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  • Trip introduction

    Embark on an easy day trek from Bangalore, take a coracle ride on the Kaveri River, explore smoky black carbonatite rocks and spend a day in the hidden backwaters of Hogenakkal. This trek you to the state borders of Tamil Nadu and Karnataka, to a quaint old town called Hogenakkal, where the roaring Kaveri River meets the black and white hills and boulders to form the gorgeous Hogenakkal Waterfall. Apart from the trek that'll take you past river stream and plush greenery, you'll take a coracle ride and travel over the Kaveri River on large wicker basket-style round boats.

    This easy day trek from Bangalore is the perfect option for anyone looking to escape the city and travel the outdoors for a fun holiday.

    Destination

    Often called the 'Niagara Falls of India', the waterfall of the Kaveri River at Hogenakkal is popular for the boulders and cliffs made from some of the oldest, smoky black carbonatite rocks in south Asia. The channels of the waterfall feature raging rapids and twisting turns, often with drops of 15-65 feet. The waterfalls are a popular, local destination for treks and boat rides.

    Destination highlights

    View the gorgeous Kaveri River on a trek to Hogenakkal Waterfall. | Take a coracle ride and go swimming in the Kaveri River. | Embark on an easy day trek from Bangalore. | Visit an offbeat destination for treks and boat rides.

    Activity Details

    2300

    3018

    2300

    6 kms

    4 hrs

    6 kms

    Trip details
  • Trek to the Hogenakkal Waterfall!

    Arrive at one of the multiple pick-up points located in Bangalore and settle in for a 4-hr drive to Hogenakkal. You'll arrive at your destination a little before noon. Begin the trek from Hogenakkal and make your way past boulders and rivers and mountains to reach the waterfall. During your trek to the waterfall and back, you'll also enjoy a coracle ride over the Kaveri River. As the evening rolls over, you'll return back to the vehicle and drive back to Bangalore. Subject to traffic conditions, you'll arrive back by 20:30 hrs.

    Your trip ends by 20:30 hrs

    Today's meal package includes breakfast and lunch. Subject to traffic conditions, you'll arrive back at Bangalore by 20:30 hrs.

    Day 1 Milestone

    Bangalore

    Bangalore

    05:30 AM

    Food

    Breakfast | Lunch

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  • Cancellation policy

    For cancellations made 24 hrs or more before departure of the Hogenakkal Waterfall trek: 90% refund.

    For cancellations made less than 24 hrs before departure of the Hogenakkal Waterfall trek: no refund.

    In case of no show: no refund.

    All refunds will be processed after deducting a transaction fee of INR 200 per person. This fee is charged by The Great Next.

    Rules on trip

    Consumption of alcohol, drugs and tobacco products like cigarettes is strictly prohibited during the trek to Hogenakkal Waterfall.

    Travellers are requested to treat the local culture with respect and avoid littering, defacing property and monuments and causing general disturbance.

    Travellers are required to follow instructions of the trek leader during the trek to Hogenakkal Waterfall.

    Additional instructions, booking policies, terms and conditions

    You can be picked-up from multiple pick-up points located all across Bangalore. These include: Marathahalli in Kala Mandir by 05:30 hrs, Pizza Hut near the Silk Board bus stop by 06:00 hrs, Udupi Garden bus stop in BTM layout by 06:10 hrs and Banashankari bus stop by 06:40 hrs.

    Subject to traffic conditions, pick-up timings may be delayed. However, tardiness in arriving at the pick-up point may lead to missing the trip, without any refund.

    The tour operator reserves the right to alter or cancel the itinerary of the trek to Hogenakkal Waterfall to ensure safety of travellers and staff. Additional costs due to such a change in itinerary will be borne by the traveller.

    The tour operator takes utmost care to ensure safety of the travellers and shall not be held responsible for any mishap or accident while during the trek to Hogenakkal Waterfall.
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    • Trekking Hogenakkal Waterfall Karnataka Bangalore Adventure Travel The Great Next
    • Trekking Hogenakkal Waterfall Karnataka Bangalore Adventure Travel The Great Next
    • Trekking Hogenakkal Waterfall Karnataka Bangalore Adventure Travel The Great Next
    • Trekking Hogenakkal Waterfall Karnataka Bangalore Adventure Travel The Great Next
    • Trekking Hogenakkal Waterfall Karnataka Bangalore Adventure Travel The Great Next
    • Trekking Hogenakkal Waterfall Karnataka Bangalore Adventure Travel The Great Next
    • Trekking Hogenakkal Waterfall Karnataka Bangalore Adventure Travel The Great Next
    • Trekking Hogenakkal Waterfall Karnataka Bangalore Adventure Travel The Great Next
    • Trekking Hogenakkal Waterfall Karnataka Bangalore Adventure Travel The Great Next
    • Trekking Hogenakkal Waterfall Karnataka Bangalore Adventure Travel The Great Next
    • Trekking Hogenakkal Waterfall Karnataka Bangalore Adventure Travel The Great Next
    • Trekking Hogenakkal Waterfall Karnataka Bangalore Adventure Travel The Great Next
    • Trekking Hogenakkal Waterfall Karnataka Bangalore Adventure Travel The Great Next
    • Trekking Hogenakkal Waterfall Karnataka Bangalore Adventure Travel The Great Next
    • Trekking Hogenakkal Waterfall Karnataka Bangalore Adventure Travel The Great Next
    • Trekking Hogenakkal Waterfall Karnataka Bangalore Adventure Travel The Great Next
  • Includes / Excludes

    Includes

    • Travel arrangements between Bangalore-Hogenakkal in private vehicle

    • Breakfast and lunch
    • Coracle ride on the Kaveri River
    • Services of experienced trek leader and support crew
    • All government permits and charges
    • All applicable taxes

    Excludes

    • Travel arrangements between your home city-Bangalore

    • Personal expenses such as extra food and beverages etc.
    • Costs due to unforeseen circumstances such as bad weather etc.
    • Anything not mentioned in the inclusions

    What to Wear

    What to Wear

    • Trekking shoes
    • Light t-shirt/shirt and track pants
    • Extra pair of dry clothes
    • Not to wear - Expensive jewellery and gadgets

    What not to Wear

    • Loose clothing that will tangle around you while swimming
    • Restrictive clothing
    • Flip-flops

    Equipment / Gear

    We Provide

    • Private vehicle for transport between Bangalore-Hogenakkal

    You need to get

    • Rucksack
    • Water bottle
    • Insect repellent
    • Dry snacks (energy bars, biscuits etc.)
    • Handkerchief or napkins
    • Camera
    • Torch (with batteries)
    • ID proof
    • Cap/hat
    • Sunglasses

    Medical Kit

    • Please carry specific personal or prescribed medication, personal first-aid kit.