One of the famous sight-seeing attractions in Tamil Nadu
, Hogenakkal Waterfalls is located in Dharmapuri District
and 130 km south-west of Bangalore
. It lies on the Karnataka
-Tamil Nadu border.
The Cauvery River gets forked at Hogenakkal, forming an island and then it plunges into a deep chasm. A riverside spa, the main attraction is boating using the circular basket boats.
In Kannada, the word Hogenakal means 'smoking rock.' Since the waters of Cauvery passes through forests with herbs on their journey to Hogenakkal, bathing in these falls is considered to be good for health. Hogenakkal is one of the cold healing waters in India. Massaging facilities are available on the islands of the river.
The best time to visit the place is from July to August. A fair is conducted in the nearby village of
Nearest railhead is at Salem, which is around 114 km away.