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Gandikota grand canyon,belum caves,yaganti & rock gardens

  • Jun 6, 2014 · 7:00 PM
  • Gandikota Hills

 

Welcome to multi place adventure

Gnadikota the Indian grand canyon

yaganti caves and belum caves

Rock gardens .......

Gandikota grand canyon :

Gandikota : 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.

 

 

 

 

 



 



The Mosque in Gandikota Fort

Belum caves :

Had Lewis Carroll penned his Alice?s Adventures in Wonderland in India, he may have found inspiration in Belum Caves. Falling through the cavern?s sinkhole, his heroine would have tumbled down a bizarre subterranean realm and found adventures galore.



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.

When you drive into the entrance of the site that houses the caves, you might think you landed up in the wrong place. The vast expanse of flat land betrays the presence of these impressive caves right beneath you. When you climb down the first 20 metres, the magnificence of this natural wonder will blow you away. You get to walk around 1.5 kilometres of the well-lit caves and even dip your foot in the Patala Ganga (underground Ganges), a natural perennial stream that flows through the caves.


yaganti

rock gardens , caving ... :

 

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.

 

Yaganti

Yaganti is famous for Sri Yagantiswamy Temple (also called Umamaheshwar Temple) dedicated to Lord Shiva, constructed in 15th century.


An amazing feature of this temple is its Pushkarini with very pure water. No one knows how the water flows in & out of Pushkarini in all the seasons. Devotees consider that a bath in the holy Pushkarini before visiting Shiva is highly beneficial.


It is proved that the Nandi idol in front of the temple is continuously increasing its size, at the rate of 1 inch per 20 years.



 

The place is renowned for caves like the Agastya Caves, Venkateswara Caves and Veera Brahmam Caves. One can enter the Agastya cave by climbing 120 steep steps while other two are easier to climb.

itenary :

 

Friday night 9 pm start to gandikota by private vehicle.. pick up point to be decided later depending on partispants

Saturday morning  to evening gandikota views and climbings and night tent camping

Sunday early  morning yaganti   and belum caves till afternoon  start to rock gardens and explore till sunset  ........ do dinner in dhaba and start to hyd and reach hyderabad by early morning 5 am ..... bye bye

Damages : 2000 (includes travel,food & entry fees).

charges more or less will be shared .......

Payment details:

Amount: 2000 INR

AXIS BANK   
Great Hyderabad Adventure Club   
A/c no:[masked]   
IFCS Code: UTIB[masked]   
Road no:2, Banjarahills Branch   
Its a Savings account.

 


You can also pay through credit card:


http://eventdunia.com/index.php/ghac?event_id=185862802

Transaction/Payment Remark:[masked]_your name

Important Instructions:
1) no smoking and no alcohol
2) No littering, no pollution of water
3) This is not a luxury trip, but out most care has been taken to make your trip comfortable
4) ladies and gents accommodation in separate tents
5) Food will be mostly vegetarian
6) We carry Basic First Aid and if you need anything you can ask the organizers
7) if you feel unwell bring to the notice of the organizers immediately.
8) If you cant swim don't go deep into the water

Things to Bring
This list is just a indication. please pack light
1) A good and positive mood
2) 1 track pants/ loose trousers or jeans - full length
3) 2 T-shirt - ( please avoid bright colored and shiny clothes)
4) A racksak or a hiking bag to keep all the things.
5) mosquito cream
6) insect repellent ( for outdoors)
7) sun hat/ screen ( for the ladies and fair and handsome)
8) walking /trekking /sport shoes used previously with 2 pair socks
9) Digi / Video Camera
10) Torch / Flashlight /headlight with spare batteries
11) Medicines you need

Refreshments / chocolates / energy bars/ Energy Drinks / sugar  salt mixture ( for the poor)
water bottle - 2 Litres. get bottle..we avoid buying of plastic bottles.

Photo Id ( passport, Employee/College Id, Pan card/Election Card/ Driving License) with a xerox copy
Sleeping Bag or a bedsheet

 

 

contact  :

Smruti Rao :[masked]

Vivek Gupta :[masked]

 

 



 

 

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  • Geethanjali R

    Dear friends
    do something amazing this independence day http://www.meetup.com/great-hyderabad-adventure-club/events/197018042/?a=ra1_vl&_af_eid=197018042&_af=event
    .....to give that precious gift of life

    August 6, 2014

  • Subha

    Dear all, it was an amazing experience. I was so mesmerized that I could not write for 10 days. I am sorry for the delay. My photos are shared here:
    https://drive.google.com/folderview?id=0B4jI6tdTq2YLWHc5RGhsNGU2RnM&usp=sharing
    After another 10 days, when I am back to normal, I should de-share them. Please download before that.
    Though Vivek's enthu and efforts are laudable, I give credit and thanks to all for such a wonderful trip. It could not be possible without anyone of you. I hope to see you soon!!

    June 18, 2014

  • A former member
    A former member

    Some pics here - http://1drv.ms/1kn0nvg

    June 11, 2014

  • Harsh V.

    pics shared on gdocs. set out below is the link.

    June 11, 2014

  • Vinisha

    I have uploaded the pics...:)

    June 11, 2014

  • Bharat Kumar K.

    Looking forward to meet you all on coming Saturday (June 14) for Australian Rappelling and Ziplining @Khajaguda.... :)

    2 · June 9, 2014

    • Bharat Kumar K.

      I am not sure if there is or will be a link for this... This was planned, only for this group as a get-together, on Sunday night before boarding the bus...

      Please contact Vivek or Manish for this event....

      @Vivke/Manish - Please share the details if you guys are conducting this event...

      I am eager to join this event... :)

      June 11, 2014

    • vivek g.

      @bharath.. it not yet planned..might reply in a while.. get together ka dinner & dinner are two different things actually....

      June 11, 2014

  • Mohit U

    Guys.. wats the plan 4 Saturday?

    June 11, 2014

  • Harsh V.

    Guys,

    I have uploaded few pics of Gandikota. As the number of pics are close to 300, I have uploaded select few as the process is taking a lot of time. Also I wont be uploading individual pics on meet up site on account of privacy issues. I will upload via gdocs and will provide you with a link. If you dont want the individual pics to be uploaded on the Gdocs, I will mail your pics directly to your respective email add. Please share your concerns. I will be uploading belum caves and yaganti pics shortly. Cheers. :)

    1 · June 10, 2014

    • Smruti R.

      Hey Harsh...i think the google docs link is fine :)

      June 11, 2014

  • Arijit

    Awesome trip. Thank you everyone for such wonderful memories. :-)

    1 · June 10, 2014

  • vivek g.

    Had a good time after some months with lovely, cool group of ppl. everyone of them were awesome to be with.. The hike to the grandcanyon was awesome with some many 1st timers giving their best in such a hot day..camping near it was another sleepless experience. :) ..Belumcaves a must visit places & had a great sweating,smelling & dirt experience..caving always something i always love to do.. :)

    4 · June 9, 2014

    • Shweta G.

      Hey nice trip guys.. It was an amazingly cool gang.Dats y we cud beat the heat :) Gr8 job vivek and smruti.Looking 4wd to see all of you smtime soon... Stay tuned for pics :)

      5 · June 9, 2014

    • vivek g.

      all the energy in the group was bcoz of u guys.. u guys rock.. :)

      1 · June 10, 2014

  • Vinisha

    Great experience with such a nice group. Special thanks to Vivek for making this trip memorable

    2 · June 9, 2014

    • vivek g.

      thank u..& its all bcoz of fantastic group we had.. & u both are awesome to be with.. :)

      June 10, 2014

  • Virinchi

    Very cool and enthusiastic group. Nice 2 see you all. thanks to vivek, smruti and all volunteers. Special mention about the effort vivek had put in through out the trip, when most of us are resting. few moments captured here -> https://drive.google.com/folderview?id=0B1vQsx7EMjioNHMtU1RRMktBbjQ&usp=sharing

    2 · June 10, 2014

    • A former member
      A former member

      Empty folder.... Double check the permissions...

      June 10, 2014

    • vivek g.

      @thanks man.. all bcoz of u guys it was wonderful the way it was.. :)

      June 10, 2014

  • Smruti R.

    The heat troubled us a lot but it was still an awesome meetup and it was all because of amazing people like you :)...keep trekking !!....and yes eagerly waiting for pictures :)

    1 · June 9, 2014

  • Bharat Kumar K.

    It was the best meetup for me so far.... :)

    Guys thanks a lot for making it a great experience....

    3 · June 9, 2014

  • A former member
    A former member

    Slightly unfortunate that the weather didn't cooperate..

    1 · June 9, 2014

  • vivek g.

    would like to thank all the partispants for making this event good.. also smruti rao for being cohost.. photgraphers who took all those amazing shots.. aab batao kab tak pics aare... also post meetup ke plans..

    3 · June 9, 2014

  • ponnada p.

    Superb.... Enjoyed a lot...

    3 · June 9, 2014

  • Harsh V.

    Awesome...period

    3 · June 9, 2014

  • vivek g.

    The timings of the bus & point:
    Ecil -8.40
    secbad - 9.05
    Ghac office - 9.20
    Madhapur police station – 9.35
    cybertower - 9.40
    kothaguda circle - 9.45
    IIIt junction-9.55
    ISB -10.00
    The points would be near bus stops & incase u want to get in somewhere else let me know..

    June 5, 2014

    • A former member
      A former member

      Great.. I am assuming we are passing through Wirpo/Microsoft road then.. I will be waiting opposite Wipro at 10...

      June 6, 2014

  • Subha

    HI vivek! as there is no lingampally, i would like to safely board along with you at IIIT junction. how to recognize the bus at late hours? Will it glow?
    One favor, as I feel sick (nauseated), plz reserve a sit towards front for me. I shall take medicines for it anyway!!

    June 6, 2014

  • Smruti R.

    Hi guys...unfortunately monsoons are delayed this time and the place we are going will be hot ...so please carry cap , Sunscreen and minimum 2 litres of water.

    June 6, 2014

  • Arijit

    Hi Vivek, Can there be a point nearby Hitech? Madhapur/ Kondapur/ Gachibowli. Either of these points. .

    June 6, 2014

    • vivek g.

      madhapur near image hospital or police station is fine.. let me me know..

      June 6, 2014

    • Arijit

      Hey.. apologies for the oversight. I had checked in the app and it showed just two points then. I can see all the points now and it is totally fine. :)

      June 6, 2014

  • vivek g.

    hello everyone.. boarding points of the bus need to be decided.. so can u guys post the area u stay so that i m plan the route & timings..might not come to exact location but surely will plan as close as possible.. thank u...

    June 3, 2014

    • A former member
      A former member

      He is with me...

      June 5, 2014

    • Vinisha

      Hi Vivek, when can we get the boarding point details?

      June 5, 2014

  • A former member
    A former member

    Hi organizers, I know this is absolutely last minute, but is there *any* chance I can register? I just joined this group and discovered this, so was wondering...

    June 5, 2014

    • vivek g.

      will let u know incase of drop outs...

      1 · June 5, 2014

  • Shweta G.

    Payment of INR 4000 made for two people. Transaction id[masked]

    June 2, 2014

    • Shweta G.

      Hi siri, UTR is CITIN14440937034. please acknowledge once received

      June 3, 2014

    • Siri A.

      Received Rs.4000/- vide NEFT/CITIN[masked]/SHWET­A GUPTA

      June 4, 2014

  • Subha

    Hi vivek!! payment done from SBI. Please note this transaction number for future reference: IR[masked]

    June 2, 2014

    • Subha

      ok! UTR no. SBIN[masked]

      June 3, 2014

    • Siri A.

      Received Rs.2000/- vide NEFT/SBIN[masked]/Mr SUBHA NARAYAN RATH

      June 4, 2014

  • Taiyab

    Can i get a pass ? Will do the payment right away :) Cant wait for waitlist :/

    June 4, 2014

    • vivek g.

      seats full for now.. will let u know incase of dropouts

      June 4, 2014

  • A former member
    A former member

    Let me know, in case of any dropout at the last moment. I will join. I live in Hi tech city. [masked]

    June 4, 2014

  • Arijit

    Hi, I have transferred the amount (Rs. 2,000) to the GHAC Axis Bank account. The amount will be debited only tomorrow morning. Kindly let me know when you receive it. Thanks,
    Arijit Sen.

    June 1, 2014

    • Arijit

      Hi Vivek, My apologies for the delay. The transaction id is: CITIN14440585784. Request you to confirm.

      June 3, 2014

    • Siri A.

      Arjit, received Rs.2000 vide NEFT/CITIN[masked]/ARIJI­T SEN

      June 3, 2014

  • Arijit

    Image Hospital, Madhapur, Hitech City

    June 3, 2014

  • Bharat Kumar K.

    Upparpally X Road, Pillar No. 179

    June 3, 2014

  • MANISH S.

    Done payment for Rs 2000,[masked]_manish . UTR number is SBIN[masked]

    June 2, 2014

    • Siri A.

      Received Rs.2000/- vide NEFT/SBIN[masked]/Mr MANISH SHARMA

      June 3, 2014

  • Harsh V.

    Padmarao Nagar, near Gandhi Hospital

    1 · June 3, 2014

  • ponnada p.

    ECIL

    1 · June 3, 2014

  • Subha

    Lingampally.

    1 · June 3, 2014

  • Vinisha

    Whitefields, Kondapur

    1 · June 3, 2014

  • Shweta G.

    Image gardens.madhapur (near cyber towers)

    1 · June 3, 2014

  • Vinisha

    How many spots are still available?

    May 30, 2014

    • Vinisha

      Payment done
      Confirmation no:[masked]
      Remark:[masked]_Vinisha Ag

      May 30, 2014

    • Siri A.

      Vinisha received Rs.4000/- vide NEFT/[masked]/SAUMYE RASTOGI

      June 2, 2014

  • Bharat Kumar K.

    Paid 2048 through Eventdunia...

    Transaction Id:ghad[masked]

    Please confirm and move me to going list....

    1 · May 31, 2014

    • Siri A.

      Received Rs.2000/- vide ghad[masked]

      June 2, 2014

  • A former member
    A former member

    Paid ghac credit card... ghad[masked]

    May 31, 2014

    • A former member
      A former member

      This is for my +1, ghad[masked]

      May 31, 2014

    • Siri A.

      Received Rs.4000/- vide ghad[masked] and ghad[masked]

      June 2, 2014

  • Harsh V.

    Hi Vivek/ Smruti,

    Amount paid through event dunia.

    trx no:ghad[masked]

    June 2, 2014

    • Siri A.

      Harsh received Rs.2000/- vide ghad[masked]

      1 · June 2, 2014

  • vivek g.

    Guys stop payment..the seats are full.. will comment incase any dropouts & thanks for the response.. :)

    June 2, 2014

    • vivek g.

      u hav been moved to going list... ur place is reserved..

      June 2, 2014

    • Siri A.

      Ajee, Received Rs.2000/- vide ghad[masked]

      June 2, 2014

  • vivek g.

    2 more spots left...

    June 2, 2014

  • Shweta G.

    Pls acknowledge the receipt of the same.

    June 2, 2014

    • vivek g.

      moving u to going list.. confirmation to be in sometime may be.. not to worry

      June 2, 2014

  • vivek g.

    7 more spots left..ppl in the waiting & going list..go ahead with the payment... :)

    June 2, 2014

    • vivek g.

      mate it would take some time for the confirmation.. do not worry about.. may be till evening.. u r in going list... do not worry

      June 2, 2014

  • shainesh

    Please inform me if there are slots available for 2

    June 1, 2014

    • Smruti R.

      Yes ...slots are available ...go ahead with the payment

      June 1, 2014

  • vivek g.

    Guys ahead with the payment... hav very less time to plan things...

    May 30, 2014

    • Smruti R.

      Yes spots are there...go ahead and make the payment

      May 31, 2014

  • Bharat Kumar K.

    Hi Smruti/Vivek,

    Is there any spot still left....

    I am eager to go....

    I will pay today itself....

    Please let me know if any spot is available....

    May 31, 2014

  • A former member
    A former member

    Guys, is it possible to change the dates ? I hav night shift on Friday .... but i dont want to miss this meetup :)

    May 30, 2014

    • Smruti R.

      Ganesh as discussed with you...me and vivek are busy on other weekends

      May 30, 2014

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