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Mekedatu (Goat's Leap) 100 km from Bangalore via Kanakpura road. Mekedatu is a lovely spot along Kaveri in Bangalore rural district. Sangama is the place where Arkavati merges with Kaveri. From this point, about 3.5 kilometers downstream, the river Kaveri flows through a deep gorge so narrow that one would think that a goat can leap and cross it ('Mekedatu' means, 'goat's leap' in Kannada ). Of course, it is not really so narrow and no goat commonly found in that part of India would do that distance in a single leap. This place is about 90 km from Bangalore via Kanakapura .

There is a lot of mythological significance also to this place (both Sangama and Mekedatu.) As per one version, the goat (meke) that is believed to have lept across the Kaveri was Lord Shiva in disguise. On both rocky precipices of the gorge, one can find strange gigantic holes, whose shapes resemble goats' hooves, though several times larger. Only heavenly (or Godly) goats can mark their 'footprints' in such hard rocks!!

At Mekedaatu, the Kaveri runs through a deep, narrow ravine of hard granite rock. The river which is more than 150 meters wide at the confluence (at Sangama) flows through the hardly 10 meters wide gorge at Mekedatu.. one can see the ferocious flow of all that water, displaying Bernoulli's theorem . It is said that a goat could leap over it, giving the falls the name Goat's Leap.

Distance:- 100 km from Bangalore
By Road: - 3 hours
Route:- Take Kanakpura road.
When to go:- Any time.
Tourist offices:- KSTDC(bookings and info) Badami House, NR Square, Bangalore Tel: 080-2275869, Fax: 2352626 Email: kstdc@vsnl.in
Where to stay :- Kanakpura
 
 
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