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'The Grand Canyon of India' Gandikota Fort & Gorge and Belum Caves - Jannuary 26th and 27th

 

Destination: Belum Caves and Gandikota Fort & Gorge

Distance: ~ 400 kms from the meet up point

 

Pictures form our last meetup

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Belum Caves:

Belum caves, supposedly the longest caves in India after Borra, is about 80 kms from 'Orvakal'. Belum Caves have long passages, fresh water galleries and siphons.

It is a natural underground cave formed by the constant flow of underground water. The caves reach its deepest point (150 feet) known as'Pataalaganga'

 

Gandikota:

The name Gandikota was acquired from the picturesque gorge formed between the Erramalai hills.

A deep valley with massive boulders of red granite resembling the Grand Canyon surrounds the fort.

The Penna river flows between the gorge which is ~100 meters below the western and northern sides of the fort. 

 

Meet point :

SPOC : 9849021091 / 9989745688

 

Tentative Plan:

Day 1 - Saturday

1) Meet up time - 05:00 a.m. 

2) Meet up spot - Gachibowli ORR entrance

3) 5:00 a.m. - 'India Drive' members gathering and Introduction followed by Instructions about the convoy drive.

4) Drive start time - 5:15 a.m.

5) Breakfast : ~8:00 a.m. to 9:00 a.m. - Stop by for Breakfast at a Hotel in Kurnool.

6) Post Breakfast drive commences and we reach Belum Caves between 11:30 a.m. to 12 p.m.

7) Explore Belum Caves.

8 ) 1:30 p.m. - Drive commences for 60 kms and we reach our camping area between 2:30 p.m. and 3:00 p.m. for Lunch and Rest.

9) Around 4:30 p.m. We start to the Gandikota Fort and Gorge area for exploration and sunset photo-shoot on the Lake-bed.

 

 

Day 2 - Sunday

1)Breakfast by 8:00 a.m.

2) We start back to Hyderabad by 10:00 a.m.

3) If time permits, we check-out the 'Oravakal' natural rock formations enroute Kurnool after Lunch.

4) Part our ways after we reach the start point at Hyderabad.

 

Cost:

1) Ballpark figure per head is 1650/- INR. Includes Stay, Entry fee at Belum Caves, Stickers and Club fee.

2) We go dutch over Food and Water expenses for both the days.

 

Number of slots available = 20 members.

Please add yourself to the Waiting list if the slots are full.

 

Addition of members to the confirmation list will be done if any changes occur in the existing confirmation list of members.

RSVP closes on 20th Jannuary

 

Disclaimer:

Accepting to participate in this Drive, is an agreement that you have joined us voluntarily and you accept that organizers do not hold any responsibility for loss or damage of property (vehicle etc.).

 

Also, you are responsible for your own safety and any act of negligence that endangers the safety of fellow passengers, guests or others.

 

Terms and Conditions:

1) Only cars are allowed.

2) No age/sex restrictions on joining the drive until the driver is licensed.

3) Your car must have all the necessary gear. (Spare tyre etc.).

4) You need to follow the designated convoy position and keep safe distance from the adjacent cars.

5) No compromise on safety at any time – seat belts are a must!

6) Kindly avoid 'road rage', 'free-play' and 'show-off' during the trip - follow the Marshal's instructions at all times.

7) Carry enough water/ refreshments/ drinks for self and passengers.

8 ) Driving members can bring up to 3 guests. We encourage families.

9) Alcohol and Littering during the drive is strictly prohibited.

10) Participation is strictly through RSVP, no last-minute exceptions will be entertained. (Please add yourself to tentative if you are not sure)

11) You are required to confirm compliance to the conditions for this trip before we can register your RSVP.

12) Carry all the necessary vehicle documents.

13) Make sure you don't cause inconvenience to other road users.

 

 

Important points:

  • This is not a luxury trip.
  • Only tents are provided by the camping organisers
  • Washroom are available at Hairtha resort
  • Carry your own bed sheets, blankets, pillows , mosquito repellents etc

 

Interested members please join the WhatsApp group for more details.

https://chat.whatsapp.com/EVdJWbCf6DPJQOq2XATSSd

 
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1. Ranger +1 (Civic)

2. Sagar +1 (Creta)
3. Maroti +2 (Tigor) (Interested in joining

4. Rajesh +1(Creta)

5. Sridhar Tandra +1 (Tiago)

6. Jagannadham +3 (Will confirm shortly on Car)

7. Bhargav +1 ( Vento)

8.Vinith +1 (Duster)

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1. Ranger +1 (Civic)
2. Sagar +1 (Creta)
3. Maroti +2 (Tigor) (Interested in joining) 
4. Rajesh +1(Creta)
5. Sridhar Tandra +1 (Tiago)
6. Jagannadham +3 (Will confirm shortly on Car)
7. Bhargav +1 ( Vento)
8.Vinith +1 (Duster)
9.Anand Singh +1 (Ecosports)


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RSVP
1. Ranger +1 (Civic)
2. Sagar +1 (Creta)
3. Maroti +2 (Tigor) (Interested in joining) 
4. Rajesh +1(Creta)
5. Sridhar Tandra +1 (Tiago)
6. Jagannadham +3 (Will confirm shortly on Car)
7. Bhargav +1 ( Vento)
8.Vinith +1 (Duster)
9.Anand Singh +1 (Ecosports)

10. Prabhu +3 ( Baleno) 

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RSVP
1. Ranger +1 (Civic)
2. Sagar +1 (Creta)
3. Maroti +2 (Tigor) (Interested in joining) 
4. Rajesh +1(Creta)
5. Sridhar Tandra +1 (Tiago)
6. Jagannadham +3 (Will confirm shortly on Car)
7. Bhargav +1 ( Vento)
8.Vinith +1 (Duster)
9.Anand Singh +1 (Ecosports)

10. Prabhu +3 ( Baleno) 

11. Rajesh (Punto)

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RSVP
1. Ranger +1 (Civic)
2. Sagar +1 (Creta)
3. Maroti +2 (Tigor) (Interested in joining) 
4. Rajesh +1(Creta)
5. Sridhar Tandra +1 (Tiago)
6. Jagannadham +3 (Will confirm shortly on Car)
7. Bhargav +1 ( Vento)
8.Vinith +1 (Duster)
9.Anand Singh +1 (Ecosports)

10. Prabhu +3 ( Baleno) 

11. Rajesh (Punto)

12.Rahul +1(Xuv500)
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RSVP
1. Ranger +1 (Civic)
2. Sagar +1 (Creta)
3. Maroti +2 (Tigor) (Interested in joining) 
4. Rajesh +1(Creta)
5. Sridhar Tandra +1 (Tiago)
6. Jagannadham +3 (Will confirm shortly on Car)
7. Bhargav +1 ( Vento)
8. Vinith +1 (Duster)
9. Anand Singh +1 (Ecosports)

10. Prabhu +3 ( Baleno) 

11. Rajesh (Punto)

12.Rahul +1(Xuv500)
13. Mandar Deshmukh +1 (Duster)

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RSVP
1. Ranger +1 (Civic)
2. Sagar +1 (Creta)
3. Maroti +2 (Tigor) (Interested in joining) 
4. Rajesh +1(Creta)
5. Sridhar Tandra +1 (Tiago)
6. Jagannadham +3 (Will confirm shortly on Car)
7.  Bhargav +1 ( Vento)
8.  Vinith +1 (Duster)
9.  Anand Singh +1 (Ecosports)

10. Prabhu +3 ( Baleno) 

11. Rajesh (Punto)

12. Rahul +1(Xuv500)
13. Mandar Deshmukh +1 (Duster)

14. Karthik

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RSVP
1. Ranger +1 (Civic)
2. Sagar +1 (Creta)
3. Maroti +2 (Tigor) (Interested in joining) 
4. Rajesh +1(Creta)
5. Sridhar Tandra +1 (Tiago)
6. Jagannadham +3 (Will confirm shortly on Car)
7.  Bhargav +1 ( Vento)
8.  Vinith +1 (Duster)
9.  Anand Singh +1 (Ecosports)

10. Prabhu +3 ( Baleno) 

11. Rajesh (Punto)

12. Rahul +1(Xuv500)
13. Mandar Deshmukh +1 (Duster)

14. Karthik

15.Prasad

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RSVP
1. Ranger +1 (Civic)
2. Sagar +1 (Creta)
3. Maroti +2 (Tigor) (Interested in joining) 
4. Rajesh +1(Creta)
5. Sridhar Tandra +1 (Tiago)
6. Jagannadham +3 (Will confirm shortly on Car)
7.  Bhargav +1 ( Vento)
8.  Vinith +1 (Duster)
9.  Anand Singh +1 (Ecosports)

10. Prabhu +3 ( Baleno) 

11. Rajesh (Punto)

12. Rahul +1(Xuv500)
13. Mandar Deshmukh +1 (Duster)

14. Karthik

 

Waiting List:

 

15. Pavan + Srikanth + Shiva

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1. Ranger +1 (Civic)
2. Sagar +1 (Creta)
3. Maroti +2 (Tigor) (Interested in joining) 
4. Rajesh +1(Creta)
5. Sridhar Tandra +1 (Tiago)
6. Jagannadham +3 (Will confirm shortly on Car)
7.  Bhargav +1 ( Vento)
8.  Vinith +1 (Duster)
9.  Anand Singh +1 (Ecosports)

10. Prabhu +3 ( Baleno) 

11. Rajesh (Punto)

12. Rahul +1(Xuv500)
13. Mandar Deshmukh +1 (Duster)

14. Karthik

 

Waiting List:

 

15. Pavan + Srikanth + Shiva

16. Ankit+1

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Hi All,

Please keep a check on the essentials and schedule for the drive.

 

January 25th

  • Make sure your fuel tank is Full.
  • Check air pressure, wheel alignment and balancing.


January 26th

05:00 AM : Meetup point (All the GPS details will be shared in the WhatsApp group)

05:15 AM : We will start from meetup point

07:30 AM : We reach the breakfast point on the Bangalore highway

08:30 AM : We start from breakfast point 

12:30 PM : We reach Belum caves (Caves entry is inclusive)

01:45 PM : We start from Belum caves. 

02:30 PM : We reach our lunch point at Gandikota (Haritha)

04:00 PM : Gandikota exploration

06:00 PM : We reach our camping spot {T2(Two members) and T3(Three members) tents are provided at the camping spot}

07:00 PM : Bonfire and some fun :D

09:00 PM : Dinner

 

January 27th:

06:00 AM : Visit the Gorge to enjoy the sunrise and explore Gandikota

07:30 AM : Reach Haritha resort for breakfast

09:00 AM : Start back to Hyderabad

01:00 PM : Regroup at Lunch point

02:00 PM : Disperse from the lunch point

 

Food:

  • Jan 26th Breakfast (self service)
  • Jan 26th Lunch + Dinner + Jan 27th Breakfast = 300/- INR per head

In addition to the above food if anyone is interested in BBQ, you can carry your own food and grill along. 


Things to carry

  • Torch (mobile will do)
  • Mosquito repellent 
  • Toiletry kit
  • Water bottles (Water will be available at the camping spot, but it is better to carry our own bottles)
  • Snacks 
  • Blankets and pillows 
  • Carry cash, no proper ATM's are available

 

Note: This may not be a luxury trip but, we shall try to make it as comfortable as it can get.

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We have grouped all the members to different start points assigning a Convoy Lead who will co-ordinate with the particular team members. All the cars start from their respective start points with their groups and regroup at the breakfast point by 7 30 AM.

 

Team : Adventure Daddies
1. Endeavour ( Sridhar ) (Point of contact)

2. XUV 500 ( Rahul )

3. Nissan Sunny (Jagadishwaran)

4. Tigor (Maroti)

5. Aspire (Harshita)

6. Polo (Abhi)  

 

Meetup location: Plam Arabiana, Bangalore highway

Meetup time : 05:30 AM

https://goo.gl/maps/muhDJcLiQxk

 

Team : Brake Dancers

1. Compass (Shiva) (Point of contact)

2. Vento (Bhargav)

3. EcoSport (Anand singh)

4. Polo/Scross (Suhas)

 

Meetup location: Driven Cafe, Gachibowli

Meetup time : 05:00 AM

https://goo.gl/maps/XUkr94cvHaM2

 

Team Travel Mamas

1. Duster (Vinit) (Point of contact)

2. Scorpio (Dushyanth)

3. Baleno (prabhu)

4. Punto (Rajesh)

 

Meetup location: Gachibowli ORR entrance

Meetup time : 05:00 AM

https://goo.gl/maps/2yYGwY72YRS2

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