Things were moving fast, the temperature was around 32 degree Celsius,we were surrounded by dry lands.
Yes, that's right! I was in the car with my friends travelling towards Mekedatu . This was my first trip with my college friends. It's good weekend getaway as it is only around 100 kms from Bengaluru.
Digging Deep :
It's an age old story amongst the locals that once a herdsman from this area witnessed a goat, which was being chased by a tiger, leap across the gorge from one side to the other. However, the tiger did not make any attempts to cross the gorge and abandoned the chase thereby letting the goat escape.
Since this day, this place has popularly been termed by the locals as the Goats Leap ( thats why Mekedatu). Over the course of time, the narrow point from where the goat is believed to have jumped has become wide resulting from continuous erosion caused by the river Cauvery.
The mythological twist to this ancient story is that the locals believe that the goat which leapt across the Cauvery was Lord Shiva in disguise and the strange holes, which can be seen on both rocky cliffs of the gorge, can only be made by the divine goat.