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MEKEDATU, MANDYA

World India Karnataka Mandya Mekedatu
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Kannada & Hindi
Altitude
364m
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Mekedaatu or Mekedatu which means Goat`s Leap in Kannada is a famous picnic spot near Bangalore. At this point river Cauvery flows through a such a narrow gorge that there os a legend that a goat can leap across it. Mekedatu is 4km downstream from Sangama which is the confluence of two rivers – Arkavathi and Cauvery.

Even when the river here looks calm, it is quite dangerous. Hundereds of tourists have lost their lives at Mekedatu and sorrounding areas. Very often water current is very strong here and a person can drown in minutes, ust a small slip proves fatal here.

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Be very careful around river here. Under currents are pretty strong and many people have lost lives by drowning in river here.