Muddie Trails presents the amazing combination of beautiful Gandikota & magnificent Belum caves!
About the destination: Gandikota on the right bank of the river Penna in Andhra Pradesh is known for its spectacular gorge formed by river Pennar that cuts through the Erramala hills. This handsome piece of Natures architecture has come to be known as the Grand Canyon of India by travelers who visit it and get bewitched by its beauty. Apart from the unmatched beauty of the gorge, the mystical charm of this fort makes a visit to this village all the more exciting for history lovers and adventure seekers.
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Image: The Grand Canyon of India...Gandikota gorge!
Slots: 12 ONLY Accommodation: Camping in the tents under open sky, Govt. Tourist home washrooms for freshening up! Travel: Tempo traveler Food: Breakfast, Lunch*, Dinner all included Pick-up/Drop spots: Will be announced one day before the event on a Whatsapp group created with all travelers
Day 1 (Saturday): Reach Gandikota tourist house early morning, freshen up & breakfast, head out to the magnificent Fort, take a lot of selfies, visit The Grand Canyon of India and do a lot of bouldering by waking up the monkey inside all of us, shout out loud into the valley to listen to your echo from different directions! Have lunch, relax for an hour, head out to the Penna river (a mini-trek to the bottom of the Gandikota Gorge), play in the water & swim(life jackets will be provided), do one of the Coracle or Kayaking, trek back to tourist home to freshen up & relax in the lawn. Head to the campsite of tents pitched in the form of a circle and play a lot of games, socialize, revel in the warmth of the campfire, hot dinner & party till late night ;-)
Day 2 (Sunday): Start the day with freshening up & breakfast, drive to Belum caves (In case the caves are closed we will go to a beautiful lake and spend our time there) and get to experience the new world underground, have lunch, and start back to HYD post lunch. Reach home by night.
- Travel & tolls, AP state & all entry fees, - 1-Day/1-Night stay at our campsite on sharing basis, - 2 Breakfasts, - 1 Lunch(Veg), - 1 Dinner(Veg/Non-veg), - Life jackets to play in Pennar river, - Coracle or Kayaking experience on Pennar river (Only one of these included), - Campfire on Sat night, - Road trip to Belum caves & entry charges - Organizers from MT to look after all the activities and a bit of entertainment ;-)
Exclusions: Drinks for party, any misc. expenses not mentioned in the itinerary.
Things to carry: will be updated in our meetup's WhatsApp group to all registered folks.
- Travelers are expected to sign a Liability/Waiver form given by the organizers before starting the trip/trek/event - Everyone must get their photo ID cards - like Aadhar or Driving License! - This is an offbeat meetup at an offbeat place. The facilities will be very basic as Gandikota is a proper village without any infrastructure. But the experience would be amazing, with our group. - If you feel you cannot adjust without hotel/change rooms or private bathrooms, then we request you please do not register. - Muddie Trails is NOT a tour operator. Muddie Trails is a offbeat travel experience provider. - Our itinerary is flexible. Organizer may choose to switch/re-arrange parts of itinerary based on need. Please co-operate with organizer & other travelers.
The "Offbeat" theme of Muddie Trails: Muddie Trails provides real offbeat experiences for the travelers like trekking, adventure activities, camping in tents, bonfire, barbecue, visiting exploring and experiencing the unknown but awesome destinations that are not crowded with tourists. We do NOT take travelers to a tourist place unless it is required as a "filler" in the itinerary between two offbeat places. Travelers are requested to refrain from asking our organizers to take them to ABC temple or XYZ church. The itinerary is already decided and posted based on our offbeat theme. Organizer will only change the itinerary if any place cannot be done because of unpredictable reasons. If you have a wish list of tourist places to tick off in your mind, then probably Muddie Trails is not for you and we request you - please do not register.
By paying the registration fee you are giving unconditional acceptance of the below Terms & Conditions of Muddie Trails:
1. No alcohol & smoking during Treks & adventure activities. There would be separate window and space (usually at night) to have these at campsite/homestay for interested people (only if the campsite/homestay permits) 2. We assure awesome memories every trip, but not awesome facilities! No Luxury. We provide basic facilities in terms of food, travel & accommodation. In some places, especially for treks & forest-related Meetups, expect not so neat washrooms/change rooms, and basic but edible food :) 3. We wouldnt want to waste time in sitting at a restaurant and munch our food for hours during trips. This wastes our precious time. So we pack our food whenever possible to avoid unnecessary delays. 3. In some Meetups, especially treks involving wild forest, expect leeches and other insects. However we can take precautions to avoid them - we discuss these things in our trip's WhatsApp group. 4. Our itinerary is flexible. It may happen we do not cover all the places mentioned in the itinerary because of unpredictable reasons like weather, wild animal presence, abrupt blocking of sites by the forest department, delay in travel because of an issue with our group itself, traffic conditions etc. In most cases, if the time permits, we try to travel to an alternative place. But in some cases, we may have to skip a place altogether. 5. Absolutely no littering during our travels. We swear to protect our environment. 6. Please co-operate with the organizer in following the schedule set for the day (especially getting up and getting ready in the morning). This will ensure we won't miss out on the real fun part - that is traveling. 7. You are responsible for your own safety while traveling with Muddie Trails. Don't indulge in any illegal or silly activity that causes harm to you or fellow travelers.
Trek Policies: * Nobody shall deviate from Trek path led by Organizers/Guide. * During the meetup Muddie Trails is not responsible in case of any injuries or animal attacks or reptile bites. * Expect the unexpected in case of wild forests like the sudden closing of trek path by govt/forest department(because of wild animal sighting/landslide/some crime), in which case we may have to cancel the trek (This is very rare - never happened till now). In this case, the Organizer will plan for alternate trek/trip. If this is not possible then Muddie Trails will refund the remaining amount after removing the travel cost.
Refund policy: - 10% convenience charges will be deducted in any kind of refund done online - 90% refund if you make a request before 3 days of the meetup start date. - 50% refund within 3 days and before 24 hours from meetup start time. - No refund within 24 hours from meetup start time - No refund during/after the meetup
Note: Refund will be credited in 1-3 weeks
Behavioral Policy: * Travelers are expected to respect each other and help each other. * Avoid discussing sensitive matters like SEX, POLITICS and RELIGION/RACE. * Using foul or abusive language or arguing with fellow travelers/ organizer will not be acceptable and will stand a chance of being deserted by the travel group.
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Q. I am interested to join this weekend trip ( 2nd Feb ) to Gandikota and Belum caves from Hyderabad. I am trying to reach you guys for specific details but not able to connect you through this number - +91 8033545085. Kindly revert back. Thanks Pavan 9949773373
4:57 AM, 01 Feb, 2018
A. Hi Pavan, Sorry for the late response. But the event was sold out. Regards, EH