|A ride to Hogenakkal
||[Dec. 14th, 2007|02:31 pm]
Boatman, Boat: the boatman carrying his round-boat/coracle, taking it along with him to the next point where he was going to take us along; Hogenakkal, Tamil Nadu
The boatmen with their coracles, with mutual understanding among themselves to not fight for customers, carrying around their coracles from one place to another, waiting for the passengers to roam around and come back before continuing and later ending the ride with a customary swirl in their round baots. Then there is the market, always busy, with fish being caught in the river, and cooked in black pans by the pathway, sliced and fried right there, pulling people in with the sight and the smell. And this is in July, when the water level is high, the falls gushing down from every rock and there are no kids jumping off the cliffs into the water to earn a few bucks.
The were two routes to Hogenekkal, "Bangalore-Hosur-Krishnagiri-Dharmapuri-Hoganekkal" being mostly along the main road which was the route we took while going there and then there is the backroad route "Bangalore-Hosur-Rayakottai-Palacode-Pannagram-Hogenakkal" which we took while coming back and was much better in terms of the scenery, both of them being 150-170kms.