The Cauvery (also spelt as Kaveri), known as Ponni in Tamil, is the fourth-largest river in south India. Originating in the Western Ghats at Talakaveri in Karnatakas Kodagu district, it passes through Tamil Nadu.

Is sangama and Mekedatu same?

Mekedatu is 4 km from sangama, mekedatu means goats leap. The name comes from an incident which is believed to have been witnessed by bersmen in thta area a long time ago.

How to reach Sangama Mekedatu?

Mekedatu can be easily reached via a small drive at the Kanakpura Raod, which is 88kms away from Bangalore. Following the Sangama you can take a bus or you just hike along the river bank to reach the location. Mekedatu is a beautiful gorge that flows through the confluence of the two rivers.

What is the story of Mekedatu?

It is said that a goat being chased by a tiger made a desperate attempt to save its life by leaping from one side of the gorge and managed to cross over the raging river below, whereas the tiger did not attempt to replicate this feat, and abandoned the chase.

Can we play in water in Mekedatu?

There is allow for swim ? At mekedatu swimming is forbidden and not possile. You can plan swimming at Sangama at shallow waters.

Which river flows in Mekedatu?

Here the Cauvery River passes through a narrow crevice where it is believed that even goats could leap across; hence the name Meked…tu (Goats leap). Timings: Mekedatu can be visited between 8.30 AM and 5.30 PM on all days.

Which rivers are join in Mekedatu?

Mekedatu, meaning goats leap, is a deep gorge situated at the confluence of the rivers Cauvery and its tributary Arkavathi.

What is special in Mekedatu?

Situated in Kanakapura of Ramanagara district, Mekedatu is a site by a stretch of narrow, deep gorges through which the river Kaveri flows. 100km from Bangalore, Mekedatu is a perfect weekend getaway for nature lovers. Mekedatu means goats leap in Kannada and has interesting mythology behind this natural beauty.

Which rivers meet at Sangam Mysore?

“Sangama” is the confluence of 3 holy rivers Kaveri River, Lokapavani River & Hemavati River.

Is Cauvery River clean?

The Cauvery River water is polluted by a range of contaminants including pharmaceutically active compounds, personal care products, plastics, flame retardants, heavy metals and pesticides among many others, the Indian Institute of Technology Madras researchers have found in a two-year study.


In ancient Tamil literature, the river was also called Ponni (the golden maid, in reference to the fine silt it deposits). The Kaveri is a sacred river to the people of South India and is worshipped as the Goddess Kaveriamma (Mother Cauvery). It is considered to be among the seven holy rivers of India.


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