by Dr. V.K. Kanniappan
Hogenakkal Waterfalls-'Niagara' of India
The 'Niagara' falls of India, offers a promising holiday destination for nature lovers in the country.
Hogenakal Falls is a beautiful waterfalls in the state of Tamilnadu, South India.
It is a good picnic spot and also its water is supposed to have curative powers.
This beautiful, quiet waterfall is 40 km from Dharmapuri and 180 km from Bangalore.
The Cauvery River enters the plains in this place and the river dashing against the rocks is a great sight. The sound of the Cauvery, roaring between rocky banks, is a constant presence in most places in Hogenakkal. The river 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. People cross the current-rippled waters in circular basket boats.
(Text and photo from http://www.hogenakkal.com.)
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