Hogenakkal Falls in Tamil Nadu

Hogenakkal Falls in Tamil Nadu
A view of Hogenakkal Falls. Credits: Shutterstock

This waterfall in Tamil Nadu is called the Niagara Falls of India

Priyanka Kapoor
March 10 , 2023
02 Min Read

Nestled in the lap of nature, Hogenakkal Falls in Tamil Nadu is a gem waiting to be explored. The magnificent waterfall is located in the Dharmapuri district of Tamil Nadu, approximately 180 km away from the bustling city of Bangalore. The falls are known for their picturesque beauty, thrilling activities, and therapeutic properties, making them a must-visit destination for travellers.

Hogenakkal Falls is often called the 'Niagara Falls of India,' and it is not difficult to see why. The Kaveri River forms the waterfall, which splits into multiple streams, creating a stunning cascade of water over rocky terrain. The sound of water crashing against the rocks, the cool mist that envelops you, and the lush green surroundings create an atmosphere of tranquillity and serenity.


The maginficent view of Hogenakkal Falls

Coracle Ride
For those who love adventure, Hogenakkal Falls is a paradise. The most popular activity is taking a coracle ride, which is a round boat made of bamboo and tanned buffalo hide. The boatmen expertly manoeuvre the coracles through the rapids, giving you a thrilling experience as you navigate the swirling waters. The ride takes you up close to the waterfall, and the spray from the falls leaves you drenched, making for a refreshing experience.

Apart from the coracle ride, you can also take a dip in the freshwater pool at the base of the waterfall. The water is believed to have therapeutic properties and is known to cure ailments like arthritis and joint pain. It is a great way to relax and rejuvenate after a tiring day of exploring.

If you are a nature lover, Hogenakkal Falls has plenty to offer. The surrounding forests are home to a variety of flora and fauna, making it a great place for bird-watching and nature walks. You can also visit the nearby Hogenakkal Forest Reserve, which is home to animals like leopards, spotted deer, and hyenas.

If you are planning to visit Hogenakkal Falls, the best time to go is during the monsoon season, which is from July to October. During this time, the waterfall is in full flow, creating a spectacular sight. However, if you want to avoid crowds, it is best to visit during the weekdays.

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