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Old 27th December 2016, 12:12   #61
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No, the water falls had plenty of water. I meant there was less crowd when I wrote : Hoggenakkal itself was surprisingly empty
Thanks for the post. A few queries as I am planning to go there this Thursday.
  • Did you go on a weekend or a week day?
  • Previously the place was ill-maintained and the environment was shabby. How is it now?
  • Which is the safe place to park one's car?
  • Coracles were unsafe, when went last time as they were not providing any life jackets. Is it the same now or it has changed?
  • Are there any good restaurants around?

Thanks in advance.
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Old 27th December 2016, 14:44   #62
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Thanks for the post. A few queries as I am planning to go there this Thursday.
  • Did you go on a weekend or a week day?
  • Previously the place was ill-maintained and the environment was shabby. How is it now?
  • Which is the safe place to park one's car?
  • Coracles were unsafe, when went last time as they were not providing any life jackets. Is it the same now or it has changed?
  • Are there any good restaurants around?

Thanks in advance.
Hello Crank
Below is my reply:

1- I went on a Saturday in November. It was not crowded. I guess the crowd will be less if you go on Thursday, even though now we are in the holiday season.
2- There's nothing great about the maintenance of the area. The areas where people are bathing in the open may be avoided, esp if you are with family. But this should not be a decisive factor for your visit.
3- Google maps took me directly to the Hogenakkal Car park. The car parking is good and felt safe.
4- There are life jackets provided. Also, they check the weight of all the occupants going on a single coracle. Plus, they DO NOT allow any mobiles and cameras onto the coracle ride. Mine being a DSLR, was easily spotted by the guard and I had to keep it back. Some sneaky guys did manage to take digicams and mobiles to the ride and were happily clicking photos later.
There are lockers available at nominal rent to keep your belongings.
5- I did not see any good restaurants during my trip but we already had packed lunch and therefore, to be honest I was not looking for restaurants in any case.

Enjoy your trip.

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Has anyone visited this falls in the recent days? If so, few questions.
1) Is this the right time to visit?
2) What is the best route? Google shows two routes, so wants to know the which one is better?
3) Do we have boat ride there?
4) What are the nearby options for lunch?
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Has anyone visited this falls in the recent days? If so, few questions.
1) Is this the right time to visit?
2) What is the best route? Google shows two routes, so wants to know the which one is better?
3) Do we have boat ride there?
4) What are the nearby options for lunch?
I too would like to know answers to these and
5) Whats the crowd scene? Last time I went there were too many people and it was difficult navigating
6) How safe is it for children to be out on the boat/coracle?

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I too would like to know answers to these and
Its been few years since I visited the falls. However, hope this helps -

1) Is this the right time to visit?
With TN and KA debating about water release, I dont think there will be sufficient water in the river as of now. Best would be to wait for rains to pick up.

2) What is the best route? Google shows two routes, so wants to know the which one is better?

Hosur - Krishnagiri - Dharmapuri bye-pass - right turn (by taking service road below the flyover) - Hogenakal is the fastest and better route.

However, Anachetty route is scenic. We had taken the Dharmapuri route for onward journey and for return took Anachetty - Hunasanahalli - Kanakpura route.

3) Do we have boat ride there?
Yes, there is a coracle ride available. Infact, that is the major attraction.

4) What are the nearby options for lunch?
You can visit Hotel Tamilnadu (TN tourism), they serve basic vegetarian meals. Location

5) Whats the crowd scene? Last time I went there were too many people and it was difficult navigating
It used to be the same, best would be to time your visit in case its a weekend. We reached there around 10.00 AM and crowd was manageable, however by the time we came back after coracle ride the place was crowded.

6) How safe is it for children to be out on the boat/coracle?
For both children and adults alike, do wear life jackets. Also, try not getting in to deeper waters. Current is very strong in some areas.
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Its been few years since I visited the falls. However, hope this helps -

1) Is this the right time to visit?
With TN and KA debating about water release, I dont think there will be sufficient water in the river as of now. Best would be to wait for rains to pick up.
Probably we will postpone the trip by a month or so. Thanks for your response.
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Its been few years since I visited the falls. However, hope this helps -

6) How safe is it for children to be out on the boat/coracle?
For both children and adults alike, do wear life jackets. Also, try not getting in to deeper waters. Current is very strong in some areas.
Further question: Are life jackets available in the place? Can they be hired? Last time I was there, more than 10 years ago, there was nothing. It was just a waterfall in the middle of nothing - with a few stalls selling cold drinks, chips and later in the evening locally caught fried fish.
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Further question: Are life jackets available in the place?
Yes it's available. The coracle rate includes the usage of jackets too. Also, would suggest not to enter without the jacket in to water.
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Yes it's available. The coracle rate includes the usage of jackets too. Also, would suggest not to enter without the jacket in to water.
Great! Thanks for the prompt responses. Appreciate it.

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