Sangama Coracle Teppa ride - Bangalore picnic spots

In this article we share our visit experience of "Tirumakudalu Sangama"  at Tirumakudalu Narasipura ( popularly known as T. Narasipura ) , a panchayat town in Mysore district which attracts with its serene beauty and historic spots - 150 kms from Bangalore.

Significance of this spot - Wiki 

The first name refers to the land at the confluence, (trimakuta in Sanskrit(citation needed) at the confluence of the Kaveri, Kabini and Spatika Sarovara (a mythical lake or spring, also named Gupta Gamini). This is the place in South India where Kumbhamela is held every three years. It finds a mention in the Skanda Purana as one of the Trimakuta Kshetras (holy places at the confluence of three rivers).[2] The word 'Narasipur' is the name of the town, which is derived from the famous Gunja Narasimhaswamy temple that is located on the right bank of the Kabini river. Considered as sacred as Prayag (confluence of the Ganges, the Yamuna and the Saraswati at Prayag – Varanasi - Kashi in North India), it is also known as Dakshina Kashi The town finds mention in tourism guides, both as a tourist place and a pilgrimage centre.

The Kumbha Mela of T. Narasipura,of recent origin, since 1989, is an event that occurs once in three years.Organised by the Kumbha Mela Trust under the auspices of senior pontiffs and religious leaders of the State. The congregation is meant to underline the concept of unity in diversity. The Kumbha Mela of Allahabad and Nasik is replicated at T. Narasipura when lakhs of devotees assemble and take a holy dip in the confluence of three rivers. A slice of ancient India unfolds as ochre-clad sadhus join people to take a dip at the confluence of the Kaveri, the Kabini, and the celestial lake "Spatika Sarovara".

Coracle / Teppa ride

Coracle / Teppa carrying people

Not to miss here is the Coracle ride ( known as Teppa in Kannada ). Usually coracles are made of bamboo , but here we noticed it was coated with iron also. The depth of the river is not more than 6 feet during our visit. Safe to drink , the guide said that except few harmless river snakes - its very safe . We spent Rs.50 for almost an hour teppa ride covering the Gunja Narasimha swamy temple , Rudra pada point , Sangama point , back waters  and Hanuman Linga temple. The coracle is rowed here using a single long bamboo stick. 

T Narasipura Sangama Teppa ride - Bhiksheshwara temple view

T Narasipura Sangama Teppa ride - Back waters

T Narasipura Sangama Teppa ride - bridge View

T Narasipura Sangama Teppa ride - Swans 

T Narasipura Sangama Teppa ride - Rudra pada rock

T Narasipura Sangama Teppa ride - Sangama - Kumbhamela point

T Narasipura Sangama Teppa ride - River view from banks

T Narasipura Sangama Teppa ride - River Lilly flowers
Teppa at river banks

A very nice experience traveling along the spots on coracle , a must do activity for tourists visiting here. A cool spot to visit with family and friends.  Do visit this spot and share your experience. Check out our touring spots guide for more details on other spots