Grand Canyon of India ; Gandikota

13th Sep 2019
Photo of Grand Canyon of India ; Gandikota 1/2 by Dhruv Dutta

"A must visit place"

If you want a break and have a great time with nature this is the place to be over the weekend.

When you know and when you can explore - so me and my buddy set to check the place and more importantly have some fun!!!

The ride begins with a quick check on the bike and riding gear + the packing for the trip.

Day- 1

We meet at the PVNR Expressway pillar no 49! When you decided to meet at 5:30 AM that too for a holiday some tea is needed to start the day off.

The roads are smooth as butter you reach Jedcherla - most of the times this is the stop we have for a cup of coffee and breakfast and let the engines some rest. Then head to the cross the bridge @Beechupalli - taking us to Kurnool. When on a holiday and want to have fun have lunch (Note: when your riding don't eat too much as you have to sit on a bike remember 😊)

And then the final hurdle comes taking us closer to the destination is the last town to the destination @ Jammalamadugu (yes, the name is like a tongue twister)

Cometh the lazy ride we had we reached on time to see the sunset behind Charminar - Yes, you heard it right there is a replica of sorts of Charminar at the Gandikota fort. The view was amazing and energised us for the evening + the night skies filled with stars + the distant windmills that can be viewed in the haze of the moonlight. (The night we were there it was the 13 th + Friday + REDMOON)

Parked and rest is what is in order to make the most of Day 2.

We began early on Day2 to ensure we can cover every corner of the amazing place and oh boy we did.

First, that attracted us was how big the windmills are and wanted to see them up close - so we set on to check how might and big it can be & I tell you they are huge and stand tall - a real piece of engineering.

Now that the Windmill mystery was done - that unfolded another one - my eyes lit riding the @impulse when I saw a patch of off-road - it was an amazing piece of ride figured it was 18 Kms and ended at a temple to bless us - but the humble impulse was always ready to conquer - not so much for the bullet500 - so we took turns to explore and enjoy the off-road for a couple of hours and the local villagers were amused as usual seeing us enjoy bad roads 😊

When the morning exercise was done it was time for some calories to be added for rest of the day - watch the video for the amazing food we had for breakfast - (Note for travellers there are very limited options for food available there ). Don't worry when you have the will there is a way. We made friends with the local family who runs a small food joint to prepare us some specialised lunch - and oh boy- they did make us the best meal of the ride for lunch - (again you have to check the video 😍

Day 3

Experience the Canyon Visit the Fort and the surrounding places Take loads of pictures Trek around the canyon Kayaking Swim in river Penna Check the windmills standing tall Enjoy some local food Camping Stargazing

Photo of Grand Canyon of India ; Gandikota 2/2 by Dhruv Dutta