It was yet another weekend with no plans. My husband and I had just purchased a two man tent and were waiting to use it. As I was browsing article suggestions of weekend trips from Bangalore, I came across Gandikota where camping was an option. With the vision of a billion stars, we set off on our journey on a Saturday morning.
As we crossed the border and drove in to Andhra Pradesh, the entire view suddenly changed into one barren landscape. The tiny hillocks paving the way to the next hill, the entire highway seemed like a brigade of hills patrolling and yet welcoming. The heat started to get to us. The entire highway has less to no good restaurants for a pit stop. Finally after a good 5 hour drive, we reached the canyon and camped for the night.
Next morning we were woken up by the beautiful sunrise at Gandikota. One of the best Sunday mornings we could have asked for! Before leaving we went to the nearby hotel for breakfast and started talking to the owner about any other nearby attractions. That is when we he told us about Belum caves which was just 50 km away. He said it is a good stop and a must visit.