Also known as the “Niagara of
India” Hogenakal is one of the oldest waterfalls in all of Southeast Asia.
Attracting tourists from all over the world, Hogenakal is particularly famous
for it’s medicinal baths and boat rides. Located on the Kaveri River in Tamil
Nadu, Hogenakal is also home to the Hogenakkal Integrated Drinking Water Project, aimed at
providing clean drinking water to urban and rural areas of Tamil Nadu. If you
are a fan of waterfalls and nature you simply can’t miss out on the opportunity
to visit Hogenakal.
Rent a car from Zoom and arrive in Hogenakal with ease! The best way to get there is to take the NH17 from Bangalore. After passing Hosur take a turn to Rayakottai, then follow signs towards Palacode. Continue along this road until you see signs for Pennagram. Turn towards Pennagram and continue until you reach the Hogenakal falls. The entire trip is roughly 150KM and should take two to three hours, but if you get lost our GPS can guide you the entire way! Get there faster than with a bus or train and stop at your own convenience.
Rent an SUV if you have a big group or rent a sedan such as the Vento or Ford Figo if you have a smaller group or are with your significant other.
If you don't own a car or don't want to take your own car, then Zoom has several options for you to consider:
Hatchback : Take our Ford Figo ZXI for flexibility in your travels. Whether you want to go hiking or relax by the falls, the Figo gives you freedom to explore Hogenakal however you want.
Sedans : Zoom with Volkswagen Vento or BMW 320d if you want to ride around Hogenakal in style. These cars are great if you have a small group or are with your significant other.
SUV : If trekking is what you crave, the mighty Scorpio is all yours to explore the unexplored. No need to worry about steep uphill climbs or rough terrain, the Scorpio can handle it all. The Scorpio is especially good if you are with a large group of people.
All Zoom cars come with the following: -
- All-inclusive tariff which includes fuel, comprehensive insurance and taxes.
- A 3G enabled tablet, which makes navigation a breeze.
- No deposit required to Zoom off.
In order to get the most out of
your experience, rent a car from Zoom so that you have the freedom to explore Hogenakal
as you please. No need to negotiate with
rickshaw drivers or walk for kilometers, you can drive however and wherever you
Here are three things to see and do in Hogenakal :
Basket Boat Ride: If you want to take a relaxing boat ride on the river, look no further. These bamboo boats, also called “Coracles” are one of the oldest and safest ways of taking a boat ride. For an additional cost these boats can also be hired for a round trip.
Fish and Fry: One of the coolest parts of Hogenakal is that you can catch fish fresh from the river, bring it to a restaurant, and have it cooked for you. There are many stands along the shore where this is possible. Let them cook it using their own recipe, or bring the ingredients yourself and prepare it to your liking.
Medicinal Bath: If you are a fan of Ayurveda, take a bath in the Hogenakal falls for its medicinal properties! It is believed that the water here contains medicinal and therapeutic benefits, and has been used for centuries for its healing powers. Don’t believe us? Give it a try for yourself and experience the benefits mother nature has to offer!
Insiders Tip: If the medicinal bath wasn’t enough, make sure to try one of the Ayurveda oil massages!
The best season to visit Hogenakal is after the monsoon season, as this is when the falls will be flowing with the most force.