Gandikota is a village in Kadapa district of Andhra Pradesh. Gandikota is known for its fort which lies near the gorge formed by river Pennar with the Erramala hills. The majestic fort entrance has a lot of spikes. Near to the fort entrance is a granary used to store food for the drought times by the Nayakas. There are two Hindu temples and one Muslim masjid inside the fort complex. The masjid is called Jama Masjid and has two minarets. Near to the masjid is a pond called as the Kathula Koneru or pond of swords. This pond was used by the Gandikota kings to wash thier swords after the war. There are two Hindu temples inside the fort namely the Raghunatha temple and Madhavaraya temple. The fort complex also has beautiful gardens. Mylavaram reservoir built over river pennar is another attraction near Gandikota.
Best time to visit Gandikota is from September to February.
Gandikota is only an upcoming tourist destination. There are only very few options for food at Gandikota. Near by towns with hotels are Jammalamudugu, Kadapa and Kadiri.
Route 1: Bangalore - Yelahanka - Chickaballapur - Bagepally - Kadiri - Pulivendula - Jammalamadugu - GandiKota
APSRTC runs direct buses to Jammalamadugu from Bangalore. From Jammalamadugu private and APSRTC buses are available to Gandikota. Alternatively one can reach Kadiri by direct APSRTC and KSRTC services from Bangalore. From Kadiri APSRTC buses are available to Jammalamadugu. From Jammalamadugu private and APSRTC buses are available to Gandikota.