Travel tips: Grand Canyon of Andhra Pradesh Gandikota is amazing in itself, beats this place in America


Gandikota is a village located in the Cuddapah district of Andhra Pradesh, Pennar river cuts the Erramala hills, forming a gorge. Which tourists call the Grand Canyon of India. The architecture by nature on this beautiful gorge bears an uncanny resemblance to the original Grand Canyon in Arizona.

There are Swiss tents to stay here, which cost around 1500 to 3000 rupees per person. Apart from this, there are other activities too, like you can do ziplining here, which costs around 600 rupees per person. You can also enjoy kayaking, rock climbing, and rappelling.


The Gandikota Fort, built in the 13th century, stretches for miles here and is known for its remarkable architecture and beauty. The fort was built with sandstone and intricately carved, with beautiful palaces and springs to irrigate the vegetation. If you go here, do not forget to visit Madhavrai Swami Temple.

It is 280 KM from Bangalore and the nearest railway station is Tadipatri Railway Station, which is 80 KM from here, 25 KM from Muddanur, and 15 KM from Jammalamadugu. You will also get trains from Bangalore to Jammalamadugu.


Gandikota is at a distance of about 18 km from this station, and you can easily get a car to go there. You can also easily take a road trip from Bangalore or Hyderabad to the Grand Canyon in India.