Hogenakkal is one of the tourist destinations. It is about 350 kms from Chennai and is only 200 kms from Bangalore. Hogenakkal is a small town in Tamil Nadu on the Tamil Nadu-Karnataka border, which is known for its waterfall. The Hogenakkal Waterfall is a famous picnic spot. It is located at a height of 750 feet in the Melagiri Hills. Its water is said to have healing powers. It is very close to Dharmapuri town. The falls is the entry point of the river Cauvery from Karnataka into Tamilnadu and is a small version similar to the Niagara. The word Hogenakkal is made of two words, Hoge and Kal. Hoge in Kannada means smoke and Kal means rocks. Hence, the Hogenakkal means smoky rocks. The river when falls on the rocks below, then the gushing force of the water looks like as if smoke is coming from the rocks so this place is as Hogenakkal. This is the place where you can take bath along with the oil massage.
PLACES TO SEE
The Hogenakkal Waterfall is the main highlight of the place. A trip to Hogenakkal revolves around the water fall and the river. The Hogenakkal Waterfall is often called the Niagara Falls of India.
HOW TO REACH
Bangalore International Airport is the nearest airport, which is at distance of about 133 km from Hogenakkal.
Nearest major railway junction is Salem, which is about 114 km from Hogenakkal.
Hogenakkal is well connected to all major cities in Karnataka and Tamil Nadu.
The best time to visit the Hogenakkal waterfall is between mid July to mid August when the water is at its peak