At a distance of 146 km from Bangalore Hogenakkal Falls is a waterfall on the Kaveri River located in Dharmapuri district of Tamil Nadu and also one of the best waterfalls in India, sometimes referred to as the 'Niagara of India'.
The two words 'Hoge' means 'Smoke' and 'Kal' means 'Rocks' combines to form Hogenakkal as Smoky Rocks. It is also called as Marikottayam by the people of Tamil Nadu. The falls has about 14 channels with drops varying between 15 & 65 ft. There is no land access so you have to take the boat ride to reach the surroundings of waterfalls. Coracle riding is one of the main attractions here which is allowed during the monsoon and winter season. Boating is usually stopped in peak monsoons.
Best time to Visit
July to October
Types of car suited
You can drive to Hogenakkal with your own car or you can book a car on rent. You can choose SUV 4X4 Drive, SUV 2X4 Drive and Hatchback. These cars can handle worst stretches of road. You can also check out the self-driving car rental options from Volercars. We provide you best price along with exciting deals. We ensure your safety and comfort, our cars are cleaned and serviced prior the trip and we have various pickup points around the city but you can still choose to get the car delivered at your doorstep. Opt for freedom and flexibility to drive a car of your choice.
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