A drive to the Grand Canyon of India Gandikota and Belum Caves, Andhra Pradesh
Me and my friend haven’t gone on a road trip in quite some time, I also found that we can drive to another attraction so we decided this destination, Gandikota and Belum Caves. Gandikota to belum take an hour, the 60km distance.
Gandikota is a small village on the right bank of the river Pennar,its only 15 km from Jammalamadugu in Kadapa district, Andhra Pradesh in India.
However the gorge view is one of a kind and definitely worth visiting. Definitely worth visiting and the view is fantastic during the monsoon season specially.
The place is a typical historic fort with a beautiful temple, masjid (as it was ruled by the Qutb Shahi rulers as well)
It has long wall running along the edges of a gorge and is part of the erramalla range. The gorge is extremely beautiful and picturesque. Gandikota to belum take another hour, the 60km distance to be covered.
Route taken (ongoing) :- Bangalore -> Bagepalli -> Kadiri -> Pulivendula -> Muddanur -> Gandikota
Total Distance – 282 km from Bangalore.
Driving Time – Approximately 6 hours.
Welcome to Gandikota….!!
Route taken (return) :- Belum -> Anantapur-> Gutturu -> Chikkaballapura -> bangalore
This route is much better as its NH as well as Asian Highway (AH43)
Total Distance – 325 km from Bangalore.
Driving Time – Approximately 5 hours.
—— Belum caves ——
This is a meditating place for Buddhist monks during ancient time seen inside this cave, wonder solid view of entrance and 1.6 sqkm stretched with and lot of amazing inside this dark place.
It’s Miracle of God.I wonder at first I went there. You will see a flat ground first and thought that, why we have traveled soo long to see this. But after entering beneath of the ground you think its worth of coming here.
This is one of the amazing caves i have ever visited. The cave is so spacious and well illuminated with air ducts. its a bit horrible inside if u have never visited such place before. the worst part was suddenly ligts went – off & we feel like total dark. i tried to switch on my cell led but its of no use so i & my friend decided to roll back, suddenly backup current came & we felt saved.