Gandikota grand canyon, Gooty fort and Belum caves

  • August 8, 2014 · 7:00 PM
  • Gandikota Hills

 

A trip into the beautiful rocks of Gandikota the Indian grand canyon and Belum caves..

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Trek Notes : Please read the whole page before RSVP'ng.

Age 18+ and should be fit to.
Difficulty level - Easy, FIRST TIMERS welcome.

Procedure to join the trek: RSVP, answer all the questions, join the waiting list, make the payment and once we receive the payment you will be moved into going list.

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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.


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.

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.


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Itinerary:

Friday night 9 pm start to gandikota by private vehicle (pick up points in Hyderabad to be decided later)

Saturday morning  to evening at Gandikota enjoying the views , climbing and night tent camping.(need to carry and help us pitch tents)

Sunday early morning enjoy the sunrise, proceed to yaganti or gooty fort and then to  Belum caves.  We will have dinner and start back and reach Hyderabad by early morning 5 am.

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Cost :
Rs.2450 / - . We will share the cost if it is more than this , mostly it wont be ..
GHAC refund rules apply. http://www.meetup.com/great-hyderabad-adventure-club/pages/Club_Guidelines/

Breakup approximately:Transport:1000;Food:700;Entry ticket Belum caves:50;Emergency Extra:200(If not used will be returned),GHAC fund:293, Org.Reium:100, Service tax:73

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Payment Details: Transfer the amount , to confirm your place.

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] 

Mandatory Transaction/Payment Remark:[masked]_your name 

Ex :[masked]_Siri

Once payment is done, mention the details in the comments.UTR/NEFT number should be mentioned. 

Credit card payment link:

http://www.eventdunia.com/index.php/ghac?event_id=195699582

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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

12) Signed Disclaimer form. (You may buy a printed form from us at Rs.10 Each)

http://files.meetup.com/1166925/GHAC%20Disclaimer%202012.pdf


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

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Contact :

Sharikh -[masked]



 

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  • Monica A.

    Whats happening in this meet

    August 19

    • shariq

      its just a photo meetup :)

      August 21

  • shariq

    M on the way to REDPOINT will reach there in an hr
    C u all at 8:00pm

    August 19

  • Swarun K.

    Okay, who's game for tomorrow ?

    August 17

  • shariq

    How many of u r in to nit ??

    August 18

  • Swarun K.

    And Great trek guys. Killer games. Awesome players.
    A huge shout out to Shariq & Abhishek for all the dirty work and making sure all of us had fun.

    See y'all at the next game!

    2 · August 17

    • Abhishek K.

      Thanks for being such wonderful participants! :) You guys were amazingly wonderful! :D

      August 17

  • Swarun K.

    https://onedrive.live.com/redir?...­

    Photos I found on my nexus, mainly featuring Abhishek (Just to clarify, there's nothing going on between us). Also, contains unseen photos of Karthik ! DSLR mama miyas, pliss to upload photos.

    1 · August 17

    • Abhishek K.

      Yeah! There's seriously nothing going on between us! ;) I just used his cam for Selfie's! :D

      August 17

  • Abhishek K.

    Mafia! Mafia! Mafia!! :D

    Awesome place! :) Fun filled, energetic and full on enthusiastic & entertaining group! :)

    Hope to see you guys around soon! Trek safe and trek Hard! ;) :D For those who want to stay connected , drop by at
    https://www.facebook.com/abhishe...­

    2 · August 14

  • Swarun K.

    http://earthsky.org/tonight/mos...­

    So, we were out camping on supermoon weekend ! \m/

    1 · August 13

    • Rama k.

      Krishna......... plz unzip pix and upload, r else I have to download almost 1 GB for pix...

      August 13

    • Rama k.

      plz upload in Picasa dear

      August 13

  • Rahul D.

    Hello everyone. Pics from my Cam are shared here:
    https://drive.google.com/file/d/...­

    Please do share your pics too here.

    2 · August 12

    • Rama k.

      Rahul......... plz unzip pix and upload, r else I have to download almost 1 GB for pix...

      August 13

    • Rama k.

      plz upload in Picasa dear

      August 13

  • shariq

    Lets meetup @ REDPOINT climbers Cafe
    Raheja mindspace beside
    THE WESTIN
    Time 8:00pm
    Date[masked]

    1 · August 12

  • Karthik K.

    few pics from my fone... looking forward to meet u all soon again
    http://1drv.ms/1pn6nuQ­

    2 · August 11

  • shariq

    Foto meetup + one last but not least mafia ,
    Time n date will b declared shortly .
    Mostly tomorrow r day after tomorrow i.e 12/13

    4 · August 11

  • shariq

    Catch me on facebook for further treks n adventure :D
    https://m.facebook.com/sharikh.s...­

    August 11

  • shariq

    Hellos Mafia's :p
    Was fun around with you guys , hope to see u soon , already missing u :) ,
    Thnx slot Sytam for ua stories :D,
    Thnx a lot for the support ( Lakshmi Karthik , Javeed ,
    Dhileeban ji's ) .
    Arjun , Raviteja , pawan ,Lakshmi Karthik , Krishna , Dhileebab , Ashwathi - start climbing folks u people ver really awsm , m sorry if i missed out some one n interested people can join climbing too at the below link -

    http://www.meetup.com/GHAC-Moun...­

    3 · August 11

  • shariq

    text me ua locations n names on my number i.e[masked]
    il locate u nearest boding point n time
    thank u

    August 8

  • vishwam

    Bus starts from Tarnaka @ 9pm and following route will be taken
    Begumpet > GHAC office @10pm > Hitech city @10:30> Gachibowli @10:40 > ORR > Bangalore Highway.... Plz comment your boarding point

    August 7

  • Lakshmi K.

    Hello,[masked] is my transaction number

    August 8

    • shariq

      Siri can u pls help me with this !!

      August 8

  • Sharanya

    Slots still on? Shall i make payment?

    August 8

    • shariq

      Yes go-ahead

      August 8

    • shariq

      Sharanya where r u up too ?
      Are u coming !!
      Pls do call me ASAP if your interested

      August 8

  • Swarun K.

    Just paid the amount Rs 2450 through EventDunia, Transaction Id ghad[masked] on[masked]:14:30.
    Please do confirm.

    August 8

  • EventDunia

    Krishna has paid the amount Rs.2450 through EventDunia, Transaction Id ghad[masked] on[masked]:14:30

    August 8

  • Rama k.

    we'll be joining @ sheikhpet Dargah Bus stop.

    August 8

  • Monica A.

    Shariq i will let u know by tom

    August 7

    • shariq

      Sure , if the spots r still left by tom ,u can join with ua friend as u asked :)

      August 8

  • shariq

    2 slots left , transfer the amount asap , first come first se

    August 7

  • Ashwathi N.

    Hi Sharikh, can you please let us know what the pick up points will be tomorrow and their respective pick-up times? Thanks!

    August 7

  • shariq

    3 slots r open , transfer the amount asap , first come first serve

    August 7

  • Monica A.

    Any slots open

    August 7

  • Sharanya

    hi... any slots are open?

    August 7

  • Usha N.

    My friend and I are not going..
    We both wish to join next event .
    Thanks

    August 6

  • Partha Sarathi S.

    Due to some emergency in office for this weekend, I will not be able to join the event :(. I wish all the people who are going, have a good time.

    August 6

  • Raj S.

    Need slots for 2 Please...

    August 6

  • anjana

    Are there a slot for one left?

    August 6

  • Swarun K.

    Any spots open?

    August 6

    • Siri A.

      Yes we do have a dropout.Please contact Sharikh -@[masked] if you want to join.

      August 6

  • Siri A.

    All in going list, Due to some health issues I am dropping off as event host and Sharikh and Vishwam will lead the trek. It will be a great trip and I am sure you guys will have fun. We will post the pick up points of the bus by Thursday.

    August 4

  • Sanket C.

    Kindly let me know if a spot opens up as well :)

    August 4

    • Siri A.

      Yes we do have 1 last spot..if you want to join do make a payment by eod and we will move you into going list.

      August 4

  • Siri A.

    All people in going list, do answer your rsvp questions. Also fill in the area in which you are starting from and your phone number. It will help us plan the common pickup points in a better way.

    August 1

  • Siri A.

    Guys, do not make any more payments. This meetup is full.

    August 1

  • Satyam D.

    Hi Siri,
    Transaction of amount 2450 done.
    Transaction Ref no is :- 090055894149997.
    Please confirm.

    July 30

    • Satyam D.

      Hi Siri, Tx Number is :- CITIIN[masked] for 2450/-

      July 31

    • Siri A.

      Satyam, received Rs.2450 vide NEFT/CITIN[masked]/SATYA­M DWIVEDI

      July 31

  • Gv Ravi T.

    Hi. I've made payment of Rs. 4900 for me + 1 with transaction reference number[masked]

    July 25

    • Gv Ravi T.

      CITIN[masked]

      July 31

    • Siri A.

      Ravi, received Rs.4900/- vide NEFT/CITIN[masked]/RAVI TEJA GUTTULA VIDYA

      July 31

  • Karthik K.

    Transaction Reference No[masked]
    Transaction Date 7/23/2014 7:13:39 AM
    Transaction Amount[masked]
    Payment Reference[masked]-Karthik plz confirm...

    July 23

    • Siri A.

      Karthik received Rs.2450 vide IMPS/P2A/[masked]/[maske­d]/[masked]-Kar

      July 30

  • Mohit A.

    Hi, payment done. Transaction Reference Number:50951347. please confirm

    July 23

    • Mohit A.

      This was deposited from the account of Ramesh Agarwal

      July 25

    • Siri A.

      Mohit, received Rs.2450/- vide NEFT/[masked]/RAMESH AGARWAL

      July 30

  • Usha N.

    payment made for me and +1 for Rs 4900/-
    transaction reference no[masked]/transaction remarks[masked]
    via icici bank.
    Usha
    on 30/07/2014 ,01:15 hrs.

    1 · July 30

    • Siri A.

      Confirmed Txn:[masked] Amount: Rs 4,900.00/-

      July 30

  • Ashwathi N.

    Hi Siri, I've made a payment of Rs.2450/- to the GHAC account. The reference number is CITIN[masked]

    July 25

    • Siri A.

      Confirmed Txn:CITIN[masked] Amount: Rs 2,450.00/-

      July 30

  • Rahul D.

    Hi. I've made payment of Rs. 4900 for me + 1 with transaction reference number[masked]

    July 25

    • Rahul D.

      NEFT transaction number CITIN[masked]

      July 27

    • Siri A.

      Confirmed Txn:CITIN[masked] Amount: Rs 4,900.00/-

      July 30

  • Partha Sarathi S.

    Payment of Rs 2450 done for me.
    Transaction id:[masked]
    remark :[masked]-Partha
    Please confirm.

    July 27

    • Siri A.

      Confirmed Txn:[masked] Amount: Rs 2,450.00/-

      July 30

  • Siri A.

    Guys we just have 1 last spot and we are done.

    July 30

  • Satyam D.

    Hi Siri,
    is slots are still there, can i do the payment ?

    July 29

    • Siri A.

      Yes you can..we still have 3 last spots.

      July 29

  • EventDunia

    Chidvi Meduri has paid the amount Rs.7350 through EventDunia, Transaction Id ghad[masked] on[masked]:10:50

    July 29

    • Siri A.

      Chidvi can you answer the rsvp questions and enter both your guest details too. You can go to the top, change rsvp and fill in the answers.

      July 29

    • Chidvi M.

      Done!

      July 29

  • Usha N.

    hi
    can i pay now for me and +1
    am on waitlist...

    July 29

  • EventDunia

    Pawan Pethkar has paid the amount Rs.2450 through EventDunia, Transaction Id ghad[masked] on[masked]:15:33

    July 25

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