Sunday, April 10, 2011

Hogenakkal water Falls in Tamil Nadu

Hogenakkal Falls is the most attractive tourist destination of Tamil Nadu. Hogenakkal Falls is among the famous water falls on the Kaveri River. Situated in the Dharmapuri district of the Southern Indian state of Tamil Nadu, this falls is often referred to as the “Niagara of India”. Settled amidst the Melagiri Hills, about 750 feet above the sea level the picturesque beauty of the entire place is really exciting, which helped it to become an attractive tourist destination of south India. Boating in the falls is by far the most adventurous experience during the visit to this place.

The Kaveri River is considered to form at Talakaveri in the Brahmagiri hills in Kodagu district in Karnataka and gathers momentum as the land drops in elevation. It becomes larger as various tributaries feed into it on the way down. At Hogenakkal, the Kaveri, now a large river, drops and creates numerous waterfalls as the water cuts through the rocky terrain. In places the water falls as much as 20 m and is said to sound like continual thunder. Soon after the falls the river takes a Southerly course and enters the Mettur reservoir. The river carries sediment which makes the "down-river" land fertile.

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