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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.
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.