Showing posts with label Waterfalls. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Waterfalls. Show all posts

Hogenakkal Falls - The Smoking Rock Falls


Hogenakkal Waterfalls, known as the 'Niagara' falls of India, are not a single waterfall but a series of falls and they offer a promising holiday destination for nature lovers from within and outside the country.
Hogenakkal is a hamlet situated in Tamil Nadu bordering Karnataka.

Hogenakkal is considered as one of the most beautiful places in the state. The broad stream of the River Kaveri gets forked at this point, forming an island from where one stream continues on while the other plunges into a deep chasm to create one of the loveliest waterfalls, giving these rocks the name Hogenakkal which means "smoking rock".

You can experience a virtual tour of Hogenakkal falls here....

Route Map from Bangalore
Hosur-Krishnagiri-Dharmapuri-Hogenakkal

From Coimbatore
Bhavani-Mettur-Salem-Dharmapuri-pennagaram-Hogenakkal

From Chennai
Vellore(140km) -Tirupathur(84)-Dharmapuri-(61km)-Hogenakkal(46km)


From Kerala
You can catch Yeshwanthpur express {Yesvantpur Exp (16528)} From Kannur on Tuesday, Thursday and Sunday and alight at Dharmapuri. From Dharmapuri you can hire cabs or take buses flowing towards Hogenakkal.

Nearby Airports
Kozhikode Airport (CCJ)
Bajpe Airport, Mangalore (IXE)
Bengaluru International Airport (BLR)
Chennai International Airport (MAA)

Must visit Waterfalls and Tourist Spots in Kodagu (Coorg)

Kodagu (Coorg ) has lots of tourist places, tourist spots and water falls in its deep forest area. It is a best tourist place near Bangalore and known as 'Scotland of India'. It is a favorite travel destination for summer for its all time cool weather. Abbey falls in Madikeri, Mallalli falls in Somwarpet, Irpu falls in South Kodagu are the well known waterfalls and it has lots of beautiful water falls hidden in its deep forest areas, that which were unrecognized so far. We are here exploring some of that nature's beauty spots.
Abbey Falls 
Most Popular Falls in Coorg. Near Madikeri. Originates from Kootuhole River.
Mallalli Abbi Falls
This falls is the highest water falls in Coorg District and 62 Km away from Madikeri. It is 20 km from Somwarpet towards Kundalli, Kumaralli. Click on the image for detailed trip experience.

Irpu Falls 
50 Km from Madikeri – Near Nagarhole – Lakshmana Theertha River joining Cauvery River.
Hidden Water Falls in Coorg.....
Touristors are known about only the above shown falls in Kodagu. But more waterfalls are hidden in the deep forest of Kodagu. We are exploring some of the them here.

Kabbe Waterfalls
One of the villagers gave us the direction to the falls. To reach the  Balliyatra(Kabbe) falls, one has to trek for over an hour in slippery path. Since the trip was not meant for trek, people were not ready for it. There is place one could see the falls from a distance. We went to that point and enjoyed the beauty of the falls. The falls looked very similar to Bandaje Arbi falls.









Baganamane Waterfalls




Chelavara Waterfalls
Chelavara is known for its huge waterfall. It viewed from the road itself. There is also a way to get down and to the top of the falls. The water level of falls was quite high and we could not really get too close to the falls. My attempts to take a photo of falls in full view went in vain. One wrong step would end ones life. Certainly, there was no necessity to take that risk. 





Devarakolli Waterfalls
Fifteen km from Madikeri on Madikeri – Mangalore road is Devarakolli falls. This falls is on the road side and can be found easily.






























Garwale Waterfalls
Garwale is a Village about about 15 km from Madapur, and 35 km from Madikeri. You Can see a Very beautiful Waterfalls on the way of Garwale from Madapur.






















Kalyala Waterfalls
'Kalyala Waterfalls' is located off the Madkeri - Mangalore Highway. It is visible from the highway and looks beautiful. Since the driving directions to the falls were known to us from our first visit, we quickly reached the last motorable stretch from where we had to trek down to view the falls. The drive itself is a mesmerizing one, with the greenery around and the narrow and curvy roads. It feels through the drive at every stretch, as though there's something more beautiful in store for us to see! It was a complete feast to our eyes.





Kuppehole Waterfalls
The Kuppehole Falls near Haleri, off the Madikeri-Sunticoppa-Kushalnagar road is in full flow. The roar of the water piercing the eerie silence of the surroundings is bewitching. Muddy water coming down in huge sheets along the woods is a great sight. It joins the Hattihole near Madapur, ultimately flowing into the Harangi resrvoir.































Karike – Treasure of Water Falls In raining season, about 25 water falls welcomes you near karike village near to Bhagamandala, which is Kodagu-Kerala border area. No residents are found nearby as this area is covered with thick forest. The different falls seems to compete in attracting the viewers.

Spectacular Must See Waterfalls in Chikmagalur

Nestled in the Baba Budan hills, Chikmagalur is a calm, serene town full of scenic surprises hills, valleys, streams and snow-white coffee blossoms. and it is one of the best tourist place near Bangalore. Chikmagalur is a best trekker's delight, with its rugged mountain trails.



We are here exposing some the water falls in Chikmagalur District, Karnataka.....

Fabulous, Beautiful Waterfalls in Maharashtra

Maharashtra is the third largest state in India and it has wide varieties of tourist destinations. Bestowed with the beauty of Sahyadri, the serene shores of the Konkan coast, fertile lands of the Deccan plateau, strings of major rivers and breathtaking, faboelous water falls. Maharashtra is a complete package as a tourist destination in India. Here we are explored some of the beautiful waterfalls in Maharashtra.


Kune Falls
Lonavala-Khandala, the twin hill stations in Maharashtra are the most visited hill stations near Mumbai and Pune. In the very middle of Lonavla-Khandala valley, a milky gush of water can be sighted which has a total height of 659 ft.  This waterfall called Kune falls is a three tiered cascade which can be seen when we travel from Mumbai to Pune while coming out of the last tunnel. This is on the old Mumbai-Pune highway and not on the Mumbai-Pune express way. It is a beautiful sight as one sees this waterfall after coming out of the last tunnel to enter lonavala while travelling from mumbai to pune. 
How to Reach 
For reaching the spectacular Kune Falls, take the Mumbai-Pune expressway and leave it at the Lonavala bypass to take the old Mumbai-Pune highway. A short 10 minutes drive takes you to the Kune Falls. An important landmark for reaching the falls is the Kune missionary/church which is just a few steps from the location of the falls.

Dudhsagar Water Falls
Forget the beaches and the normal Goa stuff .... this is the place to visit when in goa or neighbouring areas of karnataka! set bang on the Karnataka -Goa border ... The Dudhsagar waterfalls is a heaven for adventure seekers. Rainy season makes it a milky white fall when water plunges deep down from a 1020 ft height and a width of 100 ft making its name literally true, ‘Sea of Milk’. This spellbound waterfall is on the beautiful Mandovi River in the state of Goa. This waterfall can be viewed when we travel on train through Londa-Madgoan railway route in Delhi-Goa express, Pune-Ernakulam Express or Miraj Castle Rock passenger. The waterfall located in the middle of tropical forest is situated 60 Km from Margoa and 10 kilometers from Kulem Railway Station. Although this waterfall is in Goa, this is a popular picnic spot for most of the Maharashtrians. Climbing to the top of the falls is really an adventurous task and a breathtaking view of the falls from the top is only for adventurous people. India’s largest wildlife sanctuary, Bhagwan Mahavir Wildlife Sanctuary is a popular place to visit near this falls.
How to Reach :
The Dudhsagar waterfalls are located in the Sanguem district of Goa near the Goa-Karnataka border. It is located at a distance of around 60 kilometers from Margao and can be reached easily by hiring a taxi or taking a bus from either Margao or Panaji.


Spectacular Waterfalls in Karnataka

Karnataka is famous for its waterfalls; it is home to some of the more spectacular falls in India. Karnataka have more than 100 waterfalls and river backwater or river basins falls. In that we have listed some of the most spectacular, breathtaking waterfalls and best tourist places in Karnataka.

Jog falls 
Jog Falls is one of the highest waterfalls in India and  attracts the most of the visitors visiting Karnataka.  Created on Sharavathi River, and also known as Gerusoppe Falls and Jogada Gundi.

Jog Falls is 
379 km away from Bangalore and located in Shimoga District of Karnataka nad 30 km away from Sagara.


We are starting from 
Near to Bangalore....
Shivanasamudra Falls 
120 Km from Bangalore – Cauvery River – Second Biggest in water fall in India and sixteenth largest in the world.

Hogenakal Falls 
150Km from BangaloreCauvery River




Chunchi falls 

Near Kanakapura 90 Km from Bangalore – Arkavathi River






























Mekedatu 
90Km from Bangalore – Arkavati merges with Cauvery River








Muthyalamaduvu 
40Km from Bangalore – Arkavathi River