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Sangama and Mekedatu (January 2008)

An amazing trip on the first week of the new year!
Fun, adventure, thrills, all in a day, couldn’t have asked for more!

Mountains on the way to Sangama
Mountains on the way to Sangama, a nice spot to camp over!
Mekedatu
Mekedatu
Mekedatu
The narrow ravine
Mekedatu
Rock formations
Mekedatu
Precarious slopes
Mekedatu
Rock formations
Mekedatu
Rock formations
Mekedatu
These rocks can get really slippery
Mekedatu
The narrow gorge
Mekedatu
“Mekedatu” “goats leap” probably this could be the place where goats leapt over
Mekedatu
Mekedatu
The Magic Bus
“The Magic Bus” like the one in the movie “Into the Wild”
Sangama
Sangama
Sangama
Sangama about 90 kms from Bangalore
Sangama
Sangama
Sangama
Sangama
Sangama
Water
Sangama
Sangama
Sangama
A tribal lady on the banks of Sangama
Sangama
Sangama
Sangama
Sangama
The COW
The cow and the calf that nearly had us gorged
Somewhere between Sangama and Galibore fishing camp
Somewhere between Sangama and Galibore fishing camp
Somewhere between Sangama and Galibore fishing camp
Somewhere between Sangama and Galibore fishing camp
Somewhere between Sangama and Galibore fishing camp
Somewhere between Sangama and Galibore fishing camp
Somewhere between Sangama and Galibore fishing camp
Somewhere between Sangama and Galibore fishing camp
Somewhere between Sangama and Galibore fishing camp
Somewhere between Sangama and Galibore fishing camp
Not so tasty fruit
Not so tasty fruit
Sunset
Sunset
Birds
Late evening – Birds on a tree

Sangama is about 90 kms from Bangalore where the rivers Cauvery and Arkavathi confluence.
Mekedatu is about 4 kms from Sangama where the river flows through a narrow ravine. Legend has it that the channel was so narrow that goats would leap across and hence the name Mekedatu.

Must Do’s;)
Take a ride on the magic bus from Sangama to Mekedatu, the ride can be quite exhilarating.