Region- Kadapa Dist. Andhra Pradesh
Duration- 2 Nights 3 Days
Gandikota- is a small village in the Kadapa district of Andhra Pradesh that is known for its spectacular gorge formed by river Pennar that cuts through the Erramala hills. This handsome piece of Nature’s architecture has come to be known as the Grand Canyon of India by travelers who visit it and get bewitched by its beauty
Gandikota fort- There are several other attractions that tempt visitors, the most special being the ancient, magnificent Gandikota fort that sits majestically on top of the gorge. The massive Gandikota fort is built in the 13th century and is constructed in red sandstone, guarded by a 20 feet high entry gate, enclosed in a fort wall running around a 5 mile perimeter, 101 bastions each about 40 feet high. The fort comprises of gorgeous palaces with intricate carvings, perennial springs to irrigate the nearby vegetation, the remains of a temple built in the same century and a mosque added years later.
Belum Caves- Apart from an Indian version of Grand Canyon, we also have an Indian version of the Antelope Canyons called the Belum Caves. Belum Caves is the second largest cave system in the Indian subcontinent and has great significance in terms of its geology, archaeology, and architecture. In fact, geologists have also found surplus deposits of Quartz in the stalactite and stalagmite formations of the cave.