Gandikota grand canyon :
Gandikota acquired its name from the picturesque gorge (called Gandi in Telugu) formed between the Erramalai hills, which are also called the Gandikota hills.
A deep valley and impassable hills with massive boulders of red granite, reminding one of the Grand Canyon, surround the fort, situated amid wild forests. The gorge formation is such that the Pennar river flows about 90 metres below on the western and northern sides and is said to have offered strong natural defense to the Kakatiya, Vijayanagar and Qutub Shahi kings who ruled from the fort.
Now is the time for limestone climbing! Regardless of which level you are climbing, you will
appreciate climbing and will come back with quite a bit of lessons. Limestone is a different texture altogether compared to what we have been doing so far in Hyderabad. It will be relatively easy on fingers.
Famous for their stalactite and stalagmite formations, Belum Caves, about 110 km from Kurnool town are the second longest natural caves in the country next only to Meghalaya caves.
Orvakallu (rock garden)
A miniature Grand Canyon of sorts, Oravakallu is an interesting landscape of majestic rock formations around a long winding water body.
This natural architectural wonder makes for a great trek as you climb up the red rock formations of all shapes and sizes. After a tiring walk up to the highest point, you are rewarded with an amazing view of the water body set against the backdrop of gorgeous open spaces and clear blue skies (if you are lucky).
Located at just 25-odd kilometres from Kurnool, this rock garden on NH 18, is easy to find.
6th Sep Friday
9:00 PM: Start from Hyderabad by Priv. Bus (meeting point GHAC office)
7th Sep Saturday
4:00 AM: Reach Gandikota. Hike up and Rock climb.
12:00 AM-2:00 PM: Visit Belum caves and resume climb later on.
8:00 PM: Night Camping or stay in AP Tourism dormitories if it rains
8th Sep Sunday
4:00 AM : Start to Orvakal Rock garden
7:00 AM: Boating and kayaking and maybe some climb
7:00-11:00 pm: Travel back to Hyderabad
800 - Bus Travel
150 - entry tickets
240 - ghac donation
350 - stay
250 - shoe and equip rent
Approximate Cost per head:[masked] (Food excluded. Includes transportation, Accomodation, GHAC donation and Org fund, entry tickets @ Belum caves)
Amount will be shared equally if it is more or less
Payments to be made to
Great Hyderabad Adventure Club,
A/C No[masked] (Current Account)
ICICI Bank Ltd,
Road No 12, Banjara Hills, Hyderabad.
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Please mention meetup id : "YOURNAME[masked]"in the transaction comment section while making the payment.
Also after payments confirm the same in the comments section below by mentioning your name and the transaction reference number.
Once your payment is confirmed you will be moved to the "Yes"list. Please note, only 18 slots available for this trek. So hurry!
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Most of us may not be serious trekkers but all of us have equal responsibility in protecting our beloved earth. GHAC earnestly requests all its members to be socially responsible whilst the treks and avoid any littering, shouting when in wild or causing anything that would disturb the normal ecology. Hence:
1) no smoking and no alcohol
2) No littering, no pollution of water
3) This is not a luxury trip, but all care has been taken to make your trip comfortable
4) We carry Basic First Aid and if you need anything you can ask the organizers
5) If you feel unwell bring to the notice of the organizers immediately.
8) If you cant swim don't go deep into the water
9)Organizer word is final, and if any unwanted behaviour is exhibited, the person would be removed from the trek at anytime.
Things to bring:
A good and positive mood filled with Smiles :)
Medicines as per your need
Refreshments / chocolates / energy bars/ Energy Drinks
Water bottle - 2 Liters
Extra clothes considering 2 days' trip
Photo Id Xerox(Employee/College Id, Pan card/ Driving License)
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