Hogenakkal is a waterfall situated in Tamil Nadu's Dharmapuri district where the Kaveri River divides into several waterfall streams. Hogenakkal has water during the year, situated at a distance of 180 km from Bangalore. The carbonite rocks, the coracle (basket boat) rides, freshwater fish, local oil massages make it a great one-day trip from Bangalore or a weekend getaway.
Hogenakkal Falls is a scintillating waterfall situated in the Dharmapuri district of Tamil Nadu, on the Kaveri River. Due to the unusual rock arrangement that exists around it, the place gets its name from Hogenakkal, which means 'burning rocks'. This cascade's gushing beauty is one of a kind and is often cited as the "Niagara falls of India."
The Kaveri River forks into several streams and falls through several levels , making the sight a fascinating thing to see. In South Asia, the carbonatite rocks around these falls are the oldest of their kind and one of the oldest in the world. Drinking water can also be obtained from the falls, and, interestingly enough, due to the numerous herbs that grow in its course, the water here is thought to possess medicinal properties.
The Hogenakkal Falls are the prime attraction in the area , known for their pristine appeal. Tourists can also enjoy the Coracle boat ride from one end of the river to the other, or they can simply find a quaint place to perch on and bask in the wonders of Hogenakkal Falls' enchanting beauty.
One of the largest dams in India is the Mettur Dam, located 30 miles from Salem in the tiny Mettur Village. Mettur Dam, built on the canyon across the River Cauvery, was built in 1943 and is a sight of sheer beauty. The dam is surrounded by picturesque natural beauty and verdant hills and is very popular with tourists. One of the dam's most extraordinary features is its architecture, which is a testimony to the engineering genius of the country.
Mettur Dam is a huge human-made wonder that stretches a massive length of 1700 metres and is a major hotspot where tourists visit to relax and seek solitude from all over the world. The dam also provides irrigation facilities for 2,71,000 acres of agricultural land around it, apart from being a tourist hotspot. Another big attraction of the area is a water reservoir flanked all around by hilly ranges.
The place is also close to a large Hydro Electric Power Station that produces 240 MW, formerly known as Stanley Reservoir. The water here is not only for power generation alone, but it also hosts a number of local fish. The Mettur dam is a favourite among visitors, along with Ellis Park and the hydroelectric power plant. One needs to receive permission from the authorities in advance to access this facility.
The next most attractive location in Hogenakkal is the Melagiri Hills, after seeing the stunning drop. The Hills are a few km away and the joy of actually seeing the ranges is complemented by numerous trekking options up to the hill.
The hills are the place where the Ghats of the East and West meet each other. The view is literally sublime, with two mountain ranges that meet on both sides, and dense forests all around the place. There is also one horned antelope you can spot in these valleys.
The place has a lot of boating options. There is a very special sort of boat available here. The circular vessels called Coracles are also referred to as basket-boats. They are wrapped in black plastic and have round bamboo frames. They are often compared to mushrooms that are black.
Hogenakkal tourist place
The village is located about 20 km from Hogenakkal and is famous for its weekly fair, which attracts tourists every month. The village, known as Aiyanars, is also known for its brightly coloured giant terracotta statues.
Theerthamalai is a popular centre for pilgrims near Hogenakkal. The Temple of Theerthamalai is one of its most popular destinations. The adoring deity is Lord Theerthagireeswar, a form of Lord Shiva.
It is believed that, after his victory over Ravana, Lord Ram adored Lord Shiva at this temple in order to absolve him of the sin of killing so many demons. Therefore, a dip in these holy waters is believed to be able to help man rid himself of sins committed against others.
The famous temple festivals are the 10 day Masi Brahmotsavam in February-March with the presiding Lord's procession, the 7th day car festival, the 5th day wedding festival, and the 10th day Sathaparana festival-Lord in reclining posture; Navarathri in September-October and Aadi 18 July-August with special abishek at night accompanied by Girivalam-circumlocution of the hill, Abishek pujas with 365 litres of milk on the Chithirai new year day falling mostly on April 14 or a day earlier or later occasionally.
A temple dedicated to Lord Hanuman, Hanuman Theertham, is about 1 km outside the main temple. According to an old legend, Lord Ram sent Lord Hanuman to fetch water from the Ganga River in order to worship Lord Shiva. Lord Ram put an arrow into the rocky slope of the hill when Lord Hanuman did not return, and water poured out.
This temple is dedicated to the Mallikarjuneswarar god and to the Kamatchi Ambal goddess. It is situated 1 kilometre from the Dharmapuri Bus Stand. It belongs to the Cholas Era. It is said that it is the temple where the King of Thagadur, Adhiyaman, used to visit and worship the deity. This temple added great significance to femininity. The Lord himself, therefore, gave the Goddess Sakthi superiority; Lord Mallikarjuneswarar was seated lower than Ambigai. Its distinctive characteristic is the hanging sculptured pillar in the temple.
The capital of Adhiyamans, the ancient rulers of Thakadoor, was Adhiyamankottam, which is located 7 km from Dharmapuri on the Salem-Dharmapuri route. There are still the remains of the roughly oval-shaped castle. The temple of Chenraya Perumal is the largest of the lot kept as a protected monument and is thought to have been founded by both the King Krishna Deva Raya and the Hoysala Kings.
Temple of Senraya Perumal: This temple was built in the 9th century. Chinnathirupathi is the other name for this temple. Sridevi, boodevi, samega senraya perumal are the other names for the perumal temple. This temple is seen from the east. In this temple, Krishna Devarayar 's marriage took place. Devarayar was seen in a wedding suit at this temple. In this temple hall, there are three alwars, including thirumangai alwar, boodhalwar, nammalwar.
Someswarar Temple: From the west, the lord shiva sees the someswara temple. It's really rare, this temple. In this temple, shiva is seen in the north, Ganesha is seen in the north, Muruga is seen in the north, Somambika is seen in the south, Dhatshina Moorthy is seen in the south, Sandigeshwar is situated in the south. This position is respected by the Siddhars. They conducted saina religion prayer after that and there is a saina religion statue in this temple.
Temple of Kalabairavar: The 8 kinds of Bhairavas are Time, Kalpanta, Aggressive, Skull, Samkara, Unmanta, Battle, Ukkira. For-Bhairava, there are 8 incarnations. There will be a total of 64 Bhairavas for prayer. Spirit will be poured on top, directing, devilish evil planets like harassing away with holy water. To cast an evil eye on her during the dark moon day, to smash a pumpkin to remove an omal. Nearly 20,000 people will come to this Astami temple, and every Sunday, 5,000 people will come. Sorna Krishna Kubera pooja will take place on Full Moon Day to solve financial problems.
Morning pick up from Theni.
Then proceed towards Hogenakkal.
Hotel Check in.
Then Proceed to visit Hogenakkal major attractions such as Krishnagiri Dam, Boating, Parameshwari Temple, Melagiri Hills and Crocodile Park.
Come back to Hotel.
Overnight stay at Hogenakkal.
Morning Breakfast and then Check out from Hotel.
Then Proceed to visit Hogenakkal major attractions such as Theerthamalai Temple, Mettur Dam, Pennagram Village and Hogenakkal Fall's.
Then proceed towards Theni.
Finally drop at Theni.
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