Andhra Pradesh Tourism Ananthapur AP Tourism Ananthapur

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Area: 19,130

Climate: Tropical

Temperature Range:
Summer: 30°C - 40°C (81.56F - 108.75F Approx.)
Winter:  20°C - 27°C  (54.25F - 73.19F Approx.)


Rivers :
Penna, Chitravathi, Kunderu, Hagari. 10% of the area of the district is occupied by forest.

Major Places:
Anantapur, Hindupur, Kadiri, Tadipatri, Dharmavaram, Rayadurg

Tourist Places: 
Rayadurg, Gooty and Penukonda Forts,
Bhogasamudram, Timmam Marrimanu, Enumaladhoddi, Alur waterfall

Pilgrimage Centres:
Konakandla Jaina temple Lepakshi Temple, Puttaparthi Prasanthi Nilayam,Tadipatri Chintala Venkata Ramana Swamy Temple, Temples around Rayadurg, Dharmavaram, Hemavathi, Alur, Atmakur, Bhyravanithippa, Chitrachedu, Penna Ahobilam, Kadiri, Kasapur. Vemana Samadhi is a famous tourist place in this district. Sri Satya Sai Baba of Puttaparthi a famous spiritual personality hails from this district and people all around the world have great faith in him. Bhagavan Sri Satya SaiBaba's Prasanthi Nilayam is situated at Puttaparthi.

Leather Puppets and Toys.This District is coined to be the area wise biggest district in Andhra Pradesh. The Boundaries of Anantapur district are Cuddapah district, Chittoor district and Karnataka State border, Karnataka State and Kurnool district in the East, South, West and North directions respectively. The Place was under the rule of Pallava, Chalukya, Rastra Kuta, Nolamba, Chola and Vijayanagara Kings. Later on it came into the possession of Hyder Ali and Tippu Sultan. It is one of the four districts of Rayalaseema.

One of the four Industrial development centers approved by the Government of India is in this district. This district is often affected by drought. The occupations are silk production and agriculture. Tungabhadra Upper Canal is the only source of water for Irrigation. Some proposals are made for constructing Maddhileru Reservoir on Maddhileru canal at Adavi Brahmanapally. The major source of drinking water is through Handri- Niva Sujala Sravanthi Project. Andhra and Karnataka States Joint Project at Hampi on River Tungabadra fulfill the electricity needs of this district. The forest occupies 10% of the total area. There are three Universities in the district viz.,Sri Krishna devaraya University, Jawaharlal Nehru Technological University and Sri Satya Sai university.

Tourist Attractions

S.NoTourist SpotThemePlace
 1Alur KonaEco-Tourism  Alur  
 2Dharmavaram SareesHandlooms  Dharmavaram  
 3Dharmavaram TemplesPilgrim Centres  Dharmavaram  
 4Gooty FortMonuments  Gooty  
 5HemavatiMonuments  Hemavati  
 6Kadiri Lakshmi Narsimha   
Swamy Temple
Pilgrim Centres  Kadiri  
 7Lakshmi Narasimha Swamy 
Pilgrim Centres  Penna Ahobilam  
 8Lord Veerabhadra TemplePilgrim Centres  Lepakshi  
 9Penukonda FortMonuments  Penukonda  
 10PrasanthinilayamPilgrim Centres  Puttaparti  
 11Rayadurga FortMonuments  Rayadurga Fort  
 12Tadipatri TemplesPilgrim Centres  Tadipatri  
 13Thimmamma MarrimanuEco-Tourism  Gutibayalu