Weekend Getaways From Bangalore To Visit Waterfalls

Mekedatu Falls: Mekedatu is a gorgeous rocky place with water falls from river Cauvery. The confluence of rivers Arkavathi and Cauvery can be seen here. This place is located near kanakapura and comes under rural district of Bangalore. Cauveri river from Shimsa flows further to meet Arkavathi which comes from Ramanagaram side in this sangam place. Mekedatu is a beautiful place situated along the nanks of River Kaveri in the district of Bangalore. The place is situated at a distance of 90 km from the city of Bangalore.The place got its name as Mekedatu from an incident which was witnessed by some herdsmen in the region long ago. It is said that a goat being followed by a tiger made a huge efforts to save itself by jumping from one of the sides of this gorge and was able to cross over the furious river underneath, but the tiger did not try to imitate this achievement and stopped chasing the goat. The spot where the goat leapt has broadened due to the erosion caused by river the river Kaveri.

Hogenakkal Waterfalls: Hogenakkal Waterfalls often referred to as "Cauvery" or "Kavery" or "Kaveri" by locals and the people of Krishnagiri and Dharmapuri districts in tamilnadu, India where it is situated. Hogenakkal is also described as the 'Niagara' of India.Hogeakkal is surrounded by Melagiri Hills in the backdrops and 750 feet above sea level.The way to Hogenekkal falls is naturally endowed with beauteous Mulberry fields, titanic-sized Protector Deities (Aiyanars) made of terracotta, the gushig sound of river Cauvery and bountiful of vegetation. Travelling 46 kms from Hogenakkal one can reach Dharmapuri district and the mighty Hogenakkal shares its borders with Karnataka.The two Kannada words 'Hoge' means 'Smoke' and 'kal' means 'rocks' give meaning to the word Hogenakkal as Smoky Rocks.

Jog Falls: Jog Falls on the Sharavathi river is situated in Shimoga district of Karnataka. Cascading from a height of 253 meters, the waterfall consists of four distinct cascades - known locally as Raja, Rani, Rover and Rocket. The four cascades merge to form the huge waterfall.You can also reach this falls en route National Highway 48 or 4. The effect is greatly heightened by the wild and beautiful region around which is covered with a wealth of luxuriant vegetation.The best time to visit Jog Falls is during the monsoon. It is the ideal time to see the waterfall. The water falls with great force that it creates a cloud of vapour.
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