Where: Rayalaseema (stay in Kadapa and Prodattur), Andhra Pradesh
When: February 26 to 29, 2020
How long: 4 days
How much: Rs 36,000 per person on single occupancy; includes local transporatation from Kadapa, accommodation, all meals and water, entry tickets and taxes.
Rayalaseema is a land known for its extreme heat. But not many know of its storied history as a land of great dynasties, who have since vanished but have left behind striking architectural structures. Mystical Palmyra's trip to this region covers many of its stunning but less known heritage and natural wonders. Travel here will not be easy considering the heat and distances, but the rewards are many. There’s the stunning Gandikota Canyon, known as the Grand Canyon of India, and its namesake Fort, ancient temples like the Pushpagiri Complex, Vaithyanatha Swamy Temple, Chenna Kesava Temple, the Vishnu shrines at Ahobilam, the Bugga Ramalingeshwara temple and Chintalarayaswamy temple at Tadipatri and Vontimitta Kodhandarama Temple, the Ameen Peer Dargah, the Siddavattam Fort and the Belum Caves, one of the largest cave systems in the country. Be sure to bring your hat, sunglasses, refillable water bottle, sturdy walking shoes and loads of energy!