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Camping at Gandikota and Belum Caves

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Camping at Gandikota

Camping at Gandikota and Belum caves. Gandikota is on the right bank of the river Penna in Andhra Pradesh. It is popularly known as the Grand Canyon of India. Gandikota is a small village on the right bank of the river Pennar, 15 km from Jammalamadugu. Gandikota is founded in 1123 by Kapa Raja. Therefore the town played an important role during the Kakatiya, Vijayanagara and Qutub Shahi periods. Camp under the clear night sky because celebrate the new year under million stars. Visit attracting Belum caves at the magic of mother nature.

Gandikota fort is made more blessed by Pemmasani Thimma Nayudu. The fort is under the control of Pemmasani Nayaks for 300 years. The Gandikota Fort got its named due to gorge, in Telugu it is called gandi. This is formed between the Erramala hills therefore, also known as Gandikota hills.

Belum Caves

The Belum Caves is the largest cave system open to the public on the Indian subcontinent.  It is known for its different formations. The Belum Caves have long passages, galleries, with fresh water. This cave system was formed before ten thousands of years due to the constant flow of underground water from the river Chitravathi.

The cave system reaches its deepest point from entrance level therefore known as Pataalaganga. In Telugu language, it is called Belum Guhalu. Belum Caves have a length of 3229 m since making them the second largest caves in the Indian Subcontinent. It is one of the centrally protected Monuments of National Importance.

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Day 0 (Friday night):
  • Start from Hyderabad around 8 PM (4 picks up points - will be shared with registered travellers)
Day 1 (Saturday):
  • Reach Gandikota tourist house, freshen up & breakfast, head out to the magnificent Fort, take a lot of selfies, visit The Grand Canyon of India and do a lot of bouldering by waking up the monkey in us, again take a lot of photos(like the one below) and selfies, shout out loud to listen to the echo from afar!
  • Have lunch, head out to the Penna river and play in the water, swim(life jackets will be provided), go for optional coracle ride or kayaking if you want, get tired & come back to tourist home to freshen up & relax.
  • Head to the campsite of tents pitched in the form of a circle and play a lot of games, socialize, revel in the warmth of the campfire, hot dinner & party till late night.
Day 2 (Sunday):
  • Start the day with freshening up & breakfast
  • Drive to Belum caves, visit the amazing caves and get to experience the new world underground, have a relaxing day with lunch, music & social gathering, play lot of games, visit amazing sunset
  • Get back to tourist home for freshening up, get set for a Christmas party!
  • Enjoy delicious hot dinner, music, sing, dance, play games and what not!
  • Merry Christmas under the stars!
  • Rest in the tents after the party..
Day 3 (Monday):
  • Get up late, freshen up, breakfast, take a dip in Penna river, go for optional Kayaking if you want
  • Start back to Hyderabad in the Christmas hangover!
  • Reach back home before night, tell you had amazing Christmas story to your friends & family.


  •  Things to carry:
  • - Basic essentials like toothbrush, soap, towel etc
  • - Shades/cap/sunscreen
  • - Full charge mobiles with power banks - to take a lot of selfies!
  • - Selfie stick or DSLR if you are interested - the mountains & the lake we will camp at are
  • extremely beautiful.
  • - Small first aid kit if you have and your medications if any
  • - Odomos for insects & mosquitoes
  • - Important: Polythene covers to put used/wet clothes
  • - An extra polythene cover to dispose of your trash during trek - this is important, we have a no-littering policy
  • - Carry a little bit of cash.
  • - Don't carry expensive items
  • - A photo ID card xerox- like Aadhar and Driving License
  • - A lightweight backpack, thick/woollen clothes for the cold climate out there & comfortable
  • sports/trekking shoes.
  • - Carry your jerkin - it can get cold at night
  • - A Bluetooth speaker, pen drive with some music
  • Rules and Regulations (If any):
  • 1. No alcohol & smoking during Treks & adventure activities
  • 2. No Luxury. Basic facilities
  • 3. Pack our food whenever possible to avoid delays
  • 4. Flexible itinerary
  • 5. No littering anywhere
  • 6. Co-operate with the organizer & fellow travellers
  • 7. Travelers are expected to respect each other and help each other 8. Do not advice
  • organizer(s) on itinerary and schedule
  • 9. Offbeat travel - No tourist places
  • 10. You are responsible for your own safety during activities
  • • Travel & tolls, AP state & all entry fees
  • • 2-Day/2-Night accommodation at our campsite (tents pitched under the stars, on the vast
  • grassy field) on sharing basis,
  • • 3 days breakfast, 2 days Lunch, 2 days Dinner (Veg/Non-veg),
  • • Life jackets to play in Pennar river,
  • • Campfire both Sat & Sun nights,
  • • Two organizers from MT to look after all the activities and a hell lot of entertainment!!!
  • Exclusions
  • Drinks for party
  • Any misc. expenses not mentioned in the itinerary.
  • Cancellation policy:
  • ? Non Refundable

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