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Lets Explore: Belum Caves and Gooty fort

  • Dec 28, 2013 · 9:00 PM
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Venue: Belum Caves, Banaganaplli, Kurnool Dist. ( 330 Kms from Hyderabad ) & Gooty Fort, Ananthapur Dist ( 310 Kms from Hyderabad )

Difficulty: Easy

Risk: Dehydration, Strain

Activities: Hiking, Caving...

Belum Caves : Belum Cave lies in Kurnool district of Andhra Pradesh. Belum Cave is 3.5 km in length and the second longest cave in India next to 21km long Krem Um Lawan cave in Meghalaya. Only 2km of the Belum Cave is opened for public. To enter inside the cave one should be accompanied by a guide and freely wandering in the cave is strictly prohibited. There are three entry points to the cave out of which one is converted to a main entrance. There are passages in the cave where one will have to crawl to pass by. There are some streams inside the cave. There is a chamber inside the cave where a lot of stalactites and stalagmites (horn like formation of limestone) can be seen. The chamber is called Kotilingalu and the entrance to chamber is called Simhadwaram. There is a chamber inside the cave called Saptasvarala Guha or Musical chamber where the limestone formations make metallic sounds. The deepest point in the cave is called Pathalaganga where a perennial stream is found.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Gooty Fort : The citadel of the fort is built on burly hillocks ranging about 300 metres in height. The fort is crafted in the shape of a shell and is carved with 15 granite main doors. A significant find here is the copious water sources at such height. The steep climb to the fort is cobbled with smooth granite blocks and climbing and descending is a tough task especially for the aged. The hilltop commands a grand view of the growing township. The fort is in ruins, though in the care of the Archaelogical Survery of India. There is a lot of potential to develop it as a tourist resort.The fort is built in the shape of a shell and has fifteen forts with fifteen main doors (Mukhadwaralu). The fortifications include a series of walls connected by fourteen gateways flanked by bastions.

 

 

Tentative Event Schedule :

Saturday

09:00 pm: Meet and Start from MGBS Bus stand

Sunday

06:00 am: reach Belum Cave and start exploring
01:00 pm - 01:30 pm: Lunch

03:30 pm Reach Gooty fort and Start exploring the fort.

06:30 pm Finish Exploring the fort.

07:00 pm Start Back to Hyderabad.

06:00 am Monday morning reach Hyderabad

Few things in between are not planned and these things are must in an adventure / exploration trek

Things to bring:

Good trekking shoes

food for whole day (or money to meet your food expenses)

2 liters of water

Refreshments / chocolates / energy bars

any valid original Photo Id proof

Camera

comfortable Track pants and a T-shirt

Important Instructions:

1) no smoking and no alcohol

2) No littering, no pollution of water

3) We carry Basic First Aid and if you need anything you can ask the organizers

4) if you feel unwell bring to the notice of the organizers immediately.

All GHAC rules and guidelines apply

COST : Estimated Rs.900/- ( Excluding food)might increase or decrease. we will share the cost if it is more than this

(RTC Bus : Rs.700, GHAC Fund Rs. 100 and

Organizer Reimbursement/misc Rs.100).

Actual Expense statement will be shared at the end of the event.

(Food is not included in this meetup cost, you are advised to get food or money so that where ever comfortable will have it)

Payment Details

Account Holder Name: Great Hyderabad Adventure Club 
Account No.:[masked]
Account Type: Savings
Bank: AXIS BANK Road no:2, Banjarahills Branch 
Branch: Road No 12, Banjara Hills 
IFSC Code: UTIB[masked]

Plz mention payment remark as :[masked]_yourname

Credit card payment link:

http://www.eventdunia.com/index.php/ghac?event_id=153448892

(Please make the payment by 20th Dec,2013 or earlier)

No refunds for this meetup

Please be on time at Meeting point by Saturday 9:00 P.M sharp at MGBS Bus station

 

Contact Details :

Srini :[masked] (sms only)

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  • Sandeep B.

    Very Good to see Gooty fort and Cave after long time.

    January 4, 2014

  • Bhanu C.

    Hi..I did payment..these are the details:
    Txn no: gh[masked]
    event:[masked]
    Date:[masked]:58:31

    December 26, 2013

    • maneesh k p

      Hi!Chandra, the above mentioned ref no is wrong. Pls cross check the msg you have received & post the correct no: here.

      December 28, 2013

    • Bhanu C.

      hi..as i mentioned earlier..i checked my account and sent the automated response to Srinivas. Please check if anything can be done from my side??

      December 30, 2013

  • Srini

    Gooty fort was awesome, very energetic group, well enjoyed trip..

    December 30, 2013

  • Saiteja

    Hi people!

    Here are some of the pics
    http://flic.kr/s/aHsjPKJ6FA

    1 · December 30, 2013

    • Sandeep B.

      Thanks Saiteja for sharing pics.

      December 30, 2013

  • Sandeep

    payment done by credit card link 2 times by mistake
    trx no : gh[masked] and
    trx no : gh[masked]

    December 25, 2013

    • maneesh k p

      Sandeep your payment of Rs.1800 +1800 is received

      December 26, 2013

    • Sandeep

      Maneesh thanx for the confirmation

      December 27, 2013

  • Hemanth

    Hi Srinivas ,

    Please let me know to[masked] if any drop outs are there ... I would like to join .

    Regards,
    Hemanth

    December 26, 2013

  • Sandeep B.

    Is there any spot left please let me know soon. Me and my 1 friend would like to join.

    December 25, 2013

    • maneesh k p

      Sandeep your payment of Rs.1800/- is received

      December 26, 2013

    • Sandeep B.

      Thanks Manish for the acknowledgement.

      December 26, 2013

  • Srini

    Payments did not received from People in yes list, hence making this meetup open for all those who are interested can make the payment and join including people in waiting list

    December 22, 2013

    • Sandhya

      Sorry.. copied the wrong number earlier. Tran ref # is CITIN[masked]

      December 23, 2013

    • maneesh k p

      Sandhya, your apayment of Rs.900/- vide NEFT/CITIN[masked] is received

      December 26, 2013

  • krishnapavan

    Made payment :900
    transaction No :[masked]

    December 24, 2013

  • srikanth

    trx no: gh[masked]

    December 25, 2013

    • maneesh k p

      Srikanth, your payment of Rs.900/- is received

      December 26, 2013

  • Saiteja

    Payment done
    trx no: gh[masked]

    December 26, 2013

    • maneesh k p

      Saiteja, your payment of Rs.900/- received

      December 26, 2013

  • Kris

    Hey Srini, let me know if you can add me to the list so I can make the payment

    December 26, 2013

    • Srini

      Yes. go ahead !

      December 26, 2013

  • Saiteja

    Any spots left??

    December 26, 2013

    • Srini

      Yes, go ahead and make the payment

      December 26, 2013

  • Sandeep

    I want to join alongwith 1 friend , can I join now

    December 25, 2013

  • srikanth

    Hi srini,
    made payment via eventdunia,
    please confirm the receipt

    December 25, 2013

  • Bhanu C.

    Hi I would like to join for this. Can you let me know hether any spots are open still?

    December 25, 2013

  • Abhishek M.

    Sorry Sir. Back to back marriages this weekend... I am making up a crazy plan.. if it succeeds, i might be able to join you guys on sunday on my own transport.

    December 23, 2013

  • Prasad N.

    sorry guys...May be nxt time...enjoy !!!

    December 22, 2013

  • Srini

    People in Attending list, please start making the payment by 20th December, after that chance will be given to people in waiting list...

    December 18, 2013

  • Vivek R.

    Would love to join

    December 10, 2013

  • Srini

    Guys ! Start making the payments....

    December 5, 2013

    • Abhishek M.

      Rajani Ma'am, my parents are walk 7kms daily at kbr park and are in very interested in attending this meet up.

      2 · December 9, 2013

    • Rajani

      I did not want to discourage...... U can take them ....

      2 · December 10, 2013

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