Gandikota Canyon

Penna River Gorge – Gandikota, Andhra Pradesh

Gandikota is a village on the right bank of the river Pennar, 15 km from Jammalamadugu in Kadapa district, Andhra Pradesh, India. Gandikota is home for Kamma Kings who ruled this fort for nearly 300 years. Gandikota was ruled by powerful Telugu dynasty, the Pemmasani Kamma Dynasty also known as Gandikota Kammas, and was one of the most prominent forts in the country.  It has gained momentum in the tourism circuit because of it almost forgotten spectacular gorge formed by Pennar River that cuts through Erramala hills. A gorge is typically a narrow valley between hills or mountains, typically with…