Mekedatu Weekend Getaway

Mekedatu and Sangama which is around 100 Kms from Bangalore is an ideal day trip from Bangalore. At Mekedatu, river Cauvery is so narrow that a goat can leal and cross over. Mekedatu literally means “Goat’s leap” - It is a gorge thru which river cauvery flows. Sangama is the confluence of rivers Arkavathy and Cauvery.

Bangalore to Mekedatu:

Take the Kanakapura road from Bangalore and after you reach Kanakapura, watch out for the board indicating a left turn to Sangama at the second circle in Kanakapura town.This will lead you to Sathanur and Mekedatu

Bangalore to Mekedatu Road Map Mekedatu - weekend from Bangalore

Along the road to Sangama from Kanakapura, you can visit Chunchi falls by taking a small detour. Watch out for the yellow tourism boards.

To reach Mekedatu, the gorge, you will have to park your vehicles at Sangam and take a coracle ride to the other side of the river. There are rickety mini buses which takes you to Makedatu.

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