I am a movie buff and most of my travel inspiration comes from movies...so when I watched the climax of Mani Ratnam’s movie - Chekka Chivantha Vaanam my next travel destination was decided. So I pulled in my friends from Plan the Unplanned treks to join me.
But first about the place: The name of the place is Gandikota owing to the presence of a fort near the canyon. In Telugu, Gandi means Gorge. It is located near Jammalamadudu in Andhra Pradesh's Kadapa district.
And why visit Gandikota: 1) Now to be frank right now I don't have enough money to go see the actual Grand Canyon so here an alternative one. 2) It's an #offbeatgetaway from the busy city. 3) Its breathtaking gorge formed by river Pennar (you don't want to see that!) 4) If you're a movie buff like me.
Wait for what then, let’s hit the road!
So for our weekend getaway, we hired a Tempo Traveler and left Bangalore around 1 Am and reached our destination around 7-8 AM.