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'The Grand Canyon of India' Gandikota Fort & Gorge and Belum Caves - Jannuary 26th and 27th

 

Destination: Belum Caves and Gandikota Fort & Gorge

Distance: ~ 400 kms from the meet up point

 

Pictures form our last meetup

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Belum Caves:

Belum caves, supposedly the longest caves in India after Borra, is about 80 kms from 'Orvakal'. Belum Caves have long passages, fresh water galleries and siphons.

It is a natural underground cave formed by the constant flow of underground water. The caves reach its deepest point (150 feet) known as'Pataalaganga'

 

Gandikota:

The name Gandikota was acquired from the picturesque gorge formed between the Erramalai hills.

A deep valley with massive boulders of red granite resembling the Grand Canyon surrounds the fort.

The Penna river flows between the gorge which is ~100 meters below the western and northern sides of the fort. 

 

Meet point :

SPOC : 9849021091 / 9989745688

 

Tentative Plan:

Day 1 - Saturday

1) Meet up time - 05:00 a.m. 

2) Meet up spot - Gachibowli ORR entrance

3) 5:00 a.m. - 'India Drive' members gathering and Introduction followed by Instructions about the convoy drive.

4) Drive start time - 5:15 a.m.

5) Breakfast : ~8:00 a.m. to 9:00 a.m. - Stop by for Breakfast at a Hotel in Kurnool.

6) Post Breakfast drive commences and we reach Belum Caves between 11:30 a.m. to 12 p.m.

7) Explore Belum Caves.

8 ) 1:30 p.m. - Drive commences for 60 kms and we reach our camping area between 2:30 p.m. and 3:00 p.m. for Lunch and Rest.

9) Around 4:30 p.m. We start to the Gandikota Fort and Gorge area for exploration and sunset photo-shoot on the Lake-bed.

 

 

Day 2 - Sunday

1)Breakfast by 8:00 a.m.

2) We start back to Hyderabad by 10:00 a.m.

3) If time permits, we check-out the 'Oravakal' natural rock formations enroute Kurnool after Lunch.

4) Part our ways after we reach the start point at Hyderabad.

 

Cost:

1) Ballpark figure per head is 1650/- INR. Includes Stay, Entry fee at Belum Caves, Stickers and Club fee.

2) We go dutch over Food and Water expenses for both the days.

 

Number of slots available = 20 members.

Please add yourself to the Waiting list if the slots are full.

 

Addition of members to the confirmation list will be done if any changes occur in the existing confirmation list of members.

RSVP closes on 20th Jannuary

 

Disclaimer:

Accepting to participate in this Drive, is an agreement that you have joined us voluntarily and you accept that organizers do not hold any responsibility for loss or damage of property (vehicle etc.).

 

Also, you are responsible for your own safety and any act of negligence that endangers the safety of fellow passengers, guests or others.

 

Terms and Conditions:

1) Only cars are allowed.

2) No age/sex restrictions on joining the drive until the driver is licensed.

3) Your car must have all the necessary gear. (Spare tyre etc.).

4) You need to follow the designated convoy position and keep safe distance from the adjacent cars.

5) No compromise on safety at any time – seat belts are a must!

6) Kindly avoid 'road rage', 'free-play' and 'show-off' during the trip - follow the Marshal's instructions at all times.

7) Carry enough water/ refreshments/ drinks for self and passengers.

8 ) Driving members can bring up to 3 guests. We encourage families.

9) Alcohol and Littering during the drive is strictly prohibited.

10) Participation is strictly through RSVP, no last-minute exceptions will be entertained. (Please add yourself to tentative if you are not sure)

11) You are required to confirm compliance to the conditions for this trip before we can register your RSVP.

12) Carry all the necessary vehicle documents.

13) Make sure you don't cause inconvenience to other road users.

 

 

Important points:

  • This is not a luxury trip.
  • Only tents are provided by the camping organisers
  • Washroom are available at Hairtha resort
  • Carry your own bed sheets, blankets, pillows , mosquito repellents etc

 

Interested members please join the WhatsApp group for more details.

https://chat.whatsapp.com/EVdJWbCf6DPJQOq2XATSSd

 
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6. Jagannadham +3 (Will confirm shortly on Car)
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5. Sridhar Tandra +1 (Tiago)
6. Jagannadham +3 (Will confirm shortly on Car)
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3. Maroti +2 (Tigor) (Interested in joining) 
4. Rajesh +1(Creta)
5. Sridhar Tandra +1 (Tiago)
6. Jagannadham +3 (Will confirm shortly on Car)
7. Bhargav +1 ( Vento)
8.Vinith +1 (Duster)
9.Anand Singh +1 (Ecosports)

10. Prabhu +3 ( Baleno) 

11. Rajesh (Punto)

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2. Sagar +1 (Creta)
3. Maroti +2 (Tigor) (Interested in joining) 
4. Rajesh +1(Creta)
5. Sridhar Tandra +1 (Tiago)
6. Jagannadham +3 (Will confirm shortly on Car)
7. Bhargav +1 ( Vento)
8.Vinith +1 (Duster)
9.Anand Singh +1 (Ecosports)

10. Prabhu +3 ( Baleno) 

11. Rajesh (Punto)

12.Rahul +1(Xuv500)
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2. Sagar +1 (Creta)
3. Maroti +2 (Tigor) (Interested in joining) 
4. Rajesh +1(Creta)
5. Sridhar Tandra +1 (Tiago)
6. Jagannadham +3 (Will confirm shortly on Car)
7. Bhargav +1 ( Vento)
8. Vinith +1 (Duster)
9. Anand Singh +1 (Ecosports)

10. Prabhu +3 ( Baleno) 

11. Rajesh (Punto)

12.Rahul +1(Xuv500)
13. Mandar Deshmukh +1 (Duster)

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Nice trip. I had visited Belum once and Gandikota twice. Still I would like to join the team but starting on 24th jan to see White Spiti. Happy Drive to all. 

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2 hours ago, Shekar said:

Nice trip. I had visited Belum once and Gandikota twice. Still I would like to join the team but starting on 24th jan to see White Spiti. Happy Drive to all. 

 

There is always a next time @Shekar .. We hope you wouldn’t miss the next one 😊

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2. Sagar +1 (Creta)
3. Maroti +2 (Tigor) (Interested in joining) 
4. Rajesh +1(Creta)
5. Sridhar Tandra +1 (Tiago)
6. Jagannadham +3 (Will confirm shortly on Car)
7.  Bhargav +1 ( Vento)
8.  Vinith +1 (Duster)
9.  Anand Singh +1 (Ecosports)

10. Prabhu +3 ( Baleno) 

11. Rajesh (Punto)

12. Rahul +1(Xuv500)
13. Mandar Deshmukh +1 (Duster)

14. Karthik

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@Shekar, Your pictures.. Damn goooood as always. Looking forward to listen to listen to your Gandikota full triplog soon 😊 And ofcourse your recent Hampi, Badami travel story too 

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