Hogenakkal Falls - the place between two states

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25th Dec 2015
Photo of Hogenakkal Falls - the place between two states 1/24 by Subhrajyoti Parida
Our boatman braving the waterfalls...
Photo of Hogenakkal Falls - the place between two states 2/24 by Subhrajyoti Parida
A coracle carrying a family ....
Photo of Hogenakkal Falls - the place between two states 3/24 by Subhrajyoti Parida
High speed water making falls all around....
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Just before venturing under a waterfall...
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Waterfall when you are at the bottom of it...
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Some more coracles...
Photo of Hogenakkal Falls - the place between two states 7/24 by Subhrajyoti Parida
Cauvery thru the canyon...
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Canyon separating the two states...
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Starting point of an awesome Coracle ride ....
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The rocky landscape all around...
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The Cauvery flowing thru the canyons...
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Yet another panoramic landscape...
Photo of Hogenakkal Falls - the place between two states 13/24 by Subhrajyoti Parida
Our boatman carrying his Coracle...
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Me in the Coracle boat..
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Wifey in the Coracle boat..
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Time for a 'We' pose...
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Local hawkers selling marinated fish....
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Another coracle boatman...
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Time for another 'We' pose...
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Some more Coracles boats..
Photo of Hogenakkal Falls - the place between two states 21/24 by Subhrajyoti Parida
Reflections from the waters..
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Rocky features all along..
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Some more tourists enjoying the ride..
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Some more tourists in Coracles..

Hogenakkal Falls is perfect for a day's trip with friends, family and relatives. Those who have been to this place 3 year or more ago, would find it quite different in terms of the number of shops, eateries and hotels that have encroached the natural beauty of the place in the name of development and commercialisation to benefit the tourists. 

However, the place is worth visiting especially on weekends to spend some memorable quality time with near and dear ones !

This is where we stay in Bangalore, and the starting & the end point of our day's trip to Hogenakkal Falls.

Photo of Malleshwaram, Bengaluru, Karnataka, India by Subhrajyoti Parida

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 !).

Photo of Hogenakal Waterfalls, Chamarajanagar, Karnataka, India by Subhrajyoti Parida
Photo of Hogenakal Waterfalls, Chamarajanagar, Karnataka, India by Subhrajyoti Parida
Photo of Hogenakal Waterfalls, Chamarajanagar, Karnataka, India by Subhrajyoti Parida
Photo of Hogenakal Waterfalls, Chamarajanagar, Karnataka, India by Subhrajyoti Parida
Photo of Hogenakal Waterfalls, Chamarajanagar, Karnataka, India by Subhrajyoti Parida
Photo of Hogenakal Waterfalls, Chamarajanagar, Karnataka, India by Subhrajyoti Parida
Photo of Hogenakal Waterfalls, Chamarajanagar, Karnataka, India by Subhrajyoti Parida
Photo of Hogenakal Waterfalls, Chamarajanagar, Karnataka, India by Subhrajyoti Parida
Photo of Hogenakal Waterfalls, Chamarajanagar, Karnataka, India by Subhrajyoti Parida
Photo of Hogenakal Waterfalls, Chamarajanagar, Karnataka, India by Subhrajyoti Parida
Photo of Hogenakal Waterfalls, Chamarajanagar, Karnataka, India by Subhrajyoti Parida
Photo of Hogenakal Waterfalls, Chamarajanagar, Karnataka, India by Subhrajyoti Parida
Photo of Hogenakal Waterfalls, Chamarajanagar, Karnataka, India by Subhrajyoti Parida
Photo of Hogenakal Waterfalls, Chamarajanagar, Karnataka, India by Subhrajyoti Parida
Photo of Hogenakal Waterfalls, Chamarajanagar, Karnataka, India by Subhrajyoti Parida
Photo of Hogenakal Waterfalls, Chamarajanagar, Karnataka, India by Subhrajyoti Parida
Photo of Hogenakal Waterfalls, Chamarajanagar, Karnataka, India by Subhrajyoti Parida
Photo of Hogenakal Waterfalls, Chamarajanagar, Karnataka, India by Subhrajyoti Parida
Photo of Hogenakal Waterfalls, Chamarajanagar, Karnataka, India by Subhrajyoti Parida
Photo of Hogenakal Waterfalls, Chamarajanagar, Karnataka, India by Subhrajyoti Parida
Photo of Hogenakal Waterfalls, Chamarajanagar, Karnataka, India by Subhrajyoti Parida
Photo of Hogenakal Waterfalls, Chamarajanagar, Karnataka, India by Subhrajyoti Parida
Photo of Hogenakal Waterfalls, Chamarajanagar, Karnataka, India by Subhrajyoti Parida
Photo of Hogenakal Waterfalls, Chamarajanagar, Karnataka, India by Subhrajyoti Parida
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