Hogenakkal Falls is often known as the 'Niagara of India'. Located in the Dharmapuri District of Tamil Nadu, it lies at a distance of about 180 Km from Bangalore.
Importance of the site can be assessed by the fact that the destination derived its name from the water cascades that fall from a great height, creating an aura of smoke. Mission
BANGALORE-HOGENAKKAL FALLS-BANGALORE Members in Zest
: Rakesh, Sylesh and me(Arjun).
Fuel: Indian Oil – Filled(Diesel) for 1000(More than enough for the beast to cover this to and fro distance).
Tyre pressure: 34 psi (front & back).
Total kms traveled: (To & Fro) : 380.
Driven by: All.
We decided to take the road through the forest for some sight seeing and thrill!!
On Jan 14, got up at 4 am. Had bath and finished other chores. Ready to leave at 5 am.
Went straight into Indian Oil Pump at BTM, checked pressure and filled the tank for 1000.
We headed strait to Hosur, Attibelle.
The sun was rising at that time, a perfect start for a traveler!!
Once you reach attibelle we took the right(The road through the forest to Hogenakkal).
This road is a pleasant to drive with beautiful scenery.
The idea to take this road was to experience the sight seeing and thrill
. Though the distance is little far, it was worth this. Crossed Attibelle and then stopped for b/fast at around 7 am . Stopped for around ½ hour and again proceeded on the road.
Within no time we were in the hills and the forest range.
Then started the collection part. First at entrance I shelled out Rs.10 as entry fee into Hogenakkal area, then after entering Hogenakkal, parking fee Rs.20. This parking fee is for parking on roads. Then again a parking fee of Rs.20 in TNTDC compound.
Finally we reached the falls. The boating is not allowed to deeper parts and where the falls are heavy
. Bathing is allowed in only one falls surrounded by fence. The new rule is due to the tragedy that happened 8 months before. We had fish and rice curry from there. It was nice. Overall it is a good place to visit but not worth for a complete day or family.
Pictures speaks the rest!
Thank You All!!
Arjun MP Singing off.
Will be back with new trip and new travelogue soon!!