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Monsoon Drive Meetup at 'The Grand Canyon of India' Gandikota Gorge - August 20th, 21st - 2016

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Monsoon Drive Meetup at 'The Grand Canyon of India' Gandikota Fort & Gorge and Belum Caves - August 20th and 21st 2016

The independence of the open road is all about an adventure behind the wheel, going where ever and whenever you want to.

When: August 20th and 21st - 2016

Where: Belum Caves and Gandikota Fort & Gorge

Distance: ~ 400 kms from the meet up point

About the place:

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'. [ATTACH=CONFIG]n3946[/ATTACH]

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. [ATTACH=CONFIG]n3947[/ATTACH]

Meet point :

SPOC : 9849021091 / 9989745688

Tentative Plan:

Day 1 - Saturday

1) Meet up time - 05:00 a.m. (20th August - 2016)

2) Meet up spot - Gachibowli ORR entrance

3) 5:00 a.m. - 'India Drive' men 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 resort 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.

10) Drive back to the resort around by 7:00 p.m., fresh-up and gather for dinner & fun talks before we disperse to our respective rooms to sleep.

Day 2 - Sunday

1) Fresh-up and gather at the resort restaurant for breakfast by 8:00 a.m.

2) We start back to Hyderabad by 9:00 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 1000/- 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 = 15 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 15th August.

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.

If you are a long-drive enthusiast and visiting new places give you a high, YES, this group is just the one for you!!!

Come join us and share your experience. Let’s Live.. Drive.. Explore!flag

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RSVP:

1) Sagar +1

2) Ravi +2

3) Varun +1

4) Gautam

5) Gowtham+1

6) Bhargav

7) Harshita +1

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RSVP:

1) Sagar +1

2) Ravi +2

3) Varun +1

4) Gautam

5) Gowtham+1

6) Bhargav

7) Harshita +1

8) Sruthi +1

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RSVP:

1) Sagar +1

2) Ravi +2

3) Varun +1

4) Gautam

5) Gowtham+1

6) Bhargav

7) Harshita +1

8) Sruthi +1

9) Uday

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1) Sagar +1

2) Ravi +2

3) Varun +1

4) Gautam

5) Gowtham+1

6) Bhargav

7) Harshita +1

8) Sruthi +1

9) Uday

10)Basu

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1) Sagar +1

2) Ravi +2

3) Varun +1

4) Gautam

5) Gowtham+1

6) Bhargav

7) Harshita +1

8) Sruthi +1

9) Uday

10)Basu

11) Sugandhar+1

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RSVP:

1) Sagar +1

2) Ravi +2

3) Varun +1

4) Gautam

5) Gowtham+1

6) Bhargav

7) Harshita +1

8) Sruthi +1

9) Uday

10) Basu

11) Sugandhar+1

12) Vivek+2

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RSVP:

1) Sagar +1

2) Ravi +2

3) Varun +1

4) Gautam

5) Gowtham+1

6) Bhargav

7) Harshita +1

8) Sruthi +1

9) Uday

10) Basu

11) Sugandhar+1

12) Vivek+2

13) Ujwal +1

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RSVP:

1) Sagar +1

2) Ravi +2

3) Varun +1

4) Gautam

5) Gowtham+1

6) Bhargav

7) Harshita +1

8) Sruthi +1

9) Uday

10) Basu

11) Sugandhar+1

12) Vivek+2

13) Ujwal +1

14) Rohit

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1) Sagar +1

2) Ravi +2

3) Varun +1

4) Gautam

5) Gowtham+1

6) Bhargav

7) Harshita +1

8) Sruthi +1

9) Uday

10) Basu

11) Sugandhar+1

12) Vivek+2

13) Ujwal +1

14) Rohit

15) Ganesh+2

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Hi guys, Status update about the confirmed members for the drive meet up.

RSVP:

List of the Confirmed 15 members:

1) Sagar +1

2) Ravi +2

3) Varun +1

4) Gautam

5) Gowtham+1

6) Bhargav

7) Harshita +1

8) Sruthi +1

List of the members in the waiting list:

9) Uday

10) Basu

11) Sugandhar+1

12) Vivek+2

13) Ujwal +1

14) Rohit

15) Ganesh +2

The members in the waiting list will be added to the confirmation list as per the prioritized order if there are any drop outs from the confirmed list of members.

Note: RSVP for the meetup will be closed down on August 15th.

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[uSER=9]sagar[/uSER]

Already full house?

Any particular reason for limiting to only 15 members?

Want to join this time :angry:

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[uSER=9]sagar[/uSER]

Already full house?

Any particular reason for limiting to only 15 members?

Want to join this time :angry:

Hi Karthik,

There is an issue with accommodation.

Only one government resort is available in Gandikota.

Sadly, It has only limited rooms.

Join the next meet.

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[uSER=8]karthik[/uSER] You can add yourself to the waiting list and if there are any dropouts from the confirmed list, we will add the members from the waiting list as per the RSVP order..

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