Points to be noted :
The place can be reached by Road, Air (near airport is Tirupati) and Rail (Jammalamadugu -18 km away, Kadapa -77 km away). Having a personal vehicle/Taxi/bike will make it even more convenient.
There are not many options for staying here.
1. Hotel Haritha by APTDC : It is spread over an area of 10 acres and has 12 cottages, a dining hall, a dormitory, parking space and play area for kids. In order to book a room, one is supposed to call up and make reservations on phone, as the complex doesn’t have any online mode of registration.
2. Camping at Pennar river: If you’re looking for adventurous stay options and wish to sleep under the stars with the river gushing beside you, then camping at Gandikota is the perfect thing to do. You can also do activities like rock climbing, rappelling, and kayaking.
Just enquire with the locals near the fort and they can help you get in touch with people who organizes camping.
There are not many restaurants near Gandikota. You should either visit Jammalamadugu or Prodattur for good food. Hence, carry snacks and water.
Best time to visit :
Anytime around the year is a good time to visit but I personally suggest you to avoid the place during summer as it gets really hot especially during the day time.
The whole of Gandikota can be covered in 1 day and the next day, you can visit Belum caves. You can even visit both these places in a day itself. Please note that Belum caves closes by 6 PM.
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