Majestic nature at its best
( 3.5 )
Tamil, Kannada
1 Days
October to March
Kempegowda International Airport
25℃ to 36℃

Hogenakkal Tourism

Hogenakkal (also known as Marikottayam) is a waterfall on Kaveri river in Tamil Nadu - Karnataka border. Hogenakkal is at a distance of 180km from Bangalore which makes it an ideal weekend getaway destination. The word Hogenakkal means smoking rocks. Hogenakkal is famous for its basket boats. Hogenekkal has been developed as a proper tourist destination only in recent years. It can be visited throughout the year except during the monsoon as the water will be in dangerous levels.

What to Eat

Do not miss the fresh river fish fry.

Where to Stay

There are no good accommodation options in Hogenakkal. Dharmapuri is the nearest town with hotels which is at a distance of 45km.

Top things do in Hogenakkal

How to reach

Hogenekkal is connected to Chennai and Bangalore via buses. The nearest airport is Bangalore.

How to Reach by Flight

The nearest airport is Bangalore (BLR) which is at a distance of 180km ( 3-4 hours ). Bangalore is connected with all major airports in India.

How to Reach by Train

Dharmapuri (45km) is the nearest railway station which is connected to other cities.

How to Reach by Bus

Buses operate between Hogenakkal and cities like Bangalore and Chennai. Direct buses are very less, you will have to catch a bus to either Dharmapuri or Salem.

How to Reach by Road

Hogenakkal is a 3-4 hour drive from Bangalore and 6-7 hours drive from Chennai.

Safety Tips

There have been many accidents at Hogenakkal falls, do not let kids wander alone.

Hogenakkal Itinerary

Day1: Reach Hogenakkal early in the morning to visit the waterfalls and then head to Melagiri hills if you wish.