Ride to Gandikota (Indian Grand Canyon)

Ride to Gandikota (Indian Grand Canyon)

 

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About The Event

                  

 

About Place: 
Gandikota :
 Gandikota acquired its name from the picturesque gorge (called Gandi in Telugu) formed between the Erramalai hills, which are also called the Gandikota hills. A deep valley and impassable hills with massive boulders of red granite, reminding one of the Grand Canyon, surround the fort, situated amid wild forests. The gorge formation is such that the Pennar river flows about 90 metres below on the western and northern sides and is said to have offered strong natural defense to the Kakatiya, Vijayanagar and Qutub Shahi kings who ruled from the fort.

 

                  

 

The Great Indian Canyon

 

                  

 

 

 

The Mosque in Gandikota Fort

Belum Caves:

Belum Cavesis the second largest cave in Indian subcontinentand the longest caves in plains of Indian Subcontinent, known for itsstalactiteand stalagmiteformations. Belum Caves have long passages, spacious chambers, fresh water galleries and siphons. The caves reach its deepest point (120 feet from entrance level) at the point known as Pataalaganga. Belum Caves derives its name from "Bilum" Sanskritword for caves. In Telugu language, it is called Belum Guhalu. Belum Caves has a length of 3229 metres, making it the second largest natural caves in Indian Subcontinent.

 

                  

 

                  

 

Itinerary:

Day 1: 
0600 Start from Hyderabad 
1400 Reach Yaganti and have lunch 
1600 Continue to Gandikota 
1800 Reach Gandikota and retire for the night after dinner 


Day 2:

0700 visit Belum 
1000 Start to Hyderabad 
1700 Reach Hyderabad

1 day trip starting Saturday Morning to Sunday Evening. If the whole group agrees, we will change plans accordingly on the way.

What to wear: BIKING GEAR

WE PROVIDE A LIMITED NUMBER OF BIKES (ENFIELDS AND MORE) ON RENT TOO! CALL FOR MORE INFO!

 

What to bring:

water bottles

Sturdy shoes

sleeping bag 

2 half sleeve tee shirts

toiletries ( Brush , tooth paste, soap ,shampoo etc)

sun screen

sun glasses

hat or cap as it will be hot afternoons

electrol or glucose

A strong Back-Pack (preferably water proof).

camera

any medications physician prescribed

2 emergency note with your name ,address, emergency contact number.

Loads of energy.

Costs: 

200 per person - Club fund

All other costs for dormitory etc. - Extra

Food not included