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Gandikota is a village on the right bank of the river Pennar, 15 km from Jammalamadugu in Kadapa district, Andhra Pradesh, India. Gandikota is home for Kamma Kings who ruled this fort f

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Gandikota is a village on the right bank of the river Pennar, 15 km from Jammalamadugu in Kadapa district, Andhra Pradesh, India. Gandikota is home for Kamma Kings who ruled this fort for nearly 300 years. Gandikota was ruled by powerful Telugu dynasty, the Pemmasani Kamma Dynasty also known as Gandikota Kammas, and was one of the most prominent forts in the country. The fort of Gandikota acquired its name due to the 'gorge' (in Telugu it is called 'gandi'), formed between the Erramala range of hills, also known as Gandikota hills and the river Pennar that flows at its foot, reducing its width to a mere 300 ft (look for the river image in the montage/main image). Situated amidst beautiful landscape and wild forests, it is endowed with vast natural resources.

 

Yaganti is a temple of Lord Shiva in Kurnool District of Andhra Pradesh. It was built according to Vaishnavaite traditions. This temple was constructed by King Harihara Bukka Raya of the Sangama Dynasty of the Vijayanagara Empire in the 15th century. It was built according to Vaishnavaite traditions.

 

One story of the site's origin is as follows: The sage Agastya wanted to build a temple for Lord Venkateswara on this site. However, the statue that was made could not be installed as the toe nail of the idol got broken. The sage was upset over this and performed a penance for Shiva. When Shiva appeared, he said the place suits Shiva better as it resembles Kailash. Agastya then requested Shiva to give the devotees a Parvathi Goddess as Lord Uma Maheswara in a single stone, which Shiva obliged.

 

A second story is as follows: Chitteppa, a devotee of Shiva, was worshiping Shiva and Shiva appeared to him as a tiger. Chitteppa understood that it was Lord Shiva in tiger form, and shouted Neganti Shivanu ne kanti (meaning: I saw Shiva I saw), and danced with joy. There is a cave called Chitteppa nearby. Sri Yaganti Uma Maheswara Temple is one of the few temples patronized by one of the great dynasties of India. Every year Maha Shivaratri is celebrated and a large number of devotees from all over Andhra Pradesh visit. Shiva, Parvati and Nandi are the main deities in this temple.This temple is 14 km away from Banaganipalli in kurnool dt. The saint lord Veerabrahmendra swami stayed here for some time and wrote Kalagnanam.

 

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Itinerary:

SATURDAY :

 05:00 - Meet up at Pariwar Dhaba, Aramgar Cross Roads.

05:30 - Start to Gandikota

09:00 – Reach Kurnool and have Breakfast
14.00 - Reach Jammalamadugu and have lunch.
15.00 - Start to gandikota
16.30 - Reach Gandikota & Explore around gandikota
20.00 - Have delicious Dinner prepared by locals and Set up the camp.

Sunday:
05.00 - Wake up call
05.30 - Lets watch beautiful sunrise
07.00 - Breakfast & Start ride to belum caves.
11.00 - Start ride to Yaganti

12:00 - Reach Yaganti and explore around Yaganti

14:00 - Reach Banganapalli and have lunch
22:00 - Back in Hyderabad by evening

Trek Level : Easy

What to wear:

1) Helmets for both rider and pillion, track pants, full sleeves & shoes, Riding gear if available.

What to bring: (mandatory)

1) 2 half sleeve tee shirt

2) A strong Back-Pack (preferably water proof.

3) Water bottle (always keep 2 liters of water throughout trip).

4) Sun screen, Sun glasses, hat or cap as it will be hot afternoons

5) A small pocket knife (if you have a Victorinox -SWISS ARMY knife then great..).

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

7) Energy Food ( Chocolate bars, Flavored milk, Electrolyte drinks - Glucon-D, etc ).

8) Garbage bag to collect any litter we may create (or other people have created).

9) Cameras

10) Any medications physician prescribed.

COST INCLUDES

- Delicious dinner prepared by locals

- Day2 Breakfast

- Camping accommodation

- Gandikota trekking

Guidelines:

1) Min 150 cc bike and having a capable to ride 100KM non Stop with 90K/H speed

2) Carry all documents of bike.

3) Fuel costs shall be shared accordingly.

4) We strictly follow -leave no trace policy (even if it’s a banana peel / or and orange peel) no trace should be left.

5) Strictly no alcohol during the whole trip.

6) Come to meetup point with full tank fuel.

 

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