About the Destination
Hogenakkal waterfall is a popular waterfall on river Cauvery. This is an amazing gift of nature. Stunning waters amidst rocky terrain make this a great destination. Hogenakkal is around 330 km from Chennai and 90 km from Krishnagiri. This is an apt weekend getaway, especially, post monsoons.
Road Route from Chennai
Chennai - Vellore - Ambur - Krishnagiri - Dharmapuri - Hogenakkal - Ambur - Chennai
Night stay at Dharmapuri
We started from Tambaram around 5:30 PM and it was almost 7 PM when we crossed Vellore given the Friday evening traffic. Around 8:45 PM, we stopped for dinner after crossing Ambur at Sai Sangeeth. Sai Sangeeth is a very good restaurant serving varieties of food with yummy taste and high quality. We were planning to halt in Dharmapuri or Krishnagiri based on our fatigue. Ugh!
It was around 10 PM that we crossed Krishnagiri, and we decided to stop. We picked some local brains in a restaurant, to locate a hotel by the highway. We reached Hotel MGM Siva Grand on the highway towards Dharmapuri. No-frill rooms and more than enough for a night's sleep.