"The Smoky Rock Waterfall"

A Village in Tamil Nadu, India

Interest Measure for Hogenakkal

Ideal time to stay:  1 - 3 days

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Height(Altitude) of Hogenakkal from sea level:  839 feet
Latitude/Longitude:  12.1187502°N, 77.7773344°E
Ecosystem:  Plain  

Food, Culture and Language at Hogenakkal

Food Availability:  Indian, South Indian 
Regional Language:  Tamil
Currency:  ₹ - Rupee (INR)

Why travel Hogenakkal?

Hogenakkal is a small village on the Kaveri river in the Dharmapuri district of Tamil Nadu. It gets its name from Kannada words, 'Hoge' meaning ‘Smoke’ and 'kal' meaning ‘rocks’ and hence the term Hogenakkal meaning ‘Smoky Rocks’. A smoky appearance on the rock is created by the water plummeting forcefully. This riverside village is located around 150 kms from Bangalore, the mind-boggling Hogenakkal is absolutely in the border of Tamil Nadu and Karnataka. During rainy Seasons the lush green ambience of Hogenakkal presents a visual feast to the tourists pouring in. The unique sight of the tall trees mounting upon the small island-like mounds clustered with giant rocks on the way and the fiercely flowing river pounding upon it makes even the dull hearts go awe-stricken.The river water is said to have some special powers as it travels through the forests filled with herbal plants and shrubs. It is quite stupendous to see the tender-aged boys showcasing their diving skills. They exhibit their diving skills for a mere Rs 5 from the spectators. The courageous young children dive from tall altitudes which seem to be much more surprising for the spectators watching along the way.
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6 Places to visit and Things to do in Hogenakkal

Hogenakkal Falls at Hogenakkal

Hogenakkal Falls

The name of the waterfall has been derived from two Kannada words – ‘hoge’ meaning smoke and ‘kal’ meaning rock because the mist created by water hitting the rocks creates a feeling of smoke emanating from the rocks. It is also called as Mari Kottayam by the locals. The water drops from an elevation of about 65 ft at its highest point and from 15 ft at its lowest point. The waterfalls cannot be reached via road; a boat-ride from the last motorable point takes you near the waterfall. Coracles can be hired to get closer to the waterfall.
Expenses - NA
Time needed - 2 hours
Coracle Ride, Hogenakkal at Hogenakkal

Coracle Ride, Hogenakkal

The journey along the river in the coracle is a worth-cherishing experience for the visitors. The circular basket boats are enveloped in black color plastic sheets. The coracle ride through the river leaves the tourists with overwhelming joy and fear as the jumping and bouncing round–shaped boat makes the traveler feel as if the boat is going to capsize.
Expenses - ₹200
Time needed - 1 hours
Melagiri Hills at Hogenakkal

Melagiri Hills

Melagiri hills lie between the Dharmapuri and Krishnagiri Districts of Tamil Nadu on one side and bordered by Cauvery on the Karnataka side. Forest covered hills and valleys are the predominant landscape, with the highest peak of Gutherayan rises up to 1,390 m. The Melagiri hills host mixed vegetation types such as thorn scrub, dry tropical riverine and semi evergreen.
Expenses - NA
Time needed - 4 hours
Swimming, Hogenakkal at Hogenakkal

Swimming, Hogenakkal

Hogenakkal is also the good place to try out your swimming skills. It is so exciting and challenging indeed to swim in Hogenakkal as the swimming and diving experience tests the stamina and resilience of even the hard-core swimmers to the maximum. The water is quite challenging. Tourists can also go for trekking on the nearby surrounding hills. The treks are usually simple. There are many films songs shotted at this destination. For example a song 'Dil Hain Chotasa....' from the film Roza was shot here.
Expenses - NA
Time needed - 1.5 hours
Krishnagiri Dam at Hogenakkal

Krishnagiri Dam

This is a beautiful place to spend a Saturday or a Sunday. Krishnagiri Dam is situated at a distance of 7 Kms from Krishnagiri. It is in between Dharmapuri to Krishnagiri. Thousands of acres of land around Krishnagiri is irrigated with the help of this dam. This is a famous tourist spot too. This dam is flooded with tourists during the week ends. The sunset are beautiful. Overall it will be a wonderful experience. Very nice place to visit with family and friends.
Expenses - NA
Time needed - 1 hours
Oil Massage, Hogenakkal at Hogenakkal

Oil Massage, Hogenakkal

Hogenakkal is much renowned for the oil massage rendered by local malishkarans who have the expertise in applying their massaging tricks in the fourteen massage points in the human body. Female masseurs also join hands with the male masseurs in making the visitors feel the soothing effect of the massage. The oil massage replenishes one's body, improves blood circulation, strengthens muscles, increases memory power, rejuvenates skin, detoxifies one's body and gives deep peaceful sleep at night.
Expenses - ₹100
Time needed - 0.5 hours

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Content of this page was last updated at Oct 21, 2016