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Thursday, October 23, 2014

Trip to Hogenakkal

As usual, while I was returning back home evening, I was thinking tomorrow is Diwali and we need to go somewhere. That's when I thought lets try for Hogenakkal. A good candidate for day trip. Told Runai about it and she was ok.

It's 23-Oct-2014 4:30 AM, we got up and got ready. At 5:30 AM, we started our journey. We reached HP Petrol Bunk after Hosur and filled petrol and also air pressure. Next we had our breakfast inside car. We had hot Maggi which Runai made early morning. We started our journey and reached Hogenakkal base at 9:00 AM. Driving up and down the short hills, we got some pictures and reached destination at 9:30 AM. They had made proper parking bay and it was good. Road from Bangalore to Hogenakkal was fabulous. We got ready with Camera and Sun Glasses. Normally it is very hot here but today it is Diwali and its cloudy. Climate was superb.






We started walking toward the fall. First we saw boat stand where you can get Coracle ride. But we thought we will try it later and go further to see what is in store. We went further and saw a hanging bridge. Btw, people here usually go for oil massage and followed by bathing in the falls. There is a dedicated bathing place for his and her separately. Anyway we crossed hanging bridge and followed the mark on stones toward Cine Fall. In midway, we found camera man. As usual got our photo with the fall as background. Asked him to keep the photo until we return back and he was fine. We walked further untill we find the fall a little far away. The place is usually rocky and water falling from every place. But this fall is amazing.

After getting some photos, we started returning back and our way we got the photo from that person. While returning back we went to the boat stand. Saw a boat ticket counter but was closed. A person came up to us and asked whether we want to for Coracle ride and we promptly asked for rate. He asked how many of us and we told 2 and he was like its going to be Rs. 620. It was beyond our budget. So thought to cancel it and in anycase it was our second trip here. So we started returning back to car. It was 11:30 AM and was thinking to return back. As we were about to leave, we a sign board pointing to crocodile rehabilitation centre. We went toward that and just after few meters we saw an aquarium. Parked our car there and went it. They have a good collection of fishes and after that went to crocodile rehabilitation centre which is again few meters away. I think you can find every age crocodile there and may be they have over 200+ of them. Its the first time I saw it from so close. Anyway after that we asked the ticket collector if there are anything else to see and he said nothing more except if we want to eat fresh fishes from river and fried. We left from there and decided to have lunch once we hit NH 7 at Dharmapuri. We reached Dharmapuri and parked beside the road and had chow mein which we cooked last night. As we were about to finish it started raining. We started from there at 1:30 PM and reached home at 3:30 PM.


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