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#One Baleno#6 Souls#One destination#tones of memories#Bucket list tick#Gandikota Belum caves
Trip planning started 6 months before and it kept on changing. Finally accommodation booked and trip scheduled on 24.Jan.2020.
Thanks to Ksk (Sathish) and Dishari for continuous guidance on route and stay.
Car: Baleno ZETA CVT
Members: 4 Adults and 2 kids
Places visited: Gandikota & Belum caves. One can visit places like Owk reservoir, Yaganti temple, Orvakal
rock garden based on time availability.
Route taken: Hyd-Kurnool-Nandyal-Gandikota-Belum caves-Banaganapali-Betamcherla-Kurnool-Hyd
- Hyd-Kurnool-Nandyal: Roads are good
- Nandyal-Gandikota: Roads are good. 50 km before Gandikota roads are average to bad and
passes through villages.
- Gandikota-Belum caves-Banaganapali-Betamcherla-Kurnool : Roads are average and passes
through villages. Once you touch NH40 then roads are good.
- Kurnool-Hyd: Roads are good.
- Route map provided for ref.
Distance traveled: ~ 800 KM
Toll charges (Fastag): Rs. 650
Petrol expanse: Rs. 3700
Trip was awesome, except Aarav (my son) fall sick on day of trip with viral fever. But throughout trip he supported us with his smile. The complete success of trip goes to him.
At Gandikota you need to wear good shoes to walk on rocks along with comfortable cloths.
Avoid it during summer & heavy rains.
People with breathing and BP related issues should avoid Belum caves.
Stay option at Gandikota:
Option 1: Non AC tents
Cost is Rs. 1000 per person with food on twin sharing basis.
The only problem is during rainy season this will not be good. Also for common washroom, you need to travel 500 m.
Option 2: AC tents
Very costly around Rs. 3000 per person with food on twin sharing basis. Sometime even they charge Rs 3500. Tents without food charges will be Rs. 3000 on twin sharing basis.
Need online booking via freakout.
Washroom is attached to tent.
Opion 3: AC rooms at Hariths resorts
We found this good and reasonable. Per room cost is Rs 1600 from Mon-Wed and on Thur-Sun it will be Rs. 2000 (taxes extra).
Rooms are good and 500 m away from site.
Rooms being limited we need to book online via AP tourism website.
Food options at Gandikota
Only food option is Haritha resort (if you have not booked tents). We found food is average and can be manageable. We have carried electric cooker and prepared food by our self.
Food options at Belum caves
There is a small hotel available near to booking window. They serve cold drink, water and snacks. We found food is average and can be manageable.
You can enjoy this trips in 2 days. I advise you to make it on weekdays as there will be less rush. For us it took 3 days as we are travelling with kids and we don’t want to drive in night and early mornings.
Disclaimer: Not all of the photos are taken by me. Few are from my friends mobile.
Xiomi note 6 pro
Beauty of place you can derived from photos.
This is my first proper post after being member of this great group. Please feel free to suggest any correction or enhancements needed.
Total distance : 726Km
Vehicle : Wagon R 2019
Fuel : CNG+Petrol
No of Days: 1.5 days
Toll : 520/-
Route : BHEL (Lingampally --Humnabad - Basavakalyan -- Omerga -- Naldurg -- Solapur-pune bypass- Mohol -- Pandharpur
Roads Naldurg are in awesome condition now, other than minor bad patches where flyovers are being constructed, you will find few speed breakers there. Beyond Naldurg, if driving at night, have to be careful about small potholes where construction is in progress but mostly road is complete upto Solapur.
Started from Lingampally at 5PM in the evening. First break at 9PM for dinner @ Hotel Sai Prasad , just before Naldurg
Was back on road at 10PM, Reached Pandharpur at 12:30AM.
Checked into Hotel Balaji Lodging in front of Railway station. Very clean hotel. Parking for 3 or 4 cars available. I was lucky, got the place to park.
Got ready early for Darsan in Vitthal Rukmani temple. There are ample parking place around the temple. I found one big parking ground near Shivaji chowk. Had to walk 650mtrs for the temple. One can hire auto too. Vitthal Rukmani temple is very very famous in Maharastra but it was less crowded on that day, so we were able to finish darsan in couple of hours. Had breakfast and then went to Isckon temple which is on the other side of the chandrabhaga river. Nice place and there is a nice vegeterian restaurent available there.
Had Gujrati lunch at 35th Mahaprabhuji baithak pandharpur and then started towards Tuljapur at 1:15PM.
Route : Pandharpur -- Mohol -- Solapur ring road -- First major exit towards Tuljapur : Distance 114KM. Can be covered easily below 2 hrs.
Solapur to Tuljpur road is also toll road -- 60 rs one way
We reached Tuljapur around 3PM and immidiately went for Darsan in Tulja bhawani temple. Completed darsan around 4PM . Were back on the road around 5PM. Stopped for tea break before going out of Tuljapur. Stopped at hotel Sai Prasad for a break and had some snacks and tea.
After than we directly stopped at Hotel Gujrat at 8:30PM just outskirts of Basavakalyan. Food was very good. Price is very cheap. Good washroom, although not very clean. Enough parking place. there is factory owned HP petrol pump there.
Started from there at 9:15PM and reached Home(Lingampally) at 11:45PM. Distance :162KM
Parents were happy that they got blessings at these two famous temples on their 40th Anniversary i.e.22nd January, which makes me equally happy.
Will try to upload few pics soon in the coming post.
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