About the Falls
Hogenakkal Falls is a beautiful waterfall at the Kaveri River placed in Dharmapuri district of Tamil Nadu. Often referred to as the 'Niagara Falls of India', Hogenakkal Waterfalls is one of the breathtaking waterfalls in Tamil Nadu and also one of the fine waterfalls in India.
Hogenakkal is also one of the quality places to go to near Bangalore & Chennai as a part of 1 day ride. When the River Kaveri enters the Tamil Nadu border after winding its manner via Karnataka country, it descends down the lofty panorama forming the Hogenakkal falls. The name Hogenakkal is derived from Kannada words ‘hoge’ manner smoke and ‘kal’ approach rock, because the mist created by water hitting the rocks creates a sense of smoke emanating from the rocks. The Carbonatite rocks observed near the waterfall are considered to be the oldest of its type in South Asia. It is also one of the top tourist places to visit in Tamilnadu tourism.
At Hogenakkal, the Kaveri River drops and creates numercontinue reading