Location : 98 kms South of Bangalore
The Cauvery River squeezes through a deep and narrow gorge over which a goat could leap. That’s how Mekedatu (pronounced Maykay Daatu) got its name. Just 3 km from this spot is Sangama, the confluence ofCauvery and Arakavathi where there is a temple dedicated to Sangameshwara.
We had decided about the trip just a few days in advance and still it became a reality without any hassles like people dropping out at the last moment, that’s the beauty of planning a trip with likemindedpeople: we were only twopeople, on my trustworthy Suzuki Fiero.
We left Bangalore around 8:30 AM, had Breakfast on the way in Adigas restaurant on Kanakapura road.
The plan was initially to go to Shivanasamudram, which changed when we reached Kanakapura after considering the time taken to reach Kanakapura and also taking a look at a milestone put up there, which read 70 more Km’s to Shivanasamudram (140 more Km’s roundtrip, our already sore butts were not ready to take this kind of journey). We just decided to give a visit to Mekedatu which is just 20 Km’s from Kanakapura.
One of the incentives of going on a bike, stop anywhere to catch sceneries like this.
Preferred mode of crossing the river
At this point two rivers Arakavathi and Cauvery meet hence the name Sangama.
Mekedatu is approximately 4 kms from this point. One can choose between a shabby Bus or walk the entire distance, we choose the latter and enjoyed the scene all along the way.
A result of one of those deviations from the main track
One side of the rocks is this peaceful stagnant water, and the other side..
The projection from which the goat was supposedly jumping, I would like to see that Goat jump now.
On our way back, we could see an almost perfect sunset, well I disagree with it, all sunsets are perfect just one more of those perfect sunset pictures.
Date: 13th August 2005