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Gandikota trek gives one a slice of America’s famous Grand Canyon is in Andhra Pradesh. No Kidding. Just as River Colorado flows in Arizona, the River Penne flows among massive gorges through the Erramalai ranges in Andhra Pradesh. What’s more, there is a fort is located right at the edge of this gorge.It is the Gandikota fort that was built in 1123 by a Chalukya king from nearby Bommanapalle village.
Those looking for a longer trek can hike till Mylavaram dam that’s 18 km away. While an asphalt road goes right up to the dam, you can also stay off the road during the hike.
While trek in gandikota it usefull to know about something Gandikota. In simply Gandi means gorse and kota means fort. This fort was built by a king from the Bommanapalle village that’s situated nearby. This fort was impregnable and in control of Pemmasani Nayaks for 300 years.
It is located 77 Kms from Cuddapah and 15 Kms from Jammalamadugu.