Mohan Bhargav, Gwalior, Posted Date: 27th August 2010
Goat's leap, as the translation goes, is a benign name for a spot as dangerously exciting as.....
Goat's leap, as the translation goes, is a benign name for a spot as dangerously exciting as Mekedatu. There's not much in terms of activities here - so it's best to go with little expectations and have a moderately good and quick getaway for a day from Bangalore.
Just 100kms away, Mekedatu is a deep gorge where the Kaveri gushes away between a narrow gap in the rocks. More treacherous than you would imagine, the actual point is not for the reckless or the faint-hearted. There is precious little in terms of infrastructure for viewing or safety...so you are pretty much on your own.
To complete the randomness of the Mekedatu experience, a wade (in summers) through knee deep waters of the Sangama (confluence) of the Kaveri and Arkavathy rivers, or a boat ride gets you to the other side. A bumpy ride in a sad old bus across 3kms, and you have reached the spot itself.