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Interesting Facts About Anantapur

Anantapur is a city in Anantapur district, in the state of Andhra Pradesh. Located at a distance of 210 km from Bengaluru, the international airport here is the nearest to Anantapur. Located at an altitude of only 1,099 ft, this city has a hot and dry climate for most of the year. Summers begin as early as late February and get hottest in the month of May at around 37 degrees or so. While monsoons arrive in September and go on till November, the pre-monsoon showers happen as early as March. Winters begin in November and last somewhere till February and are generally dry and mildly cool.

Anantapur, earlier known as Anantapuram , is famous for its many ancient temples, forts and monuments which give an insight into the history, life and times of ancient rulers who reigned over the city. It also served as a primary center for the British, during the Second World War, due to its strategic position and connectivity.

Travelling within and around Anantapur is really convenient due to the presence of the excellent bus service offered by the APSRTC (Andhra Pradesh State Road Transport Corporation) as well as other public buses. This is a great option for tourists who can enjoy the various attractions in Ananatapur while travelling in these buses.

How to reach Ananatapur :

By air – The International Airport at Bangalore is the closest to Anantapur and is well connected with several cities across the country.

By train – The railway station at Ananatapur has a very good railway network with several cities.

By Bus – Direct buses operated by Private companies as well as the APSRTC are available from several cities to Anantapur.  

Some must-visit attractions :

Penukonda Fort -  This ancient fort, located in Penukonda, is just 70 kms away from Anantapur. Though the region was reigned over by several rulers, it was the Hoysala Kings, practicing Jainism, who established the region as well as the fort. This place is one of the most revered places for Jains, because of its ancient Jain history and the existence of so many temples. The fort, constructed with a blend of Hindu and Islamic architecture, stands on a massive hill and offers a spectacular view of the town below. It is naturally fortified with moats outside the boundary wall and surrounding hills.

Gooty Fort -  Located on a hill in the town of Gooty in Andhra Pradesh, this fort, also called Ravadurg, is in ruins. The term ‘Gooty’ is obtained from its original name of ‘Gowthampuri’. The inscriptions, fortifications and other structures can be traced back to the Chalukya period. The fort is situated on a group of hills which is connected by lower spurs. The ruined Narasimha temple is located near the summit of the fort. There are several ruined buildings within the fort which were at one time store rooms, granaries, magazines etc. Some of these were also used as prisons during the rule of the East India Company.

The Clock Tower -  The clock tower is a structure erected in the centre of Ananatapur town. It was built in memory of the martyrs who sacrificed their lives during the freedom movement. The tower is constructed in such a way, so as to commemorate the important year of freedom, when India attained independence. And hence the structure was designed in such a way, so that it has a radius of 15 feet and 8 faces and was built to a height of 47 feet, matching India’s independence date of 15th August (eight month) 1947.

Iskcon Temple -  The ISKCON Temple at Anantapur is just as attractive and inviting as all the other ISKCON temples around the world. Also known as the Radha Parthasarathi Temple, this magnificent structure which is situated at Somaladoddi Village on the outskirts of the city, is dedicated to Lord Krishna and Goddess Radha. The temple is built in the shape of a horse drawn chariot with statues of four huge horses erected in front of the temple. While the temple is a pink colour during the day, it magically takes on a warm golden colour during the night. The festival of Janmashtami is celebrated with great pomp enthusiasm and splendour in this temple.

Veerabhadra Temple -  The Veerbhadra temple is located in Lepakshi in Anantapur district of Andhra Pradesh. Designed in the Vijayanagara style of architecture, the outer or exposed surface of this temple is adorned with carvings and intricately detailed, bright, colourful paintings all over. These paintings depict scenes from the Mahabharata and Ramayana. However, the most compelling and outstanding feature of this temple is the very large Nandi bull, around 660 ft away from the temple, that is constructed out of a single block of stone and is believed to be the largest of its kind in the world.

Thimmamma Marimamu -  This is a huge banyan tree located in the village of Guttibayalu in the Anantapur district, about 120 km from the town of Anantapur. The tree is believed to be more than 550 years old and has about 1100 roots. It has been declared the largest banyan tree in the world by the Guinness Book Of World Records in 1989. A temple built under the tree is dedicated to Thimmamma, a lady who sacrificed herself on the funeral pyre of her dead husband, who passed away due to an illness. It is believed that childless couples who pray here will be blessed with a kid the very next year. Huge celebrations take place here on the festival of Shivratri.

Hemavati -  Hemavathi is a small little town located about 156 kms from Anantapur. It was the capital of Pallavas during the 8th and 10th century AD and was then known as Henjeri. During their reign, the Pallavas built quite a few remarkable temples in Hemavathi and even the ruins of a large fort were excavated near this town. The various temples that surround this fort, have some very impressive architecture. Amongst the famous temples of  Siddeswara, Doddeshwara, Virupaksheswara and Malleswara that surround this fort, the Doddeshwara Swamy Temple is the most prominent and well constructed structure.

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Interesting Facts About Anantapur

Anantapur is a city in Anantapur district, in the state of Andhra Pradesh. Located at a distance of 210 km from Bengaluru, the international airport here is the nearest to Anantapur. Located at an altitude of only 1,099 ft, this city has a hot and dry climate for most of the year. Summers begin as early as late February and get hottest in the month of May at around 37 degrees or so. While monsoons arrive in September and go on till November, the pre-monsoon showers happen as early as March. Winters begin in November and last somewhere till February and are generally dry and mildly cool.

Anantapur, earlier known as Anantapuram , is famous for its many ancient temples, forts and monuments which give an insight into the history, life and times of ancient rulers who reigned over the city. It also served as a primary center for the British, during the Second World War, due to its strategic position and connectivity.......Read More


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