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Old 14th October 2009, 14:25   #31
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BTW there is now a bus (if you can call it one) available, which can take you from the other end of the river to the actual place where the river constricts !

Although I have not taken it myself, but I heard the driver shouting for more people to join in !

PS: 5 Star Comfort in a trekking zone .
Let me see if I have a snap of this bus.
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Old 14th October 2009, 21:07   #32
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Well,
here are some photos of the same bus mentioned above.

The bus ride is an adventure by itself. With water leaking inside it was like sitting under a mini waterfalls.

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Old 14th October 2009, 21:16   #33
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Well,
here are some photos of the same bus mentioned above.

The bus ride is an adventure by itself. With water leaking inside it was like sitting under a mini waterfalls.
Man, it was a Benz/BMW when compared to the 4x4's

Oops, for a moment, I forgot what 4x4 you have got. You have full rights to complain.

I was thinking about the 4x4 with pink umbrella.
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Old 14th October 2009, 21:29   #34
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Some how I did not check. iSacM had already posted a picture of the bus. But anyways its fun to watch that bus.

Also many times while crossing the towards the river, flow may be of one speed. While returning the flow was totally different. We had to go totally different place to cross !
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I was going through my old collection and happened to find this. This was one of those day visits which we had taken to Mekedatu 3-4 years back. On the way back we visited Chunchi falls as well. The sight of a whole river fall through was just out of this world !

Road to Mekedatu
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A full Panorama at Mekedatu
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Cauvery !
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At Close Angles
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Chunchi Falls A Full View
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The whole Cauvery before it Falls !
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The Fall !
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Nice Photos ampere.
What time of the year it was? The time I went to Chunchi, I think around X-mas/New Year, it was nowhere near this gorgeous.
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Nice Photos ampere.
What time of the year it was? The time I went to Chunchi, I think around X-mas/New Year, it was nowhere near this gorgeous.
Thanks Arindam. I think it was some time in Sep/Oct. Just when the monsoons had gotten over.
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Nice little travelogue and just the type we are looking for in below thread:

http://www.team-bhp.com/forum/route-...ngalore-2.html

Thanks, ampere for updating it with this thread.

What is the best time to visit Mekedatu? Anyone visited recently in the past couple of weeks?

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Old 1st January 2010, 19:04   #39
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Nice little travelsogue and just the type we are looking for in below thread:

http://www.team-bhp.com/forum/route-...ngalore-2.html

Thanks, ampere for updating it with this thread.

What is the best time to visit Mekedatu? Anyone visited recently in the past couple of weeks?
Thanks Roameo. I think the right time is the fag end of the monsoon season. Some time Sep/Oct. Just need to look for a weekend when it does not rain and just go. You would see the roads cleaned-up, leaves shining and water full.

Also folks need to be careful while crossing the river before starting the walk to the spot. Water levels and volume change in a couple of hours.

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How is the road after kanakapura now?

Can we drive Civic in this stretch or is small car (santro) better on this road?
 
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Can we drive Civic in this stretch or is small car (santro) better on this road?
Its OK for both the cars. I would though prefer the small the car. There are quite a few pot holes on this stretch.
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Friends,

Have any of you recently been to Sangama or Mekkedatu or Bheemshwari Fishing Camp? How are the roads, especially from Kanakapura till the Fishing Camp? Is going there in a Civic realistic?
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Friends,

Have any of you recently been to Sangama or Mekkedatu or Bheemshwari Fishing Camp? How are the roads, especially from Kanakapura till the Fishing Camp? Is going there in a Civic realistic?
The last time I went was like 4 to 5 months back. We took the Kanakapura road and its very good. Except the town.

You can easily make it in your civic. When we went (in an Accent) it was rainy season and roads were ok. Now it should be even better I think.
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@Ampere, during which season you visited? Nice snaps, green looks its best.
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@Ampere, during which season you visited? Nice snaps, green looks its best.
This was November 2005. Amazing drive as well ! All was green every where !
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