The Bangalore Rural district was split from the urban district of Bangalore in 1986.
Mekedatu (aka. Sangama) is a very well known place for people in and around Bangalore. Mekedatu is a kannada (a south Indian language) name meaning - meke="Goat" and datu="to cross". It is believed that Goat has crossed this narrow valley while it was being chased.
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Sangama and Mekedatu are two different places, as it is located next to each other, people do call this as Mekedatu/sangama.
Cities, towns, and villages
- Chunchi Falls, about 85km from Bangalore City (By bus from Kempegowda Bus Stand (Majestic) to Kanakapura, from there private bus or shared rickshaw to Chunchi Falls are available. By car take NH 209). A beautiful, remote waterfall that makes for a great day trip. But the roads might be quite bad and it will be best if you bring your own food. (12.35,77.45)
- Mekedatu, (about 98 km south of the city). A place where the waters of the Cauvery River are squeezed through a narrow ravine. There are no restaurants in the area.
- Nrityagram, Hessaraghatta (28 km from [[Bangalore]] City), ☎ +91 80 8466313/4 ([email protected], fax: +91 80 8466312), . This unique experimental village is dedicated to gurukula tradition of dance, music, choreography and painting. It is also a winner of rural architecture award.