon hit us, we reached the location. I was surprised by the number of people visiting there, were a lot of them.To reach the main waterfall we traveled by a round shaped boat called coracle. It is very similar to half a walnut shell, the structure is made of a framework of split and interwoven willow rods, tied with willow bark.
#9 Hogenakkal Waterfalls - Via Salem Road - 140 KM
Hogenakkal Falls is located about 150 -160 kms from Bangalore in South East direction, on the borders of two South Indian states - Karnataka and Tamil Nadu. It took us about 4 hours to reach their by cab booked through a prominent can service provider who charged us @ Rs.2700 for 300 kms with Rs.8.50/km extra if we exceed 300 kms. Since we left bit late from Bangalore (a delay of about 1 hour or so i.e, at 9:15 am), we could reach at the destination only during lunch time i.e, at about 1:30 pm. Well, this is our first trip that started with a hefty lunch (a delicious Tamilian lunch having rice, tasty sambhar which I craved for more & more, two types of vegetable curries, pickle and pappad). Then we set off straight to the jetty where tourists hire Coracle Rides on Cauvery River who quite gracefully and sometimes ferociously flows through the deep (10 to 30 feet depth) canyons flanked by high rising black, white and greyish rocky features on either side. The Coracle Ride was for approx. 1- 1 1/2 hours which was undoubtedly an experience to cherish, especially when you are a day's break from the hectic chores of city life. After Coracle Ride, we moved around the nearby falls taking snaps and feasting our eyes on some of the unique landscapes in South India (images of which I am surely going to put on sale through my Stock Photography Agency !).
Although these falls , fall a bit out of the way - distancing to about a 150 km , but are one of the best falls in the location. The Hogenakkal falls of the river Kaveri are located in the state of Tamil Nadu. Hogenakkal is also described as the 'Niagara' of India, offer an exciting holiday destination for Indians and foreigners alike. Hogenakkal is located about 750 feet above sea level amidst the Melagiri Hills. The route to Hogenakkal Falls is scenic, with lush mulberry fields and giant terracotta guardian deities. Hogenakkal is a beautiful place with picturesque scenes.
The Hogenakkal waterfalls is located just 2hour drive away from Tharamangalam, is a settlement to its mother river, Kaveri. Locals claimed it to be the ‘’Niagara of India’’ and after we witnessed its water streaming down the deep and uneven gorges, every word stood for itself. We propelled our coracles around to benefit from this long travelled journey.