Caves, temples, and camping under the stars – a trip to Gandikota (often regarded as The Grand Canyon of India) is something every adventurist must take. So what if you haven’t been to the Grand Canyon yet, Gandikota will give you a similar experience. The rock formations over Pennar River, Gandikota, will remind you of Arizona’s Colorado River. While the drive to Gandikota will fill you in with thrilling cuts and bends along with dry forest belts, witnessing the sunrise or the sunset over Gandikota will be a tear-jerking moment for anyone.
It’s also a famous getaway for bikers who cherish dashing through the wild jungle near Kadapa. Reach Gandikota Fort by evening, and prepare for a night camping (you always wanted to carry your tent and set up a camp, didn't you?). Scout for the best place from where you can witness the stars and the Moon. You and your squad can kickstart a serious BBQ party with some music for company.
The next day, you can set off to visit Belum Caves and Ahobilam Temple. Belum Caves is tens of thousands of years old and is known for its natural stalactites and stalagmites. It is said to have deposits of quartz and black limestone in the caves which can be explored on your visit. It might take a good two to three hours for you to wander away in these caves, depending upon how much you’re interested in exploring. Your next stopover could be at Ahobilam Temple. Located in the Eastern Ghats, this 11th-century temple will also give you a good view of Nallamalla. With natural rock formations and greenery, this temple is a must-visit.