Dec 20, 2011
my dream is to visit Hogenakkal, because i saw first in many flims,it is a beautiful place Situated on the Karnataka - Tamil Nadu border,I and my family memberes started our journey from Banglore , we had booked cab from Bangalore, it had taken 5 hours journey,we went in the month of Novemember, the climate is moderate.
Hogenakal is undoubtedly one of the most beautiful places in the state. The broad stream of the River Cauvery gets forked at this point, forming an island from where one stream continues on while it plunges into a deep chasm to create one of the loveliest waterfall gives these rocks the name Hogenakal which means "smoking rock" in Kannada. Since the waters of the kauvery flow through a forest of herbs on their journey to Hogenakal, bathing in these falls is considered to be good for health.
The interesting thing in Hogenakkal is boating,the boats are not machine boats , it is round shape made up of jute, boating is very adventoures.After landed into Hogenakkal many boatmen are surrounded,as the place is the border of karnataka and Tamilnadu, boatmen wearing yellow badge is from Tamilnadu and boatmen wearing red badge is from karnataka,As we went from Karnataka we asked karnataka boatmen, he asked Rs.500 for ride.we went to boating
The magnificent, rugged mountain scenery around the falls can be better enjoyed by long walks and treks.
Hogenakkal Falls is a quiet beautiful waterfall and is a good picnic spot and also its water supposed to have curative powers as the waters of the Kaveri flow through a forest of herbs on their journey to Hogenakkal. Hogenakkal Waterfalls, known as the 'Niagara' falls of India.
Hogenakkal is famous for fishing,in the time of boating we can do fishing,we can take that fish with us.After boating, we can give that fishes to the cooks, they will cook fish for us with rice, they will charge for cooking.There is riverside spa is famous for oil massages,coracles, masseurs and roaring waters. The sound of the Kaveri River, roaring between rocky banks, is a constant presence in most places in Hogenakkal. At Hogenakkal, the Kaveri River enters the plains and the river dashing against the rocks is a great sight. The river, here flows through a wooded valley, splitting and merging and splitting again around rocks, and little islands with towering trees, and boulder-strewn out crops, which are covered only when the river is in spate with the rains of the monsoon.
After boating and eating nice fish items, we went to trekking , there is a jungle, the view of nature is very good, we can see large variety of tress and animals,there is tribal group is living in that jungle. Many film shooting will take place in that jungle.But we have to be very careful because it is a naxalas area.
After treeking we started return journey.The most memorable journey of life.