Hogenakkal Falls

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Hogenakkal Falls is a waterfall in South India on the Kaveri river in the Dharmapuri district of the Indian state of Tamil Nadu.Sometimes referred to as the "Niagara Falls of India," it is known for medicinal baths and hide boat rides, projecting itself as a major tourist attraction.

Carbonatite rocks in this site are considered to be the oldest of its kind in South Asia and one of the oldest in the world.[1] The Government of Tamil Nadu made a proposal to convert the falls into providing drinking water for the state.[2]

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  1. Natarajana, M; Bhaskar Rao, B; Parthasarathy, R; Kumar, Anil; Gopalan, K (1994). "2.0 Ga old pyroxenite-carbonatite complex of Hogenakal, Tamil Nadu, South India". Precambrian Research. 65 (1–4): 167–81. Bibcode:1994PreR...65..167N. doi:10.1016/0301-9268(94)90104-X. Template:INIST.
  2. Business Line - Japan Bank agrees to fund Hogenakkal water project