Most travel sites and blogs feature this place when you search for day outings around Bangalore or places within 100 kms from Bangalore. What I would like to do though is to also provide my view of what can one do at this place beyond just spending two hours there on a day trip and returning back. The place has its own charm which is distinct in different seasons and one that calls for different experience every time you visit it. While it is gushing with Kaveri water in the monsoon and post that, it is at its calmest during summer and late winters when one can take a dip in the water and walk through the river bed to the other side.
Mekedatu or Sangam as it is popularly known locally is the confluence of river Akravathi and Kaveri. The Akravathi part of the confluence is still for most parts of the year while the river Kaveri flows with immense strength all through monsoon raising the water levels and submerging some flora around. The actual Mekedatu spot is around 5 kms from Sangam
I first visited the place in 2008 while I was still in college and have fond memories of this place which I refreshed during my last visit. The current truth about this place is that it is no less beautiful than it was back then but since the tourist inflow has multiplied many times, the authorities have had to crackdown on safety of the tourists. As as result, most places that are prone to danger are cordoned off from normal public. This is not necessaryily a bad thing but the adventurer in you may cringe at this sight. It happened to me as well but be rest assured that the place can has more to offer if you are willing to spend time and explore.