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Gandikota Fort

The fort of Gandikota acquired its name due to the 'gorge' (in Telugu it is called 'gandi'), formed between the Erramala range of hills, also known as Gandikota hills and the river Pennar that flows at its foot, reducing its width to a mere 300 ft (see the river image below). Situated amidst beautiful landscape and wild forests, it is endowed with vast natural resources.

Gandikota Images

Historical Attractions

  • Situated amidst beautiful landscape and wild forests
  • Surrounded by a deep valley with massive boulders of red granite
  • Pigeon tower and an extensive palace built by bricks
  • Old Jamea Masjid
  • Ranganatha swamy temple
  • Madhavaraya temple
  • Penna river and george view point
  • Fort Entrance and Jail
  • Rayalacheruvu with its perennial springs
  • Gardens in and around the fort

Address of Gandikota Fort

Gandikota fort located near Jammala Madugu town in Jammalamadugu Mandal, YSR Kadapa District of Andhra Pradesh state, India - 516434.

How to Reach

Gandikota fort is located 15 km near to Jammalamadugu town

  • Nearest towns: Jammmalamadugu - 15 km, Proddatur - 36 km
  • Distance From: Hyderabad - 362 km, Vijayawada - 398 km, Tirupati - 226 km, Bengaluru - 281 km
  • Nearest Airport: Tirupati, Bengaluru
  • Nearest Bus station: Jammalamadugu, Muddanuru - 28 km
  • Nearest Railway Station: Muddanuru (Hyderabad - Tirupati line)
  • Transport: To follow the highway NH7 to the extent, reach Gooty then Jammalamadugu via Tadipatri. Only private vehicles run between Jammalamadugu and Gandikota.

Where to Stay

AP Tourism's Haritha hotel at Gandikota fort

Best Season & Time to Visit

Monsoon is the best to experience the 'Grand canyon of India' at its best

Things to Take Care

Only food source at Gandikota is Haritha hotel's restaurant. So carry enough snacks before reaching there.

Visiting Places near Gandikota