Gandikota Fort


14.3/5(13 Ratings)

Gandikota Fort Overview

Ranked 2 of 22 sightseeing in Cuddapah

Gandikota Fort is situated in the Gandikota Village that is near the Jammalamadugu Taluk. The fort is famous for the gorge appearing between the Erramalai Hills. It is believed to have been constructed during the 13th century and served a crucial role during the reign of the Vijayanagara, Chalukya, Qutub Shahi and the Kakatiya dynasties. The fort has the Madhavaswamy and the Ranganath Temples which are constructed in the Vijayanagara style.

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What travellers are saying about Gandikota Fort

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  • Best Time: During DayLength of visit: 1-2hrs
  • Length of visit: 2-3hrsBest Time: During Sunrise
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Ashutosh  Singh

Ashutosh Singh5.0/5

18 reviews

Grand Canyon of India

Gandikota is in Kadapa district. It's an awesome drive to reach this fort for drive freaks. Every image from this place is review in itself. It is an isolated gem plus you cannot afford to miss sunset and sunrise at this place else you will regret for the rest of your life.

Barath Kumar

Barath Kumar4.3/5

1 review

Take plenty of water and something to eat while travelling to the Fort

This beautiful Fort is located in Jammalamadugu across the Penna water which is flowing from Mylavaram dam. This fort is also called as "The Grand Canyon of India" by the local people. Accommodation is also available for people those who want to stay there, as there is no availability of good food, please take plenty of water and something to eat while travelling to the Fort. It's better to park our vehicles outside the fort entrance and the best time to visit this fort is Dec and Jan. I suggest people to go to the fort at the timings of sunrise and sunset to enjoy the beautiful views.

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27 reviews

Historical place, must see

Gandikota Fort is situated in the Gandikota Village 12 kms away from Jammalamadugu. It is famous for its gorge view between the Anamalai Hills. The fort has the Mahadevaswamy and the Ranganatha Temples which are constructed in the Vijayanagara style. I think a traveller should visit the place once, for the historical and natural beauty. A traveller should reach Jammalamadugu and then take an auto for 5 to 6 hours by paying 400/- to 450/- and visit the holy place, and the whole place can be covered. There's no need to stay at night, however AP tourism hotel is there.

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8 reviews

Worth visiting the place

Worth visiting this place. We actually walked along the great Fort walls seeing the river flowing along and finally reached the spot. After reaching there only we found the main spot is very near to the streets we walked.

Rajesh Chintu

Rajesh Chintu5.0/5

2 reviews

Gandikota, must see

Gandikota kadapa district near by Jammala Madugu just 15 km far. You can find a lake and prison. Big food storage and also a the emperor's house and also it's a nice environment.
  • Gandikota, must see
  • Gandikota, must see
  • Gandikota, must see

Aravindh Krishna

Aravindh Krishna2.9/5

4 reviews

A Fort with Mosque

The Fort walls look so strong and majestic. We can drive our vehicle inside the Fort premises till the Mosque inside the Fort. The driving and riding of vehicle inside the Fort itself feels so good. The Fort now acts as a small village where the people still live in the old houses. The village inside the Fort is an example of old civilisation with tanks, temple, mosque and granary.
  • A Fort with Mosque
  • A Fort with Mosque
  • A Fort with Mosque
  • A Fort with Mosque

Ram Mohanreddy

Ram Mohanreddy2.9/5

1 review

Good to visit

Good to visit but not maintained properly. More than Fort its Penna Valley which is beautiful. And the beat thing is we can walk on Fort walls. Nice for half day trip
  • Good to visit
  • Good to visit

Parimala Rajogi

Parimala Rajogi4.6/5

1 review

Famous for tourist attraction

In this Kadapa district Gandikota Fort is very famous for tourist attraction, it was built by ancient time of kings we can see the old architecture and stone arts and designs. Its necessary for tourist to visit this type of old arts, more number of people attracts this place for to know the ancient arts and designs, its a comfortable journey to all.

Pawankalyan Gk

Pawankalyan Gk4.6/5

250 reviews

Fort with super light show

Fort is about 8 kms from bus stand and local autos are available, good to view this fort from the rock behind, entry fee is about 10 per head. Several lighting, musical shows are displayed in evening time. I advise travellers to go to this place and see the musical lights in evening.

Shinto K anto

Shinto K anto5.0/5

37 reviews

Indian Grand Canyon

The best wow moment in my entire travel life, most underrated place in India. Not properly advertised by government but still the best place I guess. It was a hot day still we were stunned by the beauty of the place, its just like Grand Canyon in Arizona or rather I will say Grand Canyon is just like our Gandikota :)
  • Indian Grand Canyon
  • Indian Grand Canyon
  • Indian Grand Canyon

Photos of Gandikota Fort

Gandikota Fort, Cuddapah

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Ashutosh Singh

Gandikota Fort, Cuddapah
Gandikota Fort, Cuddapah

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Aravindh Krishna

Gandikota Fort view point
Gandikota Fort, Cuddapah

Photo by

Rajesh Chintu

Lake near the Fort