Our destination for the next day was GandikotaAbout Gandikota:Gandikota is a small village in Kadapa District of Andhra Pradesh. This place is famous for the Pennu Gorge as the gorge is caused by the river Penna, cutting through the hills. Gandikota is also known as the Grand canyon of India. You will know why, once you see it.The place has well-connected roads and was easily accessible by car.We reached Gandikota at around 12:30 PM and straight away went on to visit the places there.* Jamia masjid of Gandikota fort.It is a mosque with simple architecture that looks similar to Charminar in Hyderabad. We saw several campers camping in the vicinity. There was also a tree in which there were several parrot nests.
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Hardly 200 meter from resort, Gandikota fort. Let me take all of you back and talk about the history (source internet)Gandikota small village on the right bank of the river Penna was founded in 1123 by Kapa Raja, the Western Chalukyan king of Kalyana.The town played a significant role during the Kakatiya, Vijayanagara and Qutub Shahi periods. The fort was made more secure and solid by Pemmasani Thimma Nayudu.The fort of Gandikota acquired its name due to the 'gorge' (in Telugu it is called 'gandi'), formed between the Erramala range of hills, also known as Gandikota hills and the river Pennar that flows at its foot, reducing its width to a mere 300 ft.
Gandikota Penna river View
The major attraction is Gorge View Point, Once you reach here and see it, you will realize why its getting compared with Grand Canyon. Surrounded by a deep valley, impassable hills, massive boulders of red granite and the river Pennar that flows below on the west and northern sides.From Jama Masjid, once we started walking towards view point, we did not realise that there is something magnificent stored for us, Once we reached at the very end of the chasm, it was wow feeling and we all said here is something magnificent. The view, surrounding, excellent.