Hogenakkal Falls Drive Experience
The Smokey Falls is a journey from Naturedine Homestay that takes less than 2 hours. The drive passes through the 77 Hills Station in between Lord Madeswara Temple, which also passes through Gopinatham Village, which is birth place of most wanted decoit Veerappan. You will be entering the falls through the Karnataka border which is a calmer place than the Tamil Nadu entrance. Tourism department facilitates coracle rides to the fall's view, which is a beutifull experience for a 2 km ride and then view the falls from the coracle.
Hogenakkal Falls makes for a beautifull island between two states; you can explore and cross the river and visit Tamil Nadu through the Hanging Bridge. Locals offer services like body massage, delicious fish fry and Nauity Koli Village is known for its non-veg food. It also doubles up as a water activity spot.
Camping rules - Stare at the fire. Listen to the birds. Jump in the lake. Read. Take a nap. Relax. Watch the sunset. Cook over the fire. Breathe the fresh air.
08:30 AM - Departure from Bangalore (Town Hall : Nearest metro station - Central College)
12:30 PM - Lunch near Gaganachukki Falls (not included in the package)
01:30 PM - Separate available vehicle to reach Hogenakkal from the homestay
03:00 PM - Reach Hogenakkal from the karnataka side (coracle ride, island exploration, body massage are available); participants are requested to explore on their own
06:00 PM - On time, you will be requested to leave Hogenakkal from the arranged vehicle
08:00 PM - Reach back to campsite
Open air movie
Sunday : Day 2
05:00 AM - Wake-up call
05:30 AM - Sunrise walk
08:00 AM - Check-out of campsite
08:15 AM - Breakfast at Talabetta followed by 4 to 8 km hike towards Madeswara Temple (moderately difficult)
12:30 PM - Departure from MM Hills
Note - The expenses in the Hogenakkal packages are not included in the packages; the organizers arrange vehicles from their homestay.
Food & Stay
Things To Carry
Bag pack (toiletries)
Water bottle (2 litres)
Fully charged mobile (no charging facility at venue)
Power bank (optional), mosquito repellent, moisturizer/Vaseline
Medical kit (personal medicines)
Sunglasses, camera (optional)
Slippers/chappal (use at night)
2 pairs of clothes
Snacks & energy bars.
90% refund before 2 days of cancellation of trip
50% refund before 1 day of cancellation of trip.
Using foul or abusive language or arguing with fellow travellers/organizer will not be acceptable and will stand a chance of being deserted by the travel group.
Do not advise organizer on the schedule or activities.
About the organizer
These outing activities are the product of their NGO Rural Education Development Society which right now adopted a school called Sharadha Vidyakendra in the campsite location.
Naturedine Homestay is located about 180 km from Bangalore and it will be the connecting point between Cauvery & MM Hills elephant corridors and BR Hills & Sathyamangala Tiger sanctuaries. And the location is just 50 km away from the Gopinatham, which is the birth place of India's most wanted dacoit Veerappan and its most unexplored area in Karnataka due to its vast area coverage between 3 states.
Nature Dine Homestay
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