Gandikota Fort, Cuddapah

Gandikota Fort

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About Gandikota Fort

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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.

What travellers are saying about Gandikota Fort

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  • Best Time:  During Sunrise
  • Length of visit:  1-2hrs
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  • Food available for purchase
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2 Video Reviews for Gandikota Fort

Indranil Aditya

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  • Indranil Aditya
  • Lives in Hyderabad
  • 44 photos
  • 13 Reviews
  •  12 helpful votes
  •  782 readers
  • Posted Aug 13, 2017
Overall Rating
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Nik Goradia

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  • Nik Goradia
  •  6 helpful votes
  • Posted Oct 28, 2017
Overall Rating
  • 206

11 traveller reviews for Gandikota Fort

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Ashutosh  Singh

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  • Ashutosh Singh
  • Lives in Mumbai
  • 122 photos
  • 15 Reviews
  •  12 helpful votes
  •  9088 readers

"Grand Canyon of India"

  • 7.0/7
  • Posted Oct 5, 2016
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.
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Barath Kumar

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  • Barath Kumar
  • Lives in Tadepalligudem
  • 1 Review
  •  1 helpful vote
  •  1159 readers

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

  • 6.0/7
  • Posted Mar 30, 2016
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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  • Arnav
  • Lives in Kolkata
  • 7 photos
  • 27 Reviews
  •  13 helpful votes
  •  11758 readers

"Historical place, must see"

  • 7.0/7
  • Posted Feb 25, 2016
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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  • Nivethan
  • Lives in Delhi
  • 8 Reviews
  •  12 helpful votes
  •  18006 readers

"Worth visiting the place"

  • 5.0/7
  • Posted Jan 30, 2016
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.
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Rajesh Chintu

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  • Rajesh Chintu
  • 3 photos
  • 2 Reviews
  •  1575 readers

"Gandikota, must see"

  • 7.0/7
  • Posted Jan 27, 2016
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.
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Aravindh Krishna

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  • Aravindh Krishna
  • Lives in Coimbatore
  • 21 photos
  • 4 Reviews
  •  4 helpful votes
  •  7292 readers

"A Fort with Mosque"

  • 4.0/7
  • Posted Jan 19, 2016
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.
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Ram Mohanreddy

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  • Ram Mohanreddy
  • 2 photos
  • 1 Review
  •  1376 readers

"Good to visit"

  • 4.0/7
  • Posted Dec 26, 2015
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
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Parimala Rajogi

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  • Parimala Rajogi
  • Lives in Visakhapatnam
  • 1 Review
  •  1460 readers

"Famous for tourist attraction"

  • 6.5/7
  • Posted Nov 29, 2015
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.
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Pawankalyan Gk

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  • Pawankalyan Gk
  • Lives in Bangalore
  • 201 Reviews
  •  1413 helpful votes
  •  196240 readers

"Fort with super light show"

  • 6.5/7
  • Posted Aug 9, 2015
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.
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Shinto K anto

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  • Shinto K anto
  • Lives in Thrissur
  • 118 photos
  • 37 Reviews
  •  74 helpful votes
  •  38474 readers

"Indian Grand Canyon"

  • 7.0/7
  • Posted Apr 9, 2015
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 :)
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