Trip to Gandikota, Belum Caves & Lepakshi [8th - 9th August 2020] - Registration is ON

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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 times. 

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.

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Difficulty level Easy
Accommodation type
Camping in Tents
Washrooms Available.
Food Basic Veg Food
Transport Non A/c. Depending on number of participants it can be Tavera/Qualis, Tempo Traveler, MiniBus, Bus, others.
Distance from Bangalore 281 Kms (approx)
Activities Visit to Gandikota Fort (Short Hike),  Camping, Belum Caves & Lepakshi Temple Visit.

TENTATIVE SCHEDULE

Friday : 7th August 2020

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 : 8th August 2020

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 : 9th August 2020

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


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Photo Credits: Varun Juneja & Asish Pati 

Suggested things to carry:
-One back pack
-Water bottles 2 liters
-Change of clothes for two days
-Sunscreen & sunglasses
-Toiletries (Shampoo, towel, toothpaste, tissue paper, etc.)
-Allergy medication (if any)
-Energy food like chocolate, nutrition bars etc
-Juice packs, Glucose-D etc.
-Torches with new batteries.
- Camera (optional)
- Odomos or any
mosquito repellent cream

Capacity: Max 30

Read our Cancellation Policy, just in case you have to cancel participation

Read our Refund Policy, 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
* Basic first-aid
* Instructor from BMC
* 2 Breakfast
* 1 Lunch
* 1 Dinner
* GST


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 on +919611102222 / 9902027262

BMC Office Address :

#778, 1st Floor,
9th 'A' Main Road, 1st stage ,
Indira Nagar, Bangalore - 560 038
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