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Best Time: Oct-Mar Read More

Ideal duration: 1 day

Nearest Airport: Bangalore Check Flights

"The one that will take your breath away"

Hogenakkal Tourism

Hogenakkal is a waterfall located in Dharmapuri district of Tamil Nadu where the Kaveri river splits into multiple streams of waterfalls. Located at a distance of 180 km from Bangalore, Hogenakkal has water throughout the year. The carbonite rocks, the coracle (basket boat) rides, freshwater fish, oil massages by locals make it a perfect one day trip or a weekend getaway from Bangalore.

Sometimes referred to as the "Niagara Falls of India," it is also known for the medicinal baths. Also known at Marikottayam, Hoge actually means smoke and Kal means rock. Recently, the place has been found to be littered with plastic bags and garbage and the fish market outside the waterfall might stink. Weekends can be crowded. Keep all these points in mind before visiting.


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Restaurants and Local Food in Hogenakkal

Being a small hill station, Hogenakkal isn't spoilt for choices, when it comes to restaurants. However there are certain delicacies of the mountains that you can enjoy here, like ice creams and soups.
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One Day Itinerary

If you plan to cover only Hogenakkal in your trip, then you can easily spend your day relaxing and enjoying the Hogenakkal falls. However, if you plan to cover some neighbouring areas too, then you can spend the first few hours of the day enjoying the waterfall and then trek up to the Melagiri Hills and bask in the beautiful sunset. The next day can be devoted to travelling up to Theerthamalai and seeing both the temples there.

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What's Great?

Picturesque sites.

What's Not So Great?

Difficult to access.

For Whom?

Hogenakkal is a great getaway for those living in and around Tamil Nadu.

How To Reach Hogenakkal

Hogenakkal is a bit difficult to access since it can be reached by road only.

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Aravind Venkatesh 3 months ago
Excellent place to enjoy with friends and to eat fresh fish the only problem is the maintenance
Devyani Chandra 1 year ago
- A lot of accidents have been reported at the Hogenakkal Falls. So if you plan to travel with kids, be extra careful not to let them wander off alone.
Varun Kabra 1 year ago
Stupid place, highly dirty, Locals are hostile and looting money.. Like 750 for a boat ride. Please don't visit. Jan hit me jaari. :)
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