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Gandikota Trek & Belum Caves Exploration

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As we marvel at the architectural assets of India that’s left behind, there is one such masterpiece piquing the adrenaline of travelers, standing as a monument of South Indian travel destination. Yes, it’s Gandikota! We, at Plan The Unplanned have decided to take you on a breathtaking journey to the Grand Canyon of India in the best season to witness the beauty at it’s prime, the Monsoons. The trek involves trekking to the longest caves, Belum caves and kayaking in the Penna river, the mighty Gandikota fort, temple and not to forget the canyon with a breathtaking Pennar River cutting through the gorge. The magnificent nature drawing of orange rays and the unbrushed brush strokes of threatening clouds, leave you with an unforgettable splash of colors and not to forget, your holiday sunset photos.

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Trek Details

  • Trek LevelEasy-Moderate ( Difficulty Level is subjective )
  • Trail TypeRocky Terrain
  • Trek Distance10-12 km (approx )

Gandikota Trek - A Two Day Overview

Day 1 – Saturday

  • Leave from Bangalore at 5:00 AM
  • Self-Sponsored Breakfast on the way
  • Reach Gandikota
  • Have lunch and rest for a while
  • Explore the Gandikota Fort
  • Watch the sunset
  • Relax at the stay for bonfire and activities
  • Dinner
  • Enjoy the night camping by the Grand Canyon and engage in stargazing

Day 2 – Sunday

  • Watch the sunrise right from the campsite 
  • Freshen up and Breakfast
  • Head for a morning hike to the River Pennar
  • Return to campsite, pack up and bid bye to Gandikota
  • Visit Belum Caves
  • Have authentic Andhra Style Cuisine ( Veg/Non-Veg Meals )
  • Return to Bangalore by 10:00 PM ( approx )

Price Inclusions

  • Sharing basis accommodation in tents (Separate rooms for men & women)
  • 1 Breakfast, 2 Lunch, 1 Dinner
  • Non-A/C Tempo Traveler or Mini-bus with push back seats depending on group size (Bangalore to Bangalore)
  • Interstate Road Taxes, Permits and Tolls
  • Campfire (Dependent on weather conditions)
  • Local Guide & Outdoor Leader from Plan The Unplanned
  • Experience that you gain

Price Exclusions

  • Any meals not included above
  • Any kind of personal expenses
  • Any kind of insurance (health, medical, life accidental,etc )
  • Anything not included above

Pickup Points

Following are the pick-up points & timings:

  • Please select your preferred pickup point from the drop-down list while booking
  • Any change in Pick up locations/ timings would be updated via mail 24 hours before the start of the trip
  • Drop-off points shall be same as the pick-up points

Group Size

  • Max number of People 30
  • We have an equal male to female ratio for most of our treks
  • We require a minimum of 8 members to confirm the event
  • In case we fail to obtain the required minimum, a full refund or the option to transfer to any other event will be provided. (Option of transfer shall be subject to payment/refund of balance amount if any)
  • Mode of Transport depends on Group Size. If Group Size is below 12 then Tempo traveller and if above 12 then it would be a Minibus

Things to Carry

  • Flip-flops for lazing around the campsite
  • Small backpack to carry your essentials during the trek
  • Power Bank
  • Water bottles – 2 (1 litre each)
  • Lunch Box & Spoon to carry your packed lunch
  • Raincoat/Bag covers in case of rains
  • A comfortable pair of shoes with good grip for trekking
  • Flip-flops for lazing around the campsite
  • Torch/Headlamp to be used at night
  • Portable chargers for your electronics
  • Extra pair of clothes to change into once wet
  • Polybags to pack your wet clothes
  • Extra cash for meals not included in the itinerary
FAQ

I'm a solo traveller, Can I join?

The interesting thing about traveling alone is that you get to meet new people from  diverse backgrounds, and towards the end you are no longer strangers. Hence solo travelers are always welcome to join us on our trips. Read more about solo travelling here and get inspired! https://www.plantheunplanned.com/solo-yet-accompanied/ 

Is it safe for Women/Girls?

Safety and security is our priority at all times. Hence it is absolutely safe for women/girls to join us on our treks and travels. Our trek leaders accompany the team at all times, and our campsites are secured and safe for accomodation. We also have female trek leaders who accompany on most of our treks.

 

Do I have any other boarding points apart from the ones mentioned?

Yes, we do have options for picking a traveler on board with a few locations provided they are on the route to our destination. Following are the same:

  • Croma Store, Sony World Signal

  • Trinity Circle Metro Station

  • Yeshwanthpur Metro Station

  • Goraguntepalya Metro Station

  • Nayanadahalli Metro Station

I have booked the trek when will I get further updates regarding the trek?

Well, most of our treks are usually confirmed by Thursday and you would receive a BON VOYAGE mail that would contain details as regards Pickup Points ( Location and Timings ), Outdoor Leader ( Point of Contact ), Do’s and Don’ts. You’ll be added to Whatsapp Group for all the further updates.

How do I avail discounts? 

Details for availing  discounts are mentioned in the following link, https://www.plantheunplanned.com/membership/

What is cancellation policy?

For Departures from Bangalore: In the event that YOU cancel your trek, this is the cancellation policy we follow

  • If you cancel before 7 days – 90% of amount will be refunded
  • If you cancel between 3 – 6 days – 50 % of amount will be refunded
  • If you cancel between 0-3 days – No Refund

Note: For All The Above Refund Cases Transaction Fees/Internet Handling Charges will be dedcuted from the overall amount and balance amount shall be refunded. You can transfer your ticket to anyone so that you could save your hard earned money

“Transfer to a future date is only possible only if you cancel between 3-6 days before the trek date and not on the day of departure or a day before”

For other trips and travels with us, and detailed terms and conditions check the      following link : https://www.plantheunplanned.com/refund-cancellation-policy

Notes

 

  • Consumption of alcohol, intoxicants and smoking would not be tolerated during the entire course of the journey and the trek. Kindly co-operate with us to make the experience more fun.
  • Do not expect any luxuries on the trip. The locations that we host are at remote places and we do our best to arrange the basic facilities. The goal is to be outdoors.
  • The Food that shall be provided will be Basic Veg Food. We do not serve Non-Veg Food.
  • Put Litter in its place, do not trash your travel.
  • Plan The Unplanned shall not be responsible for any of your belongings, valuables, jewellery etc.  Kindly do take care.
  • Please do not book with us, if you cannot accept the cancellation policy.

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