03.11.2004 in BackTrace

Gushing waters, imposing landscapes, and untouched picnic spots is what Mekedatu is all about. The Cauvery river squeezing through a narrow gorge before traversing its south-bound terrain is a breathtaking sight .It is 98 Kms south of Bangalore.

That was Mekedatu.

— A Narration by Alex —
As you all can guess now that, we (Ganesh, Ranjith, Arun, Rahul, Mac ( one more Arun we call him mac) and myself :D ) went to Makedatu yesterday. It was a very long drive and almost 40% of the road was a bit hilly. we started from our place at around 7:00 in the morning :( and satrted our bike journey…From bangalore we have to catch Kanapura road (highway sort) and reach Kanakapura, from there itz 36 kms to Makedatu…those 36 km was awesome..more or less driving in forest roads with no traffic but no warning boards also (except myself and gans (my bike mate) the other two guys fell down and we had a tough time :( reaching there ). i liked driving in those hilly roads a lot :) and thoug it was exhausting the drive was really superb.

Now to the place, we went to the place were cavery was moving at a slow pace and we were a bit surprised to see that coz we were given the abovce explanation !!! so we asked the ppl around there whether this is the exact place. They told us to cross the river take a Van! (actually the vechile was like a cross breed between Van and Bus :)) ) the river was not that much deep :( ..a max of 5ft dept…(water was very less or else we have to take a small boat “parisal” to get to the other side) so we crossed the river just by mere walk :). The crossing was really gud bcoz after tiring journey u tend to step into ice cold water and wow that was really refershing but unfortunately i have to carry my bag.

We took that van sort of thing and went to the place..itz around 2 to 3 kms from the river. we got down at a place were we can hear gushing waters but we were not able to see the river. It was like a valley with huge rocks shaped by flowing water. there was a small path and we followed it..finally we reached the place..gosh it was dangerous place bcoz of the speed of the water and the way it has associted with the rocks…to put it simply, the entire river gushing out in a narrow 30ft space….to be very frank we all were afraid to see the site water splashing aroung all the place. The rocks which limit the flow of water is as smooth as a pearl and bcoz of that it was really slippery and dangerous also coz one small misstep will take u to heaven or hell. we explored the areas around that spot and did some rock climbing :) (a small cut in my right knee) and finally back to the gud old river were we had a bath for almost an hour…

so we started from makedatu towards a place called Chinchu Falls was on the way towards kanakapura (5kms from a particular spot) since we went to that place stayed there for almost an hour and came back . This was a small falls (bcoz of the amount of water it seemed small i guess) and a peaceful spot to take bath. we started from there at 4:30 reached Bangalore at 7:30…

All of them were tired so we ordered pizza had out fill and went to sleep… so thats the end of the show pals….it was a tiring weekend but it was realy gud

PS: I suffered SUN burns and now look like an red indian :(

— A Narration by Alex —