Lepakshi, Gandikota and Belum Caves 2 Days Sightseeing Tour from Bangalore
Take a 2-day tour to the "Grand Canyon of India" - Gandikota, Belum Caves and local tour to explore the architectural gems of Lepakshi from Bangalore in a private cab.
- See the huge Nandi Bull - the largest monolithic structure of India in Lepakshi.
- Visit Gandikota which is often compared to the Grand Canyon because of its gorge is on the right bank of the river Pennar.
- Visit Belum Caves Indian's longest cave and second largest cave opened for general public.
- Service of an experienced driver and a comfortable vehicle.
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Gandikota, often compared to the Grand Canyon because of its gorge which is on the right bank of the river Pennar in the Kadapa District of Andhra Pradesh. The drive to this place is mesmerizing, so if you’re a road trip person, Gandikota is a must visit. You won’t realize what’s in store until you reach the end and you can’t help but be awe-struck. There are quite a few shrines and a mosque along with a fort here that are worth visiting and the river view is out of the world.
Lepakshi is a small village located about 120 km from Bangalore and 110 km from Anantapur in Andhra Pradesh. Situated in the Anantapur district, Lepakshi is a historically and archaeologically significant village. Lepakshi is famous for the 16th century Veerabhadra Temple built in Vijayanagara architectural style. Every year thousands of tourists visit this place from all over the world to watch the wonder of hanging pillar located in the famous Lepakshi temple. The hanging pillar which is one of its kind in the world is a sight to marvel at.
Belum Caves, located in Andhra Pradesh, India, are a remarkable underground limestone cave system renowned for their stunning stalactite and stalagmite formations. These ancient caves are among the longest and deepest in the Indian subcontinent, stretching over 3.5 kilometers in length. Visitors can explore the labyrinthine passages, chambers, and intricate mineral formations while marveling at the geological wonders that have formed over millions of years.
Day 1: Bangalore to Lepakshi
- Start your day early by departing from Bangalore, preferably around 5-6 AM, to make the most of your time.
- En route to Lepakshi, you can stop at a local restaurant for breakfast. There are several good options along the way.
- Arrive at Lepakshi, which is approximately 120-130 kilometers from Bangalore, around mid-morning.
- Lepakshi is famous for its stunning Veerabhadra Temple, known for its exquisite architecture and the famous hanging pillar. Spend your time exploring the temple complex and admiring its intricate carvings.
- Don't forget to visit the Lepakshi Nandi, a massive monolithic bull statue located nearby.
- Enjoy a delicious South Indian lunch at a local restaurant near Lepakshi.
- After lunch, drive to Gandikota, which is about a 3-4 hour drive from Lepakshi.
- Reach Gandikota by late afternoon. Gandikota is often referred to as the "Grand Canyon of India" due to its stunning gorge formed by the Pennar River. Spend your time exploring the fort, admiring the breathtaking views of the gorge, and watching the sunset.
- Have dinner at a local restaurant or your accommodation in Gandikota.
- You can choose to stay overnight in Gandikota. There are several accommodation options, including guesthouses and campsites, with varying budgets.
Day 2: Gandikota to Belum Caves and Return to Bangalore
- Enjoy breakfast at your accommodation or a local eatery in Gandikota.
- Check out and prepare for the next leg of your journey.
- Drive to Belum Caves, which is approximately 2-3 hours away from Gandikota.
- Explore the Belum Caves, a unique underground cave system known for its stunning stalactite and stalagmite formations. The caves offer a cool and mysterious atmosphere, making it a fascinating experience.
- Have lunch at a nearby restaurant or eatery.
- After lunch, start your journey back to Bangalore.
- Depending on traffic and road conditions, you should be able to reach Bangalore in the late evening.
This itinerary covers the highlights of Lepakshi, Gandikota, and Belum Caves in a 2-day trip from Bangalore.
Please note that travel times may vary.
- All transportation in an air-conditioned (A.C.) vehicle.
- Pick up and drop off (Bangalore city limits).
- Driver and fuel charges.
- Driver meals and accommodation.
- Sightseeing tour.
- Usage of the vehicle up to 700 KM.
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