The picture below is the point at Mekedatu where people sell water, lemon drinks and butter milks. The sign board warns you to be careful as this is a “dangerous place”.
Mekedaatu is well visited on weekends and for picinics among family & friends. It has some of the most beautiful landscapes consisting of rocky & deep canyons through which Cauvery River flows with great force and speed.
Mekedatu, a location in Kanakapura Taluk near Bangalore, is famous for two spots- firstly the Cauvery River merging with Akravati River and secondly, the scenic & deep canyons though which Cuavery flows with high current and force. At the upstream side, about 3 kms from the canyon, the Cauvery waters are usually so shallow in summers/winters that one can easily walk across to the other side of the river. The place is more a picnic spot where people come to have fun with friends and family in weekends. In fact, I along with 4 other guys including our cook had been to this place on one such weekend where we cooked Biryani and had satisfying lunch, apart from feasting our eyes on the scenic landscapes around.
A wonderful place filled with the cool tranquil waters of rivers Kaveri and Arkavathi is believed to have a mythological significance that Lord Shiva came in the disguise of a goat and leaped across a deep and narrow Gorge. Present nearby is also the Chunchi Falls where you can relax a bit and enjoy the scenic beauty of the place.