These three places form a part of places of interest around the historic town of Srirangapatna on the banks of river Cauvery. Sangama and Gosai Ghat are located in a place called Ganjam. Yes, the famous Ganjam Nagappa jewelers are originally from this place. Good roads leads to all the three places.
Pashchima Vahini: This is a branch of Cauvery river flowing towards the west, which is considered a very sacred place to have a holy dip. This bathing ghat is visible from the Mysore-Bangalore highway.
Sangama: Sangama is the confluence of the two branches of river cauvery making Srirangapatna an island. It is situated 18 kms from Mysore and 3 kms from Srirangapatna. If driving from Bangalore take a left on the highway near the auto stand in Srirangapatna. A board with distances from that point to Sangama, Nimishamba, Gosai Ghat, Gumbaz etc., is displayed.
Sangama is a nice and serene place. This is the place where Pashchima vahini/westward flowing branch of the river Cauvery meets the eastward flowing branch of Cauvery river. With Karighatta/Black hill as a backdrop, Sangama is a picturesque place ideal for picnic and a holy dip. For the adventurous there are coracle rides for a price.
Gosai Ghat: This is situated on the banks of the Cauvery river, upstream of Sangama. It is an ideal spot for picnics and many movie scenes have been shot at this location. A temple dedicated to Sri Kashi Visweswara swamy is located on the banks. Coracle rides and bathing completes a visit to this place.
Type of Place: River
Situated: Srirangapatna, Mandya district
Distance: 120 – 125 kms from Bangalore; 18 – 20kms from Mysore
Transport: Buses, Taxis and Rail
Facilities: Small shops selling snacks and knick-knacks