hogenakkal falls

hogenakkal falls, Hogenakkal

Hogenakkal Falls
Place Type : Waterfall
Category : Outing
Peak Season : Best season to visit is soon after the monsoons
City : Hogenakkal
State / District : Tamil Nadu / Not Available
Category : Outing
Place Type : Waterfall
City : Hogenakkal
State : Tamil Nadu
Peak Season : Best season to visit is soon after the monsoons

Hogenakkal Falls or Hogenakal Falls is a waterfall in South India on the river Kaveri. It is located in the Dharmapuri district of the southern Indian state of Tamil Nadu, about 180 km from Bangalore and 46 km from Dharmapuri town.

The Kaveri is considered to form at Talakaveri in the Brahmagiri hills in the Western Ghats of south India 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 (66 ft) and is said to sound like continual thunder.[citation needed] Soon after the falls the river takes a southerly course and enters the Mettur Stanley Reservoir. The river carries sediment which makes the downriver land fertile.

At Hogenakkal the river spreads out over a wide area of sandy beaches, then flows through to the Mettur Dam and creates a 60 sq mi (160 km sq.). lake called Stanley Reservoir. Built in 1934, this project improved irrigation and provided hydropower.

Reference : https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hogenakkal_Falls
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