Gandikota

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Gandikota, The Grand Canyon Of India, Gandi means Gorge and Kota means Fort, attracts people from all walks of life. French traveller Tavernier called it second Humpi located amidst Erramalai hills, Gandikota is famous for cliffs, birds, red granite fort with 101 bastions each about 40 feet high.Gandikota Fort is protected by a deep gorge on one side provides natural defense. This place gives immense joy to our eyes during monsoon with the pennar river at its best in flow.

Trekking: Downhill trek through canyon to river bed is exciting. The river Pennar flows about 300 ft below. Full of greenery with numerous layers of rock by colours is a first hand experience to look at the nature’s magic.

Fort: Gandikota Madhavaraya TempleThis 13th century Medieval stone gorge structure is endowed with exquisite carvings. An old Cannon lying, a pigeon tower  It houses Jamia Masjid celebrates heritage festival every year. Madhavaraya Temple is famous for its rayagopuramGandikota Madhavaraya Temple inside fort and fort also houses Raghunatha Temple. The Canyon view from fort is at its best. Fort houses a large granary and an extensive palace.

Rayalacheruvu, is a perennial water resource for many gardens near by.

Dam: There are two reservoirs namely Gandikota Dam (Upstream) and a Mylavaram Dam (Downstream)

How to Reach Gandikota: Gandikota is well connected by Road Transport. Jammalamadugu is the nearest town which is 15 km. Nearest Railway Station is Muddanuru (26 km) and the Junction is Gooty.

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