Wednesday, January 5, 2011

Trip to Mekedatu & Chunchi Waterfalls

 Bike trips are always excellent for me but this time instead of a bike we took "Scooty" we had no other choice so some wheels to take us to the fall was only choice left when we decided to go this wonderful place. Last December after a heavy breakfast I and my bro Ani started our journey around 9 in the morning towards Kanakpura our journey was not much interesting we took some fruits at Kanakpura and decided to visit Mekedatu first.
The drive in the evergreen forests to the falls is extremely beautiful. We drove only up to Cauvery-Akravati Sangama left our bike in a safe place and later we crossed the river doing by adventures walk, we had to pay 40Rs each for 4kms trip in Dakota bus. The journey was bumpy we just couldn’t sit after being thrown around we finally reached the final vantage point.
Mekedatu means Goat's Leap in Kannada. ‘Mekedatu’ is the place where the Kaveri River flows through a narrow ravine. Legend has it that the channel was so narrow that only a goat could jump across and hence the name Mekedatu. We climbed down on a rocky mountain & could see a close-up view of the small rough waterfalls & also a beautiful valley. We spent around one hour & had great adventure between rocky valleys.
Later after another 20 minutes drive we reached up to top of the Chunchi waterfalls. The waterfall is nestled among the amazing ranges of rocks on the banks of the River Arkavati. It is located on the way to Yelehalli from Sangam. The waterfall is in the backdrop of scenic settings and it offers eye catching panoramic views of the surroundings. It is surrounded by dense and green forests.
The scenery was marred only by the constant influx of visitors, but there was nothing to be done about that, and after a while at the falls, we went out clambering on the rocks that surround it. We visit to one more unknown beautiful waterfall which situated at another terrain was just 1hour thrilling walk from Chunchi. Evening shining in the mild sunlight in the valleys adds to the scenic beauty.


shivu.k said...

ಮೂರು ವರ್ಷದ ಹಿಂದೆ ನಾನು ಇವೆರಡಕ್ಕೂ ಬೇಟಿಕೊಟ್ಟಿದ್ದೆ. ಮಾಹಿತಿಯುಕ್ತ ಚಿತ್ರಗಳಿಗೆ ಧನ್ಯವಾದಗಳು.

ರಾಜೇಶ್ ನಾಯ್ಕ said...

what a show off! (last photo)

Sushma said...

All pics r gud specially d last one is too gud....