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Sangama – A Spot Where Rivers Meet


Sangama is a scenic spot located around 92 kilometers from Bangalore. The place represents the point where the Arkavati River merges with Kaveri.

The journey from Bangalore takes around two hours and one of the highlights of a trip to Sangama is definitely the ride from Bangalore. There are some unexpected twists and turns on the road that make the trip rather interesting and also a fabulous view of the rivers can be enjoyed. The waters of the rivers at the Sangama are rather shallow, giving you a chance to wade in and take a dip.

Tourist Places In Sangama

A trip to Sangama would also include activities like trekking, swimming and fishing at the Cauvery Wildlife Sanctuary. Yet another place to include in your itinerary is Mekedatu, which is just four kilometers away from Sangama. At Mekedatu, the Kaveri flows through a deep gorge. The name Mekedatu has evolved from “Meke”, which means goat. The place got the name Mekedatu because local myth has it that a goat, which was being chased by a tiger, jumped across the gorge to escape. The goat got away and the locals believe that it had divine powers that helped it cross the gorge.

The Mekedetu is best visited in the post-monsoon season, when the river is in full fury. The only option to reach the place is via road and there are a number of buses from Bangalore to Kanakapura, the nearest town.

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How to Reach Sangama

  • By Road
    Karnataka State Road Transport Corporation (KSRTC) buses connect Sangama from Kanakpura. Mekedatu is around four kilometres from Sangama. The state buses are regular and are extremely comfortable.
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  • By Train
    Bangalore Railway Station is the nearest railhead to Sangama-Mekedatu, situated at a distance of about 118 km. This railway station is ideal for tourists coming from different towns and cities across India including Delhi, Mumbai, Chennai, Pune and Kolkata, to name a few. Taxi and cab are available at the station, which makes it easier to reach Sangama-Mekedatu.
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  • By Air
    Bangalore International Airport is the nearest airport to Sangama-Mekedatu, catering to both domestic and international tourists. The airport is situated at a distance of about 136 km from the destination. It is well connected to various global cities and is the ideal base for tourists coming from European, Asian, American and Middle East countries
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