Hogenakkal Falls

By: Fragile Prints

Aug 08 2011

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Category: India, Tamil Nadu

20 Comments

Aperture:f/7.1
Focal Length:18mm
ISO:100
Shutter:1/200 sec
Camera:NIKON D3100

Hogenakkal literally means  “Smoking rocks” in Kannada, located in the border between the states of Tamilnadu and Karnataka. The Falls and nearby village is famous for its ‘coracle rides’, medicinal baths etc.

The banks and nearby village is in a sorry state by tourists litter and even the water has started to develop froth from soap and other wastage. Though it is a plastic free zone, the tourists and the officials are negligent. The officials collect money at every possible spot near the falls. One for Panchayat, one for forest service, one for Parking, one for entry etc etc.

Another huge nuisance is the feeding of monkeys, the monkeys are so dependent on it now that they steal and snatch food from the visitors.

 

A huge 300Million USD drinking water project is also underway by Tamil nadu state government whose environmental impact is not studied at all.

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20 comments on “Hogenakkal Falls”

  1. Magnificent 🙂
    Though, hearing about the impact of tourism around here is makes me sad.
    Good that you show this, both for the beauty and the message behind it.

  2. Wow… what a lovely photograph.. hugely powerful! Very interesting to hear about other cultures and how they are impacted by tourism. It’s a double edged sword, required but destructive.

    • 🙂 thank you Nigel, Tourism should be in forefront for sustainability. Because tourist spots are fragile, rich in bio diversity and beauty. And different cultures can learn a lot from each other in dealing with tourism.

  3. I have gone to this falls once, but back then there were no digital cameras! This is an excellent falls – there was a separate route for people coming from TN and KR. I don’t remember seeing the exact location of the above photo though – but its been a long time!

    Destination Infinity

  4. […] Now that is a practice, the neighboring states of Karnataka and Tamilnadu can emulate [Hogenakkal Falls] […]

  5. Picture is superb but somehow I can’t stop looking at the water…I don’t know why, it’s looking similar to vanilla ice-cream…great picture and description is also good. Our country is full of treasures but we need to preserve it…

  6. Excellent Snap. 🙂
    Had been to this place a year back, Brilliant falls.
    But not the boat ride at this banned as a few drowned. The falls you see in this capture is the Karnataka side of the falls. The Tamil Nadu side falls is also amazing:)
    https://picasaweb.google.com/108689489521472718619/Hogenekal14810

  7. Totally agree with you . Tourism is turning out be a bane rather boon .

  8. It is a pity that Nature’s bounties have no ennobling influence on the people of any area.

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