Explore the Grand Canyon Of India & Second largest cave in India !!
About Gandikota & Belum Caves Tour :
Visiting Arizona’s Grand Canyon must be in your bucket list, right? Well, you don’t need to travel that far to see this masterpiece of nature’s architect. Yes! There is a Grand Canyon right in your vicinity – Gandikota. Gandikota, located in the outskirts of Andhra Pradesh, is one of the offbeat and isolated destinations in India and hence, going on Gandikota tour is mandatory . It is known as the Grand Canyon of India, as a spectacular gorge is formed due to river Pennar that cuts through the Erramala hills. There are other attractions as well in Gandikota village, one being the ancient (dating back to 12th Century) Gandikota fort that casts a spell over every traveler who visits it. Besides, Belum caves are also included in the tour package of Gandikota. These are the second largest caves in India, with narrow passages and steep chambers. Belum caves are also unique, as many Buddhist relics were found in the ‘ Meditation Hall’ of these caves.
So, what are you waiting for? Hurry up and book a Gandikota tour package, before the place becomes commercialized and crowded!
SHORT INFO & DATES
Outing Dates :
Batch 01 : 29th-30th September 2018
Batch 02 : 10th-11th November 2018
Batch 03 : 08th-09th December 2018
Category : Offbeat Tour
Duration : 01 Night / 02 Days
Train Suggestions :
On-wards Journey : 12163 – Chennai Express : Mumbai (08:30 pm) to Tadipatri (12:13 pm)
Return Journey : 11042 – Mumbai Express : Tadipatri (06:39 pm) to Mumbai (01:35 pm)
- The Grand Canyon of India-Gandikota
- The second largest cave & largest underground cave in India-Belum Caves
- Bugga Rammalingeshwar Temple
Day 00 : We, leave from Mumbai for Tadiptari by Chennai Express by 08:30 P.M. (as per the batch dates.)
Day 01 : We, reach at Tadipatri by 12:00 noon and have breakfast / lunch and proceed to Gandikota by a private a/c vehicle. Later, we check in to the hotel and freshen Up. Now, our actual Gandikota tour starts. We, first visit the Mylavaram Dam near Gandikota Fort, as we set out to explore one of the most unique places in India – Gandikota – The Grand Canyon of India. ! Enjoy the scenic sunset at the gorge of the River Pennar. Later, we come back to the hotel and enjoy some group games, which are followed by a discussion session and then, retire to the bed. Overnight stay at hotel.
Day 02 : On day 2, wake up early in the morning and start exploring the Gandikota fort, Ranganathswamy Temple, Madhavraya Temple, Granary, Jumia (Jumma Masjid) and other ruins. Then, we come back to hotel and check out. After that, we proceed towards Belum Caves in Kurnool district. Explore India’s largest underground caves-Belum caves. In evening, we visit Bugga Ramalingeshwaram Temple and proceed to Tadipatri railway station. We, board the train by 06:30 pm.
Next Day : We reach Mumbai by 01:30 pm
Gandikota tour concludes with Happy Memories :D
*Note : There might be alteration in the itinerary as per the situation
Tour Price : Rs.4,999/- per person+Tax as applicable
For Lifetime Members : Rs.4,799/- per member+Tax as applicable
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1. Transportation from Tadipatri to Tadipatri by ac private vehicle
2. A/c accommodation at heritage hotel at Gandikota
3. All Meals on tour (Local Cuisine : 01 veg lunch, 01 dinner, 01 non veg lunch, 01 breakfast and 02 refreshment)
4. Entry Tickets and sightseeings
5. Tolls, Permit and Parking
6. Guide and Expertise charges
1. All Taxes Applicable
2. Any Transfers till Tadipatri and back
3. Meals on Journey
4. Any other thing then mentioned inclusions
1. Book your seats well in advance to get confirmed train tickets. You may get in touch with us for assistance regarding the train / flight booking, we will be happy to help you !
2. As it is totally offbeat destination, there are very basic facility available and limited sources available for the stay, vehicle and meals. Mumbai Travellers are serving the best facility available at Gandikota.
Cancellation & Refund Policy :
- If Tour/Event/Activity cancellation done by participant prior to 21 days of Tour/Event/Activity 100% of total price will be refunded.
- If Tour/Event/Activity cancellation done by participant prior to 15 days of Tour/Event/Activity 75% of total price will be refunded.
- If Tour/Event/Activity cancellation done by participant prior to 7 days of Tour/Event/Activity 50% of total price will be refunded.
- After that no refund will be provided on Tour/Event/Activity cancellation done by participant, irrespective even if youve booked within the last 7 days.
THINGS TO CARRY
Things to carry : ID CARD COMPULSORY
1. Extra Clothes
2. Dry Food & Water Bottle (snacks)
3. Personal Medicines/Personal First aid kit
4. Cap, goggle, sunscreen, sanitary kit etc…
5. Sport shoes or kitos
6. Electoral powder / Glucon D/ Tang
7. Camera (Optional)
8. Cotton T-shirt (To visit Belum Caves as it will be too hot & humid inside caves)
9. Rucksack / Bagpack
10. Pullover / Bedsheet (for those travelling in Sleeper class)
11. Winter wear
- Where exactly is Gandikota Fort and how to reach there
-Gandikota Fort is located in Cuddapah district in Andhra Pradesh and nearest station is Tadipatri Railway Station. You need to book train tickets from concerned destination to Tadipatri as per mentioned suggestion in itinerary.
- Can you book train tickets for us
-You may get in touch with us for assistance regarding the train booking, we will be happy to help you!
- How Far is Gandikota from Tadipatri and how we will be travelling
-Gandikota Fort is 50 kms from Tadipatri and easily takes 2 hours to reach there.
- How far is Belum Caves from Gandikota
-Belum Caves in Kurnool district is 65 kms from Gandikota and easily takes 1 hour to reach there.
- Is children or senior citizen can join this ecotour
-Ecotours are open for all age group. Infants are not allowed on outdoor trips for health concern.
- How many people will be their in one batch
-Normally, our batch size for Gandikota is 10-20 travellers and registration are open on first come first serve basis.
- Can I get accommodation on twin sharing basis
-Definitely yes, but it will be on extra cost and you need to inform us well in advance.
- What is Child Policy
-If child needs extra seat in vehicle, extra bed and extra meals then the child will be considered as an adult. If not, then child will be exempted from tour cost and can travel free of cost.
- What is best season to Explore Gandikota and Belum
-Gandikota Fort is accessible throughout the year. October to Mid March is the best season to explore as fort and caves are both inaccessible in monsoon and it will be too hot and humid in summer.
- When will I get tour details of Gandikota and Belum tour
-Usually, the final tour details like things to carry, leaders contact details, meeting details and Dos & Donts will be send on email 3 days prior to the trip.
- Can I pay on spot
-Travel Cashless ! Why to carry cash when we have multiple payment options like internet banking, cheque deposit or PayTm !
- Where exactly is Gandikota Fort and how to reach there
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