Visiting Places

 

 

Hogenakal is situated at the borders of Karnataka at 46 kms from Dharmapuri. In Hogenakal the  river Cauvery enters into Tamil Nadu as a big river with gushing water    presentably as a natural falls.  The name Hogenakal is derived from Kannada means 'Smoky Rocks'.  The river when falls on the rock below, the gushing force of water resembles like smoke  emanating from the rocks.  At Hogenakal the water spreads for miles around and on these waters cruising on country made dinghies (PARISAL) is possible.  Parisal ride will give an enthralling experience. Surrounding by hills at various heights Hogenakal offers the visitors a different ambience and refreshing relaxations. One could also take bath in the falls.  Oil massaging by local people is a different experience.  As the river flows throughout the year Hogenakal can be visited all days through the year.  There are enough transport facility available from Dharmapuri & Krishnagiri.

 

Theerthamalai  is an  important scacred place in Harur taluk of Dharmapuri District.  Shri Theerthagirishwarar Temple is located at the top of a hillock. Chola   and   Vijayanagara  Kings donated liberally to this temple. A lot of devotees throng the temple during the Mahashivarathiri. The Department of Tourism has a Guest Houses for the benefit of the devotees. Theerthamalai is declared as an important tourist spot in Dharmapuri District.