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Default Wanderlust Traveller: Gandikota & Belum. The road less travelled

Background

Around two years back when searching for one day trip locations from Bangalore, came across a blog about Gandikota in AP. The blog went on to describe the place as Grand canyon of India, with inviting pictures. The blog described this as a 12th century fort overlooking a gorge.

On checking TBHP for this place, though I found it mentioned few times, surprisingly there was no much detail. Even on internet apart from few blogs, the detail was sparse. Since the place was around 300 KM's from Bangalore we dropped plan of travelling just based on couple of blogs. Also political unrest in the region made us look towards other places.

Though Gandikota can be done in one day from Bangalore we felt it will be too much of travel, hence dropped the plan of visit.

At the start of this month, while going through a travel blog came across Gandikota again, from the blog also came to know that AP tourism has opened a resort near to the fort. This meant the issue with singe day travel was solved, we thought seeing around Gandikota will not take more than couple of hours. With two days in hand started searching around nearby places and found that Belum caves is also near by.

The places planned -

Gandikota -

A 12th century fort overlooking river Pennar. The gorge next to the fort is called grand canyon of India.

Belum caves -

Belum caves is the second longest cave in India, it is also the longest underground cave in India. It is said that monks used to mediate inside the caves earlier. APTDC in 2002 created walkways inside the cave and opened it for public as a tourist destination.

Our plan was to start from Bangalore early in morning, visit Belum caves and then proceed towards Gandikota. We expect to reach Gandikota late in afternoon and check in to APTDC Harita hotel. In evening we plan to visit fort. The next day morning after going around fort, have breakfast from hotel and start back to Bangalore.

However the catch is that unlike other APTDC resorts the one at Gandikota cannot be booked online. On calling up the caretaker, it was informed that advance booking is not available, however he was confident that rooms will be free. Based on that, thought we will give it a try.

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As with all our travel we start early.

Traffic is sparse and we hit NH 7 soon, traffic towards Hyderabad side is sparse. There was line of buses on opposite side heading towards Bangalore after an overnight trip.

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Soon road becomes empty helping us to maintain constant speed.

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NH7 is renamed now as NH 44.

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Soon we reach Gooty, we stop just before Gooty toll booth at BP COCO bunk and top up. Few KM's after Gooty toll booth on bye-pass we take road towards Yadiki.

Roads condition deteriorates and is bit patchy.

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This is 'Kadapa' stone country

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And roads become worse

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We come across this cement factory, this will be just one of the many we will come across over the weekend.

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Belum Caves

Belum caves is second longest cave in India, it is also the longest underground cave in India. It is said that monks used to mediate inside the caves earlier.

From road we see a hill with 'Belum caves' written on it, we wish they had taken half this effort instead by in putting down few signboards on road leading to the caves.

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Soon we reach the main gates

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There is a APTDC run dormitory available near the entry. From whatever information we gathered, this is the only accommodation nearby.

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Parking area

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The ticket counter, ticket rate is Rs. 50 per head. Guides are available at entry without any extra charge.

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Entry to the caves, the area is pleasingly designed

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We need to climb down few steps to reach inside the cave. Though it is not easy to make out once inside, as per our guide the depth from ground level almost doubles as we walk further interior part of the cave.

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Details about the caves mentioned at the entry

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Caves are well lighted and really wide.

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There is bit of walking do be done inside the caves. There are air vents created at multiple locations for ventilation and keeping the temperature normal.

Few pics of the caves -

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It takes us two hours for seeing around caves, time is 12.45 PM and we start towards Gandikota.

We take Jammalmadagu route - SH 57. Road conditions are good for most of the route apart from few unmarked speed breakers.

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We cross Jammalmadagu and take the bridge over river Penna. Soon after crossing the bridge, we take right towards Gandikota.

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Default Gandikota - India's Grand canyon

Gandikota

Road to Gandikota is isolated and passes through barren land. It reminds you of roads around Jaisalmer, though this is a shade greener.

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It looks like the road was laid recently, hence surface is good.

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Soon we reach at the gates of the resort. Half KM further down the road from hotel gate, you reach gate of the fort. It is very sunny now and we decide to walk down towards fort only in the evening.

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The hotel looked like it was build not so long ago, the whole complex is themed like a fort.

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The first row of building is administrative block and restaurant, the row behind it are cottages. There is a dormitory also available.

We found the restaurant serves only fixed menu, food quality was nothing to complain about and rates were reasonable.

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It is possible to park the vehicle in front of each cottage

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The best part of the resort is that each cottage has access to the terrace and you can watch the fort from here.

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Interiors of the cottage is spartan. Since the complex is new, it hides to an extent the lack of maintenance.

Our room had an AC which was leaking water all over the floor, a switch board which was broken, geyser which was not working, TV which had its satellite connection expired and fused bathroom lights (which was replaced).

Also since the resort is located in a remote area, power outages are frequent. During our stay, on the morning of second day taps had run dry. We had to wait from 06.00 AM till 09.00 AM for them to switch on the backup generator and pump water.

However, there are no other resorts in the vicinity and for the price and location I guess this is worth a visit.

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We take rest for a while and in the evening decide to take a walk to the fort.

Since we went to the fort again the next day will share those pics.

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Default 10th AUG- Gandikota fort ctd..

We wake up around 06.00 AM planning of taking a walk around the fort before it is too hot. However as mentioned in earlier post we have to wait till 09.00 for hotel guys to pump water to the tank.

We had seen the roads inside the fort during our walk the previous day, hence decide to take the vehicle inside this time.

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Gandikota village is located partly outside and partly inside the fort.

Entrance of the fort

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Both AP Archeological department and French traveller meant 'Hampi' and not 'Humpy' as mentioned I guess.

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Things to see inside Gandikota.

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The pathway twists through the fort walls and imposing gates, the entrance is just wide enough for car. Any mistake and your car door will be decorating the fort gates.

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Past two gates you reach near the structure called Charminar. I felt it was bit far fetched to call this Charminar, more so since there are no 'minars' on the same.

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There is space to park vehicle here. Take the walkway to the left of Charminar to go towards Madharavaya Swamy temple.

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Temple is isolated

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Architecture is similar to that of Hampi, however carvings lack detail of Hampi.

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We exit the temple and walk on the pathway further. Area inside the fort towards back of temple is cultivation land, rest of the area is barren.

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We return towards Charminar.

The main road inside fort further goes down through the small village inside the fort.

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Further ahead there is parking space for few cars, we park here and head towards the gorge.

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Gorge is located roughly 200 meters from where car is parked, enroute to the gorge is the Jumma Masjid.

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Entry to the mosque

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Main mosque complex

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It is possible to climb to the top of the mosque via steps on the backside of mosque.

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You get a panoramic view of the fort and surroundings from the top

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Next to mosque is Ranganayaka Swamy temple

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This temple too is mostly isolated. Since temple is located on a high ground view is great.

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Next to the temple is Penna Gorge, main attraction of Gandikota.

A typo, it is Gorge and not George

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It is possible to climb down to the valley though it looked a bit tricky. However, we did not try the same but while standing on top of the valley, saw a group climbing down.

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We return to hotel, have breakfast and checkout.

Google maps suggest three route from Gandikota to Bangalore, we ignore all those and decide to take a longer one via Kadappa.

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Road conditions remain good throughout the return journey.

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It starts raining as we near Chittoor

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Bad luck for us since Chittoor byepass is a mess

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Road conditions are good after that and we reach Bangalore by evening after a stopover at Woody's Kolar.


Route details

Onward route - Bangalore - Anantpur bye pass - Gooty toll booth - Yadiki - Belum caves - Gandikota

Route link.

The shortest onward route is via Anantpur - right - Tadaptri. However we decide to follow NH 7 till Gooty since it is 4 laned road. If travelling directly to Gandikota from Bangalore route to follow NH 7 - Gorantla - Kadiri - Muddanur - Gandikota. Not sure of the road condition, apart from that of superb Muddanur - Jammalmadagu route which we took on way back.
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Return route - Gandikota - Kadappa - Rayachotty - Chitoor - Kolar - Bangalore
Route link.

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Road condition enroute was all good apart from few KM's in Chitoor bye-pass. However there are no food options till Chitoor once you cross Kadapa APTDC.

Day 1 detail -

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Epilogue
  • Watch out for speed breakers on NH 7, some of them are not marked properly.
  • Food options are hard to find all through the route.
  • APTDC Harita hotel can be booked by calling the caretaker on +91 9959 659353.
  • Mobile Network coverage around Gandikota is flaky.
  • MMI and Google Maps point to opposite sides of gorge for Gandikota. Co-ordinate of hotel just before fort is - 14.807828 N,78.291657 E.
  • AC cottages cost Rs. 1237 inclusive of taxes, non AC cottages cost Rs. 780.
  • None of the hotel employees or previous tourists to the fort I checked with, said of any safety concern around fort.
  • Hyderabad- Bangalore route thread.

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Thread moved from the Assembly Line (The "Assembly Line" Forum section) to Travelogues. Thanks for sharing!
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Excellent find, suhas. Superb pictures, especially the pictures taken inside Belum caves! Thanks for sharing
Just when you think there are not too many places left to see in the 200-300Km radius around Bangalore, another one is identified
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Thanks Suhas - this is an excellent find. Our son doesnt have much patience with history but he enjoys caves as does my wife. We can do both in a weekend - this should be fun.

Would you be able to advise the fastest less bumpy route for a 3/4am start from Chennai? I want to drive through the night so that the little boy can rest during the drive and so can his mother.

Where should we stay? Belum or Gandikota? It looks like we can do both in a hectic weekend drive. Right?
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Just when you think there are not too many places left to see in the 200-300Km radius around Bangalore, another one is identified
Thanks Narayan.
As mentioned earlier I was bit surprised that no one from TBHP has tried this yet (atleast there is no mention of the same). During my stay at Gandikota made out that this place is more popular with bikers, I saw two biker groups from Bangalore there.

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Our son doesnt have much patience with history but he enjoys caves as does my wife.
Thanks Phamilyman.
In that case Belum is ideal. The other two caves that I have visited caves near Cherrapunjee and those near Nainital, both those caves were less wider and may be bit claustrophobic for kids. Belum caves on the other hand is very wide, though there paths where you can crawl around in if you are interested.

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Would you be able to advise the fastest less bumpy route for a 3/4am start from Chennai? I want to drive through the night so that the little boy can rest during the drive and so can his mother.
You can take the Chennai - Chittoor - Rayachoty - Kadapa byepass - left turn - Mudannur - Gandikota route.

Roads all the way from Gandikota to Chittoor bye-pass are good, I guess the worst section of road while coming from Chennai will be around Walajpet toll.

You can check in to hotel at Gandikota, take a break and then proceed to Belum caves via Jammalmadagu. Roads in this section also are good apart from few speed breakers which pop up around villages.

It is best to visit Gandikota fort early morning or in evenings to avoid harsh sun.

Only issue is in entire Gandikota - Chittoor route there are no descent hotels apart from this APTDC one we saw near Kadapa bye pass. It was crowded while we reached there, hence did not stop. However from outside it looked fine.

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Where should we stay? Belum or Gandikota? It looks like we can do both in a hectic weekend drive. Right?
Stay options are limited. I did not find any stay option in Belum apart from the APTDC dormitory in Belum caves campus. Jammalamadagu is the nearest town to both the places. Though I did not search specifically for hotels there, I did not feel the place will be having any descent hotels.

I guess Gandikota APTDC hotel is the best option as of now. With an early morning start as you mentioned from Chennai you can do both over a weekend.
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Hi suhas, nice photos. Never knew this place existed. When I started reading the first few lines, i thought this was a broken down cave. Now i know!
First drive out on the XUV?
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Wonderful write up Suhas.
And beautiful photographs too. My choice is the one with your red lady landscape and the isolated temple structure with slant sunlight on the edifice.

Crisp at the same time detailed enough.
I am sure this would be helpful for all those who will be planning to visit here soon.
Definitely many will be planning after your wonderful write up
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Nice photos Suhas. Thanks for sharing. One question maybe you can tell. On the NH-7 near Gooty there is a fort-like on a mountain on the left enroute BLR to HYD. It looks like a pretty well preserved monument and is quite large too. However on the highway there is no mention of any name or at least I have missed it in my 4-5 road trips that way. Do you know which one that is ?
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Hi suhas, nice photos. Never knew this place existed. First drive out on the XUV?
Thanks Aneezan.
Belum caves comparatively known destination in AP, atleast people know about the place.

Gandikota is completely out of the regular tourist radar. Guess it is partly due to the fact that the place is not near to any major towns.

Yes, apart from my trip to hometown this is the first over night trip in XUV. Had done a one day trip earlier (Wanderlust Traveller: Shivanasamudra - Himavad Gopalaswamy Betta).

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I am sure this would be helpful for all those who will be planning to visit here soon.
Definitely many will be planning after your wonderful write up
Thanks Dhanush.
Likewise a second Goa trip is planned around Nov, and this time agenda is to visit the off beat locations in Goa you mentioned in your travelogue.

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Nice photos Suhas. Thanks for sharing. One question maybe you can tell. On the NH-7 near Gooty there is a fort-like on a mountain on the left enroute BLR to HYD.
Thanks Ambivalent.

Yes, we also noticed the same. Though I have not visited the place, it is Gooty fort. We took the right turn towards Belum around the same place.
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Great report, as usual

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Roads condition deteriorates and is bit patchy.

And roads become worse
With your brute, you should no longer be talking about bad roads

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Both AP Archeological department and French traveller meant 'Hampi' and not 'Humpy' as mentioned I guess.
'Humpy' syndrome doesn't seem to leave T-bhp alone!!
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Great! never heard of these places until I read this post.
The details presented here deserves 5*'s.
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