Located on the banks of river Pennar in Andhra Pradesh , Gandikota is popularly referred to as the Grand Canyon of India. One is sure to get bewitched by the spectacular gorges formed by river Pennar which cuts through Erramala Hills.
Gandikota is a small village around 300 km from Bangalore. The architecturally rich ruins of Gandikota fort has many attractions to offer. The ancient fort walls- now inhabited by villagers , Ranganathaswamy temple – surrounded by mantapas and stone pillars surely gives one the feel of ancient temples , Jamia Masjid , the Granary , the Royal tank and last and the best one the Canyon itself. After walking for a kilometer towards the canyon, I was mesmerized by the view.