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Gandikota is located at a distance of about 77 km from Kadapa. The village is well connected by road and rail. From Hyderabad it takes almost 8 hours to reach Kadapa from where there is regular bus service to Gandikota. Bangalore is another nearby destination. It takes about 6 hours to reach Kadapa from where you can take the road to Mydukur, Proddatur, Jammalamadugu and then reach Gandikota. Driving in your own vehicle or hiring a taxi is another good option of reaching Gandikota, from Kadapa, which takes nearly, and hour and half.

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about gandikota fort

Gandikota or the Grand Canyon of India, as popularly called, is located 5 km from Jammalamadugu in Kadapa district of Andhra Pradesh. It is is a small village situated on the rights  bank of the river Pennar. The fort of Gandikota get its name due to the 'gorge' (in Telugu called as 'gandi'), formed between Gandikota hills and the river Pennar. The fort area is full of the debris and decaying structures. The two ancient temples, dedicated to Madhava and Ranganatha lay in ruins in the premises of fort. The other structures within the fort are a large granary, magazine, an old canyon, a graceful 'pigeon tower' with fretted windows and an extensive palace built by bricks and some wells.

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