Gandikota, Belum Caves & Lepakshi [19th
- 20th Sept 2020] -
If you're intrigued by ancient architecture, a fan of
historical stories or a trekker looking for a new kind of climb Gandikota is the
answer to all your woes. Gandikota is
a village and historical fort on the right bank of the Penna
river, 15 km from Jammalamadugu in Kadapa
district, Andhra Pradesh, India. Apart from being the stronghold for various
dynasties through the course of time. The fort stands as a testament to changing
But the fort is not all that we will witness here. The Gorge across the river
from where it has earned its name "The Grand Canyon of India"
is a spectacle one has to see to believe. Climbing rocks to the viewpoint will
surely leave you satisfied and awestruck. Once we finish the tour of the fort
you will understand why India has always believed in "Unity in Diversity".
Once we finish the fort we quickly have our lunch, regain energy and hit the
trail that leads to a waterfall. The waterfall is about 1.5kms from our campsite
and has a beautiful view. What more you can see inscriptions of various deities
and animals if you look closely. The area is littered with ancient artifacts at
every twist and turn. After having a refreshing dip we start to another
viewpoint that has a different view of it's own.
We head back to camp, freshen up and have our dinner. Soon after which we enjoy
a campfire under the stars and relive the day.
We wake up early the next morning and get ready to leave for Belum Caves. Belum
Caves, is the largest and longest cave system open to the public in the Indian
subcontinent. The government has built pathways, provided illumination and sank
ventilation shafts to make the caves accessible. After the discovery of these
caves back in 1983, it came to light that Buddhist and Jain monks were inhabited
at this place. There is an underground stream that forms a natural waterfall at
150 feet deep from the ground level.
We'll stop for lunch(self-sponsored) on the way and reach Lepakshi temple soon
after which we'll leave for Bengaluru.
Camping in Tents
||Basic Veg Food
||Non A/c. Depending on number of participants it
can be Tavera/Qualis, Tempo Traveler, MiniBus, Bus, others.
|Distance from Bangalore
||281 Kms (approx)
Visit to Gandikota Fort (Short Hike), Camping, Belum Caves &
Lepakshi Temple Visit.
Friday : 18th
10:00 PM: Pick up from BMC, Indiranagar
10:45 PM: Pick up from New Shanti sagar hotel, Domlur
11:00 PM: Pick up from Lifestyle, Magrath Road (Near Garuda Mall)
11:30 PM: Pick up from Tin Factory
Saturday : 19th
08:30 AM: Reach Campsite, Freshen-up & Breakfast.
10:00 AM: Visit Gandikota Fort. Explore the place.
01:00 PM: Have Lunch
02:30 PM: Visit Waterfalls
05:00 PM: Back to Campsite & Have Snacks
08:00 PM: Enjoy Campfire, Have Dinner & Night Alt
Sunday : 20th
06:30 AM: Freshen up.
07:30 AM: Breakfast.
09:00 AM: Travel to Belum Caves (60 km from Gandikota)
12:30 PM: Lunch & travel to Lepakshi Temple (210 km from Belum Caves)
05:30 PM: Start back to Bangalore (125 km)
08:30 PM: Reach Bangalore
Photo Credits: Varun Juneja & Asish Pati
Suggested things to carry:
-One back pack
bottles 2 liters
-Change of clothes for two days
-Sunscreen & sunglasses
-Toiletries (Shampoo, towel, toothpaste, tissue paper, etc.)
medication (if any)
-Energy food like chocolate, nutrition bars etc
packs, Glucose-D etc.
-Torches with new batteries.
- Camera (optional)
- Odomos or any
mosquito repellent cream
Capacity: Max 30
just in case you have to cancel participation
in case we are forced to cancel this event.
Important points to be noted before registering
Participation Fees: Rs. 4,603 Per Person
Above charges Includes:
* Non-AC Private Coach with State tax
* Accommodation in Tents
* Instructor from BMC
* 2 Breakfast
* 1 Lunch
* 1 Dinner
Above charges does not include:
GST, Ticket in Belum Caves & anything which is not mentioned in inclusions.
For any clarification email us at
[email protected] or call
+919611102222 / 9902027262
BMC Office Address
#778, 1st Floor,
9th 'A' Main Road, 1st stage ,
Indira Nagar, Bangalore - 560 038